The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness

The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness

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Featuring extensive and easy-to-follow information on:

  • Using essential oils and their therapeutic properties
  • A broad range of concerns
  • Babies and children
  • Skincare, hair care and body care
  • Massage
  • Creating natural home care products

The oils are organized in an A to Z format, and each entry features the botanical name and a full description of how and why the oil is extracted, as well as its therapeutic uses. Includes 109 essential oil profiles and more than 450 recipes and uses. Written by Nerys Purchon and Lora Cantele.

  • ISBN-13: 978-0778804864
  • Authors: Nerys Purchon and Lora Cantele
  • Publisher: Robert Rose Inc
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • Dimensions: 7 (w) x 10 (h) x 1 (d)
The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.

This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Bottles are filled by volume. Some bottle sizes may not be filled to the top, but do contain the volume of oil specified.

Customer Reviews


On March 10, 2016


great overall help for beginners/intermediate to get acquainted with oils and their uses

I really like this book and how it explains many essential oils, goes over ailments that can be helped with EO's and recipes to use!


On January 29, 2017


If you're only going to buy one book ... let this be it

I purchased three books on the topic of Essential Oils and downloaded several more to my reader. This book contains the most detailed and well-researched information of all I've read (I have not read the Worwood book to be fair, that's my next purchase). Oils are individually listed and described, with uses and cautions. There is a short section on hydrolats/hydrosols as well. A large second section lists many ailments and provides a list of oils and recipes for each. There is a comforting amount of scientific information in this book and loads of practical information about properly storing, making up and using oils. Their recommendations for quantities in mixes are thoughtful - some books list so much oil in their recipes that a skin reaction seems almost likely. (Note that some of the mixes in this book need dilution and that one has to get used to the format and read a little further down the page to note that.) Carriers for oils and household cleaning recipes are discussed too. An index helps one navigate to find the recipes. A helpful table lists properties of oils and lists oils having that property, which helps with substitutions. The resource is a nearly perfect all-encompassing guide; note that it does not list information on some oils the authors feel should be used only by professionals - including wintergreen.


On January 3, 2018


The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness

This book is awesome. It answered a lot of questions that were running through my mind. I think everyone who uses Essential Oils should have this book.