Book Review: The Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils by Christina Anthis


The Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils By Christina Anthis

Althea Press (August 20, 2019)

Naturopathy Medicine/Aromantherapy/Health



The essential beginner’s guide to healing with essential oils.

The Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils puts the power of natural healing in your hands. This simple guide distills the knowledge you need to unlock the potential of commonly found essential oils. Start making nourishing, all-natural, and affordable remedies to treat a variety of conditions―even make your own skin care and home cleaning products.

Explore the many modern applications of essential oils, from herbal medicine to aromatherapy to natural beauty. Discover profiles detailing the aromas and therapeutic actions of 30 favorite essential oils. Breathe easy with guidelines for safe use during pregnancy and instructions on diluting formulas for babies and children. You can begin your journey right away with any of the 100 included recipes for health and home.

In The Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils, you’ll find:

  • 30 essential oil profiles―Find practical applications, blending and substitution suggestions, and more for 30 common essential oils.
  • 10 complementary oils―Learn the properties and best uses of 10 popular “carrier” oils you can use to dilute your essential oils.
  • 100 useful recipes―Enjoy the benefits of essential oils with recipes for salves, sprays, roll-on perfumes, and more.

Blend the healing power of essential oils into your life with The Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils!





Easy to understand format keeping it simple and basic. The book is printed in easy to read print and on sturdy paper.  It’s a very good guide to using common essential oils. The book explains how essential oils work, how you can benefit from them, and how to use them safely. There are individual profiles of the 30 most commonly used oils. You are also given 100 recipes to start your journey to improving your physical and mental health. The Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils is a wonderful guide to explain essential oils without getting overwhelmed. A must read for anyone who wants to find more natural ways of healing via essential oils.

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (August 9, 2019)

ARC provided by publisher/Callisto Publishing Club but I liked it so much I bought another one for my daughter.



Christina Anthis is the blogger behind! She is a single mom, herbalist, aromatherapist, and author of the books, “The Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils: Everything You Need to Get Started” and “The Complete Book of Essential Oils for Mama & Baby: Safe and Natural Remedies for Pregnancy, Birth, and Children.“ As an aromatherapist, Christina is passionate about essential oil safety and enjoys sharing her wealth of knowledge on her blog. She writes about aromatherapy, holistic health, natural beauty, herbal remedies, and more!



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