If you are familiar with the content and descriptions on our website, you will find little here that is new to you. But if you want to look up our descriptions of the oils, or if you want a nice introductory book to interest a friend, this might be the one. It is NOT a textbook for the serious student. We offer Sylla's reference manual, and Sal Battaglia's books for those. But we were told that the physical book was a beautiful introduction, and a handy reference.
(The editor managed to omit the dedication I had written, thanking some of the mentors who have guided me on this aromatic journey. We've added it!)
Don’t have a Kindle? You may order one here. Buy a Kindle. Or download free Kindle reading apps for your smartphone, computer (PC or Mac), tablet, etc.
Unfortunately, no other Nature’s Gift discounts may apply.
I sent a copy to my friend and mentor Sylla Sheppard-Hanger (see the Aromatherapy Practitioner's Reference Manual below)... this was her response...high praise indeed!)
“Marge thank you so much, I got mine today!! I had to read it from cover to cover. How exciting, what an awesome little power packed book for anyone to have close at hand. You covered it all (especially love the safety notes in red, very clear!) and you give some good recipes and personal advice. What a nice thing to see - I couldn’t put it down, handy to hold, nice pictures and it’s pretty too!! Thank you for putting this together - it should be a great help to others to get properly started or to have as a handy reference. Good job, well done!”
Here are more reviews and comments on the hard copy:
From Tina Sams, editor of The Essential Herbal magazine:
“My copy came yesterday and it’s gorgeous, well written, and filled with information (as expected). Knowing Marge, I did expect this to be a delight to the senses, and was not disappointed. Hard cover, nice stock, color pictures... Lots of info on a good number of oils, with recipes and how-to’s included. Nicely done, Marge!”
What a WONDERFUL book!! Took a quick glance thru it and I am re-organizing my weekend to give me time to sit down and be totally absorbed in it. WooHoo! (So glad I got a couple extra for gifts.)
Dear Marge, Thank you for your lovely book. It is beautifully done! I am so proud to know you.
Just got my order including your new book and it is spectacular!!! I was expecting a paperback kind of thing that I could drag around w/my bag of oils but it's sooo beautiful, the pictures are stunning, it’s really an “art” book but at the same time it’s so useful, the best of tips off your website - you really did a great job! Karla
Again, thank you so much for your book!!! You have put a lot of work into this. What a great resource for people starting out in aromatherapy!! I can’t wait to share it with others!! Debi
Thank you so much for sending my special copy of your book. It is lovely!! I especially like your personal touches..blends, everyday uses, your experiences, hints and even when you explain that certain oils pour very sloooowly. To me, that speaks of an intimate relationship with the oils not someone just writing another “how to” book on aromatherapy. CONGRATULATIONS !!!! xoxo Kathy
Diane wrote: “It’s almost as newsy as yr website (which I just love)! and I really like the pictures with it. Sort of a lovely little coffee table book - that’s what I’m doing with it anyway - a definite addition to my expanding library.”
And for our first “real, published” review, please click here. Other reviews, in the Massage Therapy Journal and on the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy website.