Llewellyn's Complete Book of Essential Oils: How to Blend, Diffuse, Create Remedies, and Use in Everyday Life

Llewellyn's Complete Book of Essential Oils: How to Blend, Diffuse, Create Remedies, and Use in Everyday Life

by Sandra Kynes


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Discover the Most Effective Essential Oils and Remedies for Healing, Emotional Support, Aromatherapy & Self-Care

Recognized throughout history for their spiritual power, healing effects, and pleasing aromas, essential oils are must-have tools on the journey to wellness in mind, body, and spirit. Filled with tips, techniques, and hundreds of recipes, Llewellyn's Complete Book of Essential Oils shares the most important and up-to-date information about essential oils, including extraction methods, blending, perfume notes, medicinal remedies, personal care products, aromatherapy, spiritual and magical uses, chakras, feng shui, and much, much more.

Detailed profiles for 68 essential oils, including:

Amyris • Angelica • Basil • Bay Laurel • Cajeput • Caraway Seed • Cypress • Elemi • Eucalyptus • Fir Needle • Frankincense • Geranium • Ginger • Hyssop • Juniper Berry • Lavender • Lime • Mandarin • Marjoram • Myrrh • Niaouli • Orange • Palmarosa • Patchouli • Peppermint • Petitgrain • Rose • Rosemary • Sage • Sandalwood • Spearmint • Tea Tree • Thyme • Vetiver • Ylang-Ylang

Descriptions of 12 carrier oils and 2 infused oils:

Almond • Apricot • Avocado • Borage • Calendula • Coconut • Evening Primrose • Hazelnut • Jojoba • Olive • Rosehip Seed • Sesame • St. John's Wort • Sunflower

Remedies for 75 common ailments, including:

Acne • Arthritis • Athlete's Foot • Blisters • Bronchitis • Bruises • Chapped Skin • Colds • Corns • Dermatitis • Eczema • Fever • Flu • Hay Fever • Headaches • Inflammation • Insomnia • Jet Lag • Migraines • Muscle Aches • Nausea • Psoriasis • Sinus Infection • Sprains • Stress • Tendonitis

Recipes for 100 personal and home care products, including:

Birthday Perfume Blends • Bath Bombs • Bath Oils & Salts • Facial & Hand Scrubs • Hair Conditioner • Massage Oils • Moisturizers • Scented Candles • Shower Melts • Toners & Astringents • Aromatherapy Room Spray • Carpet Powder • Fridge Freshener • Furniture Polish • Glass Cleaner • Microwave Cleaner • Mold Inhibitor • Natural Pest Control • Surface Cleaners

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738756875
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 08/08/2019
Series: Llewellyn's Complete Book Series , #13
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Sandra Kynes (Portland, ME) is a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids and the author of seventeen books on herbs, healing, magic, and Paganism. Additionally, her work has been featured in Utne Reader, The Portal, and Circle Magazine. Sandra's writing also appears regularly in Llewellyn's popular almanacs and datebooks.Her books includeStar Magic, Llewellyn's Complete Book of Correspondences, Mixing Essential Oils for Magic, andSea Magic.

Table of Contents


List of Figures xv

List of Tables xv

Disclaimer xvii

Introduction 1

Part One: Background Information 5
Chapter 1: The History of Essential Oils 7
Chapter 2: Essential Oil Extraction Processes 11
Chapter 3: Carrier Oils 17
Chapter 4: The Importance of Scientific Names and Safety Guidelines 21

Part Two: How to Choose and Blend Oils for Scent 27
Chapter 5: Choosing Essential Oils by Perfume Note 29
Chapter 6: Choosing Essential Oils by Scent Group and Sun Sign 33
Chapter 7: Perfume Blending Basics 39

Part Three: How to Make and Use Medicinal Remedies 43
Chapter 8: Essential Oil Remedies 45
Chapter 9: Ailments, Oils, and Treatments 53

Part Four: Personal Care and Well-Being 65
Chapter 10: Personal Care Products 67
Chapter 11: Aromatherapy and Well-Being 77
Chapter 12: The Chakras and Well-Being 83
Chapter 13: Spiritual and Magical Uses of Essential Oils 89

Part Five: Using Essential Oils in the Home 97
Chapter 14: Caring for the Home 99
Chapter 15: Balance Energy in the Home with Aromatic Feng Shui 109

Part Six: Essential Oil Profiles 113
Amyris 114
Angelica 116
Anise Seed 118
Basil 120
Bay Laurel 122
Bergamot 124
Black Pepper 126
Cajeput 128
Caraway Seed 130
Cardamom 132
Carrot Seed 134
The Cedarwood Oils 136
Cedarwood, Atlas 136
Cedarwood, Virginia 138
The Chamomiles 140
Chamomile, German 140
Chamomile, Roman 142
Cinnamon Leaf 144
Citronella 146
Clove Bud 149
Coriander 151
Cypress 153
Elemi 155
The Eucalyptus Oils 157
Eucalyptus, Blue 157
Eucalyptus, Lemon 159
Fennel, Sweet 161
Fir Needle 163
Frankincense 165
Geranium 167
Ginger 169
Grapefruit 171
Helichrysum 173
Hyssop 176
Juniper Berry 178
Lavender 180
Lemon 182
Lemon Balm 184
The Lemongrass Oils 186
Lemongrass, East Indian 187
Lemongrass, West Indian 187
Lime 189
Mandarin 191
Manuka 193
Marjoram 196
The Mint Oils 198
Peppermint 198
Spearmint 200
Myrrh 202
Niaouli 204
The Orange Oils 206
Neroli 207
Orange 209
Petitgrain 211
Palmarosa 213
Patchouli 215
Pine 217
Ravintsara 220
Rose 222
Rosemary 224
The Sage Oils 226
Clary Sage 227
Spanish Sage 229
Sandalwood 231
Tea Tree 233
Thyme 235
Vetiver 237
Ylang-Ylang 239

