The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

Valerie Ann Worwood

$26.95 P, 9781577311393
New World Library

This extensively revised 25th-anniversary edition of The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy arrives as interest in essential oils is rapidly attracting new readers—and it’s just in time for the holidays!

Your customers are realizing that complete essential oils are much more effective than their derivative chemical components or synthetic recreations. We are returning to our roots and recognizing the power of Mother Nature and the wisdom and healing she provides. It’s something Worwood understood 25 years ago when she wrote the first edition of this treasure.

The book’s 700 pages bespeak the complexity of the world of essential oils. Worwood covers the science of it all, from the molecular structure to extraction methods to the various ways in which the oils are applied and absorbed. She covers the history going back to ancient times. She discusses quality control in an expanding global world, as well as methods for blending and diluting the oils. But, the bulk of the book is devoted to how to use essential oils for healing and wellness. There are specific recipes and instructions for everything from work stress to head lice to spa treatments to applications for pets. It’s a perfect addition to every home library.

October 1, 2016
Reviewed by: 
Anna Jedrziewski