Top positive review
More than just essential oils
Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2020
I have been using essential oils for over 20 years and I have many books. I feel that what sets this book apart besides its focus on soothing anxiety is the "rituals" which go along with each recipe in the "Breathe", "Meditate" and "Restore" chapters. They are quite varied and interesting. There are only 10 oils profiled, so this is only a brief intro into the world of essential oils. There are oils used in the book that aren't profiled. I love the included chart on page 10 of traditional dilutions, and when to use them. It would have been a better chart if it had included some ml conversions. Most roller bottles, for instance, are 10 ml and not 1/2 ounce, so it would have been nice to have a dilution rate for that, or something you could easily convert. One ounce is 30 ml, so you could start with that from the chart...
I made the "Island getaway hydrating bath bombs" from page 43 though I haven't taken a bath with them yet! I like the scent, but I left out the neroli - it is a fairly pricey oil and I don't have any. I don't love the smell of it anyway! But the blend without it is quite pleasant - don't be afraid to try a recipe if you don't have all of the oils, especially if it isn't one of the main ones in a blend.
I received a review copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a review.