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The Rooted Life

Title: The Rooted Life
Author: Justin Rhodes
Publisher: Worthy
ISBN: 978-1-5460-1259-7

“That’s one of the key values and benefits of the rooted life: Simply working together. Doing something good side by side,” Justin Rhodes writes in his book, The Rooted Life: Cultivating Health & Wholeness Through Growing Your Own Food.

~ What ~
This two-hundred-and-eight-page hardbound targets those who want to learn how to grow food on their homestead, be it via container, bulletproof, or crop gardens. After a table of contents, the book is divided into ten chapters. It ends with acknowledgments, resources, an appendix, and the author’s biography. Full-color photographs are spread throughout the book.

The first chapter explains how the writer and his family got into growing food on their seventy-five-acre farm in North Carolina and four major obstacles they had to overcome. The second chapter offers four rules to start a garden, while the third has three different types of gardening, followed by a chapter on winter produce. The next three chapters involve raising chickens for eggs or meat and enhancing the soil. Chapter eight has tips about harvesting along with nine recipes. The ninth chapter promotes family involvement, and the final one encourages starting the garden and enjoying staying at home while being active in a community.

~Why ~
This is a unique read that is written more personably than other books on gardening. I appreciate the writer often referring to his wife as the Beautiful One and how he struggled with chronic Lyme disease while establishing their gardens. The sections on locating the garden close to the house and Permaculture were interesting.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not be interested in books that promote living mostly off the land for food. Others may wish there were more illustrations showing plants, beds, and planting techniques. A few may consider the book rudimentary in detail due to its story-like format of personal experiences.

~ Wish ~
Although the photographs were beautiful and detailed, I wish they had visual descriptions of plants instead of many with the family. It would have been nice to include plant growing times, layout suggestions, and an index.

~ Want ~
If you desire to grow your own organic food throughout the year, this is a good gardening book rooted in the basis of working hard together to achieve a nutritious goal.

Thanks to Hachette Book Group, Worthy, and the author for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

#Hachette #WorthyPublishing #JustinRhodes #TheRootedLife #GrowingYourOwnFood

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Mediterranean Diet Cookbook

Title: Mediterranean Diet Cookbook
Author: Jessie Holman
Publisher: Jessie Holman
ISBN: 9798781359714

“While this may look like any other diet plan, what makes it stand out is the use of olive oil — preferably the extra-virgin type,” Jessie Holman writes at the beginning of the book, Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: 1000 Recipes for Easy & Delicious Homemade Meals.

~ What ~
This one-hundred-and-fifty-nine-page paperback targets those interested in making meals using the popular Mediterranian diet. After an introduction, the book is divided into a dozen sections of dishes.

Containing one-thousand recipes, the twelve sections are Breakfasts, Salads, Soups/Stews, Beans/Rice/Grains, Pastas/Couscous, Pizza/Snacks, Fish/Seafood, Poultry, Pork/Beef/Lamb, Meatless, Sides/Sauces/Spices, and Desserts. Without any photographs, each recipe begins with a title. Ingredients with serving size are listed in used order, and directions with preparation times are in paragraph format. Also added are nutritional values per serving of calories, fat, carbs, and protein.

~ Why ~
With this book containing recipes from 22 countries of the Mediterranean Basin, it hones in on not using processed foods or too much sugar or red meats. I appreciate the many recipes and their variations that offer a beginner to the diet plenty of meal choices. The directions seem easy to understand.

Some of the interesting recipes that caught my eye are Dilly Salmon Frittata, Italian Tuna & Bean Salad, Andalusian Lentil Soup, Eggplant & Chickpea Casserole, Creamy Shrimp with Tie Pasta, Parsley Lamb Arancini, Pan-Seared Trout with Tzatziki, Syrupy Chicken Breasts, Spicy Kale with Almonds, Mascarpone Sweet Potato Mash, and Mint-Watermelon Gelato.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not think an oil-based diet will help them lose weight may avoid this book, yet it is a well-documented approach. Others may not have some of the specialty ingredients such as Manchego cheese, Borlotti beans, and Spanish Pardon pepper. The book may be overwhelming to some since there are so many recipes.

