At this point it is important to tell you that this is a book of recipes like no other that I have seen or read. I am seriously hooked on this one. Andrea Butje of the Aromahead Institute has put together formulations for products that are necessary for Essential Living. The recipes and simple,direct instructions will please you ..... and your guests!
Now if you are like me and are more familiar with recipes for cupcakes than , say, a soothing salt scrub then you are in for a real treat!
*Aromatherapy is all about the therapeutic use of essential oils--highly aromatic substances that occur naturally in plants. Essential oils are made up of naturally occurring chemical components that have all sorts of therapeutic properties.
Although surprisingly scientific, aromatherapy isn't a mystical, new age concept. It's grounded in science and chemistry.(Don't worry, you won't need to learn any chemistry to use aromatherapy in you everyday life.)*
This easy to follow,beautifully designed and very well laid out book takes you step by step through an amazing variety of recipes for you and for every room in your home.
Do you want a clean and sanitized kitchen? There's a recipe for that. How about a sparkling deodorized bathroom? Now you can be in control and create your own antifungal spray for bathroom surfaces.
The cleaning products are gentle, chemical-free alternatives to common household cleaning products. They are effective and safe, with ingredients you'll recognize without needing a chemistry degree...and-there's a recipe for that!
I decided to try at least one of these recipes from Essential Living ~Aromatherapy Recipes for Health & Home. It was a very difficult decision with so many great choices, but I finally picked-
Therapeutic Bath Salt for Sleep and Calm.
With a combination of Roman Chamomile essential oil, Lavender essential oil and natural unbleached bath salts in the appropriate amounts, I knew I was on the right track to many luxurious baths. As you only need about 1 ounce or 2 Tablespoons added to a tub full of water, this would last for a long time.
Personal note: I felt like Queen Nefertiti soaking in my tub with delicious scents floating around me and flickering candle light the only illumination. I am still not sure what it is about Lavender that is so calming and relaxing but I have no doubt at all about its ability to do so.
Now, on to other recipes to make sure my home is clean, deodorized and natural. As I have many allergies, having natural products to do these tasks is important to me.
Want to find out more? Check out this link and you're on your way to a happier, healthier and "greener" you!
Purchase your own book and start enjoying YOUR Essential Living today.
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* A direct quote from the book Essential Living*