Forty essential oils’ unique properties come to life in this guide to safe and effective aromatherapy from Aromahead Institute founder Andrea Butje.
Full of essential practical information (Latin name, aroma, uses, and safety tips) as well as “personality” profiles expressing the core physical, spiritual, and emotional supportive capabilities, this go-to guide is easy to reference and enjoyable to read.
Over 100 recipes are provided for boosting skin care, rest and relaxation, respiratory, digestion, pain relief, meditation and contemplation, and natural cleaning, and kid-friendly adjustments accompany each recipe.
Both budding and experienced aromatherapists alike will be able to create personalized essential oil blends for happy, healthy bodies, minds, spirits, and homes.
Andrea Butje is an internationally recognized aromatherapist and author. Her aromatherapy school, Aromahead Institute, reaches students from around the world thanks to her innovative online educational programs and her inspired approach to creating community. In 2013, Andrea was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alliance of International Aromatherapists for the remarkable work she has accomplished in the aromatherapy profession. She lives between New York and Florida.
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Table of Contents
Essential Oils & Relaxation 1
About Essential Oils 5
Using Essential Oils Safely 13
Carriers, Carrier Oils, and Butters 21
Essential Oil Profiles 33
Skin Carr 137
Rest and Relaxation 160
Pain Relief 206
Meditation and Contemplation 222
Natural Cleaning 237
Learn More about Aromatherapy at Aromahead Institute 254
Aromatherapy Resources 255
About the Author 273
St. Petersburg, FL
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I’ve been dabbling in aromatherapy for about five years now, and have looked at a lot of books dealing with the subject, but have not bought a lot. I ordered The Heart of Aromatherapy for our library (one of the perks of working there), so I could look it over and see if this would be one I was interested in buying for myself. And I’m happy to say that I did. Andrea Butje ends each chapter with a story about the oil, acting as if it were a person what type of job it would have (yoga studio owner, health food store owner, etc…), and what type of products it would have at its shop. At first I thought it was kind of silly, and it turned me off. But by the time I got to the fourth story, I decided this was actually a great way to talk about the oil, because it would make it more memorable. Besides the oil's story, each chapter contains the common name, Latin name, aroma (how it smells), aroma note (top, middle or base), what products it’s best used in, what other oils it goes well with, and any safety concerns. Butje talks about 40 different oils and carriers for the oils. I do believe the 40 oils are the ones that she focuses on in if you were to join her school and get certified in aromatherapy. She also includes a dilution guideline, and information in regards to safety for children, pets, the elderly, and pregnant women. The last half of the book includes over 100 recipes for beauty products, cleaning products, inhalers, diffuser blends and more. Along with resources and a bibliography. As I mentioned before, I’ve looked through a lot of aromatherapy books, but have found only a handful that I’ve thought were a good enough resource to purchase. The fact that I bought this one for myself says everything!
I love this book .. she has story's in the book to help you think about other ways a recipe can work..she also has surprises for those that ordered the book and follow her Facebook and Instagram.. Andrea has a way of connecting