475 Herbal and Aromatherapy Recipes: Recipes for life, family and all of your household needs. (Anglais) Broché – 13 novembre 2013
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This is my first herbal/EO recipe book, and it has a LOT of great recipes, generally arranged by purpose and type (lotion, salve, etc.) Very happy with this aspect of the book.
That being said, it is rather difficult to understand, likely because Demetria Clark is clearly very knowledgeable on this subject- pretty sure we're missing some basic information here, things that probably seem like common sense to the author. Like other reviews, I'm having a hard time "getting it." Now, I've only spent about an hour looking through it, but I already know the first few pages are really crucial to understanding it. I opened it straight to the middle first to check out the recipes, and felt that I may need some sort of deciphering tool :)
Another thing that would make this book easier to understand is better editing. As other reviewers have mentioned, there are words missing and the train of thought bounces around. I read a LOT of independently published novels (on kindle - great stories, far less expensive than traditionally published books) so I know that books can be decently edited (or poorly edited) when independently published. An author can hire an independent editor for a fee to edit his or her book. This expense, to me, feels like it would be very valuable. Especially when the author is so clearly educated and knowledgeable on the subject! I sort of hate that the book feels less credible JUST because of the subpar editing!
Important! The author does clearly state that this is a traditional recipe book, not an educational resource to teach you about herbs and essential oils. While a lot of backup is provided, it's just not enough information if you are just starting out. It really seems like the author took her personal recipes and notes and typed them up into a book to share with people, which I really love, because these are her tried and true recipes. So again, I'm torn! The content itself deserves a 5 Star rating.
Once I am able to learn the "herbal" speak and spend countless hours research ingredients, I know this book will be very useful. I feel that I can trust the recipes and information provided, given the years this author has as a professional in this field. Also, the EO uses line up with the EO encyclopedias and guides I've read.
There's a pretty useful index in the back, as well as a resource section listing suppliers and books. All in all, I would recommend this book- look past the editing and focus on the knowledge behind it. It really is quite extensive. Also, I purchased the paperback version after seeing other reviews that buyers felt the kindle version was hard to use. Now I can flag favorites and consult different portions of the book easily, so I'm very happy they mentioned that.