Aromahead Institute founder Andrea Butje brings 40 essential oils to life in this guide to safe and effective aromatherapy.
From cardamom to lavender to yuzu, each oil’s aroma, uses, and safety tips are clearly defined, while the core physical and emotional supportive properties are captured in expressive personality profiles.
Over 100 recipes are included to support skin care, rest and relaxation, respiratory health, digestion, pain relief, meditation and contemplation, and even natural cleaning. Kid-friendly adjustments accompany each recipe to ensure safe usage and a healthy home environment for all ages.
Take an up-close and personal peek at essential oil distillers around the world as they describe the passion, work, and meticulous care they put into creating their homegrown products. Andrea walks you through what you need to know to select quality essential oils from trustworthy sources.
By the end of this book, you will know which oils you want to turn to for different needs, whether physical or emotional, and you will be able to personalize aromatherapy blends to perfectly complement your mood and spirit. With only the most essential of resources, you can invigorate your mind, body, heart, and home.
About the Author
Andrea Butje is an internationally recognized aromatherapist and author. Her aromatherapy school, Aromahead Institute, reaches students from around the world thanks to her innovative online educational programs and her inspired approach to creating community. In 2013, Andrea was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alliance of International Aromatherapists for the remarkable work she has accomplished in the aromatherapy profession. She lives in St. Petersburg, FL, and you can visit her online at www.aromahead.com.
“A fresh, intriguing approach to introducing essential oils and enhancing one’s practice of aromatic blending, ensuring we learn about and remember the oils as friends and helpers on our journey of well-being. The author’s firsthand knowledge of the processes involved and the producers’ commitment to organic quality and sustainability enriches the book’s pure-spirited integrity. The diverse recipes are inventive, creative,and pragmatic, and, above all, inspire the reader to get busy and make their own.” — Gabriel Mojay, author of Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit
“As a Nurse Aromatherapist, safe practice is of great importance, as is the quality of the oils. This beautiful book serves both of these aspects well, in addition to presenting delightful blends for everyday use—all to benefit the new aromatherapy enthusiast.”— Valerie Cooksley, RN, OCN, FAAIN, CERT, author of Aromatherapy, and co-founder of the Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy “Andrea is a gifted teacher and pioneer in the world of essential oils and aromatherapy. Reading her book, I felt like I was in a master class with her all to myself.” — Amy Hausman, OM, LAc, founder of Co-Creative Healing Arts and Acupuncture
“As a distiller, I especially love her stories of meeting the plants and the people who harvest and distill. For each essential oil profile, she makes you feel like you are meeting the plant for the first time, listing pertinent information with tidbits of insights that come from years of experience.” — Ann Harman, Circle H. Institute
“A joyful and beautifully presented informative guide for the aromatherapy beginner seeking to step gently and effectively into the world of aromatic plants and essential oils. Pragmatic, fun, and filled with unique insights based on her rich experience of plants, distillers, and the oils themselves, Andrea Butje skillfully weaves solid science with tradition, environmental awareness, creativity, and encouragement. She empowers the reader to formulate safe and effective remedies at home for family and friends.” — Rhiannon Lewis, Essential Oil Resource Consultants
“From Andrea’s perspective, essential oils have distinct, instantly recognizable, and sometimes quirky personalities—beginners will have no difficulty in relating to them and professionals will gain new and delightful insights. Gentle and comforting, uplifting and inspiring, the joyful and vibrant heart of aromatherapy beats on every page.” — Jennifer Rhind, author of Essential Oils
“Andrea Butje has put her heart and soul into learning more about essential oils from the source than anyone I’ve come across in the industry. She shares her knowledge of their uses with ease since she’s had over 25 years of experience teaching to thousands of students worldwide. Pulling from all her years of knowledge, this easy-to-navigate book is a pleasure and a gift.” — Cary Caster, BS. LMT, CCA