Lavender is calming and relaxing; lemon uplifting and stimulating. But why do each of these scents provoke specific, visceral responses?
In Nature’s Essential Oils, certified aromatherapist Cher Kaufmann demystifies the how and why behind essential oils, explaining the environmental factors that impact the chemical make-ups of herbs and plants and how they trigger our physical and emotional responses. This thorough and welcoming guide includes recipes for oil blends that can be used in diffusers and personal inhalers as well as for bath salts, salves, linen sprays, and more. Kaufmann also explains essential oil dilution and safety, shares the best carrier oils for each application, and includes tips for buying and storing oils. With detailed profiles of more than 30 of the most common essential oils for well-being, this is a valuable resource for anyone hoping to expand their knowledge of essential oils and their properties.
About the Author
Cher Kaufmann is an inspirational author, artist, and teacher. Her extensive studies of photography and art, combined with her training in massage therapy and Reiki, have helped her discover unique patterns in the world. She teaches meditative drawing to packed classes. She lives with her family outside Dallas, Texas.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What an awesome find! I've been searching for a comprehensive book on essential oils and this book from Cher Kaufmann did not disappoint. Cher has a magnificent way of taking you through the world of essential oils in an easy to follow way. Make sure to read cover to cover as not to miss all the little details and knowledge she shares. 5 stars!