The Essential Oils Book: Creating Personal Blends for Mind & Body

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Storey Communications, 1996 - Health & Fitness - 152 pages
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Fragrant essences lift the spirits, stimulate the senses, and enhance relaxation after a trying day. This practical guide shows how essential oils -- used in the home and on the go -- can greatly improve the quality of busy lives.

Comprehensive information on the essential oils extracted from herbs, flowers, roots, barks, and resins includes which ones to use regularly, which to use with caution, and which to avoid altogether.

Dozens of simple step-by-step recipes feature essential oils for:

* Combating stress, PMS, sunburn, and other conditions

* Scenting homes, offices, and vehicles

* Creating blends for safe, fragrant cleaning products

* Making special mixtures for children and the elderly

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Great book for a beginner

User Review  - Rozan L. - Overstock.com

This book is just what I was looking for. Im new to essential oils and it gives dos and donts on how to mix things and it gives descriptions and recipes for every ailment practically from AZ. Read full review

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User Review  - rampaginglibrarian - LibraryThing

This is a great resource on essential oils. It presents the information in a very simple and basic way (but not overly so) offers recipes and principles so that you feel comfortable creating your own recipes. This is the book you will reach for again and again. Read full review

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About the author (1996)

An herbalist for over 15 years, Colleen K. Dodt is the author of The Essential Oils Book and Natural BabyCare, of which James A. Duke, author of The Green Pharmacy, said: "I believe Colleen would do better at healing my children and grandchildren than most of my HMO physicians have done." Colleen is the owner of Herbal Endeavors, Ltd., in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Her business and products have been featured in Herb Companion magazine, and she has written numerous articles on herbs and aromatherapy. She was the first American and the first woman to write for The International Journal of Aromatherapy (February 1988).

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