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This book is truly one of a kind. Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils is perfect for anyone looking to know more about the essential oils and how they can be used in everyday life. Whether you are a beginner or a long-time essential oil user, this book is designed for you.

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Hardcover, 235 pages
Published 2011 by Abundant Health (first published 2009)
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I've been using essential oils for the past 10 years and have been on a quest to find a book that would help me understand the various oils out there as well as the recommended uses. This can be a daunting venture for a beginner user of essential oils.

This is one of the best books on essential oils I've ever seen - and I've been looking for a while. The first 20ish pages provide great reflexology diagrams which are both informative and helpful. The next 30ish pages describe single blends of esse
Oct 23, 2011 Sandie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Sandie by: Deonne
I read this book from cover to cover the first night I got it. I use this with doTERRA oils (it is created with doTERRA in mind although you could use other oils if you know the comparison names) and have found it to handle all of my family's daily owies!! I love feeling empowered to handle most common and uncommon ailments from ear aches, burns, scratches, bug bites, bee stings, Crohns, diabetes, etc. Although this book does not purport to be a replacement for medical advice, I find it helpful ...more
I am really fascinated in what Heavenly Father has given us that comes from Nature. I feel motivated to be healthier.
Aug 04, 2012 Camille marked it as to-read
My eyes are always sensitive to the sunshine, because of my grave's disease. While flipping through this high quality, rather attractive book, I found a section on grave's disease. The first essential oil it recommended was lemon grass. I used it for two days and on the second day, left my glasses in a friend's car on accident. I was going to be doing a lot of driving and walking around a sunny zoo that day. I knew I was in trouble, but to my surprise, no pain! That really is a shock for me. It ...more
This is my go-to reference guide for the daily use of CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) essential oils. It explains how to use essential oils for every health concern from anxiety and depression, to insomnia and muscle pain, to immune support, or just a plain old headache! Nothing "crystal ball" or weird about it, just pure science and research. LOVE THIS GUIDE!
May 12, 2011 Christina rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Christina by: Alicia
Excellent resource for using essential oils. The entire 2nd half of the book is just an index for looking up an ailment and seeing a variety of recommended 'treatments'. My one complaint is that it is very brand-oriented. Some of the recommendations include oil blends and products that are only available through one company rather than telling how to make your own blends.
I love the comprehensive overview this book gives. It includes the chemical breakdowns, zoning information, practical use, supplemental ideas, a usage guide by ailment, and exhaustive references. Definitely a must have book for anyone interested in a common sense approach to wellness and self sufficiency through the power of essential oils.
Not this edition
I read the 3rd edition, 2011

Very excellent guide to use with DoTerra essential oils.
Mark Holencik
This is a great reference guide to essential oils. I use this book all the time. Today was reading about Lupus. A friend of mine his wife has lupus and the doctors only give her setroids and they help very little. I am always running into someone that is looking for a natural remedy to an ailment they have. Modern Essentials is my go to book for essential oils.
Emily Rose
A great guide to using essential oils for all sorts of ways. They had a complete description of each oil and oil blend, as well as a index of ailments, injuries, illnesses, etc and which oils to use with them. They also had tips for cooking with essential oils, as well as daily tasks such as laundry, cleaning, showering, etc. Worth every penny!
My copy is the Third Edition.
Found the information to be more complete than anything I'd been able to find. "The Science of Essential Oils" was very scientific for me. Loved the "Single Oil" section for finding what I can do with the oils I have. Of course the "Personal Usage Guide" will be a much used and refered to section.
Gina Lee
This book covers a multitude of ways to use essential oils for your well being. It was a bit overwhelming at first so it took me several reads to not be. I use it as a reference guide now but I highly suggest reading it several times thru to really know when and how to use the guide and iltimately essential oils
What a great book! I couldn't put it down until I finished it. I skipped a few parts that I didn't need to read about now but I have studied the rest. Nature has provided medicinal help throughout the ages. We should not ignore these natural remedies just because modern medicine is such a blessing..
Jan 13, 2013 Elizabeth rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Elizabeth by: Shiloah Baker
Shelves: reference
Though I did not read this book word for word, I read enough of it and studied enough of it to know it is a book I will always keep handy.

It is an excellent reference book on essential oils and how to use them for your health.

Thanks for recommending this to me, Shiloah!
Erika Tenney doterra
I love this book! It is perfect for a beginner or advanced user of essential oils! I love the science references and I love the color coated protocols. I have all four versions, it keeps getting better and better!
I am totally addicted to essential oils and this book is my essential oil bible. It is informative, thorough and complete with citations to studies as well as an index. A must for anyone who uses essential oils.
We've been using Doterra Oils for awhile now and love them. I refer to this book often and highly recommend it. I can also get it at a great price if anyone would like a copy! Just let me know!:)
The information in this book is invaluable but it would be nice if it instructed on how to use the oils (how much, how often) rather than just suggesting which oils would be useful.
I absolutely love this book, it is the greatest reference and guide for essential oil use. So glad to have this in my natural health collection!
Deena Jordan
very important book for anyone interested in learning about essential oils. I highly recommend doTerra essential oils
This is such a great reference and guide for those who are interested in using essential oils in there every day life!
Awesome guide for using essential oils. The book contains almost every ailment you can think of.
This is a fantastic resource. Love it! This is a reference guide that I will keep on hand.
Excellent resource! Anyone who is into essential oils should have this book on hand!
This is a comprehensive, easy to use, resource for people using doTERRA essential oils.
Fantastic resource for the use of essential oils! Couldn't live without this one :)
I love this book. I refer to it constantly and refer to it as my oil bible.
Really interesting and a great go-to reference for using essential oils.
Katy Anderson
Pretty much the Bible of essential oil information.
Use often as a reference. Must for doTERRA oil users.
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