In Focus Essential Oils is your quick guide to the qualities and healing effects of every major essential oil, including recipes for beauty, home, and health applications. Part of the In Focus series, the book applies a modern approach to teaching a classic body, mind, and spirit subject. 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. After a detailed summary of each major oil, recipes of specific oil blends for numerous treatments are presented, including helpful hints and tips. Also included in this edition is a handy wall chart that details the most popular essential oils, their characteristics, and beneficial uses. With practice, and with In Focus Essential Oils in hand, readers will be able to understand and use essential oils for countless purposes, including: headaches runny nose allergies common colds cooking perfume deodorizing stain removal The In Focus series applies a modern approach to teaching the classic body, mind, and spirit subjects, using expert authors in their respective fields and featuring relevant visual material to smartly and purposely illustrate key topics within each subject. As a bonus, each book is packaged with index cards and/or a poster, to give readers a quick, go-to reference guide containing the most important information on the subject, for easy practice and retention.