~ Wish ~
Being a visual person, I wish there were colored photographs of all completed dishes. Since there is an abundance of recipes, it would be helpful to include both a topical index and recipe index to quickly find a desired dish.

~ Want ~
If you are starting the Mediterranean diet and need a bunch of delicious meals to plan, this book is great for fulfilling all your tasty needs, but be aware you may have to spend a lot of time just trying to find a specific one.

Thanks to the author for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

#MediterraneanDietCookbook #1000MediterraneanRecipes #JessieHolman

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Keto Diet Cookbook for Beginners

Title: Keto Diet Cookbook for Beginners
Author: Elizabeth Cunningham
Publisher: Elizabeth Cunningham
ISBN: 978-1-792145452

“This isn’t about eating trash. It’s about nourishing your body with exactly what it needs, and that includes your taste buds too,” Elizabeth Cunningham writes at the beginning of her book, Keto Diet Cookbook for Beginners: 550 Recipes for Busy People on Keto Diet.

~ What ~
This one-hundred-and-fifty-seven-page paperback targets those interested in making meals using the popular keto diet. After an introduction, explanation with tips of the diet, and the top ten keto recipes, the book is divided into nine sections, followed by a 14-day meal plan, topical index, and recipe index.

Containing five-hundred-and-fifty recipes, the nine sections are Smoothies/Breakfasts, Poultry, Pork/Beef/Lamb, Seafood/Fish, Meatless Meals, Soups/Stew/Salads, Side Dishes/Snack, Brunch/Dinner, and Desserts/Drinks. Without any photographs, each recipe has a title with preparation time, serving size, and nutritional facts of keto calories, fat grams, net carbs, and protein. Ingredients are listed in used order, and directions are in paragraph format.

~ Why ~
With the keto diet focusing on high fat and low carbohydrates, this book hones in on not using processed sugars. I appreciate the many recipes and their variations that offer a beginner to the diet plenty of meal choices. The beginning of the book has a lot of helpful information of what not and what to eat to maintain the diet.

Some of the interesting recipes that caught my eye are Italian Sausage Stacks, Coconut Flour Bagels, Poulet en Papillote, Turkey Enchilada Bowl, Pork Osso Bucco, Warm Rump Steak Salad, Salmon Panzanella, Coconut Cury Mussels, Walnut Tofu Saute, Cheesy Cauliflower Falafel, Power Green Soup, Green Mackerel Salad, Taco Lettuce Rolls, Spiced Gruyere Crisps, Egg in a Mug, Gingery Tuna Mousse, Blueberry Ice Pops, and Berry Merry.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not think a high-fat diet will help them lose weight or do not want to have their body experience ketosis, which could be dangerous for some people, may avoid this book. Others may not have some of the specialty ingredients such as Swerve sugar, almond flour, xanthan gum, erythritol, or seeded lychee pulp. There does not seem to be a pattern to how the recipes are displayed in some of the sections (example: drinks and food items are randomly mixed together).

~ Wish ~
Since I tend to eat a varied diet that is limited in carbs and salt intake, I did not learn anything new about the keto diet, yet I appreciated the abundance of recipes. Being a visual person, I wish there were colored photographs of all completed dishes.

~ Want ~
If you want are a beginner to the keto diet and do not know what to make for meals throughout the day, this is a nice starter cookbook that has plenty of tasty options.

Thanks to the author for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

#KetoDietCookbookforBeginners #ElizabethCunningham #550KetoRecipes #ketogenicdietforbeginners

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Air Fryer Cookbook for Beginners

Title: Air Fryer Cookbook for Beginners
Author: Karen Klock
Publisher: Karen Klock
ISBN: 979-8488915169

“With this kitchen device, you can prepare flavorful and crispy food, and you will be pleasantly surprised by the low number of calories and the awesome taste,” Karen Klock writes in the introduction of her book, Air Fryer Cookbook for Beginners: Quick & Easy to Make Air Fryer Recipes for People on a Budget.

~ What ~
This fifty-five-page paperback targets those who are interested in cooking with an air fryer. After a table of contents, introduction, explanation, using directions, benefits, and frequently asked questions, there are fifty recipes, complete with full-color photographs of each dish.

