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Scents: The recent popularity of aromatherapy--the use of essential plant oils to achieve or enhance physical and emotional well-being--has confirmed what most health and beauty experts have known for decades: there is a power in natural scents. The aromas of certain plants and herbs can be used to calm, energize, balance and heal. Adding essential oils to recipes in this book will increase the calming and beautifying qualities of the treatments. You can also enhance the quality of your environment by applying a few drops of essential oil to potpourri, bathwater, a burning candle, or a light bulb. Following is a list of essential oils and their generally recognized effects. Response to the aroma is, of course, individual. Follow your nose!


Scents: The recent popularity of aromatherapy--the use of essential plant oils to achieve or enhance physical and emotional well-being--has confirmed what most health and beauty experts have known for decades: there is a power in natural scents. The aromas of certain plants and herbs can be used to calm, energize, balance and heal. Adding essential oils to recipes in this book will increase the calming and beautifying qualities of the treatments. You can also enhance the quality of your environment by applying a few drops of essential oil to potpourri, bathwater, a burning candle, or a light bulb. Following is a list of essential oils and their generally recognized effects. Response to the aroma is, of course, individual. Follow your nose!