Are you using essential oils yet? If you’ve been following along with us here for any length of time, you know that we absolutely love essential oils! We use them in everything from household cleaners to bath and body products. But one thing I get asked about a lot is if I can recommend a good, concise guide for beginners who are looking to learn the basics of using essential oils. Although I’ve learned a lot about essential oils from other blogs and websites, I’ve actually been looking for a good book that I can refer back to when needed – and I think I’ve found it!
I was recently contacted by a publisher who asked if I wanted to review a copy of a newly released beginner’s guide to the many uses of essential oils for health, beauty and home purposes called Essential Oils for Beginners. Let me just tell you that I’ve never agreed to a review request as quickly (and enthusiastically) as I did for this book – and for good reason. This book is awesome!
Essential Oils for Beginners is a comprehensive guide to harnessing the natural power of essential oils. If you’re interested in getting started with essential oils and aromatherapy, this book is a great place to start! It has everything from the history of essential oils and how they work, to buying and storing essential oils, and a great chapter on how to blend oils for different therapeutic uses.
One of the most useful sections in Essential Oils for Beginners is the list of over 60 different essential oils, each with a brief description, its properties, primary uses, other oils it blends with, and safety precautions. This is exactly what I need in an essential oils guide – something I can continually refer back to when needed, but isn’t so long and detailed that I lose sight of the basic information that I’m looking for.
Of course, my favorite section in this guide is the one that helps me apply what I’ve learned by making homemade treatments for ailments, bath and body products, home and garden, and improving my overall wellbeing. Essential Oils for Beginners is jam-packed with over 85 recipes for everything from cold and flu treatments to headache remedies, mood-enhancing massage blends to skin care, air fresheners to pet products. This book’s got it all and then some!
Another thing I found pretty cool is these little fun facts that are peppered throughout the book with interesting information about essential oils history, like this one about tea tree farmers being exempted from military service during WWII:
There’s also a section in the back with a curated list of other books for recommended reading which I found very helpful. Now I know where to go next after I’m finished reading Essential Oils for Beginners. And if you’re looking for a list of authentic essential oil retailers or educational resources, those are covered in the book as well.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading through Essential Oils for Beginners and can’t wait to start trying some of these recipes! I’m also going to be delving more into the art and science behind the blending of essential oils, and I’ll be sharing what I learn right here with you! 🙂
Where to Buy the Book
See, didn’t I tell you this book is pretty awesome? 🙂 If you want to learn more about the book and read more reviews from other readers, you can do so at Amazon. You can purchase a paperback copy of the book for $9.99, or you can get the digital copy to read on your Kindle for just $0.99! Don’t have a Kindle? No problem (neither do I!), you can just download one of the free Kindle Reading Apps.
I’ve saved the best news for last! The wonderful publisher of Essential Oils for Beginners has offered to sponsor a giveaway for a paperback copy of the book to one very lucky reader! Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter for your chance to win a copy of the book.
Giveaway open to US residents only, 18 years or older. Giveaway ends Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 11:59pm EST.