Divided into ten sections containing five recipes each, the creations include vegetables, chicken, turkey, pork, beef, fish/seafood, vegan, snacks, side dishes, and desserts. Each recipe includes the title, serving size, preparation time, a list of ingredients used in order, directions in sentence format, and nutritional information.

~ Why ~
Although I do not own an air fryer yet, I have been considering one since it can cook foods with less fat and oils so this book is well warranted. I love the full-colored pictures that take up at least a third of each page. The directions are simple to understand and follow. Adding the nutritional data is helpful.

Some of the notable recipes are Sauteed Green Beans, Chicken Meatballs, Turkey Tenderloins, Pork Schnitzel, Spring Style Flank Steak, Tasty Shrimps, Herb-Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Homemade Apple Chips, Egg Cups with Ham, and Aromatic Fried Banana.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have an air fryer may not need this book, but the recipes could be altered to conventional cooking. Others may have issues with finding some ingredients. Since the book is geared toward beginners, the meals are somewhat simplified.

~ Wish ~
It would be helpful if this book included an index, but the Table of Contents suffices as it is arranged by food groups. I wish there was information about the author and her qualifications.

~ Want ~
If you have an air fryer and are afraid of using it, this book will help you learn how to cook delicious meals with it while keeping your calorie consumption down.

Thanks to the author for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

#KarenKlock #AirFryer #AirFryerCookbookforBeginners #BeginningAirFrying

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Feels Like Home

Title: Feels Like Home
Author: Marian Parsons
Publisher: Worthy Books
ISBN: 978-105460-1583-3

“This journey is unique in that there is no time limit, there is no competition, and you are the one who decides where the finish line is,” writes Marian Parsons in the introduction of her book, Feels Like Home: Transforming Your Space from Uninspiring to Uniquely Yours.

~ What ~
This three-hundred-and-four-page hardbound targets mainly women who want to decorate their house with their own particular style. After an introduction and instructions, it contains eleven chapters and ends with prior design photographs, credits, acknowledgments, sources, an index, and the author’s biography.

In this coffee table book, the author draws the reader into finding his or her own artistic touches when designing or decorating their home. The first chapter centers on what a home feels like while the second chapter is on telling your story by adding character. The next five sections cover living space, dining rooms, bedrooms, workspaces, bathrooms, halls, laundry rooms, foyers, and mudrooms. The last three chapters involve custom furnishings, finishing touches, and loving your home for what it is.

~ Why ~
It is always nice to spruce up a room and make it feel like you uniquely designed it, and this read has a lovely layout of room-to-room suggestions and projects to make a house a customized home. I appreciate its many practical step-by-step projects such as picture frame molding, box beams, painting cabinetry and furniture, a wall mural, heirloom napkins, starched fabric walls, paneling, sandpaper primer, and more.

~ Why Not ~
Those who are not homeowners or tenants who cannot alter their abode may not have any interest in this book. Others may not like the decoration additions as they may not match their personal style. Since we are currently updating our master bath, I was disappointed that only seven pages were dedicated to the topic and they were all about professional remodeling.

~ Wish ~
With the book having many projects with detailed instructions, including a list of them at the beginning or end of the book would be helpful to quickly find a topic and turn to the page.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a home decor book that has both professional and do-it-yourself ideas and projects, this is a keeper for those who want to decorate with individualized character and class.

Thanks to Worthy Books for this complimentary book that I am freely reviewing.

#Hachette #WorthyBooks #WorthyPublishing #MarianParsons #FeelsLikeHome #TransformingYourSpacefromUninspiringtoUniquelyYours

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The Little Book of Cottagecore

Title: The Little Book of Cottagecore
Author: Emily Kent
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 978-1-5072-146303

“Cottagecore is a movement centered around the simple existence of pastoral life,” Emily Kent writes in the introduction of her book, The Little Book of Cottagecore: Traditional Skills for a Simpler Life.

~ What ~
This two-hundred-and-fifty-six-page hardbound targets mainly women who want to destress and relax by finding true joy doing the simpler things in life. After an introduction, it contains eight chapters, ending with US/metric conversion charts and an index.

