The Complete Guide to Creating Oils, Soaps, Creams, and Herbal Gels for your Mind and Body
101 Natural Body Care RecipesPaperback - 2011
Your body is a temple one that has need of many different things that it normally does not get. The right mixture of oils, with the right amount of different minerals, vegetable, fruit, and plant extracts can provide the body and mind with a much needed, highly therapeutic boost that can have a myriad of different positive effects. With the health and wellness industry taking off in recent years, it has become apparent that Americans are highly interested in developing a keener relationship with their bodies, using oils and the like to improve everything from digestion to mental acuity. This book will walk you through the seemingly complex, but realistically simple process of creating your own oils, soaps, creams, and gels, utilising them effectively to boost your health both in mind and body. You will learn how to start recognising scents and how they interact with each other in the form of oils for your body and mind. You will learn how to start buying and using essential oils and how to recognise the properties of various pure essential oils. You will learn which common and uncommon essential oils are out there and what they entail as well as how to start blending them. The various equipment you will need, carrier and base oils, and solutions and dilutions used are outlined for you here. The top experts in aromatherapy and natural body care have been interviewed as well and alongside the recipes are a number of tips that help you to know exactly when and how to use each recipe, which variations you can make and what these various products can help you benefit from. You will learn how to create recipes for cleaning around your home and how to use essential oil mixtures for essential beauty, baths, bath salts, herbal baths, children s baths, foot baths, hand and nail care, hair oils, shampoos, rinses, and perfumes. Additional uses, including everything from oils for the elderly and sick to your pets are provided as well. No matter what you are using your oils and natural body products for, this book will help guide you through the process of creating and forming them.
Publisher: Ocala, Fla. : Atlantic Pub. Group, c2011.
Branch Call Number: 661.806
Characteristics: 288 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.