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Stephanie Tourles's 25 Essential Oils for Health Well-Being: A Beginner's Guide, with 100 Safe and Easy Recipes to Remedy the Most Common Ailments and Conditions

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  40 reviews
Interest in and sales of essential oils are growing rapidly, but many users lack adequate knowledge on how to use these concentrated herbal extracts safely and effectively. Stephanie Tourles, best-selling author of Organic Body Care Recipes, brings her expertise to the topic with this friendly beginner’s guide. Focused on the 25 most versatile oils, Tourles provides a basi ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 7th 2018 by Storey Publishing, LLC
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Lou
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I do not pretend to know a lot about aromatherapy but I have used certain oils before and was keen to learn more so when this book popped up on NetGalley I took the opportunity to further my knowledge. It is one of three books related to health I have read in the last few weeks.

As people i'm close to know, I live with a number of incurable illnesses that are often the bain of my life so I am always on the lookout for any information on treatments that may make my time more bearable. I am taking
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Ell
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
What an informative book! I truly love it! I have dabbled in essential oils. I use them in my homemade surface cleaners, laundry detergent, DIY vicks rubs, etc., but I must admit, my knowledge of them was pretty basic. So, when I saw this book I jumped at the chance to become a little more informed on the subject. This is a fairly comprehensive reference book. The author teaches us about chemotypes/ct, safety, storage and dilution guidelines. There are many wonderful recipes. I especially apprec ...more
Amy Kreydin
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: aromatics
I really enjoyed reading some of Ms Tourles' creative recipes. As a practicing clinical aromatherapist I want to point out a few areas that I have a differing opinion on:
*the recommendation of leaving an essential oil out on a piece of paper for 5-24 hours to see if it has been diluted. Tenacious essential oils, like the resins, and some absolutes can leave behind a residue on paper for days or weeks so this is not a universal test.
*diluting in a bath or foot bath, she recommends using certain
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Meghan
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Beautiful images and very detailed explaination of how essential oils work from the plant, extraction, safety and usage of them in our homes and daily life. This is a how-to book, full of step by step guides and information, that would be great to have in any home that uses or is interested in safely using essential oils. The receipes covered a great variety of purposes and usages of oils, so I am excited to continue trying them out; especially since I have enjoyed the ones that I have used thus ...more
Alicia Bayer
May 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
"Ultimately, though, I decided this wasn’t a book that I would personally buy or recommend. While it does have a lot of recipes and has good information about how essential oils are made and the characteristics of each one, it was not a book I absolutely trusted and the recipes were not the types that would be helpful for me."

Full (very long) review on my blog here: http://magicalchildhood.com/life/2018...
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roxi Net
Jan 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
This 'Beginner's Guide' is one of the best ones I've reviewed - it's beautifully laid out, not overwhelming, and has lovely oil recipes (I"m a fan of the 'bruise-be-gone" oil, and the 'foot gel for colds and flu'). I'm definitely a beginner (and probably always will be), and this is a book I'd keep on my shelf for sure. ...more
Rumeur
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been looking for a book like this in order to learn about all the wonderful things essential oils can do for us & help us with in our daily lives. I’m new to essential oils & was happy to have found this book. The author does a wonderful job, not just in telling the reader what each scent is good for & what it helps to do, but she goes over tips on handling them, looking for top notch oils & what to look for on the bottle that will help in finding better as opposed to “perfumed” & other wor ...more
Evie Pey
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Informative book with great recipes and inspiring ideas for using essential oils.

