Saturday, April 7, 2018

Mother's Day Gift Guide - A Beginner's Guide to Essential Oils

Homeopathic medicine and alternative medicines are gaining in popularity daily. A Beginner's Guide to Essential Oils by Hayley Hobson can become your first step to a healthier life—your first step to holistic health. Hayley is an internationally known author and inspirational speaker. She presents uplifting and educational programs in over 50 countries and promotes a holistic path to wellness by incorporating the use of essential oils with a regimen of exercise, healthy eating, and mental and emotional wellness practices. As a coach, she passionately empowers others to live their dreams and create lifestyle transformations by supporting them in becoming the best possible WHOLE versions of themselves. In her book, you will find real life stories and natural lifestyle principles. You’ll discover why we get out of balance in the first place—and find out how to fix it. You'll learn about Hayley’s signature recipes and their specific purposes, helpful remedies and daily changes, safe handling and usage, and much 

My Thoughts

This is a great book for anyone who loves oils. Whether you are just starting out or have been using them for years, you'll take a lot away from reading this. In the beginning of the book, they explain how to look for quality oils and then it goes into some of the basics. They explain how to use them to promote healing and cope with stress. They also provide some important reminders, like being careful when  using oils on children since their skin is sensitive.  

My favorite parts of the book are when they provide recipes to make your own essential oil blends for specific healing purposes such as energy, confidence, happiness. Everyone needs more of that! A lot of the oils she recommends for healing (emotional or physical) aligns with much of what I already know in regards to oil correspondences. I like seeing that in a book because it makes me feel I can trust the author. If the information was too far off what I have researched on my own, I would have a hard time taking the suggestions.

The recipes include a wide range of uses. There are ideas for cleaning products, beauty products, and even recipes that explain how certain oils can be used in foods or drinks. Each recipe lists all the ingredients you'll need, and gives step by step instructions. It's fun and educational. At the very back of the book, you'll find a section for taking notes.

If you're mom loves oils as much as I do, this book would make a great gift! There's something for everyone, and even the most experienced users will learn something new. Grab a copy for yourself on Amazon or in a book store near you.