The Healing Art of Essential Oils: A Guide to 50 Oils for Remedy, Ritual, and Everyday Use

The Healing Art of Essential Oils: A Guide to 50 Oils for Remedy, Ritual, and Everyday Use

by Kac Young PhD

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Overview

"Highly recommended to anyone that has an interest in aromatherapy and the energetic and vibrational aspects of essential oils."—Kelly Holland Azzaro, Past President of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy

"An excellent resource...Kac's work is thorough, easy to understand, and gives you the depth to want to delve into using oils on a regular basis."—Ann Boroch, CNC, award-winning author of The Candida Cure

Includes more than 100 recipes for everyday use

Explore a new world of aromatic awakening, physical healing, and natural delight. The Healing Art of Essential Oils is a comprehensive guide to fifty carefully selected oils, providing a master class in uses, blending, history, and spiritual benefits.

Learn how to use oils for physical and emotional healing. Prepare oils for relaxation, stress relief, and treating ailments. You'll find all kinds of uses, such as what oils work best in love spells and how to create rituals with oils. Enjoyed for their spiritual and beneficial properties by cultures around the world for thousands of years, the essential oils presented here will help you achieve holistic wellness and personal enrichment.

Praise:
"In this well-researched book, Kac Young leads the reader through the history of essential oils and their use in daily life, beautifully bringing together ancient wisdom with modern thought."—Kavitha Chinnaiyan, MD, director of Advanced Cardiac Imaging Education at Beaumont Hospital

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738750477
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 01/08/2017
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Kac Young, PhD (Ventura, CA), holds doctorate degrees in clinical hypnotherapy, natural healing, and naturopathic medicine. She runs a private practice where she consults with people who want to change their lifestyle and prolong their lives, helping with weight loss, smoking cessation, addictions, physical conditions, and chronic pain.

Table of Contents

Contents

Disclaimer xi
Acknowledgments xii
Introduction 1

Part One: Basics
One: Essential Oils: What They Are 7

Distillation 8
Expression 8
Solvent Extraction 8 Historical Uses of Essential Oils 9

Two: Essential Oils: How They Work 17
Three: How We Heal 23
Four: The Healing Artist’s Palette 29
Five: Using Essential Oils 33

Cautions 34
Purity 34
Labels 37
Safety 38
Patch Test 39
More Cautions 39
Child Safety 40
Phototoxic Essential Oils 42
Toxic Essential Oils 43
Pregnancy 43
Pets and Animals 44
Summary 44

Six: Blending Essential Oils 47
Tips for Blending 47
Dilution 48
Carrier Oils 51
Top Notes 52
Middle Notes 52
Base Notes 53
Ways to Use the Blends 53
Proper Disposal 55

Part Two: The Healing Palette of 50 Essential Oils
Seven: The Primary Palette of Essential Oils 1–12: 59

1: Lavender 59
2: Tea Tree 63
3: Rosemary 67
4: Lemon 73
5: Bergamot 78
6: Peppermint 82
7: Eucalyptus 86
8: Roman Chamomile 91
9: Frankincense 95
10: Sandalwood 100
11: Thyme 106
12: Ylang-Ylang 110

Eight: The Secondary Palette: The Next Twelve Essential Oils 13–24: 117
13: Patchouli 117
14: Rose 121
15: Black Pepper 125
16: Clary Sage 130
17: Ginger 135
18: Orange 140
19: Helichrysum 144
20: Vetiver 149
21: Basil 153
22: Neroli 157
23: Marjoram 162
24: Yarrow 165

Nine: The Tertiary Palette of Essential Oils 25–36: 171
25: Geranium 171
26: Melissa 176
27: Clove Bud 181
28: Spikenard 185
29: Benzoin 191
30: Ravensara 195
31: Cedarwood 199
32: Cinnamon 204
33: Lemongrass 210
34: Palo Santo 215
35: Pink Grapefruit 220
36: Dill 225
Honorable Mentions 230

Ten: The Master’s Palette: 14 Premium Essential Oils and Absolutes 233
1: Champaca 234
2: Tuberose 235
3: Coffee Flower 237
4: Frangipani 238
5: Cannabis Flower 239
6: Agarwood 241
7: Bulgarian Rose 243
8: Seaweed 243
9: Elecampane 245
10: Indian Sandalwood 246
11: Carnation 246
12: Jasmine 247
13: Blue Chamomile 249
14: Hops 250

Part Three: Additional Uses
Eleven: Essential Oils for Assisting Emotions 255
Twelve: Sacred Uses of Essential Oils Throughout History 285
Anointing 285
Rituals 290
Thirteen: Alternative Methods for Using Essential Oils for Healing 299
Chakra Healing 300
Five Element Healing 307
Astrological Healing 318
Charms, Talismans, and Crystals 326

Fourteen: My Favorite Essential Oil Recipes 331
Aches and Pains 331
Allergies 332
Aphrodisiac 333
Bruises 333
Coughs and Colds 334
Energy 335
Household Cleaners 336
Insect Repellant 337
Insomnia 337
Meditation and Spirituality (For use in a diffuser) 338
Relaxation and Stress Relief 338
Acne 339
Scars 340
Wrinkles 341
Face 344
Wounds 345
Weight Loss 346
How to Make an Inhaler 346
How to Make a Roller Ball 347

Final Thoughts 349
Glossary 351
Sources 355
Internet 355
Books 359
Index 361

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