Secrets of Aromatherapy

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Pub Date 07 Apr 2020 | Archive Date 25 Mar 2020

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Secrets of Aromatherapy is a thorough introduction to the therapeutic uses of essential oils, and provides an in-depth insight into the use of natural fragrances to improve relaxation and general well-being. From what to expect in a session to the history of oils employed as healing agents, discover the many ways aromatherapy can enhance your health and happiness.

When you walk past a rose bush, stop for a minute and inhale the cool, sweet fragrance, pause and feel that sense of total well-being; you have just experienced aromatherapy. When you chop herbs in the kitchen and the pungent scents tingle in your nose and make your mouth water, there it is again. Natural fragrances—contained in the roots, leaves, fruits, flowers, and wood of plants—have been recognized for thousands of years for their innate cleansing, healing, relaxing, and invigorating powers. Since antiquity, aromatic herbs and essences have been used as cosmetics, medicines, perfumes, and incense. Continue this time-tested practice of harnessing the therapeutic powers of natural fragrances with this knowledgeable text, which covers all aspects of aromatherapy, including: The origins of aromatherapyBasic therapeutic guidelinesEssential oil qualities for lavender, frankincense, orange, tea-tree, and moreEssential oils to improve body functionsHow to buy the best and highest quality essential oilsWith this comprehensive guide, learn to harness natural fragrances to play a vital role in your physical and emotional health.

The Holistic Secrets series provides comprehensive explanations of the fundamental principles behind techniques and methods. They explore practices in detail and offer advice in an accessible guide that will teach you about the power of these methods and how they can be harnessed to balance your mind, body, and spirit. These books – suitable for the beginner or the experienced practitioner – tells you everything you need to know about establishing a practice at home.
 
Secrets of Aromatherapy is a thorough introduction to the therapeutic uses of essential oils, and provides an in-depth insight into the use of natural fragrances to improve relaxation and general...

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When it is eternally snowy and cold outside, superspeed readers like me can read 250+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. LOL

I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review.

From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.

Secrets of Aromatherapy is a thorough introduction to the therapeutic uses of essential oils, and provides an in-depth insight into the use of natural fragrances to improve relaxation and general well-being. From what to expect in a session to the history of oils employed as healing agents, discover the many ways aromatherapy can enhance your health and happiness.

When you walk past a rose bush, stop for a minute and inhale the cool, sweet fragrance, pause and feel that sense of total well-being; you have just experienced aromatherapy. When you chop herbs in the kitchen and the pungent scents tingle in your nose and make your mouth water, there it is again. Natural fragrances—contained in the roots, leaves, fruits, flowers, and wood of plants—have been recognized for thousands of years for their innate cleansing, healing, relaxing, and invigorating powers. Since antiquity, aromatic herbs and essences have been used as cosmetics, medicines, perfumes, and incense.

Continue this time-tested practise of harnessing the therapeutic powers of natural fragrances with this knowledgeable text, which covers all aspects of aromatherapy, including:
The origins of aromatherapy
Basic therapeutic guidelines
Essential oil qualities for lavender, frankincense, orange, tea-tree, and more
Essential oils to improve body functions
How to buy the best and highest quality essential oils
With this comprehensive guide, learn to harness natural fragrances to play a vital role in your physical and emotional health.

The Holistic Secrets series provides comprehensive explanations of the fundamental principles behind techniques and methods. They explore practices in detail and offer advice in an accessible guide that will teach you about the power of these methods and how they can be harnessed to balance your mind, body, and spirit. These books – suitable for the beginner or the experienced practitioner – tells you everything you need to know about establishing a practice at home.

This is from a series of books put out by the publisher named "The Holistic Series" which includes the books The Secrets of Aromatherapy, The Secrets of Chakras, The Secrets of Crystals, The Secrets of Meditation and the Secrets of Numerology.

On their own, they are great as stand-alone titles. As a set, they are amazing - they are all well written and the authors know their stuff: in fact, some of them had earlier versions of their books. And the covers are things I want to copy the pattern of and paint (on a canvas).