With a focus on authentic cottagecore hobbies, the book hones in on hands-on activities that make the doer value and find peacemaking homemade products and items while taking time to appreciate a simple life. The first chapter is about gardening and beekeeping while the next is how to brew a perfect cup of tea. The third section discusses baking bread, pies, and cookies, and the fourth covers herbal remedies. While the next chapter involves candle making, the following two chapters are about cross-stitch, sewing, quilting, and embroidery. The final one has soapmaking. Several recipes, bullet-point lists, small drawings, and blue highlighted sections are included.

~ Why ~
It is always nice to use one’s hands to create, especially when it produces food, clothing, or an appreciative gift for a loved one. The lists are helpful in discussing different garden planting options, tea choices, baking recipes, herbal concoctions and their uses, and patterns to sew. I enjoyed reading the sections on making remedies for colds, flu, and cough as well as saponification in soap making.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like do-it-yourself projects will not understand the simplicity of making something to enjoy. Since this is a beginner’s book, it may appear sophomoric to seasoned gardeners, crafters, bakers, and artisans. There are no photographs of finished products and a limited amount of examples.

~ Wish ~
Since I have done all projects listed in the book except bee-keeping, I wish it contained more examples, instructions, and pictures. Because it concentrates on health-related topics, I expected it to include promoting soy wax over paraffin as the latter emits carcinogens.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a beginner’s book to destress, relax, and enjoy making or doing the simpler things in life, this may make a nice gift for the person who needs to slow down and take a break from the stressors faced daily, especially during a pandemic.

Thanks to Bookpleasures and Simon & Schuster for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

#SimonandSchuster #EmilyKent #TheLittleBookofCottageCore #TraditionalSkillsforaSimplierLife

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Home Made Lovely

Title: Home Made Lovely
Author: Shannon Acheson
Publisher: BethanyHouse
ISBN: 978-0764235375

“I believe that creating a peaceful and welcoming home begins by clarifying who you’re decorating for, being thankful for the home you have in this season, and deliberately dedicating it to God,” Shannon Acheson writes in the introduction of her book, Home Made Lovely: Creative the Home You’ve Always Wanted.

~ What ~
This one-hundred-and-ninety-two-page hardbound targets mainly women who want to decorate their house to become a home while focusing on God and family. After an introduction, it contains four parts, each with three chapters, and ends with a conclusion, acknowledgments, and notes.

By initially concentrating on Jesus and how He is vitally important where we live, the author shows how a home can be personalized to represent the owner and Christ’s love. The first part contains three chapters about who to decorate for, gratitude, and promoting the Bible throughout the home. The next section covers seven decluttering tips, the trap of trends, and seventy-five budget decorating ideas while the third has a three-step process of finding your style, creating a plan, and decorating one room at a time. The final part is about hospitality, welcoming visitors, and entertaining. Full-color photographs, fill-in charts, and journaling areas are added throughout its pages.

~ Why ~
It is always nice to spruce up a room and make it feel more comfortable, and this tabletop book has a lovely presentation. I like that it gave specific Bible verses to use per each room plus the differences of home and decorating styles from craftsman to mid-century modern and boho/scandi to transitional. The chapter on budgeting has fifteen furniture hacks, a dozen wall/art ideas, eight bathroom suggestions, nine paint and trim tricks, six tray/vignette placings, ten fabric considerations, and seven lighting concepts. I appreciate the information on decorating each room using two methods of furniture and space layout.

~ Why Not ~
Those who are not homeowners or tenants who cannot alter their abode may not have any interest in this book. Others who are older, have decorated many homes, and know what they like or dislike may not glean any new information in this read that is targeted more to new homeowners or condo/apartment dwellers. While I have no issue writing Bible verses on walls or praying for those who reside in each room (compared to praying for the room itself), I am unsure about anointing an inanimate object with oil. I did not understand why nine food recipes, some with full-page photos, were considered interior decorating.

~ Wish ~
With the book having pages to fill out, many will not want to write in it, so an additional journal might be appreciated. Since I am more of a visual person, I prefer photographs of the many suggested ideas to see what they look like and how they are assembled in a room.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a beginner’s book to understanding elementary interior design, this would work well for the young Christian woman who has recently married and wants to make her new home more attractive and comfortable while keeping the Lord in mind.

Thanks to Bethany House for this complimentary book that I am freely reviewing.

