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Stephanie Tourles's essential oils : a beginner's guide / Stephanie Tourles.
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Essential oils
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North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, 2018.
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239 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Best-selling author and herbalist Stephanie L. Tourles offers reliable guidance on using essential oils effectively and safely. This friendly, accessible introduction to the 25 most versatile oils for health and wellness highlights the key characteristics of lavender, chamomile, eucalyptus, lemon, peppermint, rosemary, tea tree, and other popular oils. You'll learn how to blend and apply these highly concentrated aromatherapy oils for use from head to toe. The 100 recipes--including Tranquil Demeanor Balm, Super Herbal Antibacterial Drops, Sunburn Rescue Spray, Sore Muscle Bath Salts, and Dream Weaver's Relaxing Rub--offer fragrant, natural ways to enhance well-being and promote


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With sales of essential oils - concentrated herbal extracts - skyrocketing and consumers eager for reliable, accessible information, best-selling herbal body care author and aromatherapist Stephanie L. Tourles provides a beginner's guide to understanding the properties of the 25 most popular and versatile oils and how to use them safely and effectively for treating common ailments and enhancing well-being. With interest in essential oils growing rapidly, due in large part to direct sales and multi-level marketing companies, many users lack adequate knowledge on how to use the oils safely and effectively. Stephanie L. Tourles, best-selling author of Organic Body Care Recipes, brings her expertise to the topic with this friendly beginner's guide. She focuses on 25 of the most versatile oils - including lavender, chamomile, clove, geranium, eucalyptus, peppermint, tea tree, lemon, rosemary, and thyme - and provides a basic profile of the benefits and properties of each oil. She includes 100 recipes for using the oils to make remedies for common ailments such as anxiety, bruises, burns, headaches, skin irritations, and more. AUTHOR: Stephanie L. Tourles has been practicing and teaching healthy living for more than 25 years. She is a licensed holistic esthetician with a strong background in Western and Ayurvedic herbalism, has extensive training in the nutritional sciences, and is an avid organic gardener. SELLING POINTS: * Sales of essential oils showing exponential growth. * Need for reliable information on safe, effective use. According to a 2016 report by Verify Markets, one of the greatest challenges to market growth is misinformation. Author Stephanie L. Tourles was inspired to write this book because of inquiries from her readers and audience indicating that they were misinformed about essential oils. * Introductory guide to 25 of the most versatile and commonly available oils. Each oil is profiled with key benefits, uses, and 3 to 5 recipes for addressing common needs, from antibacterial drops to sunburn spray, toothpolish, massage oils, and remedies for stress, anxiety, and skin irritations. Full-colour; photographs throughout

Author Notes

Stephanie L. Tourles has been practicing and teaching healthy living for more than 25 years. She is a licensed holistic esthetician and a certified aromatherapist, a certified reflexologist, and a professional member of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists. Tourles is the best-selling author of Organic Body Care Recipes and Raw Energy. She lives in Maine.

Table of Contents

The Scent-sational World of Essential Oilsp. 1
1 Essential Oils 101p. 4
2 Quality, Safety & Storagep. 12
3 Aromatheraphy: A Fragrant Pharmacyp. 22
Suggested Dilutions for Various Methods of Applicationsp. 28
Essential Oil Measurement Conversion Chartp. 29
4 Essential Oil Profiles & Recipesp. 30
The Top 11 Essentialsp. 32
German Chamomilep. 34
Roman Chamomilep. 40
Clove Budp. 46
Eucalyptusp. 51
Geraniump. 61
Lavenderp. 66
Lemonp. 77
Peppermintp. 82
Rosemaryp. 87
Tea Treep. 94
Thymep. 100
14 Additional Essentialsp. 108
Bergamotp. 111
Cardamomp. 118
Virginia Cedarwoodp. 123
Cinnamon Barkp. 129
Cypressp. 134
Balsam Firp. 140
Frankincensep. 146
Gingerp. 155
Grapefruitp. 161
Helichrysump. 167
Sweet Marjoramp. 173
Myrrhp. 181
Sweet Orangep. 189
Scotch Pinep. 197
5 The Essential Home Apothecaryp. 204
Appendix: Making Herb-Infused Oilsp. 225
Resourcesp. 229
Recommended Readingp. 232
Acknowledgmentsp. 233
Indexp. 234