Alexa Moore’s Essential Oils for Beginners is a quick and easy read for those new to DIY Essential Oil mixes.
The book covers the basics of Essential Oils – a short history, how they can be used, and answers questions, such as How are Essential Oils different from regular oils? The recipes themselves are easy to follow and the step by step instructions are easy to follow. I especially like the Feel Fresh Shaving Cream – a homemade alternative to regular shaving cream is a nice luxurious treat and is very moisturizing. The Almond and Vanilla Foot Scrub is also lovely and natural – crushed almonds and granulated sugar combined with oils is wonderful as an exfoliant.
There is certain information in the book that should probably be run by your doctor if you are on any medications or have any medical conditions. The book advocates for the use of essential oils versus medicine in some cases, and while that is certainly an option for those who choose it, oils can be as powerful as any drug – and some drugs are derived from the same plants – so caution needs to be taken as with any natural remedy. I believe the author’s enthusiasm has caused her to hyperbolize some statements – her advocacy for the benefits of the oils is admirable and I’m sure in some cases the statements are true but categorical statements should be given with caution. But otherwise this book is an excellent primer on Essential Oils and worth a read.
Find Essential Oils at Amazon.com.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review.