In Focus Essential Oils & Aromatherapy is your quick guide to the qualities and healing effects of every major essential oil, including recipes for beauty, home, and health applications. Included inside the back cover is a beautifully illustrated 18 × 24–inch wall chart containing a summary of the major essential oils, their characteristics, and their healing properties. Essential oils have been used for centuries and across many cultures in holistic remedies for all types of common ailments. Extracted from flowers, seeds, plants, and trees, natural oils are applied either topically or aromatically to give healing effects. This artfully designed guide gives you easy access to the information you need to use them effectively. After a detailed summary of each major oil, recipes of specific oil blends for numerous treatments are presented, including helpful hints and tips. With practice, and with In Focus Essential Oils & Aromatherapy in hand, you will be able to understand and use essential oils for countless purposes, including:HeadachesRunny noseAllergiesCommon coldsCookingPerfumeDeodorizingStain removalThe In Focus series applies a modern approach to teaching the classic body, mind, and spirit subjects. Authored by experts in their respective fields, these beginner's guides feature smartly designed visual material that clearly illustrates key topics within each subject. As a bonus, each book includes reference cards or a poster, held in an envelope inside the back cover, that give you a quick, go-to guide containing the most important information on the subject.