A Scented Life is a delightful voyage of discovery into the beauty of nature and the complex aromatic substances found in plants. It provides a non-prescriptive, easy-access guide crafted for those starting out on their aromatherapy journey. The focus is on using essential oils for self-care, inviting you to relish the experience and explore ways of using scent to enhance your lifestyle for pleasure or as a remedy. The book takes you on a journey of the senses, from the history of aromatherapy and the basics of essential oils and their contribution to our wellbeing, to a list of scent groupings that makes it easier to understand the unique make-up of essential oils (including a dedicated section on precious petals), before outlining blending techniques, complete with a suggested starter kit to help send you on your way. The Inhale chart is the books heart and offers beautiful blends for everyday use and enjoyment: a unique guide to bringing essential oils into your life in meaningful ways. It is followed by applications for massage, bathing and skincare, as well as health and wellbeing, complete with recipes for each method outlined. The Womens Health chapter discusses essential oil use in the context of motherhood and ageing, and the Essential Oil Toolkit provides an invaluable overview of application methods as well as a guide to the most widely used essential oils, complete with suggested applications to treat specific ailments.