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Aromatherapy for Dummies(r)by Kathi Keville
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Whether it’s the tang of ozone in the air just before a rainstorm, the homey smell of freshly baked bread, or the inspiring scent of roses, natural aromas are everywhere with us, influencing our moods, and informing our perceptions. But natural aromas are capable of much more. Science is just beginning to reveal how aromas affect our bodies as well as our spirits, and what once seemed far-fetched–that you can treat many common ailments with nothing more than a pleasing smell–is now being taken seriously by many in the medical community. Yes, you can smell your way to good health, and now Aromatherapy For Dummies shows you how.
This down-to-earth guide takes the mystery out of essential oils and other aromatherapy tools, and shows you how pleasing scents can cure what ails you and enhance your life at home and at work. Among other things, you’ll discover how to:
Under the expert guidance of one of America’s leading botanical experts, you’ll bring the wonders of aromatherapy into your own life. Kathy Keville provides clear, concise, scientifically informed explanations of how plant essences can support body, mind, and spirit. She offers common sense advice on everything from therapeutics and cosmetics to the recreational uses of essential oils. And she supplies:
The world is full of natural fragrances that can help you feel better, work smarter, play harder, and relax. It’s time to get well with the healing power of smell, and now Aromatherapy For Dummies shows you how.
Aromatherapy is hot, thanks to studies that suggest that the chemicals in scents can improve one's health and well-being. This authoritative reference explains how aromatherapy works and how to use it, at home, on the job, even at the gym.
This guide to aromatherapy includes: recipes for soothing stress and sore muscles; tips on using aromatherapy in a beauty routine; a complete overview of the most essential oils used in aromatherapy; and a section on using aromatherapy for common ailments such as migraine headaches and PMS.
"If you're wondering which of the dozens of aromatherapy books to buy … this is the one!" David Edelberg, M.D., Northwestern University "Always clever and charming, Kathi so clearly presents the safe and effective use of essential oils for true aromatherapy"
—Cheryl Hoard, President of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy and Owner of Cheryl's Herbs
Features Quick Aromatherapy Recipes You Can Make at Home!
The world is filled with natural fragrances that can help you feel better, work smarter, and relax. This down-to-earth guide takes the mystery out of essential oils and other aromatherapy tools — and shows you step-by-step how pleasing scents can enhance your life at home and at work.
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The world is full of natural fragrances that can help you feel better, work smarter, play harder, and relax. It’ s time to get well with the healing power of smell, and now "Aromatherapy For Dummies" shows you how.
About the Author
Kathi Keville is the director of the American Herb Association and the author of ten previous books on herbs and aromatherapy, including Herbs for Health and Healing.
Table of Contents
PART I: Aromatherapy Essentials.
Chapter 1: Making Sense Out of Scents.
Chapter 2: Sniffing the Diff: What to Look for in a Scent.
Chapter 3: On the Scented Trail: Shopping and Storing.
Chapter 4: Surrounding Yourself with Scents.
Chapter 5: Aromatherapy Alchemy: Making Your Own Scents.
PART II: "Inscentives" for Living: Aromatherapy in Your Life.
Chapter 6: Aromatherapy to De-Bug Your Home and Garden.
Chapter 7: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Aromatherapy for Us All.
Chapter 8: Aromatherapy in the Bedroom.
Chapter 9: Aromatherapy on the Job: The Sweet Smell of Success.
Chapter 10: Aromatherapy at the Gym.
Chapter 11: Getting Well with Smell.
PART III: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 12: Ten Ways to Add Fragrance to Your Life.
Chapter 13: Ten Herbs to Grow for Fragrance.
PART IV: The Guides.
PART V: The Appendix.
Appendix: Aromatherapy Resources.
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