Essential Oils

Essential Oils

by Susan Curtis, Fran Johnson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781465454379
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 54,055
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Susan Curtis is a qualified homeopath and naturopath and is the director of natural health for Neal’s Yard Remedies. She is the author of several books, including Looking Good and Feeling Younger and Essential Oils, and is coauthor of Natural Healing for Women. Susan has two grown-up children and is passionate about helping people to live a more natural and healthy lifestyle.Fran Johnson is a passionate cosmetic scientist and aromatherapist, and has been part of the product development team at Neal's Yard Remedies since 2006, formulating therapeutic products for healing and well-being. She has written and teaches a number of Neal's Yard Remedies' courses that cover aromatherapy, natural perfumery, and making cosmetic products.

Table of Contents

Introductions 8

Understanding Essential Oils 10

What Are Essential Oils? 12

How Essential Oils Work 14

How Essential Oils Are Extracted 18

Choosing Essential Oils 20

Where Do Oils Come From? 22

Using Essential Oils 24

How Essential Oils Enter the Body 26

Applying Essential Oils 28

Storing Essential Oils 34

Using Essential Oils Safely 36

A-Z of Essential Oils 38

Mimosa 40

Yarrow 41

Buchu 42

Fragonia 42

Lemon Verbena 44

Galangal 46

Dill 46

Angelica 48

Rosewood 49

Tarragon 50

Mugwort 50

Birch 51

Frankincense 52

Ylang-yiang 53

Elemi 56

Caraway 56

Cedarwood 58

Camphor 60

Cinnamon 60

Cistus 61

Lime 64

Neroli 64

Peritgrain 65

Bergamot 66

Lemon 67

Grapefruit 68

Mandarin 68

Orange 70

Myrrh 73

Coriander 74

Cumin 76

Cypress 77

Lemongrass 78

Palmarosa 78

Citronella 79

Carrot seed 80

Cardamom 82

Eucalyptus 83

Fennel 84

Wintergreen 85

Helichrysum 86

Star Anise 88

Jasmine 89

Juniper 92

Bay Laurel 92

Lavender 93

Manuka 96

Litsea 97

Chamomile 98

Tea Tree 100

Cajeput 102

Niaouli 103

Lemon Balm 104

Peppermint 106

Nutmeg 108

Myrtle 109

Basil 110

Marjoram 110

Oregano 111

Geranium 112

Parsley Seed 115

Allspice 116

Pine 117

Black Pepper 118

Patchouli 120

Tuberose 121

Ravensara, Ravintsara 122

Rose 123

Rosemary 126

Sage 129

Clary Sage 130

Sandalwood 131

Summer Savory 132

Benzoin 134

Clove 134

Tagetes 135

Thyme 136

Fenugreek 138

Valerian 139

Vanilla 140

Vetiver 141

Violet 142

Plai 144

Ginger 145

Base Oils 146

Essential Oil Recipes 162

Blending Essential Oils 164

Perfect Blends 166

Additional Ingredients 168

Aromatherapy Blends 170

Home and Body Fragrances 184

Pampering and Beauty 190

Healing Remedies 214

Digestive problems 216

Respiratory complaints 220

Circulatory problems 222

Fluid retention and urinary tract infections 224

Muscle and joint problems/general aches and pains 226

Skin and hair 230

Allergic reactions 236

Mind and well-being 237

Women's health 240

Men's health 242

First Aid 243

Treatment Charts 244

Glossary 248

Index 250

Resources 256

Acknowledgments 256

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Borrowed this book from my local library and liked it so much I had to purchase my own copy. Great for beginners and casual users of essential oils. Nice illustrations and photos.