Aromatherapy in Practice - Review and Giveaway

I just finished reading Ben Orr & Zoe Green's Aromatherapy in Practice and thought I would share my views on the same with you folks. Ben and Zoe, both are passionate about Aromatherapy and work at Amphora Aromatics: one of the UK's biggest suppliers of pure essential oils and aromatherapy sundries. I have interacted with Ben earlier and so when he told me about this book he has co-authored and the chance to do a review + giveaway on the blog, I was up for it. The book is a handy guide for those who are just beginning in the world of aromatherapy as well as for those who have some knowledge of aromatherapy and would like to build on it.


Aromatherapy can not only be used in skincare regimes but also to relive many common health problems. But before you begin to use the essential oils on your own, you need to familiarize yourself with a few things like: properties of each oil, how it benefits the body, how to use them safely and so on. This is where 'Aromatherapy in Practice' comes into the picture. The 175 page book is beautifully presented. The writing is simple and clear and the images used in the book are lovely. I especially liked some of the close-up pictures. Everything is explained in a succinct way and is very easy to follow. The book is an excellent way to get started with aromatherapy.



The book is split into nine sections. Section 1 covers the history of essential oils and their production method. Section 2 lists out the various ways you can use essential oils. This section also has useful information on aromatherapy in skincare.  Essential oils are very potent on their own and that is why need to be diluted with a carrier oil before using. These dilution rates are discussed in Section 3. Section 4 is dedicated to essential oils. Around 30 oils are covered in this section of the book and information such as history of each oil, usage & methods of application, toxicity and safety are explained.


Section 5 and 6 cover absolute & precious oils and carrier oils respectively. There is a small section (Section 7) on floral waters and their suggested uses. I particularly found Section 8 - Physical Aromatherapy very useful. It lists out a lot of recipes using a range of essential oils each targeted at a specific ailment. Whether it is headaches or chapped lips, bloated abdomen or hot flushes, you will find a blend/recipe to tackle the problem.


A read through the book and you will realise that it has been put together after a lot of research. Ben and Zoe have done a wonderful job in providing this well-presented introduction to the world of aromatherapy. Having read the book, my interest in aromatherapy has grown and I sure to try out some out the blends suggested in the book. The book also lists out some recommended suppliers from where you can pick up your essential oils.


If your interest is piqued and you want to explore the world of aromatherapy, then this book is for you. You can pick it up on Amphora Aromatics for £8.95. And now comes the best part. Like I mentioned earlier, Amphora Aromatics have kindly offered to give away 2 signed copies of the book to 2 lucky readers of the blog. That's 2 winners each receiving 1 signed copy of the book. As always the entry is simple. Use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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