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

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Storey Publishing, Feb 29, 1996 - Health & Fitness - 161 pages
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“An aromatherapy book that is such a pleasure to read . . . Contains such simple and delightful ideas” from the author of Natural BabyCare (The Herb Companion Magazine).

Discover the fragrant world of essential oils. Herbalist Colleen K. Dodt profiles the healing and cleaning powers of dozens of oils extracted from herbs, flowers, roots, barks, and resins. This comprehensive guide includes recipes for natural cleaning products, lotions, and ointments that will keep you feeling happy and smelling great. Fill your days with stimulating scents as you learn to use essential oils to wash your dishes, soothe sunburns, combat stress, and improve the quality of your life.

“This book contains practical, holistic, and safety-oriented advice and recipes for the beginner.” —AromaWeb

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Great book for a beginner

User Review  - Rozan L. -

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


CHAPTER 2 An Introduction to Buying and Using Pure Essential Oils
CHAPTER 3 The Properties and Applications of Pure Essential Oils
CHAPTER 4 Basic Blending Advice
CHAPTER 5 Recipes for Home Aroma
CHAPTER 6 Aromatic Recipes for Essential Beauty
CHAPTER 7 Other Uses for Essential Oils
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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.” Dodt 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 (1988).

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