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Aromatherapy Handbook For Beauty, Hair, And Skin Care by Erich Keller

Updated on January 31, 2013
4 stars for Aromatherapy Handbook For Beauty, Hair, And Skin Care

Aromatherapy Handbook For Beauty, Hair, And Skin Care by Erich Keller

Erich Keller starts out with some brief history of aromatherapy. This is quite the norm when it comes to aromatherapy books.

Once we get through some history information we get to discussing synthetic cosmetics and comparing them to natural cosmetics. This section opens your eye to debate of the synthetic versus natural world. I have gone back to this section a few times just to refresh the useful information. Keep in mind it touches the subject briefly, but efficiently and communicates the message. This book is about making beauty, hair, and skin care products with essential oils; not a full blown out debate between synthetic versus natural.

The book carries you through the discussion of the essential oils and also through the a list called the basic ingredients for natural cosmetics. This is one of the best lists I have come across in aromatherapy books.

You are given information about the structure and functions of the skin. It helps give understanding to you skin and different skin types,

What I truly love about this about this book comes next. Recipes! Recipes for skin care for different types of skin. Recipes for lotions and creams. It gives recipes for different types of skin types, age spots, acne, eczema, psoriasis, varicose veins,, and more. Then it moves on to recipes for massage oils, hair care, and recipes for natural perfumes.

These are recipes that are not overcrowded with essential oils. Nothing annoys me more than recipes that seem to have an endless list of essential oils.

i love this book and love to go through the recipes from time to time. i use them for inspiration. I love to see how others combine essential oils and then look up properties. Work a recipe backwards is what I call it. For anyone who enjoys aromatherapy this is a nice book to add to your collection.


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      viveresperando 5 years ago from A Place Where Nothing Is Real

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      toknowinfo 5 years ago

      Thanks for the review of this book. Recipes to teach about aromatherapy are very useful and I am always looking to learn more. Voted up and useful.