Just the Essentials: How Essential Oils Can Heal Your Skin, Improve Your Health, and Detox Your Life

Just the Essentials: How Essential Oils Can Heal Your Skin, Improve Your Health, and Detox Your Life

by Adina Grigore

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Overview

The author of Skin Cleanse returns with a comprehensive guide to the ultimate ingredient for living an all-natural, plant-based lifestyle: essential oils.

In Just the Essentials, Adina Grigore, owner and founder of the wildly popular all-natural skincare line SW Basics, presents a 21st-century guide to these ancient oils. A former essential oils skeptic, Grigore offers a fresh, fun, and authoritative overview of what they are and how they can be easily incorporated into anyone’s life. 

From plant-based medicine to all-natural skincare to safer and cleaner household products to aromatherapy, this handy and entertaining guide provides detailed advice for a wide array of oils, safety guidelines, and a range of do-it-yourself recipes to get started. Inside you'll discover such fun facts as:

  • Tea tree oil is a powerful antibacterial that is proven to be as effective for treating acne as benzoyl peroxide; it also kills oral bacteria and is a life-saver for tooth infections.
  • Cinnamon oil is a circulation-booster that helps to ease everyday aches and pains as well as headaches (even migraines).
  • Peppermint oil is brimming with antimicrobial properties; peppermint oil can be used for everything from alleviating digestive problems to cleaning your kitchen counters.

With lists of the best oils for beginners; instructions for diffusing and safe handling; and DIY recipes from dish soap to toothpaste to facial masks, Just the Essentials makes it easy and enjoyable to reap the many benefits of these pure plant extracts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062448910
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/07/2017
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Adina Grigore is the author of Just the Essentials and founder and CEO of the all-natural, sustainable skin-care line S.W. Basics. She has worked in the wellness industry since 2007 as a private holistic nutritionist, a personal trainer, and a workshop coordinator teaching people about the DIY nature of wellness. S.W. Basics products are sold internationally and have been featured in Vogue; O, The Oprah Magazine; the New York Times; InStyle; Real Simple; and Martha Stewart Living, among others.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Part I The 101 1

Chapter 1 Essential Oils Are Awesome 3

Chapter 2 A History Lesson 13

Chapter 3 The Big Business of Essential Oils 23

Part II How to Harness the Amazing Benefits of Essential Oils 35

Chapter 4 Essential Oils Stripped Down 37

Chapter 5 But What Do I Do with Them? 51

Chapter 6 Making Sense of Essential Oil Jargon 75

Chapter 7 The Beginner's Top Ten 87

Chapter 8 It's Time to DIY 117

Conclusion 187

Essential Oil FAQs 189

Acknowledgments 193

Notes 195

Index 209

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