The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy has been one of the most helpful guides in my line of work. For 20 years, this book has helped me create, understand, and expand my world of Aromatherapy.
Recently, Valerie Ann Worwood released the 25th Anniversary edition of her book, all new and updated. An advanced copy was sent to me for a review to compare the original to the new edition. Out of several tweaks, these changes caught my attention:
All these changes and additions provide a wide array of help and aid to all of those involved in the natural therapeutic world, whether a newcomer or a seasoned practitioner. Providing the Latin name helps identify and classify our essential oils, revamped blends as well as new blends add a whole world of possibilities, and the addition of the warnings add a much-needed category to each essential oil that help to provide cautions that may not have been known to many before. At the same time, the book maintains its simplicity that makes it so essential. It is easy for someone new to pick up the book and easily understand and not be over-complicated, while it also serves as a quick reference guide that almost all seasoned veterans can use and rely on. It is easy for anyone to read while still maintaining lots of vital information.
I recommend this book to everyone interested in aromatherapy. It’s easy to read, has helpful tips and tricks, and contains a vast amount of vital information. Whether you’re new to the industry, a seasoned practitioner, or a homeowner with a love for aromatherapy, this book is perfect for you.
The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, Revised and Expanded: Over 800 Natural, Nontoxic, and Fragrant Recipes to Create Health, Beauty, and Safe Home and Work Environments
© 2016, Cristina Proano-Carrion, Aromandina LLC
With Father’s Day rapidly approaching, we find ourselves with the same dilemma of always: What do we get them? Another neutral color shirt? A new razor identical to the last? These are the same mundane gifts we’ve been giving them all their life, and maybe this time we can spice it up a bit more than they’re use to.
If the man of the house is exhausted during the day, but has a hard time sleeping at night, creating two products will help them get through the day. One for the evening and one for their morning shower.
The Morning Shower Gel
There’s nothing more comforting than an old standby — like those jeans that always seems to make you look thinner, or that pasta dish that always gets rave reviews. One of my favorite old standbys is Lemon oil. I turn to it for all kinds of things!
This essential oil is very versatile — providing relief for everything from insomnia, to tummy troubles, to problems concentrating, to circulation issues, and more. In fact, Lemon has been used to battle both physical and emotional ailments ever since the 12th century!
Thanks to its natural antibacterial properties, Lemon oil can help you win the fight over acne and insect bites. And speaking of your skin, it will also combat all of that sebum that makes your face look like an oil slick.
Between fun days at the beach, evening barbecues with the family, and nighttime camping trips with friends, is there any wonder why we look forward to this season all year long?
But there’s something about summer that we definitely don’t look forward to — bugs. Mosquitoes and other insects thrive during the warm summer months. They’re not just annoying, though. They’re also capable of spreading infections and other dangerous diseases. If you really want to enjoy your summer, you’ve got to figure out a way to win the battle over bugs.
Luckily, the right blend of essential oils can be your best weapon!
Most people assume that you’ve got to slather yourself with stinky, chemical-laden sprays to truly fight off bugs. However, I’ve come up with a special bug repellent recipe that smells as great as it works. Best of all, when you make some of this special blend at home, you can rest easy knowing that everyone will be protected, without relying on toxic ingredients.
You’ve heard all about my passion for aromatherapy, but there’s something else that I absolutely love — Zumba™. I actually teach a Zumba™ class six times a week, and on top of that, I also make time for Barre classes and weight training. On average, I spend about 10 hours of every week exercising, and I love it!
But I couldn’t do it without my essential oils.
Most people don’t think to combine aromatherapy with exercise, but once you try it, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it! Best of all, no matter what kind of exercise you love — running, lifting weights, competitive sports, dancing — aromatherapy can help you bring your “A game” every time.
How can the right essential oils boost your fitness routine?