Monday, December 17, 2012

Aromatherapy For Everyone by P. J. Pierson & Mary Shipley

I recently finished reading Aromatherapy For Everyone by P. J. Pierson & Mary Shipley. This book is a great introduction to the wonderful world of aromatherapy and it makes a wonderful book for someone wanting to learn more about the benefits of aromatherapy.

Here's more of what I loved about this book:

1) Provides a brief introduction/history of aromatherapy and how aromatics and essential oils work.

2) How to use, apply, and store essential oils.

3) Well organized table of contents, index, and color photographs of the plants that make the essential oils. 

4) Essential Oils are listed in alphabetical order with a short paragraph about each essential oil along with its therapeutic uses, its applications, which essential oils it blends well with, extraction method of each oil, which parts of the plant are used to make the essential oil, safety precautions, and fun facts!

5) Author biographies are included at the end of the book.

6) A bibliography for further reading is also included as well.

This is the first book I've read about aromatherapy. Although, I can't attest to how factual the material is in Aromatherapy For Everyone, it does appear like the authors do know their topic quite well.  

I like how well organized Aromatherapy For Everyone is. It is well written, easy to understand, short, to the point and will make a great reference book to keep in my permanent collection.

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