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The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

I can speak for all of my colleges when I say that this is the MUST HAVE for all Aromatherapist and Aromatherapy enthusiast.  

Completely updated, the best book on the topic available anywhere has just gotten better!


Over 800 Natural, Nontoxic, and Fragrant Recipes to Create Health, Beauty, and Safe Home and Work Environments

A necessary resource for anyone interested in alternative approaches to healing and lifestyle, this new edition contains more than 800 easy-to-follow recipes for essential oil treatments. No one has provided more thorough and accurate guidance to the home practitioner or professional aromatherapist than Valerie Ann Worwood.


In her clear and positive voice, Worwood provides tools to address a huge variety of health issues, including specific advice for children, women, men, and seniors. Other sections cover self-defense against microbes and contaminants, emotional challenges, care for the home and workplace, and applications for athletes, dancers, travelers, cooks, gardeners, and animal lovers. Worwood also offers us her expertise in the use of essential oils in beauty and spa treatments, plus profiles of 125 essential oils, 37 carrier oils, and more.


Since the publication of the first edition of this book 25 years ago, the positive impact of essential oil use has become increasingly recognized, as scientific researchers throughout the world have explored essential oils and their constituents for their unique properties and uses.


Aromatherapy for Kids, Safe and Sound

Inside her book “Aromatherapy for Kids, Safe and Sound”, you will find Leslie’s top 25 essential oils that are safe for kids, that parents can use with the assurance that their kids will be “safe and sound”.  Included is Aroma description, blending information, therapeutics, recipes and a mantra for you and your child for each oil.  Colorful and fun! Read my book review here.

Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child

More than 300 Natural, Nontoxic, and Fragrant Essential Oil Blends.

Aromatherapy taps the healing potential of Earth’s ancient medicines, the essential oils that give plants their scent. Powerful yet safe, aromatherapy is a sound way to treat everything from diaper rash to asthma to self-esteem troubles in children. Many complaints such as aches and coughs that might otherwise have to wait for a visit to the doctor can be addressed immediately at home using the healing power of nature.

This book will appeal to every parent who thinks proactively about their children’s long-term physical and mental health. Valerie Ann Worwood offers an array of scientifically proven remedies, along with complete charts of essential oils and instructions for aromatherapeutic massage. Other chapters describe how aromatherapy can benefit seriously ill children when used in conjunction with Western medicine.