Essential Living Book

Aromatherapy Recipes
for Health and Home

Now available in paperback at or eBook (below)!

Aromatherapy is all about the therapeutic use of essential oils—highly aromatic substances that naturally occur in plants.

This beautiful Aromatherapy Recipes book offers everything a beginner needs to get started with simple aromatherapy for health and home. The book includes 60 easy recipes to help you create natural, safe and environmentally-friendly products for beauty and skin care, health, travel, emotional wellness and for cleaning and caring for every room in your home.

Available in paperback or eBook format.

  • Build your collection. Learn what you need to build a basic essential oils kit for your home – including key essential oils and carriers.
  • Blending basics. Discover and practice basic blending techniques that you can perform in your own kitchen, at your own table.
  • A safe, non-toxic home. Find safe alternatives to toxic supermarket synthetic cleaners.  Blend your own disinfectants, deodorizers, antifungals and scrubs for even your toughest cleaning problems.
  • Fresh, healthy skin. Keep your skin beautiful and chemical free, using gentle, safe and natural moisturizers, cleansers, scrubs, perfumes and lotions that you create yourself.
  • A healthier body. Stay healthy using simple, effective and natural preventative measures against common ailments like cold and flu.
  • Safe kids & pets.  Blend safe products for your home and family that are free of synthetic chemicals, common allergens and abrasive chemicals.

Paperback: $14.95



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KC Rossi-Heart Blossom Essentials August 30, 2011 at 5:36 pm

WOW! This is *Fantastic*
What an easy, handy and user friendly way to access the art and science of aromatherapy.

Thank you :-)


Rebeca Ledersnaider August 31, 2011 at 1:34 am

Great ways to start using essential oils!!!
Thanks Andrea


Pat Chirumbolo August 31, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Just what I need! Thanks Andrea.


Karen Williams August 31, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Beautifully illustrated and a great read for the beginner and those who have been involved in aromatherapy for awhile. A much needed book!


Nana Almeida September 1, 2011 at 11:10 am

I’m interested buying a CD or DVD from this book. Do you have, and how much is for shipping to Brazil?


Mitan September 1, 2011 at 11:45 am

Thank you so much for doing an e-book for us newbies! I have a quick question. I am trying to make some skincare product for myself with the help of books & Internet. I wanted to know, how good are these non organic essential oils to Organic ones. Do they still work fine on skin as the Organic EOs?
Thanks & Regards,


Mitan September 1, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Thank you Andrea.
Your free online course on aromatherapy was quite a help in understanding the dilution method. Thanks.


chayaruchama September 1, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Kudos, my dear !
This is a wonderful occasion !


Heather Owens September 7, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Thank you Andrea! A must have for sure!!


Rebecca Totilo September 8, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Hi Andrea:
Is the book in a format for kindle or *.pdf – or must be read online only?


Joy Musacchio September 25, 2011 at 11:01 am

This is such a wonderful tool for all to have! Wonderful for beginning aromatherapists, seasoned aromatherapists, and anyone that has an interest in integrating the power of essential oils into everyday life to live life in a balanced and healthy way. Great book!


Jenny Zigler November 7, 2011 at 8:36 pm

I really enjoyed the free Intro class. What a great way to inspire people to learn more. I am so happy that I found this website. I have been studying aromatherapy on and off for 10 years now. I really want to have a hands on class and take the certification course, but have to save first. Thank you for connecting us with recipes and info!


Patricia December 1, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Hi Andrea

Just come over from susan Harrington’s site. She highly recommends your book :-)

I have a lavender site and was wanting to know will you be signing up affiliates to sell your book.

It would fit great with my Natural Lavender Treatment post.

BTW Love the look of your site. Will be back to visit.

Patricia Perth Australia


Lystra May 8, 2012 at 6:38 pm


I found the free introduction course to be very helpful. And I’m looking forward to enrolling to further this knowledge.

Much Thanks

Lystra (Trinidad W.I)


Melissa Connor July 11, 2012 at 4:44 pm

I was wondering if Ithe book in a format for kindle or *.pdf – or must be read online only or will i be able to print it for future home or on the go use?


Natalie October 10, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Essential Living is the Best Aromatherapy eBook available! I love the wide array of recipes, which are well organized and easy to follow. Thanks for sharing a piece of your hard work!


