The Essential Oils Book: Creating Personal Blends for Mind & Body by Colleen K. DodtThe Essential Oils Book: Creating Personal Blends for Mind & Body by Colleen K. Dodt

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

byColleen K. Dodt

Paperback | January 3, 1996

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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.

An herbalist for over 15 years, Colleen K. Dodt is the author of The Essential Oils Book and Natural BabyCare, of which James A. Duke, author of The Green Pharmacy, said: “I believe Colleen would do better at healing my children and grandchildren than most of my HMO physicians have done.” Dodt is the owner of Herbal Endeavors, Ltd., in...
Title:The Essential Oils Book: Creating Personal Blends for Mind & BodyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:160 pages, 9 × 6.06 × 0.44 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6.06 × 0.44 inPublished:January 3, 1996Publisher:Storey Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0882669133

ISBN - 13:9780882669137


Table of Contents



Chapter 1 Awakening the Scent Sense

Chapter 2 An Introduction to Buying and Using Pure Essential Oils

Chapter 3 The Properties and Applications of Pure Essential Oils

Most Commonly Used Pure Essential Oils

Less Commonly Used Pure Essential Oils

Chapter 4 Basic Blending Advice

Equipment and Supplies

Carrier or Base Oils

Solutions and Dilutions

Chapter 5 Recipes for Home Aroma

Making Cleaning Jobs More Pleasant

Scenting the Air at Home

Chapter 6 Aromatic Recipes for Essential Beauty


Bath Salts

Herbal Baths

Children's Herbal Baths

Foot Baths

Hand and Nail Care

Hair Oils

Shampoos and Rinses

Personal Perfumes

Chapter 7 Other Uses for Essential Oils

Making Travel More Enjoyable

Creating a Welcoming, Conducive Work Environment

Caring for the Elderly and Sick

Caring for Pets

Sources and Resources

Suggested Reading


From Our Editors

Featuring dozens of easy-to-create aromatic recipes and a bit of historical insight, this intelligently written book by herbalist Colleen Dodt shows how readers can include homemade scents in every aspect of their lives. Printed on recycled paper with a matte finish