Essential Oils by Susan Curtis is an essential book to own if you’re serious about aromatherapy.
This durable hardback has 256 glossy pages of full colour with plenty of photos. It has an A-Z of essential oils, for each oil covering:
- An introduction
- What it is good for?
- Best Uses
- Methods of use (i.e. bath oil, massage oil, compress, skin care, etc.)
- The Plant
- The Essential Oil (how the essential oil is made)
- A photo of the plant or herb
Then the book goes on to sections on: Base Oils, Essential Oil Recipes and Healing Remedies.
The Essential Oil Recipes includes a really useful table of common conditions and which oils are good to work with around these conditions.
This book is backed by Neal’s Yard whom are famous for their shops selling essential oils.
The only thing that was missing out of the book for me was spiritual/magical uses of essential oils. But other than that I would (and have to all of my friends) highly recommend this book.