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

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Storey Publishing, Feb 29, 1996 - Health & Fitness - 161 pages
“An aromatherapy book that is such a pleasure to read . . . Contains such simple and delightful ideas” from the author of Natural BabyCare (The Herb Companion Magazine).

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.

“This book contains practical, holistic, and safety-oriented advice and recipes for the beginner.” —AromaWeb

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Great book for a beginner

User Review  - Rozan L. -

This book is just what I was looking for. Im new to essential oils and it gives dos and donts on how to mix things and it gives descriptions and recipes for every ailment practically from AZ. Read full review

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User Review  - rampaginglibrarian - LibraryThing

This is a great resource on essential oils. It presents the information in a very simple and basic way (but not overly so) offers recipes and principles so that you feel comfortable creating your own recipes. This is the book you will reach for again and again. Read full review


CHAPTER 2 An Introduction to Buying and Using Pure Essential Oils
CHAPTER 3 The Properties and Applications of Pure Essential Oils
CHAPTER 4 Basic Blending Advice
CHAPTER 5 Recipes for Home Aroma
CHAPTER 6 Aromatic Recipes for Essential Beauty
CHAPTER 7 Other Uses for Essential Oils
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About the author (1996)

An herbalist for over 15 years, Colleen K. Dodt has written two Storey titles, The Essential Oils Book and Natural BabyCare, of which USDA Scientist James A. Duke, author of The Green Pharmacy said of the book: "I believe Colleen would do better at healing my children and grandchildren than most of my HMO physicians have done. As always, Colleen writes engagingly and earnestly." Colleen is the owner of Herbal Endeavors, Ltd., in Rochester Hills, Michigan, a business she began years ago at her home so that she could raise her young daughter, Christina, full time. Since then, her business and products have been featured in Herb Companion magazine, and she has written numerous articles on herbs and aromatherapy as well. Colleen is the first American and the first woman to write for The International Journal of Aromatherapy (February 1988), a British trade publication edited by Robert Tisserand, one of Britain's foremost experts on herbs and essential oils.

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