Essential Oils 101: Your Guide to Understanding and Using Essential Oils

Essential Oils 101: Your Guide to Understanding and Using Essential Oils

by Kymberly Keniston-Pond

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781507200551
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 01/01/2017
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 208,512
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kymberly Keniston-Pond is the author of Essential Oils for Health and Essential Oils 101. She is a certified integrative reflexologist, certified clinical master aromatherapist, and a continued education provider for reflexology and aromatherapy. She has presented on using essential oils with people with disabilities for the Virginia Community Colleges Association’s annual concurrent sessions in 2009 and 2010, and for the Virginia State Therapeutic Recreation Association in 2010. She has also spoken about essential oils on the television program Virginia This Morning and has been published in Natural Awakenings.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Part 1 Getting Started with Essential Oils 9

Chapter 1 The Origin of Essential Oils 11

The History of Essential Oils 12

General Properties of Essential Oils 13

Therapeutic Properties Defined 15

Safety Guidelines 18

Choosing Your Essential Oils 19

Chapter 2 Materials You Will Need 23

Blending, Synergy and Dilution 23

Artistic Tools of Aromatherapy 28

Easy Applications of Essential Oils 28

Part 2 Essential Oils Glossary 33

Part 3 100 Uses for Essential Oils 149

Chapter 3 Making Scents of Blending 151

Step 1 Choose Your Intention 151

Step 2 Use Pure Essential Oils 151

Step 3 Group Essential Oils 151

Step 4 Blending Notes 152

Step 5 Mixing Your Blend 153

Step 6 Label, Use, and Store 153

Step 7 The First Best Part 154

The Second Best Part 154

Chapter 4 Using Essential Oils for Physical Ailments 155

Allergies 156

Arthritis 157

Athlete's Foot 158

Bronchitis 159

Bruising 160

Burns 161

Cold Sores (Fever Blisters) 162

Diverticulosis 163

Edema 164

Fibromyalgia 165

Headache 166

Heartburn (Acid Reflux) 166

Hot Flashes 167

Immune-System Support 168

Influenza 169

Insect Bites 170

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 171

Jock Itch 172

Muscle Soreness/Pain 173

Neuropathy 174

Palpitations 175

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) 176

Sinusitis 177

Vertigo 178

Warts 179

Chapter 5 Using Essential Oils for Mental and Emotional Well-Being 181

Addiction to Alcohol 182

Addiction to Tobacco 183

Anger Management 184

Anxiety 185

Bipolar Disorder 186

Caregiver Burnout 187

Chemical Stress 188

Drug Abuse 188

Emotional Trauma 189

Environmental Stress 190

Fear 191

Grief 192

Insomnia 193

Isolation/Loneliness 194

Lethargy/Adrenal Fatigue 195

Meditation 196

Mental Dullness 197

Negative Thinking 198

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 200

Panic Attacks 201

Paranoia 202

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 203

Restlessness 204

Self-Confidence/Self-Esteem, Building 205

Suicidal Thoughts 206

Chapter 6 Using Essential Oils for All-Natural Beauty 207

Honey Cleanser 208

Aloe Vera Facial Cleanser 209

Honey Avocado Face Mask 210

Easy Facial Moisturizing Cream 210

Rose Geranium Toner 211

Men's Aftershave Splash 212

Men's Aftershave Lotion 213

Facial Serum 214

Beard Oil 215

Neck-Firming Blend 215

Aging Skin Blend 216

Acne Blend 217

Rosacea Blend 218

Eczema Blend 219

Psoriasis Blend 220

Shower Gel 222

Body Splash 223

Sugar Scrub 224

Roll-On Perfume 225

Natural Deodorant for Tweens and Teens 226

Cellulite Treatment 227

Shampoo 228

Hair Conditioner 229

Nourishing Oil Treatment 230

Hair Loss 231

Chapter 7 Using Essential Oils in Your Home 233

Counter Disinfectant 234

Automatic Dishwashing Soap 235

Floor Cleaner 236

Kitchen Room Spray 237

Mold and Mildew Elimination 238

Spray Furniture Polish 239

Carpet Freshener 240

Room Spray/Furniture Freshener 241

Shoe Deodorizer 242

Pet Stain and Odor Remover 243

Toilet Bowl Cleaning Cubes 244

Aroma Pool 245

Soft Scrub 246

Glass Cleaner 246

Disinfectant Spray 247

Powdered Laundry Detergent 248

Stain Remover 249

Dust Mite Repellent 250

Moth Repellents 251

Romantic Bedroom Spray 251

Restorative Sleep Bedroom Spray 252

Children's Peaceful Bedroom Spray 253

Plant Food 254

Weed Control 254

Creepy Crawly Repellent 255

Appendix 257

Index 268

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