Herbs and Essential Oils Can Change Your Life

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Herbs and Essential Oils Can Change Your Life

You probably know that peppermint can do wonders for your breath, but did you also know that it can relieve migraine headaches, ease nausea and calm anxiety as well? Ever wonder how the soothing aroma of lavender has the power to deeply relax you? You may already be familiar with some of the amazing potential health benefits of herbs and essential oils, but the more you learn about them, the more you will better understand your own healing process. The following compilation of books will get you started on your holistic journey.
 
Home Herbal by Susannah Steel
This guide to cooking, brewing, and blending your own herbs is complete with recipes, large colorful images, and common uses for each herb. How does a golden banana facial mask sound? If that doesn’t impress you, try making relaxation soap, make your own deodorant, or unwind with a honey and avocado body scrub. If you’re still not convinced, perhaps the strawberry and macadamia smoothie will change your mind? Home Herbal provides both internal and external remedies to help promote a naturally healthy lifestyle.
 
Herb Gardening from the Ground Up by Sal Gilbertie and Larry Sheehan
As the title suggests, this book is everything you need to know about growing your favorite herbs each season. If a Cake & Cookie Garden, Tea Garden, Medicinal Herb Garden, or Taste of Asia Garden sounds appealing to you, this book will teach you how to design, seed, and nurture them along with 34 other culinary herb gardens.
 
Plant Names Explained Edited by Sue Gordon
If you have any interest in the history and origins of plant names or horticulture, this alphabetical listing provides explanations and translations. However, don’t expect to find any colorful images or in-depth descriptions.
 
Essential Oils for Beginners Published by Althea Press
There’s an oil remedy for nearly any ailment you can imagine…from insect bites, wrinkles, scars and stretch marks, to insomnia, depression, and anxiety. With the proper knowledge of how to obtain, store, and use essential oils, you can learn to reap the benefits of nature and positively impact your health.
 
The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils by Kurt Schnaubelt
Schanubelt has written several books on aromatherapy and is the founder of the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy. He takes a more scientific approach to the subject and focuses on the treatment and prevention of various health concerns. Several chapters are dedicated to the discussion of aromatherapy and cancer. If you’re interested in an alternative way of healing, this book might be insightful.