The Healing Art of Essential Oils: A Guide to 50 Oils for Remedy, Ritual, and Everyday Use by Kac Young
An excellent reference as an introduction to essential oils and aromatherapy, a must have for healthy living.
A few months ago, I got a neck massage and the therapist used juniper and eucalyptus oil and I was curious to find out why those particular oils? So when I saw this book for offer on NetGalley, I was interested in expanding my knowledge and this book accomplished that and so much more.
Kac Young obviously knows her oils and she explains them well, breaking down each essential oil’s properties and usage. The explanation of the various ways to use essential oils (diffuser, inhaler, on the skin, etc) Very well researched and easy to understand, the book guides you through how to purchase quality oils, how to blend them and the best uses for each oil. There are so many useful tips in here, from how to blend the fragrances, to how to use essential oils to cure common ailments and even recipes for everyday products. Since it’s cold/flu season, I plan on utilizing the recipes to clean and sanitize the air in my home, plus household cleaners and hand sanitizers that are all natural. I really want to try the anti-aging serum (have you seen how much they cost at the store? Much cheaper to make it myself, and with all natural ingredients!) I have never had so many bookmarks in one book before, I can’t wait until the book is released to buy a hardcover to keep as a handy reference. I really enjoyed the history of the use of essential oils, it just proves that for common ailments, the best medicine are the tried and true remedies that have been around for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.
Overall, a great book to get budding aromatherapists started, and would make an excellent gift for anyone interested in all-natural products for healing and in the home.
Thank you to Llewellyn Publications and NetGalley who provided an advance copy in return for my honest review.
|Rating: ★★★★★ 5 stars
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
Publication Date: January 8, 2017
|Genre: Non-fiction, Health
Formats: Paperback, Kindle, ePub
Reviewer: Tam (Mystereity Reviews)