Aromatherapy with Essential Oil Diffusers: For Everyday Health and Wellness

Aromatherapy with Essential Oil Diffusers: For Everyday Health and Wellness

by Karin Parramore MOSM, LAc, CH

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778805885
Publisher: Rose, Robert Incorporated
Publication date: 12/15/2017
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 529,265
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Karin Parramore, LAc, CH, is the executive director of Good Life Medicine Center and the owner/formulator of Luminous Presence facial treatments and skin care products. She has been interested in herbal medicine her entire life and obtained Chartered Herbalist status from Dominion Herbal College in 2001. Karin has a degree in Chinese Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine and has been a practicing aromatherapist since 2002.


Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Part 1 Essential Oil Diffusion

Scented Plants for Holistic Health: A Short History 10

Prehistoric Ritual Use 10

Religious Use 11

Social and Medicinal Use 13

Types of Diffusers 20

Passive Diffusers 20

Heat-Activated Diffusers 23

Heat-and-Water-Activated Diffusers 24

Electric Diffusers 30

Electronic Diffusers 31

Personal Diffusers 33

Essential Oil Basics 38

How Aromatherapy Works 38

How Essential Oils Are Created 39

Choosing Essential Oils 41

64 Useful Essential Oils 43

Using Single Oils vs. Making Blends 75

Diffusing Essential Oils Safely 76

Storing Essential Oils 78

Part 2 Diffusing Essential Oils

Improving Your Health with Essential Oils 80

Mental and Emotional Health 81

Reproductive Health 108

Respiratory Health 126

Skin Health 146

Other Health Conditions 163

Enhancing Your Environment with Essential Oils 181

Environmental Health Is Personal Health 181

Cleaning Your Space 183

Reducing Mold and Mildew 185

Dispersing Cooking Odors 187

Banishing Musty Odors 189

Evicting Unwanted Houseguests 191

Destressing Your Space 195

Appendix 1 Base Oils for Topical Treatments 198

Appendix 2 Using Essential Oils for Immune Support and Detox 203

Acknowledgments 205

Resources 206

References 208

Index 210

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