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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Overview

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: 9780738757100
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 08/08/2019
Series: Llewellyn's Complete Book Series , #13
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Sandra Kynes (Portland, ME) is a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids and the author of seventeen books, including Star Magic, Llewellyn's Complete Book of Correspondences, Mixing Essential Oils for Magic, and Sea Magic. 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.


Sandra Kynes (Portland, ME) is a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids and the author of seventeen books, including Star Magic, Llewellyn's Complete Book of Correspondences, Mixing Essential Oils for Magic, and Sea Magic. 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.

Table of Contents

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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