I picked up this book a couple of days ago as a bit of a study guide, it was half price in a local store so I couldn't resist. When Julia Lawless wrote this book back in 1992 it was the first time anyone had collated this type of information in to one place. From what I have read so far it is a fantastically informative book and I am looking forward to working with it over the years to come, for sure it will be one to treasure.
I've always liked to add a few drops of essential oils to my bath and rely on tea tree oil for all types of things. Recently I haven't been able to keep up for my own demand in scented candles; rose, sandalwood, jasmine, lavender, amber, lily. and yesterday I bought an essential oil citrus diffuser with lemongrass which is so uplifting. My favourite recent candle addition is my Heaven Scent aromatherapy anti stress, it is lavender and bergamot, smells absolutely divine and is very relaxing.
I think that I have some sort of nesting - self care cycle going on of late, a huge desire to make our home more welcoming, relaxing, cosy, a space that you walk in to and feel instantly relaxed. Bringing lots of nature finds home, adding to my plant collection, extra cushions and now the layering of scents are all helping create the peaceful environment I want to feel at home.
I'm looking forward to learning more about aromatherapy, essential oils and herbalism and sharing that knowledge here... for now though, off to work.