The Aromatherapy Companion

Fair Winds: Quarto. Sept. 2022. 160p. ISBN 9780760377918. $19.99. HEALTH
Aromatherapy educator Shutes (former president, National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy) and certified aromatherapist Galper (Credo Beauty’s Clean Beauty Council; coauthor, Plant Powered Beauty) approach the book from a scholarly perspective; the format presents as a reference book. This makes it easy to navigate and refer back to earlier sections. Readers will find breakdowns of the uses for individual oils and instructions and recipes for creating their own aromatherapy tools, including lotions, scrubs and personal inhalers. There are also more than 35 plant profiles, along with remedies for digestive health and other common concerns. Appreciated is the book’s discussion on the potential dangers of using essential oils, although discussion about the risk to pets is notably absent.
VERDICT Both experienced users of essential oils and novices will likely find this good entry-level book useful.
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