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Essential Oils Book by Colleen K. Dodt

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Author: Dodt, Colleen K.
Publisher: Storey Books
Copyright: 1196
Number of Pages: 160
ISBN: 0882669133
Price: $14.95

Fragrant essences lift the spirits, stimulate the senses, and enchance 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

An herbalist for fifteen years, Colleen Dodt grows many of the plants she uses in her work. She is the owner of Herbal Endeavours, Ltd, in Rochester Hills, Michigan and the author of numerous articles on herbs and aromatherapy.

Table of Contents:

  • Awakening the Scent Sense
  • An Introduction to Buying and Using Pure Essential Oils
  • The Properties and Applications of Pure Essential Oils
    • Most Commonly Used Pure Essential Oils
    • Less Commonly Used Pure Essential Oils
  • Basic Blending Advice
    • Equipment and Supplies
    • Carrier or Base Oils
    • Solutions and Dilutions
  • Recipes for Home Aroma
    • Making Cleaning Jobs More Pleasant
    • Scenting the Air at Home
  • Aromatic Recipes for Essential Beauty
    • Baths
    • Bath Salts
    • Herbal Baths
    • Children's Herbal Baths
    • Foot Baths
    • Hand and Nail Care
    • Hair Oils
    • Shampoos and Rinses
    • Personal Perfumes
  • Other Uses for Essential Oils
    • Making Travel More Enjoyable
    • Creating a Welcoming, Conductive Work Environment
    • Caring for the Elderly and Sick
    • Caring for Pets
  • Sources and Resources
  • Suggested Reading
  • Index

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Rating: 3 out of 5

Reviewed By: Jennifer

Posted: Thursday, February 03, 2011

Location: Johnston City, IL


Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Jen

Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Location: Export, PA

Comments: A MUST for the aromatherapy library! A good beginner book, a good book for all levels. I use my copy as reference all the time.


Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Kim

Posted: Friday, June 04, 2004

Location: Pensacola, FL

Comments: Great book! I've made many soothing concotions thanks to this wonderful guide.


Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Jan

Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2002

Location: Ypsilanti, MI

Comments: This has been a wonderful resource as I begin making soap and other toiletries.


Total Number of Ratings: 4
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