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Working with Unusual Oils

An Aromatic Journey with Lesser Know Essential Oils - Volume 1

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Working with Unusual Oils
Author: Helen Nagle-Smith
Publisher: Independently Published
Copyright: 2022
ISBN: 979-8573922195
Pages: 140

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Within Working with Unusual Oils, Clinical Aromatherapist and author Helen Nagle-Smith intimately explores 18 unique, special essential oils that are not widely discussed in other reputable essential oil and aromatherapy books. I love the attention that she is shining on these particular oils.

The essential oils that Nagle-Smith features within this book offer an impressive range of benefits. Her perspectives not only include the physical and chemical characteristics for each oil, but she also delves into her experiences with the oil from an emotional, spiritual and energetic perspective.

The Table of Contents, listed further down this page, identifies the 18 essential oils covered in this book.

Each of the 18 essential oil profiles featured in Working with Unusual Oils averages approximately 4 pages. The typical format for each of the profiles is as follows:

  • Common Name of Essential Oil
  • Botanical Name of Essential Oil
  • Background
  • Cautions and Safety
  • Sustainability
  • Personality of the Essential Oil
  • Physical Properties
  • Emotional and Spiritual Properties
  • An Essential Oil of Our Time
  • Teaming the Essential Oil With Your Other Essential Oils
  • Recipes

For each essential oil profiled, Helen breaks down the Teaming the Essential Oil With Your Other Essential Oils section into brief subsections that pertains to the specific oil. Subsections include (but are not limited to) topics such as Stress and Anxiety, Sleep, Emotional Support, Respiratory Issues, Sickroom and Pain.

Also for each essential oil profiled, she provides several recipes for the essential oil, based on the properties of the oil.

Although most readers may want to immediately dive directly into reading the profiles for the essential oils of most interest to them, I recommend making it a priority to read the chapter on Sustainability and also the chapter entitled Getting to Know a New Essential Oil. Within this chapter, Helen Nagle-Smith offers invaluable suggestions on the methods and questions to ponder as you study essential oils that are new to you.

Helen Nagle-Smith is presently working on Volume 2.

From the Back Cover of Working with Unusual Oils

This book explores the benefits of using unusual essential oils in aromatherapy, and demonstrates why we should go beyond the 60-70 we traditionally learn about. It is packed with examples of use in an aromatherapy practice, case studies and nearly 60 recipes.

About the Author (From the Back Cover of Book)

Helen Nagle-Smith qualified as a Clinical Aromatherapist in 2006. She runs an aromatherapy and massage practice, is a aromatherapy tutor and writes continued professional development courses for aromatherapists.

Table of Contents for Working with Unusual Oils

  • Dedication
  • Introduction
  • 1. Why We Should Study Less Well-Known Essential Oils
  • 2. Sustainability Issues
  • 3. Essential Oils for Our Current World
  • 4. Getting to Know a New Essential Oil
  • 5. Essential Oil Profiles
    • Blue Spruce
    • Cape May
    • Curry Leaf
    • Elemi
    • Fragonia
    • Ho Wood
    • Iary
    • Katafray
    • Kinzea
    • Lemon Myrtle
    • Monarda
    • Nagarmota / Cypriol
    • Palo Santo
    • Petitgrain Mandarin
    • Plai
    • Rosalina
    • Saro
    • Silver Fir
  • 6. Case Studies
    • Aromatherapy Massage
    • Product Blends
  • Table of Uses
  • Acknowledgements and Gratitude
  • About the Author
  • Useful Resources
  • Bibliography

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