I am currently taking an extensive aromatherapy and essential oils class online and this book is a perfect additional source for me. The science is well presented and aligns with everything that I have learned so far. It was a great additional source for me, but if you know nothing about aromatherapy you will learn so much from this book It's wonderful!

As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/#BachelorNation survivors/Tik-Tok and YouTube Millionaires/etc. " on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it 🥑🥑🥑🥑 (they are a great carrier oil!)

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I like the design of this book, and that the relevant information about each essential oil is on one page – presented in a table. I love the recipes for numerous homemade blends. Also, the section about massages is useful, maybe to extended, but I don't mind. 4.5/5

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Very informative book on aromatherapy with great pictures and safety guides. I learned something .


I received an e-ARC in exchange of an honest review from the publisher via netgalley.

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Introductory guide to essential oils. They explore in detail and offer advice and teach you the power of these methods. Alot of great information for the basics of aromatherapy and the carrier oils. I liked reading the history of the oils and the best use for them.

Thank you to publisher and NetGalley for the eARC

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This is a very handy guide for the basics of aromatherapy. I was going through the pages and thought I had seen it before. Well, obviously I had. Because I have it in my bookshelf, only in Dutch!
I’ve used it plenty of times over the years to look up different oils I could use for this or that reason. I’d recommend it to anyone’s wanting a clear and simple guide with essential oils

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Great book with alot of great information. I've been in to aromatherapy for awhile and this is one of the better books that I've read. Lots of details on each of the oils and what to use them for.

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I found this a very interesting book, as I don’t really know much about aromatherapy. It told you a little about the history of the oils as well the best use of them. It gave you recipes for certain ailments, which I thought was useful. It was split into section of the body, which is an easy book to use for reference. Lots of nice photos which complemented the book. It also goes into a bit about how to massage and some case studies of people’s ailments. Overall, felt it was a very in-depth book, which gave you more than you bargained for!

Thank you NetGalley for my complimentary copy in return for my honest review.

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I voluntarily read this ARC in exchange for an honest review
All thoughts and opinions are mine

Really enjoyed this

I'm really interested in the use of essential oils so to have this all in one place was great. Lots of information, background, history, use of - loved the photographs - lush

The only down side was that it was difficult to download - had to do this on my phone in Aldiko to be able to look at it - would have loved it in Kindle form to be able to really appreciate it either on my kindle or laptop - would have been 5 stars but for this

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Non-fiction, health&healing, aromatherapy

I received a copy of this digital book for review from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

I love the therapeutic uses of essential oils in aromatherapy and massage. The book provides a historical perspective of the origins of aromatherapy. The book is displayed in a beautiful color and explanation of oils and carrier oils. Helpful instruction on buying and storage as well as many different uses. Much of the book offers some basic massage techniques to ease minor discomforts.

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Secrets of Aromatherapy by Jennie Harding is an introductory guide to essential oils, massage techniques, and aromatherapy. The book offers readers a spacious layout with beautiful and colorful photographs. The book gives readers a plethora of information on the subject of aromatherapy and massage in clear and understandable text and graphics. Secrets of Aromatherapy by Jennie Harding is a necessary book for anyone interested in aromatherapy and its health benefits.

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Unable to download this title however thank you for the opportunity to read this title before it’s publication date.

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I really appreciated that this book drove home the importance of 1) moderation and 2) safety tests before full use. Many people think they can rush into aromatherapy, and sometimes they unintentionally hurt themselves in the long run because of it. Also, why make a huge batch of a mix only to find out your body does not tolerate it for some reason? Growing up in a house where one of the primary essential oils recommended for the respiratory system was the cause of anaphylactic issues taught me at a young age that what works for many does not work for everyone.

I also really appreciated the “datafile” on each essential oil, as it gives an in-depth look into not only their uses, but also what type of plant they are from and what part of the plant, etc.

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I received an advanced reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

This book is great for learning about essential oils as well as the different types of massages too.
I loved how the book gave information on safety at the beginning such as the importance of mixing essential oils with a carrier oil.
Uve always had an interest in aromatherapy but didn't know too much about it, so this book has been a great resource to exceed my knowledge and understanding.

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