Books about aromatherapy (the use of essential oils to heal) are common, but it is more unusual to find one dealing with just one type of fragrance. With this volume dig deep into the world of lavender. It can be used both internally (as tea) and externally (as essential oil).
The books contents include:
Chapter 1: The History of Lavender, Chapter 2: How to Grow Lavender, Chapter 3: How to Make Lavender Essential Oil, Chapter 4: The Health Benefits of Lavender and Lavender Essential Oil, Chapter 5: Healthy Lavender Recipes, and, Conclusion.
Lavender has been used since ancient times. It is surprisingly easy to make if you have a plant growing in your garden. Lavender's benefits include anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and calming, and it can be used in a variety of conditions both physical and psychological. It is most known as an aid to sleep. The recipes include two teas, an acne fighting balm, anti-dandruff shampoo and insect repellent. All in all lavender is an easily accessible and cheap superfood, and this book will give you a great background in it.
The book is short (21 pages) and easy to read. I would have liked some medical research to be quoted (there is some), but this is a book for beginners I guess.
I am interested in anything to do with health, especially if it has a natural orientation, so I was biased in favour when I read this book, but I do feel that the average person will find it quite good. I now have my lavender flowers for making Sleepy Time tea and I do think it helps me to relax ready for bed. I am happy to rate this book as 5 stars.
A lovely book that is informative and appealing to the eye. From the history of lavender to healthy lavender recipes for you beauty and health this book covers it all. Well written and interesting.Cant wait for summer to come now so I can start my own little lavender adventure. Superheroes Don't Wear Glasses