Really easy to follow and understand.
Beth
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
This is a great beginner's guide to essential oils! Borrowed from the library, but I'll likely purchase to keep as a reference. ...more
Beth
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have recently begun learning about essential oils - what they are, how they work, etc. In an effort to not overwhelm myself with all the possibilities, I wanted to learn about some core eo's and some recipes in which they are used. For this purpose - as well as for general purposes once I'm more familiar - I definitely recommend this book. The full-color images are gorgeous, the explanations are clear and easy to understand, and I like that each oil is accompanied by just a few recipes. Tourle ...more
Rumeur
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley
I’ve been looking for a book like this in order to learn about all the wonderful things essential oils can do for us & help us with in our daily lives. I’m new to essential oils & was happy to have found this book. The author does a wonderful job, not just in telling the reader what each scent is good for & what it helps to do, but she goes over tips on handling them, looking for top notch oils & what to look for on the bottle that will help in finding better as opposed to “perfumed” & other wor ...more
Janet
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher
Best-selling author and herbalist Stephanie L. Tourles offers reliable guidance on using essential oils effectively and safely. This friendly, accessible introduction to the 25 most versatile oils for health and wellness highlights the key characteristics of lavender, chamomile, eucalyptus, lemon, peppermint, rosemary, tea tree, and other popular oils. You’ll learn how to ble
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Dixie
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This gives you the information you need to get started with using essential oils to improve your health and well being. The author had chosen to focus on the most commonly used multipurpose oils. She provides detailed descriptions of the positive effects of each oil, the plant it is sourced from, origin and historical uses, then goes on to give recipes and instructions for making beneficial applications (creams, inhalers, etc.). I appreciated the appendices which give helpful information regardi ...more
Cozy Cat Reviews
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a ARC advance copy for review from the publisher and Net Galley. My opinion is my own.
I have used essential oils to make my own cleaners and for personal use for decades. Yet I learned so much from this very informative book !
This is the definitive book to get started with using essential oils to improve your well being into a more healing healthy lifestyle. The author gives very detailed descriptions of the positive effects of oils, the plant sourced and uses. She also has many gre
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Taylor
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A super informative book about essential oils. When I got this book! 8 was expecting it to focus ostomy on the different essential oils and how they can benefit your body with some information on how to use the essential oils. This book went above and beyond! It also discusses the history of essential oils in general as well as individually. There is a chart telling your own many drops of oil are needed for a variety of applications. The majority of the guide revolves around the 11 most commonly ...more
Tina
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I have been interested in the subject of aromatherapy oils for around 20 years now. It is a subject I dip in and out of so I already have a lot of knowledge. Because I am interested in starting to use my oils again I thought it would be interesting to use this book as a refresher. This was so much more informative than I was expecting. It goes through all the basics such as what aromatherapy oils are, how they should ...more
Margaret
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After finding this book on the new nonfiction shelves at my branch library, I checked to make sure it didn't mention any particular brand of oils. The author seemed to take care to only mention oils that any brand would have, so I checked it out. I thought I would put bookmarks in just a few pages for recipes I wanted to copy, but I ended up putting markers in almost everyplace there was a recipe for something or other! I decided that I am just going to have to buy my own copy! If you use essent ...more
Beth
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is a fabulous resource for beginners like me. It contains clear, concise descriptions of the 25 most-useful essential oils, including uses, safety considerations and a variety of recipes for making various remedies, balms, scents and other useful concoctions. Can't wait to try some of these out!

*Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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Maureen
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As a new student to oiling, I found this book to the perfect accompaniment to my new interest. I love how the book focuses on 25 essential oils and does a very detailed overview of each one. The different recipes, various uses, cautionary recommendations, and resources are so valuable to anyone "getting into" essential oils. The author's knowledge and experience is expressed throughout this book. I cannot wait to try some of the recipes! Thanks to the publisher for an advanced copy. ...more
Debra
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have some knowledge of essential oils although still consider myself a beginner. This book did teach me quite a few things I didn't know about oils and was extremely informative. I think this is a great read for someone who wants to learn of essential oils and is not confusing at all. A beginner can learn a lot from this book. It is obvious the author is very knowledgeable on the subject of essential oils. ...more
Kristen
Jul 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: library
I am a true newb looking for an EO beginner’s book but this book was not exactly that. I appreciated the background provided on EO but it only got more advanced from there. Making/utilizing herb-infused oils in many of her recipes is more advanced that using common carrier oils such as jojoba oil and there are not any notes in the recipes for other carrier oil substitutions. I may come back to this after some time but I doubt it.
Beth
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book for its content as well as its beautiful design. The recipes look great except that there are soooo many of them and the start up cost is so high, I'm more likely to look for well-made blends I can buy. 4.5 stars ...more
Sinead
Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you Netgalley for this review copy of the book.

This book is a really handy guide to essential oils - clear illustrations, lots of properties for each oil etc. I have seen a lot of guides to essential oils but this was an easy one to use.
Asera
Aug 02, 2018 rated it did not like it
- I read this book from NetGalley UK in exchange for a fair review. -

So disappointing. After a few chapters of walkthrough for beginners, it’s basically all recipes and the like. Certainly not motivated to test them out either. Should have been titled 'Essential Oil Recipes for Beginners' instead!
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Valerie
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been using essential oils pretty consistently for about a year and a half now. They have been a huge benefit in several different ways in my household. I appreciate learning about how others use essential oils and the various blend formulas present in this book are welcome. This is a very informative guide. Good for beginners and regular users as well.
Cynthia
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, nonfiction
This book is absolutely amazing. I'm no beginner and I found so much valuable information and remedies that I am immediately adding this to my personal library upon its publication. A great resource for beginners and veterans alike. ...more
Lovely Loveday
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A must read for anyone who currently uses essential oils or beginners. This book is full of helpful and insight tips and tricks. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is a lover of essential oils.
Suzanne Christensen
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Well thought out and beautiful photos make this a great book to have if you love essential oils. .
Kerrific Kerr
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Do you love essential oils but hate the price? Tired of the argument of who has the most "pure" oils? This is the guide for you! Everything you need to know about harvesting your own essential oils. You know exactly what is inside, where it came from, and where to get more. Love it! ...more
Books In Brogan
This is a good book but pretty basic information that you can get from many other but a nice book to add to your reference shelf if you want to focus on essential oils.  This review was originally posted on Books In Brogan
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