The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

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A needed source for any individual thinking about alternative methods to healing, this book contains greater than 600 easy-to-follow dishes for crucial oil treatments and aromatherapy.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: New World Library; 1st edition (1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0931432820
  • ISBN-13: 978-0931432828
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

Customer Reviews

It has a lot of information, but I wish it was more in depth…….

347 people found this helpful.
 on December 3, 2016
By SweetAndSalty
I’m not really sure why this is not showing a verified purchase, I bought it on amazon and paid full price…… anyway……. I purchased this book mainly for its blends. The essential oil and carrier oil profiles are just a plus for me. I like that this book has many chapters. It has many seperate sections, and it has a lot of information! It has over 800 essential oil blends, which I am very happy about, as it’s why I ordered the book. The carrier and essential oil profiles are good, and I like that there are carrier oil profiles, instead of just essential oil profiles. There is also a lot of information in this book for using essential oils with children. I have an 18 month old daughter and I always seek the natural route first. I love that she has the blends organized according to ailment. There is a great section on skin care and hair care with essential oils and carrier oils, as well as insomnia, the two sections I have personally found most helpful so far. I have made several blends based on her information and all have been wonderful! There is also a section all about hydrosols and profiles for hydrosols. And there are even cooking recipes for using essential oils in food! I have been using essential oils for 10+ years, so this book was purchased for a bit of inspiration for blends. Now that I’ve stated the positives, here are the negatives. There are reasons I gave this book 3 stars, first because I am not thrilled with how thin the pages are (slightly thicker than Bible pages). It makes it harder to flip through the pages quickly, and I feel I have to be very gentle, as not to tear the pages. I also didn’t see any rare oil profiles and I was very surprised there was no oil profile for or mention of moroccan blue tansy essential oil. I use this essential oil quite often and I would have liked for it to be used in some of the blends. This book came highly recommended by my essential oil supplier and I can see why! It does have a lot of information! But I would prefer more in depth information, honestly. I can see this book getting some use in my home. I have many books on essential oils and I’ll add this book to the collection. I have included a photo so you can see how thick with information this book literally is! UPDATE: I wanted to update my review. I’m a little annoyed with the organization of this book. I also do not like the fact that many of the recommendations of carrier oils and essential oils for skin and hair, are extremely general. For example; every carrier oil is good for All Skin Types! There is not one carrier oil that is not good for all skin types! She does not give any absorption rates or comedogenic ratings for carrier oils. I’ve started to notice parts of this book that are lacking, and I would have thought being an edited version and the 25th anniversary edition, that this book would have more depth, better editing, and more organization. I’m a bit irritated now that I’ve had more time with this book and prefer my other essential oil books for reference. My favorite authors are; Julia Lawless, The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (my go to quick reference), Robert Tisserand, Essential Oil Safety (he writes the book on essential oils!), and Kurt Schnaubelt, The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils (thats his newest one, it is a wealth of knowledge). I feel there are better choices as far as essential oil books go other than this book!

The Bible of Essential Oils

25 people found this helpful.
 on June 1, 2017
By Oregonians
For many, this is the preferred reference book on the topic of essential oils. This book is informative and thorough; it’s clear and concise. You will find yourself referencing it again and again. It’s chock-full of recipes and long-standing remedies. One of the reasons people love this book is because the author is practical. She was an expert long before the essential oil craze. She wrote this in a simple clear-cut manner without any hype. Honestly, if you like essential oils you will appreciate this book.

Complete state of the art information. No other reference necessary.

92 people found this helpful.
 on November 1, 2016
By YetiKitty
Excellent reference. Tells me everything I wanted to know about essential oils and answers questions I hadn’t even thought of yet. I have a fairly extensive collection of books on the subject but I won’t need them any more.

The ultimate in essential oils reference!

55 people found this helpful.
 on November 20, 2016
By Little Puffy Guy
I have lots of great EO books, but this one is the most informative! I really love the recipes in my other books, but this book has so much info in it that my others don’t, so it is a great addition to my library!

Great book. So much information and well organized

3 people found this helpful.
 on February 9, 2017
By Jill Mortensen
Great book. So much information and well organized!

Very informative

One person found this helpful.
 on January 2, 2017
By Amazon Customer
Very informative book, maybe a bit much for a beginner. Some of the regimens seem complicated but I haven’t finished the book yet. It seems to cover just about anything you would want to know about essential oils.

Makes you an expert with essential oils

2 people found this helpful.
 on February 12, 2017
By RickMan
Covers the use and mixing of essential oils from beginning to expert. Everyone needs a copy of this book!

Great Essential Oil Book!

One person found this helpful.
 on April 28, 2017
By Sunny98382
This essential oil book is my favorite so far. I love all of the blend recipes that it offers. I am now blending all of my own essential oils instead of buying them already blended.

GREAT REFERENCE FOR BEGINNERS

 on August 10, 2017
By Tom & Emily
Wonderful book to help anyone new or old to essential oils. Filled with tons of wonderful blends and recipes for all sorts of things. I was looking for a book that would help me figure out what oils worked best for certain things and this book does just that. This is a must for anyone starting out with EO’s. Huge book at a great price.

VERY GOOD REFERENCE BOOK FOR ESSENTIAL OILS

One person found this helpful.
 on March 26, 2016
By Dianne Fritz
I purchased this book because it is highly recommended. There is much to read here and I haven’t read it in its entirety yet but what I have read has been very interesting and helpful. I have tried a couple of the recipes for hand cream and face cream. The basic hand cream called for bees wax, which I used but found this made the hand cream more solid than I liked so next time I will either use less than suggested or omit it. The face cream turned out fine and is working well for me. I think as I learn more I will tweak some of the recipes. I will use this book often for reference. I’m glad I bought it as I will have somewhere to check for questions about essential oils.