The Healing Powers of Essential Oils: A Complete Guide to Nature's Most Magical Medicine

The Healing Powers of Essential Oils: A Complete Guide to Nature's Most Magical Medicine

by Cal Orey


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Follow your nose to nature’s pharmacy: the garden, where the essence of flowers, fruits, and trees provide some of our most powerful—and pleasurable—sources of health and healing…
Essential oils—including peppermint, eucalyptus, rose, and tea tree—are nature’s ancient medicine, abundant with therapeutic effects. The latest scientific research shows that many popular essential oils and aromatherapy can boost your health and well-being, adding years to your life! This fascinating guide gives you the down-to-earth scoop on the top twenty oils—all of which are budget-friendly and available year-round in everyday products at your grocery store, health food store, and online. Learn how nature’s bouquet can help you:
*Fight colds and stomach woes with medicinal eucalyptus and mint; slow the aging process and lower your risk of cancer, heart disease, and depression with relaxing chamomile and lavender.
*Naturally enhance flavor in dishes for every season with sweet-smelling foods like Cinnamon Rolls and Gingerbread Squares that lift your mood and trigger fond memories.
*Discover dozens of home remedies to ease anxiety and stress, improve sleep, sharpen brainpower, increase energy, heal skin problems, and more!
*Enjoy over 50 recipes for delicious dishes from salads, soups and entrees to desserts, including Lemon Oil Raspberry Muffins and Roast Chicken with Rosemary.
Sprinkled with feel-good stories and memorable legends, The Healing Powers of Essential Oils shows you how the comfort and calm of scent can help you get healthy and stay healthy, while taking you on an exciting and life-changing aromatic adventure!
Includes color photos

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780806539171
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 12/31/2019
Series: Healing Powers Series , #8
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,187,756
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Cal Orey, M.A., is an accomplished author and journalist. She has a master’s degree in English from San Francisco State University, and for three decades has written hundreds of articles for national and international magazines. She specializes in topics such as health, beauty, nutrition, relationships, science, and pets. Her books include The Healing Powers of Vinegar, The Healing Powers of Olive Oil, The Healing Powers of Coffee, The Healing Powers of Honey, The Healing Powers of Chocolate, The Healing Powers of TeaThe Healing Powers of Superfoods, 202 Pets’ Peeves, and Doctors’ Orders. She lives in northern California. Readers are invited to visit her website at, read her blog The Writing Gourmet at, find her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.  

Table of Contents

Foreword: Sea of Scents Will Clower, Ph.D. xi

Introduction xv

Author's Note xvii

Part 1 Essential Oils 1

1 Powerful Healing of Plants 3

2 History of Essential Oils 14

Part 2 Top 20 Popular Essential Oils 29

3 Basil 33

4 Cedarwood 38

5 Chamomile 43

6 Cinnamon 48

7 Eucalyptus 55

8 Geranium 60

9 Ginger 64

10 Jasmine 70

11 Lavender 75

12 Lemon 83

13 Orange 88

14 Patchouli 96

15 Peppermint 102

16 Rose 108

17 Rosemary 115

18 Sage 120

19 Sandalwood 125

20 Spearmint 130

21 Tea Tree 135

22 Vanilla 140

Part 3 The Essential Oils of Youth 145

23 Aromatic Age-Fighting Oils

24 The Slimming Essentials

Part 4 Home Remedies

25 Home Cures from Your Kitchen

Part 5 Aromamania 213

26 Beautifying Oils 215

27 Essential Oils for a Healthy Household 225

Part 6 Edible Essential Food Recipes 239

28 The Joy of Cooking with Edible Oils 241

29 Edible Essentials Menu 252

Essential Oils Resources 295

Glossary 303

Acknowledgments 307

Notes 309

Selected Bibliography 317

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