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This is a partial list of the countless books I have purchased and read over the past 12 years of my education and development of my products. The top 15 are the most vital to my education.
1. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils, Julia Lawless
2. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy; Valerie Worwood
3. Essential Oil Safety; Robert Tisserand and Tony Balacs
4. The Practice of Aromatherapy; Dr. Jean Valnet, MD
5. The Complete Soapmaker; Norma Coney
6. Carrier Oils For Aromatherapy and Massage; Len Price
7. Making Natural Liquid Soap; Catherine Failor
8. Aromatherapy Healing for the body and Soul; Kathi Keville
9. Women’s Herbs, Women’s Health; Kathi Keville
10. The Scientific Validation of Herbal Medicine; Daniel Mowrey
11. School of Natural Healing; Dr. John R Christopher
12. 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy; Carol and Daniel Schiller
13. Herbs and Aromatherapy For the Reproduction System; Jeanne Rose
14. Complete Aromatherapy Handbook; Susanne Fischer-Rezzi
15. Perfumes, Splashes and Colognes; Nancy Booth
16. Healing Oil of the Body; David Stewart
17. The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple; David Stewart
18. Aromatherapy For Health Professionals; Shirley and Len Price
19. The Aromatherapy Practitioner’s Reference Manual; Sylla Sheppart-Hanger
20. The Herb Book; John Lust
21. Medicinal Plants of the World; Ben-Erik Van Wyk, Michael Wink
22. Cancer Salves; Ingrid Naiman
23. Healing Home Spa; Valerie Cooksley
24.   Plant Aromatics; Martin Watt
25.   Healing From God’s Garden; Maria Treben
26.   Herbs – The Visual Guide to More than 700 Herb Species from Around the World; Lesley Bremness
27.   Common Herbs for Natural Health; Juliette de Bairacli Levy
28.   Herbal Emissaries; Steve Foster
29.   The Wise Woman Herbals – Child Bearing Years; Susan Weed
30.   The Wise Woman Herbals – Menopausal Years; Susan Weed
31.   Aromatherapy, Soothing Remedies to Restore, Rejuvenate & Heal; Valerie Cooksley
32.   A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients; Ruth Winter
33.   Aromatherapy An A-Z; Patricia Davis
34.   Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals; Kristin L Bell
35.   Herbal Cat Care; Dr. Randy Kidd
36.   What’s Toxic, What’s Not; Dr Gary Ginsberg and Brian Toal
37. A Modern Herbal, Mrs. M Grieves
38. Aromatherapy Workbook, Shirley Price
39. Desk Reference to Natural Medicines, Stephen Foster, Rebecca Johnson
While this list seems extensive; there are at least another 20 I own and have read, but that I did not consider vital to my education and Healing-Scents.
Kathleen Hembree
The Discover magazine has had some amazing articles on the healthy bacteria in our bodies and what antibiotics do to this essential microbial community.
Check them out.
I love this quote from THE ECOSYSTEM INSIDE, March 2011, by Michael Tennesen
"When you use antibiotics, you essentially drop a bomb on a microbial community."
The Discover magazine also has many good articles on the chemicals used in modern farming practices.  It is a worthwile magazine to subscribe to.

Interested in how I learned to create wonderful products that work?
On this page is a partial list of books that I studied over the past 12 years.  The top 15 are especially dear to my heart and important to my education for this business.
Interested in starting a business like ours in your community:? 
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Purchase these books (almost all can be found used on or This knowledge is powerful. If we are all educated in herbs and essential oils; we can keep the Pharmaceutical industry and government control where they should be....Chemicals are killing us and killing our children. We have to take control of our health back from the "doctors" and the pharmaceutical chemicals in everything including the drugs they push.
Be willing to go through this whole detox process for yourself and your family.
If you won't work hard for yourself, you will not able to help others change their lives for the healthier.
Our future plans include helping others start their own business making and selling in their local communities.
We do not want to sell to the world. We want to empower families and communities by supporting locally manufactured and sold products.

Here are some basic recipes that you may want to play around with.
Cream recipe
1 cup oil
¼ oz (3 Tbls) beeswax
1 cup distilled water, warmed to about 100 degrees
30-50 drops essential oils
2 vit. E capsules or ½ tsp. T50 (vit. E)
(For extra preservation:  ¼ tsp Rosemary Oil Extract (ROE)
Carefully melt beeswax in oil. On stove, use a double boiler. In microwave, use short lengths of time, checking frequently. Add vit. E or T50.
Put water in blender (always put oils into water). Remove center of lid. Turn blender on, SLOWLY add oil/beeswax blend to water. Should start to thicken about ¾ of the way through. Add essential oils. Finish adding oil mixture. Pour into jars. Shelf-life is about 2 or 3 months, longer if extra is refrigerated.
Instead of water; hydrosols, tea or aloe juice can be substituted.
Lotion recipe
1 cup oil (try sunflower, jojoba, shea butter and olive. Or any combination)
4 Tbls beeswax
2 cup distilled water (hydrosol, tea, aloe juice) warmed to about 100 degrees
(For extra preservation: 1 tsp. Potassium Sorbate)
½ tsp – 1 tsp. Aloe powder (1-2 T. gel)
30 – 120 drops essential oils (1-2 tsp. cellulose or xanthan Gum – Maybe)
2 vit. E capsules or ½ tsp T50 (vit. E)
(For extra preservation:  ¼ tsp. Rosemary Oil Extract (ROE)
Put oil and beeswax in a heat safe container. Add ROE, vit. E or T50 to oils.
Carefully melt. On stove, use a double boiler. In microwave, use short lengths of time, stirring and checking frequently.
Warm water.  Put water in blender (always put oils into water). Add aloe, potassium sorbate if using. Remove center of lid. Turn blender on, SLOWLY add oil/beeswax blend to water. Blend 5 – 10 minutes.  Let rest 15-30 minutes. Blend again several minutes.  (If desired, add 1-2 tsp. cellulose or xanthan gum while blender is running.)  . Add essential oils. Pour into bottles.
(Oils can be added to each bottle as it is being filled (fill about ½, then add oils. Shake really well). Shake well.