By: Andrea Butje of the Aromahead Institute
This would be a fantastic book for beginners that are interested in using aromatherapy at home. In addition to the basic introduction to aromatherapy, there is also a great chapter on building your own essential oil toolkit! (Psst…this book would make a great gift bundled with a couple essential oils from the list!) I wish I would have had the book when I got started, it would have been so helpful and could have probably saved me from wasting a bunch on money on oils I didn’t really end up wanting or needing! Still though, every time I read one of Andrea’s titles I end up discovering a “new to me” oil that I must try, this time I am adding gingergrass to my list!
There is plenty behind the cover for more experienced aromatherapists too, from handy tips to oodles of great tried-and-true recipes. I particularly liked how the chapters were split up. You have the typical sections on beauty, health care, kids, and emotional wellbeing, but there are also sections on aromatherapy for the kitchen, bathroom, living room, bedroom, office, and even outdoor spaces! I thought this was a unique and fun feature.