The Essential Oils Book: Creating Personal Blends for Mind & Body

The Essential Oils Book: Creating Personal Blends for Mind & Body


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Discover the fragrant world of essential oils. Herbalist Colleen K. Dodt profiles the healing and cleaning powers of dozens of oils extracted from herbs, flowers, roots, barks, and resins. This comprehensive guide includes recipes for natural cleaning products, lotions, and ointments that will keep you feeling happy and smelling great. Fill your days with stimulating scents as you learn to use essential oils to wash your dishes, soothe sunburns, combat stress, and improve the quality of your life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780882669137
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 01/03/1996
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

An herbalist for over 15 years, Colleen K. Dodt is the author of The Essential Oils Book and Natural BabyCare, of which James A. Duke, author of The Green Pharmacy, said: “I believe Colleen would do better at healing my children and grandchildren than most of my HMO physicians have done.” Dodt is the owner of Herbal Endeavors, Ltd., in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Her business and products have been featured in Herb Companion magazine, and she has written numerous articles on herbs and aromatherapy. She was the first American and the first woman to write for The International Journal of Aromatherapy (1988).

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 Awakening the Scent Sense

Chapter 2 An Introduction to Buying and Using Pure Essential Oils

Chapter 3 The Properties and Applications of Pure Essential Oils

Most Commonly Used Pure Essential Oils

Less Commonly Used Pure Essential Oils

Chapter 4 Basic Blending Advice

Equipment and Supplies

Carrier or Base Oils

Solutions and Dilutions

Chapter 5 Recipes for Home Aroma

Making Cleaning Jobs More Pleasant

Scenting the Air at Home

Chapter 6 Aromatic Recipes for Essential Beauty


Bath Salts

Herbal Baths

Children's Herbal Baths

Foot Baths

Hand and Nail Care

Hair Oils

Shampoos and Rinses

Personal Perfumes

Chapter 7 Other Uses for Essential Oils

Making Travel More Enjoyable

Creating a Welcoming, Conducive Work Environment

Caring for the Elderly and Sick

Caring for Pets

Sources and Resources

Suggested Reading


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