I recently wrote about how my health has been fluctuating and how doctors have had no real answer. I’ve been taking a more “natural” approach to my health as of late, trying to figure out better ways to take care of myself without popping pills with obscene side effects.
You guys. This book is the truth.
That’s all I have to say about that.
If you are a facts person, like me, they have them. Not too preachy and boring either, they lay out:
- the history of essential oils
- the various processes through which essential oils are made
- the different ways to use essential oils in your everyday life
- tools and equipment that you may need to start using essential oils
- the different carrier oils and what they are best for (and they tell you what a carrier oil IS)
among other things.
They help you to distinguish between “good” essential oils and “bad” essential oils (Something I learned: some essential oils can be very bad for your health).
My favorite part is how it is broken down into sections. Don’t really care about all of the history and just want to jump into the nitty-gritty? Skip on over to chapter 4 where they outline various ailments that you may have and the essential oils that can help with that. But not only do they tell you what oils will help, they give you various methods to use them! Hello! So you can get started right away.
What kind of ailments are we talking about? The question is what kind of ailments do they not cover- fatigue, insect bites, metabolism, anxiety, warts, diarrhea, tick bites, moodiness, gout and so much more.
Of course they remind you that you should always consult with a doctor and Sonoma Press does not encourage the ingestion of essential oils like some people do. I’m still new to oils, so I’m not there yet in regards to putting them in my body- that’s a whole ‘nother thing to explore at another time.
Want to go the other way around? Have some essential oils and want to know what they are good for? They’ve got you covered. Skip over to chapter 8 where they discuss the different oils and what they are good for. They also give great pointers about each oil, for example:
- may cause a headache
- do not use while pregnant
- may act as a sedative
- may cause skin irritation
ya know, all of the important things that I’d like to know before starting something new.
I’ll tell you that I got a diffuser for Christmas and I dropped some lavender in there as anxiety has become an issue of mine after my last pregnancy. I’m not gonna say the lavender was the reason I slept like a baby last night, but I’m gonna say it may very well have been that.
I highly recommend this book if essential oils is something that you are curious about but aren’t sure where to start. I am continuing to do my own research on them, but this is a great reference for me.
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