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Essential Living 2nd Edition

4.7 out of 5 stars 172 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1477533338
ISBN-10: 1477533338
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (November 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1477533338
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477533338
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,818 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I found this book to have some excellent recipes within. However, if you are looking for a major primer on oils or extensive information, this is NOT the book for you. This book is designed to be for someone newer to essential oils who does not want to create their own recipes or someone who has "been around the block" but wants something simple to help them learn more and try different things with a reduced risk of error.

Other reviewers have complained about the choices of oils and the expense. I found her list to be fairly accurate but VERY different from her starter kit for the free online course she offers through Aromahead Institute.

My recommendations to other readers: (and potential readers!)

1: Read the ENTIRE BOOK and decide which formulas you wish to try. THEN purchase your oils accordingly. This will save the expense of oils you do not like, do not want to use, or do not plan on using. Start small and pick 2-3 recipes instead of the whole kit n' caboodle.

2: She recommends MANY times in the book to research your oils. This book is not intended to be for that research. Know that ahead of time and be ready to invest in a good book on essential oils and other herbal remedies. Until you are able to make that investment, there are many locations online, including Aromahead Institute and reputable online companies that sell essential oils, absolutes, and hydrasols which can help you.

3: This is NOT meant to be the end of your journey in essential oils. Be ready to keep studying and learning. This is the start of the path, not the final destination.

4: Last but not least, please learn proper safety protocols and USE them. For your safety and the safety of those you love.
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This is an updated review to reflect the paperback and the new phone app for Aromahead Institute:

I was excited about reviewing the eBook `Essential Living - Aromatherapy recipes for Health & Home" when it first came out. Long before eBooks were even a gleam in the eye of the internet, I dreamed of having my huge book collection scanned onto my computer. I was ecstatic to have this great little e-book come along, so beautifully formatted, and I was able to carry it around on my laptop to view anytime and anywhere, and it was about aromatherapy. How cool was that?

However, last summer I obtained a paper copy of the book and decided to update my review and experience and to highlight the new phone app " Natural Remedies with Aromatherapy" also by Andrea Butje and owner of Aromahead Institute. I love it...but more about the app in a minute.

What I really chuckled about with the paper copy of the book Essential Living was the acknowledgement page, which read like a recipe. It was telling on so many different levels what the reader was about to journey into: an introduction to what aromatherapy is and recipes to follow, which can be the biggest hurdle for many people, neophytes and experienced alike.

It is an excellent start for beginners to the study of aromatherapy and those who have used aromatherapy for years may benefit as well. Essential Living is tidy, not over-stuffed, the information is succinct and trim. The essence is in the recipes offered for the many areas of life.
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I am so excited to be able to give this book to people I know and love!

Between its exquisitely beautiful covers, Andrea Butje, one of the world's experts on the uses of essential oils, has given all of us access to simple ways to change our lives for the better. Aromatherapy is so much more than just about creating ambiance. It is a way to heal ourselves and our homes. I love the very doable recipes in this book for every room in the house. I have always wanted to steer clear of the toxic chemicals in cleaning products, but didn't know how. Andrea offers wonderful alternatives for both scrubs and sprays that really work and are a pleasure to use.

The body care products--moisturizer, perfume balms, and even deodorant--feel great, without the sticky, overly-scented qualities of commercial products. There is also nothing like Andrea's natural hand sanitizer! It feels and smells so great!

As a learning coach, I work with students on a regular basis in my home office. They love it when I diffuse the "Calm and Focus" diffuser blend while they're working. Together, we recently made "mental clarity" inhalers, using a total of 10-15 drops of the same oils, to help my students stay alert while taking a standardized test. Both the kids and the parents were very excited by this new "learning tool."

When I travel, I always have the "Crowded Spaces Immunity Inhaler" for the plane and the "Hotel Linen Spray" for my home away from home. I feel like I'm taking care of myself, even in places I share with so many others.

This beautiful book offers simple, elegant ideas for ways to support ourselves naturally. I love to think of our planet getting healthier one home and family at a time. Thank you, Andrea, for showing us how.
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