Therapeutic Blending With Essential Oil
As I mention on AromaWeb's Therapeutic Essential Oil Blending page, "Therapeutic blending focuses on creating a blend that will aid with a particular emotional or physical condition. Therapeutic blending concentrates more on the therapeutic result than on the aroma of the blend, but naturally it's important to create a therapeutic blend that is pleasing in aroma."
Within its generous but easy-to-read 368-pages, Therapeutic Blending With Essential Oil thoroughly covers the topic of therapeutic blending. Although I wasn't able to read the book from start to finish prior to adding this book description, Therapeutic Blending With Essential Oil has already taught me a number of helpful tips and insights that I hadn't considered.
The Essential Oil Directory contains 122 profiles (counted quickly, I may be off by a couple). These profiles are very brief. As Rebecca Park Totilo recommends elsewhere in the book, it is a good idea to refer to at least two essential oil resources when researching an essential oil's properties and suitability for a given application.
Therapeutic Blending With Essential Oil is enriched with many helpful charts and lists of the constituents, properties and applications of the essential oils.
If a second edition is ever published, I would love to see some of the chart information also be incorporated directly into the essential oil profiles. For instance the profiles don't list the botanical name for each essential oil, but there is a separate chart with the botanical names. It would be wonderful to have that information available to readers in both places in a next edition.
Therapeutic Blending With Essential Oil contains an immense amount of helpful background blending information, tips and reference charts. It is written in a format that is practical for beginners to professionals.
From the Back Cover
Discover how to create powerful therapeutic blends that really work!
Online educator, Rebecca Park Totilo shows you how to safely formulate an essential oil blend for almost any physical or emotional symptom using one of her four blending techniques: Notes: Botany, Chemistry, and Effect.
Included in this A-Z Holistic Resource:
Comprehensive Healing Matrix of over 170 Common Ailments
Complete Profile Directory of 122 Essential Oils and 40 Carrier Oils
Easy to follow Customizable Recipes for Body Lotions, Bath Oils, Compresses, Salve Ointments, Smelling Salts, Nasal Inhalers and More!
Each section in this illustrated book covers a different aspect of aromatherapy including the history of essential oils as medicine, methods of extraction and distillation, safety and storage tips, aromatic botany, and a comprehensive guide to understanding the chemistry of essential oils and their classification by chemical groups. Rebecca also instructions you on how to judge an essential oil's quality.
This exhaustive guide takes all the guesswork out of blending, from how many drops of oil to add, to measuring thick oils, to how to substitute essential oils in recipes. She eve shows you how to create a single blend for multiple conditions and how often to use it, even if it's for a chronic or acute condition. Her extensive therapeutic properties matrix helps you determine the right combination of oils to use.
Imagine being able to alleviate almost any health complaint without turning to the medicine cabinet or to your doctor! Now you can with Therapeutic Blending With Essential Oil.
Rebecca Park Totilo is a sought-after international speaker on essential oils and offers courses on aromatherapy on her website www.HealWithOil.com. As a prolific, award-willing writer of both inspirational and instructional books, she has authored over 40 books with some titles selling over one million copies. She runs a chic soap boutique in Florida with her husband and four children.
Table of Contents for Therapeutic Blending With Essential Oil:
- Essential Oils as Alternative Medicine
- What is an Essential Oil
- History of Essential Oils as Medicine
- How Essential Oils are Produced
- The Quality of Essential Oils
- Essential Oils Directory
- Essential Oils Storage and Safety
- Methods of Use
- What is a Carrier Oil
- Dilution Rate for Therapeutic Blends
- Blending Techniques
- Blending by Notes
- Blending by Botany
- Blending by Chemistry
- Blending by Effect
- Formulating a Therapeutic Blend
- Blending for Children
- Blending for the Elderly
- Aromatherapy During Pregnancy
- Therapeutic Properties Matrix
- Common Ailments
- Basic Recipes for Your Blends
- Glossary of Essential Oil Terms
- Rebecca Park Totilo
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