Each drop of essential oil is a pharmacy. Danielle was inspired to write this book when she developed extreme skin sensitivities, irritations and rashes that didn't improve even after visits to skin specialists who only prescribed topical treatments and conventional therapies. When the symptoms didn't subside, she took matters into her own hands and sought out a natural-medicine healing approach through essential oils. This comprehensive book provides a wealth of evidence-based information that provides a sensible and sound approach when it comes to creating your own natural product formulas. In time at all, you'll be creating signature products that are just right for your face and body. The Aromatherapy Beauty Guide is broken down into four user-friendly sections: PART 1: The Foundation - * Includes information on everything from anatomy of the skin, the mind-body connection, dry and sensitive skin to ageing and ageing sensitive skin; * Creating your own skin care products without chemicals or preservatives and the chemistry of essential oils. PART 2: Basic Ingredients - * Information on the raw ingredients you'll need to get started (clays, waxes, extracts, etc) as well as carrier oil, plant butter and infused herbals. PART 3: Essential Oils - * All about essential oils including the biosynthesis of an essential oil and a directory of the oils best suited to personal care products from Bergamot to Lemongrass and Ylang Ylang. PART 4: Making Your Own Personal Care Products - * Easy-to-follow instructions on creating products for the face, body, bath, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and personal care products for men. Making your own natural botanical creams and lotions is surprisingly simple and very satisfying - you'll soon be on the road to recovery and living a more natural lifestyle.
Danielle Sade, BSc, CAHP is the founder of Healing Fragrances School of Aromatherapy and is currently the President of the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists. She has over 20 years' experience in teaching and practising complimentary health.