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The Essential Oils Book: Creating Personal Blends for Mind & Body
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 6, 2003
I was looking for a straightforward book with recipes to get me started with aromatherapy and this one was a good place for me to start. It has an intro section on precautions of using essential oils (they're intense :) And then goes into descriptions and uses of all sorts of oils which will be useful to me once I get better at this. For now I enjoy the recipes that are in the last half of the book - especially the baths. There are also recipes for dryer scenting, floor cleaning solutions and other applications that I haven't tried yet but sound neat - especially the dryer scents!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 4, 1997
By just looking at the cover of this book I could tell it was going to be fun, what with it's matte finish and recycled pages, and I wasn't disappointed! Ms. Dodt has executed an easy to comprehend book that is good for beginners and those that are past the beginner stage,but not ready to croos the line into advanced aromatherapy. The blue "idea" boxes scattered throughout the book contain great "at a glance" information and her oil descriptions are well done. All of her receipes contain oils that most folks should have in their aromatherapy kitchen, unlike other books I have read that have oils that are either extremelly expensive or hard to obtain. I especially appreciated her clear and concise definitions of measuring dilutions, since so many aromatherapy books skip right over this or don't explain this concept clearly. The packaging,labeling, and gift ideas she describes are wonderful, especially for those of us may creative with oil blends but lousy with packaging! What a treat to read
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 26, 1997
This was my first book on aromatherapy and after reading all the "recommended and required" books by various certification courses and classes I've taken, I always go back to Colleen's book. It is clear, concise and very easy to use for beginners. I always recommend this book to friends who want to learn more about aromatherapy and essentials oils.
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on September 9, 1997
I have approximately 30 books on the subject, and whenever someone asks which book to begin with I always tell them about this one. It is easy to read, gives great recipes, good safety information (always important) and does not complicate the beginner's life with chemistry or spiritualism (valid subjects but not what the beginner is usually interested in). If you are a beginner to the subject and don't know where to start, then start here
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on June 1, 1997
Colleen's book is an excellent choice for anyone interested in aromatherapy. I have read many aromatherapy books in the past few years and Colleen's is the cream of the "lavender crop"!
She shares all of her secrets and the book is filled with tons of household tips. She is the reason my house smells like lavender everytime I do the laundry! Imagine what other treats I've discovered. Indulge in the wonderful world of aromas
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on March 21, 2000
I purchased this book for the purpose of getting advice on creating my own blends using essential oils. The recipes included in this book are versatile and provide enough background info to enable the reader to achieve this goal. The author transmits friendly excitement about integrating essential oils into our daily routines. Her writings act as a guide to the beginner and encourage him/her to look for new uses of aromatherapy.
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on February 14, 2000
I had the pleasure of attending an aromatherapy class by Colleen Dodt and found it very interesting and inspiring. The book is even more inspiring! Many wonderful "recipes" for making your own personal cologne, scenting your home naturally and using aromatherapy for personal beauty routines. Wonderful to read, entertaining and so much fun to learn about and try out the ideas in the book! Go out and buy it!
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on March 17, 1999
I purchased this book in 1997 and devoured it, I found the soap recipe very helpful in understanding how to use essential oils in soapmaking. I host a chat on AOL for Aromatherapy weekly and had the extreme pleasure of interviewing Colleen K. Dodt about her Natural Baby Care book. She is a very knowledgeable author on the subject of aromatherapy and herbal use.
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on November 1, 1998
Along with a lot of practical examples for aromatherapy, this book is really comfortable for eyes; sky blue letters are printed on somewhat beige recycled paper. I also liked her own approach to aromatherapy; different from conservative british aromatherapists, she really enjoys and loves herbs, essential oils, and her life.
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on April 21, 2010
cette serie de livre est bien fait et celui ci ne déroge pas, il est très bien ..... c est un tres bon livre pour débuter sur le sujet.
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