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Heaven Scent: "Aromatic Gifts To Make, Send And Keep"

Both a valuable guide to the heavenly world of scent, & a highly inspirational craft book complete with detailed, step-by-step instructions for creating a variety of beautiful projects, such as scented gifts, fragrant creams & aromatic objects for use around the home, all using flowers, spices, essences & essential oils, & other natural ingredients. Covers the fascinating history of scent & reveals how some of the world's most famous perfumes are made. Provides an introduction to aromatherapy & shows just how beneficial essential oils can be. All the projects are accompanied by clear instructions & lush full-color illustrations. Directory of perfumes. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

Hardcover: 128 pages

Publisher: Watson-Guptill (October 1, 1998)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0823022382

ISBN-13: 978-0823022380

Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 9.6 x 0.7 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Best Sellers Rank: #3,678,066 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #59 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Flower Arranging & Crafts > Potpourri #1982 in Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Alternative Medicine > Aromatherapy #6498 in Books > Science & Math > Biological Sciences > Plants

This book is a real gem! Split into three parts which could each stand alone, its part history, part aromatherapy jouranl and part craft. It begins with a whimsical and eloquent journey through the history of perfume,from the sages of Eygpt and orgies of Ancient Rome through to Marilyn and her penchant for only Chanel No.5 between her skin and her sheets. From here begins a laymans introduction to the practise of aromatherapy, with a basic synopsis on many essential oils, their properties and benefits- most interesting and enlightening. The final part of the book is very much a craft book, with numerous projects on making bath oils and creams, scented paper and gifts, from the quirky- like the mandarin scented twigs to the basic like the lemon scented soap balls. Its all very luscious and delicious, with sleek beautiful photography- a must for anyone who is interested in perfumes, aromatherapy and gorgeous things for the homw- suitable for so many people from your 12 year old niece to your granny!

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