The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness
by Lora Cantele and Nerys Purchon
Essential oils have been variously described as the “life force” or “essence” of plants. The most wonderful thing about essential oils is that they are available to everyone, and once you understand the basic concepts and observe the appropriate methods and procedures, they are very simple to use.
Aromatherapy is a method of using the essential oils to protect, heal and beautify. The best known way to employ oils is through massage, but as you’ll discover in this comprehensive book, there are so many more ways to use them for everything from arthritis and asthma to high blood pressure and constipation. Essential oils are attracting more attention and emerging as scientifically proven and accepted remedies.
This book features 109 oils and more than 450 remedies. The recipes are easy to follow, do not take long to make, and are quite inexpensive — the biggest cost is the oils. The oils are organized in an A to Z format, and each entry features the botanical name and a full description of how and why the oil is extracted, as well as its therapeutic uses.