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9TH EDITION IS COMING THIS FALL!!!

This popular hardcover book is truly one of a kind. Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils is perfect for anyone wanting to learn about essential oils and their everyday uses. It is the definitive guide, whether you are a new or an experienced essential oils user. Its simple, easy-to-use format has become the most accessible way to quickly find the information you need: which essential oils to use for hundreds of health conditions and how to safely and effectively apply them. This book is a must for any aromatherapy library.

Features of the New Edition:

 

  • Fresh update on a familiar cover.
  • Simple, spacious page designs featuring more full-color photographs, descriptive charts, and illustrations.
  • New 2016 oils, spa products, and supplements.
  • New "Simple Solutions"—over 150 condition-specific recipes, blends, and tips in "My Usage Guide" section.
  • "My Usage Guide" organized alphabetically for hundreds of common disorders—like acne—and serious diseases—like diabetes.
  • Easy-to-understand definitions after each medical condition in "My Usage Guide."
  • New "Essential Oil Basics" chapter outlining application and safety fundamentals for novice and experienced essential oil users.
  • Expanded, separate "Essential Living" chapter containing lifestyle ideas and recipes for personal care, children, cleaning, cooking, nutrition, and exercise.
  • Interchangeable blend recipes for personal and home care in "Essential Living" chapter.
  • Separate section for essential-oil inspired "Personal Care and Spa" products.
  • Body systems symbol throughout the book to highlight different body systems affected by the oils.
  • Section on "Plants and Essential Oils"—why and how plants create essential oils.
  • "Single Essential Oils" and "Essential Oil Blends" sections with "Quick Facts" box for simple reference on the basics of any oil or blend.
  • Listings of all of the essential oils and blends with chemical constituents, historical uses, application suggestions, safety data, and more.
  • New "Essential Oil Science In Depth" chapter enhancing knowledge with illustrations and explanations on essential oils, benefits, safety information, and more.
  • Hundreds of research studies as footnote references throughout the book.
  • Illustrated charts for auricular points, reflex hand and foot therapy, the autonomic nervous system, and more.
  • "My Notes on Essential Oils and Blends" section with blank pages for personal observations and references (after the sections on "Single Essential Oils," "Essential Oil Blends," and "Essential Supplements").

Publication: September 2016, 8th Edition.

Pages: 480

Binding: Hardcover.

Dimensions: 8½" wide x 11¼" tall x ¾" deep.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

The Basics of Essential Oils
An Introduction to Essential Oils
A Brief History of Essential Oils
Topical Application
Auricular Internal Body Points
Reflexology Hand and Foot Charts
Balancing Touch Massage Technique
Autonomic Nervous System
Aromatic Application
Nose and Olfactory System
The Art of Blending
Internal Application
Single Essential Oils
Essential Oil Blends
Essential Supplements
Personal Care and Spa
My Usage Guide
How to Use This Section
Dilution Reference Chart
Body Systems
Additional Notes on Using Essential Oils
My Usage Guide
Essential Living
Bath and Shower
Personal Care
Perfumes
Lotions
Lips
Sleeping/Relaxing
Waking Up/Energizing
Kitchen
Bathroom
Kids
Diffuser Blends
First Aid
Essential Oils and Cooking
Nutrition and Essential Oils
Exercise and Essential Oils
Essential Living
Essential Oil Science in Depth
How Essential Oils Interact with the Body
Plants and Essential Oils
Ensuring Essential Oil Purity and Quality
Essential Oil Constituents
Appendix and References
Appendix A: Body Systems Chart
Appendix B: Single Essential Oils Property Chart
Appendix C: Essential Oil and Blend Quick Usage Chart
Appendix D: Taxonomical Information
Research References
Bibliography
Index
My Notes on Essential Oils and Blends

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