Healing Oils: 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy

Healing Oils: 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy

by David Schiller, Carol Schiller

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Overview


Create your own personal aromatic oils for every use—healing, pleasure, and beauty—with this comprehensive aromatherapy recipe book. It includes exact formulas for making hundreds of blends for stress relief, motion sickness, premenstrual syndrome, cellulite reduction, massage, skin and hair care, air fresheners, and more. Drawn from the world's flowers, trees, seeds, and roots, the oils offer an amazing variety of applications. 
 
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454917762
Publisher: Sterling Ethos
Publication date: 01/26/2016
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,207,884
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Carol Schiller and David Schiller have been working with formulating aromatherapy blends since 1986. Their aromatherapy articles have appeared in Mothering, Massage, Health World, Herb Quarterly, and Your Health. They also instruct classes for colleges and hold training courses for companies.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction: A Gift from Nature 11

Aromatics-Past to Present 15

Combining Scent and Touch 19

The Sense of Smell 20

The Sense of Touch 22

Massage 22

Selecting and Using Pure Oils 33

Safety Guidelines and Helpful Hints 35

Methods of Extraction 37

Selecting Quality Oils 39

Substitutions for Oils 40

Drop Equivalents 41

Aromatherapy Formulas 43

Air Fresheners 45

Aroma Lamps 50

Baby Products 53

Baths 54

Body Powder 61

Breath Fresheners 65

Candles 66

Carpet Fresheners 67

Chapped Lips (Lip Balm) 68

Closet and Drawer Scents 70

Deodorants 70

Diffusers 72

Foot Baths 74

Foot Powder 77

Furniture Polish 77

Gardening 78

Hair Care 79

Hand Baths 80

Insect Bites 81

Insect Repellents 82

Hot Tub Oils 83

Lactation 83

Laundry Scents 84

Lice Removers 84

Light Bulb Rings 85

Massage Oils 86

Mist Sprays 116

Mouthwash 135

Potpourri 136

Pre-Shave 137

Skin Care 138

Steam Inhalation 141

Sunburn Relief 141

Suntan Oil 141

Carrier Oils 143

Essential Oils A to Z 149

Quick Guide to Properties 173

Index 183

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