by Susan M Parker
Signed copies available.
Power of the Seed, the source for all things oil; if you are interested in understanding the oils you cook with, dress your salad, use on your skin for massage or work with essential oils, this book is for you. The first comprehensive reference book that focuses on the fixed oils from the plant world.
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The book is also available in a Kindle version on Amazon.
The oils from seeds are distinct from the aromatic essential oils. Both types of botanical oils are discussed and their differences are delineated. Oils such as coconut, olive, almond, moringa, argan, baobab, cucumber and blackberry among others are described and broken down into their respective fatty acids.
Beautifully designed, Power of the Seed provides the basics of oil structure, chemistry, composition, uses, and most importantly, the benefits of oil for skin health. With descriptions of over 90 oils and waxes, recipes to make your own formulations, and an extensive appendix with information and data on the many oils available on the market today, this is an important reference book on oils.
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"I am very impressed with this book on several levels! Firstly, Susan Parker is extremely knowledgeable and she presents her knowledge in a way that is very understandable for the average person without dumbing down the material. The book is set up so the reader can find oils by: use, applications, source, fatty and composition, sap values, botanical families, and more! So, it can be used as an in depth read or as a quick reference for info. . . . . Ms. Parker takes away all of the confusion and saves you valuable time and considerable frustration because her book is comprehensive, easy to read, and explains why/how the materials combine and work together. Power of the Seed is a MUST HAVE book if you want to make your own skincare products or even if you just want to know what is in your current beauty products and why they are there."
"I'm in love with this book. It's a richly detailed and well organized compendium of everything you could ever want to know about oils. The book is written with love and deep respect for the power of the seed. The writing is vivid, spirited, and enjoyable. This book will be referred to time and again and is highly recommended."