The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, Revised and Expanded: Over 800 Natural, Nontoxic, and Fragrant Recipes to Create Health, Beauty, and Safe Home and Work Environments

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New World Library, Oct 14, 2016 - Health & Fitness - 712 pages

Completely updated, the best book on the topic available anywhere has just gotten better!


A necessary resource for anyone interested in alternative approaches to healing and lifestyle, this new edition contains more than 800 easy-to-follow recipes for essential oil treatments. No one has provided more thorough and accurate guidance to the home practitioner or professional aromatherapist than Valerie Ann Worwood.


In her clear and positive voice, Worwood provides tools to address a huge variety of health issues, including specific advice for children, women, men, and seniors. Other sections cover self-defense against microbes and contaminants, emotional challenges, care for the home and workplace, and applications for athletes, dancers, travelers, cooks, gardeners, and animal lovers. Worwood also offers us her expertise in the use of essential oils in beauty and spa treatments, plus profiles of 125 essential oils, 37 carrier oils, and more.


Since the publication of the first edition of this book 25 years ago, the positive impact of essential oil use has become increasingly recognized, as scientific researchers throughout the world have explored essential oils and their constituents for their unique properties and uses.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Medicines Out of the Earth
1
Chapter 2 The Basic Care Kit
27
Chapter 3 The SelfDefense Kit
49
Chapter 4 Occupational Oils for the Working Man and Woman
67
Chapter 5 Emotional Rescue
95
Chapter 6 The Basic Travel Kit
119
Chapter 7 The Gentle Touch for Babies Children and Teenagers
137
Chapter 8 A Womans Natural Choice
191
Chapter 16 Cooking with Essential Oils
459
Chapter 17 Natural Health for Animals
477
Chapter 18 Gardens for the Future
495
Using Essential Oils in the Garden
497
Table 18 The Natural Insect Repellents
498
Chapter 19 Carrier Oils and Hydrolats
513
Chapter 20 The Essential Oils and Absolutes
533
Chapter 21 Safety Information
633

Chapter 9 The Natural Choice for Men
241
Chapter 10 Essential Help in the Maturing Years
261
Chapter 11 Assertive Oils for Sports Dance and Exercise
295
Chapter 12 Major Health Concerns
315
Chapter 13 The Fragrant Way to Beauty
351
Chapter 14 The Home Spa Body Beautiful
399
Chapter 15 Fragrant Care for Your Home
423
Appendix 1 The Chemistry of Essential Oils
637
Appendix 2 Glossary of Therapeutic Properties
641
Acknowledgments
643
Bibliography
645
Index
647
About the Author
683
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About the author (2016)

Valerie Ann Worwood is a consultant clinical aromatherapist with a doctorate in complementary medicine, and the author of eight books. She has been Chairperson and Chair of Research for the International Federation of Aromatherapists, and as well as her involvement in essential oil research, she has acted as a consultant and expert on the clinical use of essential oils internationally.

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