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Aromatherapy for Everyone: Discover the Secrets of Health and Happiness with Essential Oils Paperback – February 15, 2007
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About the Author
P.J. Pierson has been writing about health and nutrition issues for over a decade.
Mary Shipley has been involved in natural healing and health care since the 1970s, and is an active organic gardener.
Top Customer Reviews
Usually when you buy an essential oil it doesn't come with instructions. That is where this book comes in handy. It not only tells you what illnesses the essential oils cure but explains exactly how many drops of the oil to use and how to use it. I found this all very helpful. After the introduction there are about two pages for each essential oil. You will find therapeutic uses, how to apply the essential oil, what the oil mixes well with and how the oil was extracted from the plant. There is also some safety information so if you are pregnant you will want to pay special attention to those warnings.
I liked the little tips throughout like if you have a sauna it is helpful to know that pine essential oil is more appropriate than rose oil. Some oils are not good in confined spaces.
Also I did use some information in this book to banish a bout of depression. I will tell you exactly what I did. I put essential oils in a liquid soap and then used it in the shower. That was comforting but then I also put sweet orange, rose and neroli in a body cream. I then put sweet orange and neroli on my wrists and inhaled deeply. I then put more oil in my hair before blow drying it. This ensured that I was completely surrounded by scent. It worked like magic. I now feel completely relaxed and happy again. I totally believe in the power of essential oils and after you learn how to use them I bet you will too.
~The Rebecca Review
I received a free copy of this book for review.
*UPDATED REVIEW: When I first got this book, I loved it for its size and information. As I began to learn more about essential oils, I then realized that this book is somewhat incomplete in the sense that it lacks the botanical name for each oil and is somewhat vague in safety information. As much as I loved this book when I first got it, it isn't the best book on EOs out there. I would recommend The Encyclopaedia of Essential Oils by J. Lawless, Essential Oil Safety by R. Tisserand and The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness by N. Purchon and L. Cantele. If I had to choose one of the three, I'd start with Tisserand's book on EO safety. It's pricey but when it comes to EOs, safety and education should come first.
Here's more of what I loved about this book:
1) Provides a brief introduction/history of aromatherapy and how aromatics and essential oils work.
2) How to use, apply, and store essential oils.
3) Well organized table of contents, index, and color photographs of the plants that make the essential oils.
4) Essential Oils are listed in alphabetical order with a short paragraph about each essential oil along with its therapeutic uses, its applications, which essential oils it blends well with, extraction method of each oil, which parts of the plant are used to make the essential oil, safety precautions, and fun facts!
5) Author biographies are included at the end of the book.
6) A bibliography for further reading is also included as well.
This is the first book I've read about aromatherapy. Although, I can't attest to how factual the information is in Aromatherapy For Everyone, it does appear like the authors do know their topic quite well.
I like how well organized Aromatherapy For Everyone is. It is well written, easy to understand, short, to the point and will make a great reference book to keep in my permanent collection.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A good reference book which was recommended to me. Some of it is a little over my head but I do use it from time to time for a reference. Read morePublished 13 hours ago by Dianne Fritz
this is good, but there are not recipes. It just has the uses for individual oils so if you want to make synergic blends, another book may be better, but this book contained... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Vivvy
a wonderful book I've used for years, just bought this for a gift for my sister. This book is easy and fun......very useful.Published 3 months ago by Nadene Adorney
Quick Shipping! This book does help me with many of the types of oils, and what they can help with. The only downfall is that the back of the book mentions how to tell the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Naomi Evans
This book is amazing and so helpful. It tells just how much to use and what it is used for. I just love it, thinking of ordering one for my daughter.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very nice reference, wish it had given detailed measurements for mixing several EOs, but on the whole, a very useful and well organized little book,Published 6 months ago by APR