Part Seven: Carrier Oils and Other Ingredients 243
Carrier Oil Profiles 243
Almond, Sweet 244
Apricot 244
Avocado 245
Borage 246
Coconut 246
Evening Primrose 247
Hazelnut 247
Jojoba 248
Olive 248
Rosehip Seed 249
Sesame 249
Sunflower 250
Infused Oils 250
Calendula 251
St. John's Wort 251
How to Make Your Own Infused Oil 252
Other Commonly Used Ingredients 252
Aloe Gel 252
Beeswax 254
Butters 255
Cocoa Butter 255
Shea Butter 256
Citric Acid 256
Epsom Salt 257
Flower Water 257
Water 258
Witch Hazel 258

Summary 261

Appendix: Conversions and Measurements 263

Glossaries 265

Bibliography 271

Index 281

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Llewellyn's Complete Book of Essential Oils: How to Blend, Diffuse, Create Remedies, and Use in Everyday Life 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
LMLong 2 days ago
For this woman who likes to do a little witchen' in the kitchen, this book will prove itself to be a valuable resource.This is one of those books that I know I'm going to want a hard copy of as I conjure up some personal care, home cleaning and pest control products. I do own other essential oil reference books but here is where they lack and this author has hit a home run. Sandra Kynes has taken the time and put in the effort to include more than a reference of the oils themselves. She includes sections on chakra work and balancing with oils, Feng Shu for assistance with the flow of the home and spell work using oils, including candle magic. I especially loved the section on matching sun signs to scents to create your own perfume, something I'm looking forward to trying. Although I was offered an advanced copy of this book for an honest review, I will be first in line for a hard copy on release date. Many thanks to Llewellyn Worldwide and Netgalley for this ARC (all opinions expressed in this review are authentically mine).
Irishtwinsmomma 4 days ago
This book is an incredible wealth of information. I loved it so much in fact that I have purchased a finished copy for my bookshelves to use and reference often. I highly recommend it as someone who uses essential oils regularly.
Inkandpaperdreamer 9 days ago
Title: Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Essential Oils {How to Blend, Diffuse, Create Remedies, and use in Everyday Life} Author: Sandra Kynes Genre: Nonfiction (adult), Religion & Spirituality Publisher: Llewelyn Publications Publication date: August 8, 2019 I received a copy of this from the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for a review. Thank you! All opinions are my own. * I have MANY of Llewellyn’s products in my own personal collection; from books to almanacs to Tarot decks. They’re generally my most trusted publisher for all things “woo woo”. That being said, I still don’t just run out and buy everything they put out because 1. I’m poor, and 2. When it comes to topics like this that require thorough education and are advertised as “complete”, it has to be worth the price and not a bunch of fluff. This book. Is. COMPLETE. I’m shocked at the amount of information covered in here. I have many books on the same topic that don’t even come close to this. It’s broken into 7 sections, which I’ll try to summarize. Part 1: History. Starting with ancient times, from Egyptians to Greeks to Medieval times to now. Also talks about safety practices. Part 2: Blending. Explains scent notes (with charts) even has a chart of oils for each Sun Sign and complete instructions on how to make personalized Birthday scents. Part 3: Healing Properties. VERY thorough section. Includes common ailments, oils associated with them, and tons of recipes/instructions for ointments, salves, baths, diffusion, etc. Part 4: Beauty. Recipe and chart galore. Tables for skin types or hair issues, from dandruff to hair loss with the best oils to help. Recipes for face masks, moisturizer, body scrub, bath bombs, shower melts, room spray, and much more. Also had a very in depth section about Chakras and how to add oils into your spiritual practice. Even has recipes for scented candles. Part 5: Home Care. Recipes to freshen and deodorize, general cleaning (any cleaners you can imagine), and a very detailed chart for pest control. Includes a detailed section on Feng Shui. Part Six: An in-depth profile of over 60 oils. This part was a pleasant surprise because it was PACKED with info. Each one even has its own recipe for something, either personal or home care. MORE RECIPES! Part 7: Detailed section carrier oils, where they derived from, what they’re best used for, etc. Appendix and glossary in the back for reference. This is by far the best book I’ve seen of it’s kind EVER. And I have both owned and looked through a lot of them. I wish I had it in my hands right now. I feel like this is one of those ones that’d get all crinkly and bent and stained up from use. A well loved book. I MUST FIND A WAY TO HAVE THIS BOOK! It’s going on my Xmas list! Solid 5 crystal balls
AMGiacomasso 13 days ago
An interesting book, very informative and full of ideas. I liked how the book was organised, the advice and the ideas. Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.