Essential Oils: God's Extravagant Provision for Your HealthTeri SecrestWhitaker House / 2019 / Hardcover$15.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 8 Reviews
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TellNJasmineMontanaAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Essential oils & the Bible, yes, they go together...November 22, 2019TellNJasmineMontanaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5Essential oils have been an interest in my family for several years now. However, much of the information out there is either; secular, New Age, or just a promotional of a specific brand. Essential Oils: God's Extravagant Provision For Your Health caught my attention because of the author's Christian worldview and her belief that oils were made by God for our benefit. What I hoped for was good information from a Biblical perspective and not just some New Age stuff that can give a person the creepy-crawlies. And that is exactly what Terri Secrest delivered.
As with nearly all essential oil information that I've read I am skeptical of a few of the claims BUT I am also firmly convinced that essential oils are of great benefit and people should utilize them whenever possible and practical.
One thing that I will very respectfully disagree with the author is the assertion that as essential oils are plant based, and if properly used, can't have negative side effects. If you are allergic to the plant you can be allergic to the oil, this is something I know from personal experience. I'm allergic to the mainstay of all essential oil collections, lavender, from synthetics to high quality oils to the plants my mom has in the garden. My word of advice with anything is to try small amounts, find out what you can have and what you can't, and do as the author suggests and buy the highest quality oils you can. Oh, and on the opposite end of the scale, my mom has had great success with lavender. Also, while dogs can have some oils, DO NOT put any oils on your cat.
One of the things I really appreciated is that while the author does talk about the influence of a well known figure in the world of essential oils on her health journey, she does not promote any specific brand. Instead she gives readers a list of things to watch for when finding the right brand for themselves.
My favorite parts of this book were the sections on the use of oils in the Bible, the importance of anointing and praying, and the studies that have been done on how much our sense of smell really does affect us. These were things I already knew but she dug a little deeper into the topics.
I just want to say a couple of things about the layout of the book. If you are reading on a Kindle without a color screen you will miss out on a lot, there are quite a few really lovely and inspiring photos throughout the text. I really liked how Teri Secrest clearly delineated each topic, from her own story to which oils are good for which things to cooking with oils, in clearly defined chapters which went into detail and then followed it all up with a handy glossary that makes for a good quick-guide.
To sum it up, Essential Oils: God's Extravagant Provision For Your Health is a really interesting book and it's one that would be a good fit for anyone interested in essential oils, whether you are a beginner or have been using them for awhile.
(I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. All opinions are entirely my own.)
Sara Jane5 Stars Out Of 5A wonderful book!November 21, 2019Sara JaneQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5No matter where you rank on the scale of essential oil knowledge this book is a must-have! The statistics that Teri Secrest shares in the introduction are great reminders that we cannot continue our unhealthy lifestyles if we desire better health. I've had essential oils in my house for over twenty years and this book has reignited my passion for them all over again! If you have never used essential oils or you are an avid fan of these wonderful blessings, get this book!
I was given a copy of this book for free. I was not required to give a favorable review nor was any money received for this review. All comments and opinions are my own.
B MaceAlexandria, MNAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A fantastic essential oil resource!November 16, 2019B MaceAlexandria, MNAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5What an incredible book! You will want to have physical copy for your library since, if you are even slightly interested in essential oils, you will be using it on a regular basis. The author has a vast amount of knowledge about essential oils and how they can be used to promote good health. Each system of your body is highlighted with appropriate oils that may help you enhance and maintain their functions.
I appreciated the various 'recipes' that were included in the book. Wonderful healthy dishes with pictures that made me hungry to look at them. As well, the suggestions for oil blends that would encourage one's well-being. This certainly is a reference book that I will keep handy for years to come!
I received an ARC through Whitaker House and CelebrateLit. The comments and impressions are my own.
Deana4 Stars Out Of 5Nice and InformativeNovember 15, 2019DeanaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I am somewhat familiar with this topic but was intrigued to learn more. It amazes me how many oils are available today to help with different problems like headaches, pain and colds. I did like when the author says, " You should always check with your doctor before making any major health decisions." That statement reminds me that this book is another way to look at health and the benefits of oils, but for us to be smart in deciding what is best for us. A good example is if you break a limb, you should go get it looked at. I think this book helped me not to be so close minded and look over the facts .
The book is beautifully illustrated with pictures that pop off the pages. Everything is described in details and offers an array of oils that can be helpful. I am the type of person that is a bit wary of new things. If someone tells me to try something I am hesitant to jump in right away. The book helps me to examine what the benefits are of oils and how to use them.
The author fills the pages with different oils and scents and gives examples of how to use them. I liked the bible references and how they tie oils to everyday life. Have we missed what God has put before us as healing oils? That is a question I kept asking myself throughout the book. Native Americans used plants and oils to cure sickness without medicine that is commonly used today. Essential Oils are beginning to prove helpful and more people are turning to oils as a way to overcome colds, stress and depression.
The chapter on "How to Select a Brand " was very helpful to me. I am lost when it comes to this subject and appreciated the insight the author gave. Just like most products there are many to choose from. The author breaks down what different oils are used for and how much should be taken. I enjoyed learning more about the subject and have decided to try a few that were mentioned in the book.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
nkwbookreviewer5 Stars Out Of 5Great Biblical Book on OilsNovember 13, 2019nkwbookreviewerQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The first thing I noticed is the lovely cover. Isn't it inviting? Even the sub-title drew me in and made me want to learn more.
Essential Oils, God's Extravagant Provision for Your Health by author Terri Secrest is a book that I truly enjoyed. It has a plethora of information and the beautiful colored pictures gave me added enjoyment. I loved this bible based book.
The author has a nice style of writing. Her book is easy to understand has simple recipes for all types of conditions. She offers a wide range of solutions for illnesses that include food recipes with the essential oils to breathing the aroma of some oils to support mental health. There is so much information packed in this book it needs to be kept in one's home library for future reference. I have used essential oils for years and learned much from this stunning book.
I recommend this book to anyone wanting learn more about essential oil, especially God's divine plan for them for us. This would make a perfect gift for Christmas or birthday. It gets a 5 out of 5 star rating from me. A copy was provided by Celebrate Lit but these are my honest thoughts.