Explains the basic chemistry of essential oils in layman's terms for better informed usage.
How to select essential oils for therapeutic use.
How to create custom blends based on chemical compounds and desired benefits.
Appendices on application, safety, dilution, carrier oils, and compounds.
It is great to believe in the therapeutic benefit of an essential oil because you have experienced something amazing after using it. Many people have applied an essential oil to promote feelings of calmness, to contribute to energized feelings, to support body systems, or to find restored health. But have you ever wondered why or how essential oils help us in so many different ways?
Essential Oils Unlockedexplains the basic chemistry of essential oils in a way that helps both the novice and the seasoned practitioner use them more effectively. The book will empower every essential oil user with a simple understanding of why essential oils work and how to select them based on their chemistry rather than just on someone else's experience.
PJ Hanks is an essential oils educator trained in aromatherapy at the Bastyr University, a private, non-profit school of natural medicine in Seattle, Washington. She also holds a bachelor's degree in training and development from Brigham Young University and has spent most of her professional life in adult education. Besides using oils to help herself and her family find relief from various health issues, PJ has worked with hundreds of people to help them discover the benefits of oils for balancing mood and empowering the body to achieve health and wellness. PJ lives with her husband and 3 children in the Seattle area.
Preface Introduction Unlocking the Definition Unlocking the Extraction Unlocking the Chemistry Unlocking the Terpene Types Unlocking the Chemical Compound Groups Unlocking the Compounds Unlocking the Chart Unlocking the Art of Blending Appendix A—Essential Oil Application Methods Appendix B—Essential Oil Safety Appendix C—Dilution Appendix D—Carrier Oils Appendix E—Compound Groups Appendix F—Charts of Essential Oils Bibliography
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