Non Fiction Review: Aromatherapy for Self-Care

Aromatherapy for Self-Care by Sarah Swanberg
Aromatherapy for Self-Care
by Sarah Swanberg

4 out of 5 stars

This book begins with general advice about self-care, and the role that aromatherapy can play in your mental, physical, and emotional well-being. There is a chapter about the types of essential oils and carrier oils, as well as lists of recommended materials and tools. I especially appreciated the section on how and where on the body to apply oils using acupressure points.

There is a list of Top Ten Essential Oils and their uses, substitutes, and how best to blend them with other oils. There is also a lengthy chart with many other essential oils and their healing properties.

The following chapters have recipes for essential oil blends to be inhaled or applied topically to the body.

These are divided into groups by topic. There is a section about emotional well-being for relieving anxiety or anger, bringing joy or courage, releasing irritability or panic. The next section addresses mental well-being with recipes for getting a creative boost, concentrating and focusing, keeping your thoughts clear, boosting memory, and for quieting your mind. The section on physical well-being has recipes for acne, bad breath, congestion, headache, indigestion, menstrual cramps, nausea, toothache, and many more.

The recipes include precautions for young children or pregnant women, as well as tips for when these blend will work best. There is also a small paragraph with each recipe that gives inspirational advice for staying calm, breathing deeply, and doing meditation, acupressure, or yoga poses.

This book has beautiful photographs with vibrant colors. There are plants, teas, soaps, candles, and of course oils arranged in lovely artistic displays.

I really love how the information is organized in this book! It makes it easy to search for an essential oil blend, with clear instructions and helpful tips. Even if you know nothing about essential oils or aromatherapy, you can learn all about it with this book!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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