The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

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New World Library, 1991 - Health & Fitness - 423 pages
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Essential oils are one of the world's great untapped resources. This complete volume explains how to incorporate these ancient medicines of the earth into everyday life for personal care, physical and mental health, and a safe home environment. It gives more than 500 recipes using essential oils as alternatives to often toxic human-made health, beauty, and cleaning products.
  

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Recipes, tips, ailments, etc - all referenced. - Goodreads
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Contents

MEDICINES OUT OF THE EARTH
5
The Timeless Apothecary
8
Quality Control
9
How To Use This Book
10
Methods of Use
11
Vegetable or Base Oils
15
YOUR BASIC CARE KIT
19
Peppermint Chamomile Eucalyptus
20
Pelvic Pain
236
Gynecological Problems
243
Other Common Problems
252
Breast Care
258
THE NATURAL CHOICE FOR MEN
261
Heart Care
262
Body Awareness
263
The Reproductive System
265

Rosemary Thyme
21
Clove Applications for the Basic Care Kit
22
YOUR BASIC TRAVEL KIT The Journey
43
The Arrival
46
The Sun
47
The Heat
49
Fevers
50
Tummy Trouble
51
Little Things That Bite
52
The Basic Travel Kit Emergency Reference Chart
58
OCCUPATIONAL OILS FOR THE WORKING MAN AND WOMAN
61
The Office
62
The Factory
63
The Hospital
64
The Land
65
Interviews and Exams
66
Two Brains for the Price of One
68
Indirect Perfuming
70
Burns
72
Back Problems
73
Repetitive Strain Syndrome
74
Visual Stress
77
The VDU
78
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis ME
80
The Workaholic Heart
83
Stress
84
Burnout
90
ASSERTIVE OILS FOR SPORTS DANCE AND WORKOUTS
93
Methods of Treating Injury
95
Muscles
97
Foot Care
98
Showers
100
Jacuzzis Hot Tubs
101
Locker Room Scents
102
AZ of Sports and Dance Injuries
103
THE FRAGRANT WAY TO BEAUTY
111
Wrinkles and the Aging Skin
113
Cleansers
116
Facial Scrubs
118
Face Masks
119
Icelandic Facial Sauna
122
Tonics and Astringents
123
Face Oils
124
Problem Skin
127
The Neck
133
The Eyes
134
Teeth and Gums
136
THE BODY BEAUTIFUL
139
Baths and Bubbles
140
PreBath Body Oils
141
Body Lotions Body Splashes
142
Body Packs and Scrubs
143
The Fat AttackCellulite
145
Breasts
149
Hands
150
Nails
152
Feet
153
ESSENTIAL CARE FOR YOUR HAIR
155
Normal Hair
158
Dry Hair
159
Greasy Hair
160
Fragile Hair
161
Falling Hair
162
Hair Loss
163
Dandruff
164
THE GENTLE TOUCH FOR BABIES AND CHILDREN Newborn Babies
167
ESSENTIAL OILS FOR BABIES AND CHILDREN
170
Babies from Two to Twelve Months
172
Children
177
The Teenage Years
195
The Handicapped Child
197
A WOMANS NATURAL CHOICE
211
Problems in Pregnancy
212
Preparing for the Birth
218
Postnatal Care
221
Postnatal Depression
224
Miscarriage
226
Infertility
227
Menstrual Problems
229
Menopause
234
Other Problems
270
The Liver
273
Balding
275
The Skin Fitness Regime
277
ESSENTIAL HELP IN THE MATURING YEARS
281
Swollen Ankles and Feet Leg Cramps
282
Varicose Veins
283
Varicose Ulcers
284
Breathing Difficulties
286
Bronchitis
287
High Blood Pressure
289
Atheroma and Arteriosclerosis
290
Loss of Memory
291
Trembling
292
Arthritis
293
Dyspepsia Indigestion
297
Gastric Flatulence
298
Hemorrhoids Piles Bunions
299
Nails and Nail Beds
300
FRAGRANT CARE FOR YOUR HOME
301
Hallways
302
Bacteria Busters
303
The Kitchen
304
The Utility Room
306
The Living Room
307
The Bathroom
309
Making Your Mark in a New Home
310
Papers and Inks
311
Potpourris and Pomanders
312
Making Your Own
313
Unwanted Visitors
314
THE STILLROOM
317
Making Your Own Perfumes
318
Feminine Notes
320
Masculine Notes
322
I
324
Making Your Own Essential Oils
325
SWEETSCENTED CELEBRATIONS Christmas
327
Saint Valentines Day
330
Easter
331
Other Celebrations
332
Setting the Mood
333
Party Punches
334
Overindulgence
336
Making Presents
337
COOKING WITH ESSENTIAL OILS
341
THE ESSENTIAL OIL COOKING CHART
342
Dips
344
Butters Spreads and Cheeses
345
Savory Sauces
346
Marinades
347
Soups
348
Vegetables
349
Meat
350
Desserts
351
Frozen Desserts
352
Cakes
353
Flower and Herb Syrups
354
Aromatic Petals Fragrant Flower Jams Jellies
355
Nut Milks
356
NATURAL HEALTH FOR DOMESTIC ANIMALS Dogs
357
II
360
Rabbits
361
Horses SmallScale Farming
362
Natural Health Care for Pets
364
GARDENS FOR THE FUTURE
365
Using Essential Oils in Your Garden
367
III
368
Other Methods of Pest Control
371
Molds and Fungi The Friendly Bunch
373
Natures Nursemaids
376
Trees and Fruits
378
Flows and Indoor Plants
379
The Soil
380
The Perfect Crop
383
THE ESSENTIAL OIL CHARTS
385
AROMASSAGE
409
ADDRESSES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
413
INDEX
415
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About the author (1991)

Worwood has been one of the world's leading aromatherapists for over 20 years. She is an active member of the International Federation of Aromatherapists and runs her own aromatherapy research clinics.

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