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Liquid Sunshine: Vegetable Oils for Aromatherapy

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Liquid Sunshine: Vegetable Oils for Aromatherapy
Author: Jan Kusmirek
Publisher: Floramicus
Copyright: 2002
ISBN: 0954329503 / 978-0954329501

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Vegetable oils are typically referred to as carrier oils within the field of holistic aromatherapy. Whether you call them carrier oils or vegetable oils, they play a crucial role within the topical applications of aromatherapy. These precious oils help dilute essential oils so that they can be applied to the skin with less risk of sensitization.

I've seen a number of people give carrier oils minimal attention or study, but carrier oils play a valuable role in nourishing the skin and hair. Carrier oils differ from one another, and some carrier oils are better suited for different purposes than others.

Liquid Sunshine is one of the very few books dedicated to providing detailed information about the vegetable/carrier oils used in aromatherapy and natural skin care. It helps shed light about the composition of vegetable oils, and the importance of fatty acids. Liquid Sunshine includes botanical info and profiles of 50 carrier oils. Most of the profiles include the typical fatty acid composition for the oil.

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Table of Contents for Liquid Sunshine:

  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • 1. A New Look at Fats and Oils
    • Growing Up With Fats and Oils
    • The Growth of Aromatherapy
  • 2. The Origin of Fats and Oils
    • What Makes Growth?
    • The Value of Fats and Oils
    • Infused or Herbal Oils
  • 3. What is Oil?
    • Basic Chemistry
    • Minor Components
  • 4. Making an Oil
    • Making an Oil From the Seed
    • Crude, Virgin or Refined
    • The Price of Organics
  • 5. Benefits in Skin Care and Nutrition
    • What Vegetable Oils are Known to Do
    • Looking at New Possibilities
  • 6. The Vegetable Oils
    • Guide to Vegetable Oils
      • Almond Oil
      • Andiroba Oil
      • Apricot Kernel Oil
      • Argan Oil
      • Avellana Oil
      • Avocado Oil
      • Babassu Oil
      • Black Cumin Oil
      • Blackcurrant Seed Oil
      • Borage Oil
      • Camellia Oil
      • Canola & Rapeseed Oil
      • Carrot Oil (Oleoresin)
      • Cashew Nut Oil
      • Castor Oil
      • Chaulmoogra Oil
      • Coconut Oil
      • Coprah Oil
      • Corn Oil
      • Cottonseed Oil
      • Evening Primrose Oil
      • Gold of Pleasure
      • Gourd (Pumpkin) Oil
      • Grape Seed Oil
      • Hazelnut Oil
      • Hemp Oil
      • Jojoba Oil
      • Kiwifruit Seed Oil
      • Macadamia Nut Oil
      • Meadow Foam Oil
      • Milk Thistle Oil
      • Monoi Oil
      • Moringa Oil
      • Neem Oil
      • Olive Oil
      • Palm & Palm Kernel Oil
      • Passion Fruit or Flower Oil
      • Peach Kernel Oil
      • Raspberry Seed Oil
      • Rice Bran Oil
      • Rose Hip Seed Oil
      • Safflower Oil
      • Sesame Oil
      • Shea Butter
      • Soybean Oil
      • Sunflower Oil
      • Tamanu Oil
      • Walnut Oil
      • Wheat Germ Oil
    • Herbal Oils
      • The Key Three Herbal Oils
    • Testing By Smell and Taste
    • Favorites
  • Bibliography
  • Resources
  • Index

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