An eBook chapter excerpt from the printed book, The Aromantic Guide to making your own natural skin, hair and body care products, 4th Edition, 2011. 7 pages. [same as 3rd edition]
What are Essential Oils?
What are Absolutes?
Use of Essential Oils and Absolutes
Safety Guidelines for using Essential Oils and Absolutes
Properties of some commonly used Essential Oils - Bay Leaf, Benzoin, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clove, Cypress, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine (Absolute), Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Orange, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Peppermint, Rose de Mai (Absolute), Rosemary, Sandalwood Mysore/Sandalwood Caledonia, Tea Tree, Vetivert, Ylang Ylang
Table for maximum dosages of essential oils to use in 9 different types of applications and percentages related to droppers (for Essential Oil bottles)