#BethanyHouse #ShannonAcheson #HomeMadeLovely #ChristianInteriorDecorating

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14-Day Mediterranean Diet Plan for Beginners

Title: 14-Day Mediterranean Diet Plan for Beginners
Author: Christine Patorniti, RD, CDE, MBA
Publisher: Rockridge Press
ISBN: 978-1-64611-600-3

“This cookbook is centered on the three main Mediterranean guiding principles: using whole foods, eating what’s in season, and sharing foods with old and new friends,” Christine Patorniti writes in the introduction of her book, 14-Day Mediterranean Diet Plan for Beginners: 100 Recipes to Kick-Start Your Health Goals.

~ What ~
This two-hundred-and-twenty-page paperback targets those interested in cooking two weeks’ worth of Mediterranean meals. After an introduction, the book is divided into two sections that contain one-hundred recipes, followed by listings of measurement conversion tables, references, index, and the author’s biography.

The first part has three chapters getting acquainted with the Mediterranean diet, preparing your kitchen and pantry, and meal planning. The second section has nine chapters of recipes for breakfast, soups, salads, snacks, sides, vegetarian, fish, seafood, poultry, and meat mains, sweets, desserts, sauces, dips, and dressings.

Each recipe includes its title, followed by a short descriptive paragraph. The type, serving size, and prep/cook time are on the outside of the pages, while the ingredients are located in the middle of the page in used order; numbered instructions, prep/ingredient/variation/substitution tips, and caloric information cover one to two pages.

~ Why ~
I am a fan of Mediterranean dishes so I appreciate the interesting information on the different regions and foods of the countries with their staples and flavors. The two-week meal plans make it easier to decide what to make, especially because there are comprehensive shopping lists for each week. I like that there are so many thirty-minute making meals.

Some of the notable recipes are Shakshuka Bake, Curry Zucchini Soup, Tricolor Tomato Summer Salad, Walnut and Freekeh Pilaf, Lemony Orzo, Linguine and Brussels Sprouts, Crushed Marcona Almond Swordfish, Moroccan Meatballs, Quick Herbed Lamb and Pasta, Cranberry Loaf Roll-Up, Pickled Turnips, and Cider Yogurt Dressing.

An example of one of the daily meals is Day 4:
South of the Coast Sweet Potato Toast
Spring Mix with Fig and Citrus Dressing
Cod a la Romana

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like Mediterranean dishes may not have any interest in this book. Others may not like that many of the meals are made only of plant sources. While the diet touts drinking wine, no suggested wines are paired with the recipes.

~ Wish ~
Being a visual person, I wish there were colored photographs of all completed dishes. Several of the fourteen-day meals are left-overs or repeats.

~ Want ~
If you love making meals based on the Mediterranean diet, this book that has one-hundred healthy and delicious recipes will be used often.

Rated 4.5 of 5 stars.

Thanks to Callisto Publisher’s Club and the author for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

#CallistoPublishersClub #RockridgePress #2ChristinePatorniti #14DayMediterraneanDietPlanforBeginners

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The 21-Day Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss Plan

Title: The 21-Day Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss Plan
Author: Andy De Santis, RD, MPH with Michelle Anderson
Publisher: Rockridge Press
ISBN: 978-1-64611-570-9

“It presents an expertly crafted 21-day plan to put you on the path toward your weight-loss goals and help you seamlessly embrace fasting,” Andy De Santis with Michelle Anderson writes in the introduction of his book, The 21-Day Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss Plan: Recipes, Meal Plans, and Exercises for a Healthier You.

~ What ~
This two-hundred-and-two-page paperback targets those interested in taking breaks and fasting between meals to lose weight and improve their health using a three-week program. After an introduction, the book is divided into two parts that have eleven total chapters, followed by measurement conversions, references, index, acknowledgments, and the authors’ biography.

In the first part of the book, the beginning explains intermittent fasting daily and weekly while the following chapters are on exercising, planning with food essentials, and suggestions dealing with health issues. The second half of the book contains over seventy-five recipes for breakfasts, smoothies, soups, salads, vegetarian/vegan mains, poultry/seafood mains, beef/pork mains, small meals, beverages, condiments, sauces, and dressings.

