In the past couple of years, I have read numerous reviews and testimonials — and sale pitches — by bloggers on the miracle of essential oils.
And I believed all of it.
After what I read, I saw essential oils are well, essential. For healthier living.
Since changing our entire way of eating at the beginning of 2016, my husband and I have each lost 25 pounds, and we are still maintaining a good diet, along with regular exercise. We tweaked our eating patterns various times in the last year to get to a point where we know what foods work best, and which ones we need to avoid.
Recently, a sweet friend told me about her success with essential oils. (In fact, she became so impressed that she joined the company.) Her enthusiasm encouraged me to spend some quality time learning once again about essential oils, to see if this is something that we could add to our health regimen.
As a result of my friend’s information and reading two published books, I experimented with a small variety of oils in a newly purchased diffuser. While the scents were wonderful, I didn’t necessarily feel all the benefits that many essential oil users claimed to have.
From the two books I read, both authors related their experiences with essential oils, and they made it compelling. However, that is exactly what it was — their own personal experiences. The authors gave their insights based on nothing other than what worked for them and repeating what they learned from other users, or from the companies that they associate with as representatives.
I realized that I’m not going to get the real scoop on essential oils from popular bloggers or demonstrators from essential oil companies.
Then I came upon this book.
The Healing Power of Essential Oils can become the go-to handbook for essential oil use. As a medical writer, the author has analyzed documented research and elicited doctors to provide information that is of real use to the reader.
This isn’t a medical tome, but easy to read information; not only on the recent essential oil phenomenon, but on different oils and their uses, recipes, and quick start guides to get you going on essential oils immediately.
He also provides videos and more information on his website: HealingPowerOfEssentialOils.com
The author also confirmed my own thinking, which is that essential oils don’t necessarily give the same results for every person. It takes experimenting to find what works best.
So, keep in mind that the most important information about essential oils is not likely going to come from your favorite blogger.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for my review. As an Amazon Affiliate, there may be links in this post, which if you click through and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission that helps support this blog. You are in no way obligated to use these links.