Practical Aromatherapy for Self-Care 2nd edition
by Joni Keim
Practical Aromatherapy for Self-Care offers simple, effective solutions designed for adults for common, and first aid situations, such as headaches, muscle aches, insect bites, colds, and stress, using the principles of aromatherapy and natural plant extracts known as essential oils.
Solutions cover situations for each system of the body: circulatory, digestive, endocrine, immune, integumentary, lymphatic, musculoskeletal, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, and urinary. There are over 350 formulas that can all be made with a core group of 21 different essential oils. Additional essential oils are suggested for alternatives.
This 2nd edition has been updated and revised with more information throughout the book, especially for each core essential oil and the optional essential oils. There are new appendixes: Lifestyle Support for the Immune System, Breathing and Meditation Exercises for Stress Relief, Seasonal Aromatherapy, Essential Oils for Morning and Evening, Essential Oils for First Aid, and Aromatherapy for Sensuality and Romance.
"Taking responsibility for one's health is of paramount importance today. Practical Aromatherapy for Self-Care is an indispensable collection of safe and effective aromatherapy solutions for common health issues. Joni's book is well-organized, accurate, and comprehensive, addressing every system of the body and offering the reader reliable and sensible approaches to care for headaches, muscle strains, insect bites, stress, cold, and more. It is a welcome addition to the knowledge pool of aromatherapy."
--Kurt Schnaubelt, PhD
After writing 3 books about subtle aromatherapy (aka spiritual aromatherapy), I wanted to write a book about the practical, day-to-day applications of essential oils. Every system of the body is covered and the solutions and recipes are simple, appropriate, safe, and effective. I like to think of the information as the aromatherapy solution for issues you might go to a drug store to get an OTC (over the counter) product to help.