"This new edition of the Reference Guide for Essential Oils brings together the beauty of one of nature's most exquisite gifts, along with what scientific research has discovered about them, in an exciting new format! This book's unique color-coded system makes it simple for anyone to quickly find- and confidently use-recommended essential oils, oil blends, and essential oil-inspired supplements for hundreds of different health and wellness conditions. Additionally, hundreds of footnotes throughout this book lead to summaries and references for more than 300 published research studies on essential oils and essential oil constituents. These unique features-along with detailed information on over 100 essential oils and 150 commercially-available oil blends, supplements, and personal care products-make this the perfect book for both seasoned oilers and those just beginning their journey into the fascinating world of nature's essential oils!
Essential oils- the volatile aromatic liquids create by plants to help them maintain their own health and vitality- have been used by mankind for thousands of year to help enhance physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Science has only recently begun to unravel these precious liquids, and the chemical constituents they contain, can work to affect the body and mind."
This book has been on my wish list for many years, but I didn't buy it because there were always more pressing things to spend my money on. Now that I finally have it in my hands, I wonder how I could have lived without it! It's a FANTASTIC guide to essential oils, particularly those sold by Young Living. You can look up symptoms in the index and find out which oils best suit them; how and where to apply the oils and way more. Now whenever one of my friends or neighbors is complaining of an ailment, I have something concrete to offer! If you're a believer in essential oils and want to know how to use them more widely, this is the only guide you'll ever need!
Buyer beware. This book was typeset in such a small font it was uncomfortable to read. I'm a graphic designer and was appalled to see text that looked to be about seven point type. Quotes were even smaller. If you have any problems with your eyes, you will be miserable reading this.
The book is alphabetized by illness with a list of what essential oils you can use to treat with. There were no dedicated pages to individual oils. I was hoping to see individual entries for each oil and it's properties, such as anti-septic, astringent, demulcent...etc. It would've been nice if the constituents of the oil were described as well as possible application for use. I find that I rather make my own decisions based on deduction of an oil's properties, rather than a disease with a bunch of possible remedies. In this format you learn nothing about the oils themselves, which is the knowledge I prefer.
I don't know who is responsible for making this happen, but it would have...
I have used this book so much since it came. I have many of the Young Living essential oils and have been able to use them for many more things than I had originally thought. I highly recommend this book.
I also ordered the smaller version called the Quick reference guide. I keep it in my car or purse if I need a lighter load and want to share it to help others.
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