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I have been using essential oils and alternative medicine for decades now since I was a child. My grandmother, and then my mother (from time to time), used a lot of “home remedies” for what ailed us when I was younger, and a lot of that stuck with me through the years. When I had the opportunity to get my hands on a review copy of The Healing Power of Essential Oils, I was excited at the chance to get a refresher course on the topics of alternative wellness and essential oils.
I say refresher course, but I found that there was also a ton of newer stuff in this book as well (like oil pulling). According to what you’ll read on the cover, this book contains “more than 150 effective recipes and remedies.” This book with help you “soothe inflammation, boost mood, prevent autoimmunity, and feel great in every way.” The author, Eric Zielinski, D.C., has many years of experience in this field and is a trained aromatherapist (among other things).
Even though I am someone that has my own decades-long experience with essential oil uses, I enjoyed the fact that this book includes chapters on the 'Fundamentals of Aromatherapy,’ ‘Basic Tools and Techniques,’ ‘Stocking Your Medicine Cabinet,’ and more. It contains a quick start guide that will help you start using these oils to make a huge change in your life. These opening chapters will give newbies an overview understanding of what essential oils are and how they work to heal the body. It’s useful info for people that already use oils too.
As I was reading through these beginning chapters, I determined that this is the only book I need on my bookshelf when it comes to essential oils. It’s a comprehensive guide that is laid out in such a way that it’s easy to read and understand.
Oil pulling is something that this book covers that I’m still unsure about. I know that some people swear by this act. They say it works to do some fantastic things for their dental health. However, I’ve also read just the opposite. I failed at trying it once, but this book has me intrigued, and I intend to give it a try again since I’ve been suffering some dental issues (and I don’t have a dental plan).
There’s more than oil pulling tips in this book. What’s ailing you? The index in this book gives you easy access to the pages your desired treatments can be found on. There’s more to this book than just “miracle cures.” OK, this book claims no such thing, but you know that’s how naysayers see stuff like alternative therapies. I like that you not only find treatments to help you battle things like insomnia and achy muscles, but there are also recipes for bug spray (that’s good for you and the environment) and more.
Did you know that essential oils and aromatherapy can help you conquer food cravings? Essential oils could be the key to losing the weight you’ve been fighting to keep off. Want to know what ingredients are in your bath oils and skin creams? Make them yourself using recipes you’ll find in this book.
I know this is a book that I will refer back to often. You wouldn’t need to use all of the recipes or info at once, so it’s an excellent book to add to your healthcare collection. Before you head to the doctor for non-emergency medical issues, try out the remedies in the pages of this text. You might be surprised at how good you feel and how much money you save.
If you care about your health and you want to try something new, grab a copy of this book. It’s a great investment. I got mine through Blogging for Books, which is sadly ending their blogger review program this month.