Each one-to-two-page recipe begins with its title, followed serving size, prep and cook times, type of dish, and a descriptive paragraph. The ingredients are listed in order used on the left side of the page with numbered directions on the right side. Often added are addition, craving, preparation, substitution, and variation tips. All include caloric information.

~ Why ~
I have been intermittent fasting for about six months, using the 14:10 formula and cannot seem to advance to sixteen hours without food so this is a timely book. I love that it offers both the daily and weekly plans as well as what to eat at each meal.

Some of the notable recipes are Shrimp-Kale Omelet, Blueberry-Green Tea Smoothie, Sweet Potato-Orange Soup, Edamame Mixed Green Salad with Berries, Traditional Falafel Pockets, Tofu Moussaka, Market Bulgur-Chicken Skillet, Mediterranean Fish Tacos, Rich Pork Stroganoff, Rustic Beef and Cabbage Stew, Chicken and Artichoke Heart, and Peppermint-Mocha Coffee.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not need or want to lose weight may not want this book, but it does have some great healthy recipes. Others may not like making meals or the time it takes to cook them. Some may get light-headed or woozy not eating for twelve hours or more, but this includes sleep time.

~ Wish ~
Being a visual person, I wish there were colored photographs of all completed dishes. There is no chapter on desserts.

~ Want ~
If you are ready to seriously lose weight by intermittently fasting, this is a wonderful sourcebook to get you started. Having lost over ten pounds in five months by eating with long breaks in between, I can attest it is a doable diet that will make you feel better and healthier.

Thanks to Callisto Publisher’s Club and the author for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

#RockridgePress #CallistoPublishersClub #21DayIntermittentFastingWeightLossPlan #AndyDeSantis #MichelleAnderson

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Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Healing

Title: Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Healing
Author: Amber Robinson
Publisher: Rockridge Press
ISBN: 978-1-64611-411-5

“You will learn everything you need to get the most out of each essential oil you work with and become more confident with working with oils,” Amber Robinson writes in the first part of her book, Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Healing: 120 Remedies to Restore Mind, Body, and Spirit.

~ What ~
This two-hundred-and-eighteen-page paperback targets those who are interested in or want to learn about aromatherapy and making recipes with essential oils. After a dedication, table of contents, and introduction, the book is divided into two parts that contain eight chapters with one-hundred-and-twenty remedies, followed by resources, references, an index, acknowledgments, and the author’s biography.

The first part contains five chapters involving the definition of aromatherapy, emotional and physical healing, essential safety, healing, and descriptions of twenty key essential oils. The second section has three chapters of recipes and remedies for emotional and physical healing, beauty, and wellness,

While each essential oil covers one page and includes healing properties, treatment, precautions, substitutes, and uses, each recipe is on one to two pages each and begins with a title followed by scent, quantity, user age, and a description. A list down the left side of the page has ingredients and equipment needed in used order. The numbered instructions are easy to follow in paragraph form. Storage, safety, and swap tips are at the bottom.

~ Why ~
This is an informative book that not only has thorough descriptions of many herbs such as bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, Roman chamomile, and vetiver, but it also has a plethora of healing blends, bath soaks, treatments, sprays, compresses, masks, massage oils, soaps, serums, and scrubs. There are plenty of options to make lovely aromatic homemade gifts.

Some of the interesting recipes are Frazzle Nerves Bath Soak, Uplift Diffusion Blend, Escape from Exhaustion Spray, Delousing Mask Treatment, Muscle Miracle Massage Blend, Boo-Boo Spray, Armpit Detox Mask, Luxurious Lips Sugar Scrub, Whipped Shaving Cream, and Varicose Vein Minimizing Treatment.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like scents or do not know the benefits of essential oils may have no interest in this read. Others may not want to buy the many needed ingredients and equipment to make some of the recipes.

~ Wish ~
Being a visual person, I wish there were more photographs and illustrations of the herbs, equipment used, and completed remedies.

~ Want ~
If you want to know more about aromatherapy and essential oils, this is an excellent source because it is concise, full of information and recipes, and easy to use. No doubt some remedies will make great gifts to give to friends and family.

Thanks to Callisto Publisher’s Club and the author for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

#RockridgePress #CallistoPublishersClub #AromatherapyandEssentialOilsforHealing #AmberRobinson

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