The Essential Oils Desk Reference, 4th Edition
The most authoritative and accessible guide to aromatherapy and the effective use of essential oils ever
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In the world today, it's becoming ever more important to be self-empowered and able to take care of your own health. Why? Because
- The medical model of health care is broken, with doctors relying more and more on drugs of ever-more-questionable safety. The medical system is, according to some experts, the leading cause of death for Americans.
- The FDA, charged with protecting the health of Americans, has essentially abdicated that responsibility, as the growing list of pharmaceutical horror stories and recalls clearly demonstrates.
- Even more disconcerting than the number of drug recalls is the number of drugs that are clearly killing people, yet remain on the market.
- Access to medical care, if you should want it, is diminishing due to escalating costs and doctors who are closing their practices. And, while the so-called Health Care Reform is touted as the answer, to "bend the curve downward", the evidence is clear that, for most Americans, costs are only going up.
What we need is a paradigm shift in health care: a turning from simply managing sickness to promoting health. And, as we move forward in this shift, knowledge is self-empowerment.
The Essential Oils Desk Reference, powering the paradigm shift in health care
Knowledge is self-empowering, and the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 4th Edition is the most comprehensive and accessible reference on aromatherapy and natural health in the English language. Although it is definitely a Young Living-specific reference (dealing with products I do not endorse or recommend), it contains a wealth of information that is hard to find in a single reference anywhere else.
In the pages of the Essential Oils Desk Reference, you will learn why more and more people today are finding that, to achieve their overall health goals, they need to take a more holistic — and natural — approach to health care. You can't just take this pill or buy that exercise video; wellness is a whole life project. Aromatherapy can — and should — be an integral part of that plan.
The Essential Oils Desk Reference is a godsend to the world, and will ultimately alleviate more pain and suffering than all of the medical texts now in print. This book needs to be in every home and office in the country, and should be the basis for courses taught in our colleges and public schools.
As you will see in the Essential Oils Desk Reference, aromatherapy is about a lot more than just the smell.
But, while the use of certified pure therapeutic-grade® essential oils offers amazing benefits toward your health goals, it is only one part of an effective health and wellness regimen. If you're pursuing a dream of feeling good, looking great and living a healthier life — and doing it naturally — the Essential Oils Desk Reference will equip you with the knowledge you need.
What you will find in the Essential Oils Desk Reference
The Desk Reference is a beuatifully printed and illustrated resource on essential oils, aromatherapy and natural health. It starts with an overview of what essential oils are, the importance of using quality oils, different schools (or philosophies) of essential oil application, a quick look at how the oils go from the nose to the limbic system, where they influence the emotional center of the brain, a short history of aromatherapy, chemistry and safety of essential oils. It is an excellent primer on essential oils and aromatherapy, all in the first 28 pages. Following chapters give a detailed description of how essential oils are produced and all the essential oil singles offered by Young Living, including:
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- information on their plant source, production methods, composition,
- historical uses,
- modern medicinal properties,
- common uses,
- aromatic influences, and
- different methods of application.
In coming times of untreatable medical epidemics and natural disasters, we urgently need practical, accurate, leading-edge information on how to heal ourselves and our families. Pure essential oils are one of the best ways to meet this challenge. This astounding and absolutely essential edtion of the Essential Oils Desk Reference privides details yet easy-to-understand information on (1) essential oils, (2) many related products, and (3) how to use them all safely and effectively.
→ Carolyn DeMarco, MD
Lecturer and author of Take Charge of Your Body and Dr. DeMarco Answers Your Questions
For many of the oils, there is also a listing of the scientific research that has been done on the oil.
Beyond the oils
The Desk Reference, as a Young Living-specific reference book, also lists the many essential oil blends, supplements and personal care products offered by that company. One might think that this would be a good part of the book to just skip over, since the products themselves are not recommended, but even on these pages, there are helpful tid-bits tucked away for those adventurous enough to find them.
But more than that, the Desk Reference has sections on the NingXia wolfberry (goji berry), topical hormone products and water treatment. These contain interesting information that can be empowering. The sections on body care and oral health care products contain good information on toxic ingredients in soaps, deodorants and toothpastes.
The Desk Reference also contains sections on how to use the oils for pets and horses, cleansing and detoxification, enzyme therapy and several other general health issues, providing you with excellent health information. It also has a detailed description of RainDrop and the Vita-Flex Technique, as well as other aromatherapy applications.
The Personal Usage Reference: the best part of the Desk Reference
After closely examining this comprehensive reference to essential oils, I find myself understanding their usage as never before! This unparalleled scientific work is truly worth its weight in gold.
Taking essential oils to a new level of understanding and therapeutic application, this book will long be heralded as a benchmark into the new millennium.
→ Brenton G. Yorgason, Ph.D.
However, maybe the best part of the Essential Oils Desk Reference is the Personal Usage Reference at the back of the book. It covers hundreds of health issues, from acne to cancer, infertility to warts. For each listing, there is a short description of the condition, followed by a listing of the oils to use to treat it, as well as instructions on application methods. While not quite exhaustive, it is comprehensive. I've been using essential oils since 1997, and I still haven't plumbed the depths of this reference.
One caveat about the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 4th Edition
The main drawback of the Desk Reference is that it is interwoven with the Young Living product line. It lists many oil blends and single oils from both Young Living and Creer Lab Aromatology, as well as other Young Living products that are not available from dōTERRA®. If you are new to aromatherapy, this could create some confusion in choosing the best oils for your needs. However, the wealth of other information in the reference makes it a valuable addition to your health library, and a great secondary source for aromatherapy information.
So, despite this one caveat, I can't recommend the Essential Oils Desk Reference highly enough.
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