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The Essential Oils Handbook: All the Oils You Will Ever Need for Health, Vitality and Well-Being Paperback – June 1, 2008
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Part One: The Power of Essential Oils -- covers what they are and how they're produced, safe usage of them, basics on how to blend them, and how to use them (including massage, baths, inhalations, vaporizers, compresses). Part One takes up about 1/4 of the book.
Part Two: A Guide to the Oils -- this section covers each oil in a little more detail. The oils are not arranged alphabetically as you'd expect, but are sorted into categories such as Muscle Treats (those best for muscles), Skin Enhancers (best for your skin), Easy Breathers, Warming Stimulants...ending with Uplifting Aromas. Each of these categories contains the profiles of 5 to 13 essential oils. For instance, the Warming Stimulants section contains info on these oils: cinnamon leaf, West Indian bay, cubeb seed, black pepper, and clove bud. Part Two takes up most of the book.
Then on each oil profile page, there are these small sections:
1) a summary of how the oil is extracted, where it is produced, and notes about the scent
2) Safety First -- any safety concerns for that oil
3) Supporting the Spirit -- "this oil encourages creativity" or "this oil renews energy levels"
4) Easing the Mind -- "to calm irritability, use 4 drops of this oil in a warm bath"
5) Healing the Body -- "to clear sinusitis, try an inhalation of 2 drops laurel and 2 drops lemon"
This book easily gets five stars for being an excellent resource for those new to working with essential oils.Read more ›
The layout and illustrations make the book very simple to follow. The author does an excellent job of keeping jargon down and she uses a lot of the same oils for the various recipe groupings (helping the user to stretch the function of each oil).
The book has a good balance of oils in price and availability from common or exotic to low cost or astronomical (both carrier and Essential).
Her writing style piques interest and the recipes are nice too. This is an excellent first Essential Oil book for a novice and provides a solid foundation on common oils necessary to engage merchants or aromatherapists intelligently.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This pocket sized guide is full of useful info! Basically any essential oil you can think of, what their uses are, and where/how to use them. Very handy!Published 6 days ago by Lori
Continually use this book for suggestions on essential oil usage.Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
What a handy resource to have! First of all, the size is small, but it's a well made small book. The pages are heavy weight & the cover is laminated. Read morePublished 1 month ago by LVesper
I love this book. It's a great reference.
When I want to know how an essential oil works I can look it up and get all the info I need to know on how to use it correctly. Read more
Really small, goes over oils individually. Would be fine if you wanted an "on the go" guide.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I was excited initially to find this essential oils book in pocket size - but I ended up returning it due to a few things. Read morePublished 3 months ago by HS