Rachel Hobbins October 15, 2012 at 12:55 pm

This is a great ebook and I just started blending with essential oils and the recipes are very easy. Very easy to understand. Love it!:)


Liz Fulcher December 6, 2012 at 7:24 am

I already have the Kindle version of this book and can’t wait to get my softback! Why? So I can highlight key points and write notes in the margin!

I plan on using the beautiful softcover version as a classroom reference tool – I’ll keep it on the blending table for my students to use an “idea guide” when creating formulations in class.

Like everything you do, Andrea, this book is beautiful, well-written and very educational. Kudos my friend!


domain for life December 30, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Very best wishes!


Serena Sweet Aromas January 19, 2013 at 11:33 pm

I heart essential oils. Thank you so much Andrea for sharing this beneficial essential oil info with us!


Cristen Boglioli January 24, 2013 at 1:00 am

Plainly explained. Thumbs up!!


Amy January 25, 2013 at 12:05 am

Great book to own! I am very pleased with my purchase. I admire (and appreciate) the dedication, and work that went into creating such a great “go-to” place.


cindybachler May 4, 2013 at 6:21 pm

i start account but did not now how to add paypal to it


Senna May 27, 2013 at 2:36 am

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I have been simply blown away by this book.The book is so easy to read and use. It is full of amazingly helpful recipes for cleaners and body products. The thing I have been most thrilled about how very genuine this publication is. Andrea has been teaching classes online and in person for quite a few years. This is clear when you read her book and visit her website that she is a teacher and truly loves aromatherapy. I feel like the author is there with me to help me. I feel like she really wants to help make my life better.
Don’t go anywhere else for aromatherapy and essential oils.
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Helen July 18, 2013 at 11:56 am

I have a kindle but purchased the paperback and LOVE it.


Beth Chatham July 25, 2013 at 7:08 am

Just received my essential living book and was really please with the way the book is set up. Easy to understand and a great addition as a reference for anyone’s aromatherapy book shelf. I am a current ACP student so I will pass the book along to my daughter since she is now becoming interested in aromatherapy as well!! Who knows what will come out of our kitchens!!


Norma Tavares Correa October 17, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Tenho interesse em adquirir o livro ,mas gostaria de saber se há uma versão em português ,pois não domino o inglês ou se há como traduzir no formato pdf para computador?


maria donizetti tabanez ribeiro October 17, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Adorei.Em podendo comprarei,grata muito obrigada.


Tina February 27, 2014 at 3:51 pm

I just bought the E book for my iPad but I can’t figure out where it went, does it arrive in an email or to the kindle app? Sorry I’m not exactly super tech savy lol.
Thank you


Ann Betts March 4, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Hi, I just paid for the ebook on paypal but there were no instructions on how to download it. Could you help me out please? Thank you, Ann


Andrea Butje March 11, 2014 at 2:49 pm

It is a PDF but can be bought on Amazon for Kindle.


Linda W. June 9, 2014 at 12:40 am

thank you so much! Added to my cart at Amazon. Love having a hard copy to refer to. My grandson LOVES your nasal decongestant blend, he is 6. He has had it since he was 5 and carries it around.


Bobby December 22, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Just getting started but extremely interested.


Julie January 22, 2015 at 8:33 am

I’m excited to find out if herbs are also used as an ingredient, so I can put my grinder to good use and for good health.
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Barb Makortoff January 24, 2015 at 4:09 am

A friend recently turned me on to your site & I think it’s the greatest thing anyone has ever done for me. I have only recently become involved with essential oils, while looking for something to help a friend with warts & also found help for her Crohn’s Disease. The oils I’ve tried have been amazing & so is your site. I’ve signed up for & completed the free course you offer. I was so impressed that I signed up for two more courses & can’t wait to get into them. I have also ordered your recipe book & can’t wait till it gets here. Thank you so much for offering online courses that are so easily available to those of us in rural Canada & anywhere else. I have so many questions but I’ll do my homework first & maybe come across the answers. Thank you again.


Kathrin Williams January 25, 2015 at 2:12 pm

I have just purchased the e-book and paid via PayPal, but have not received any notification or anything on how I can access/read the e-book. Please advise.


Audra Rowbotham March 2, 2015 at 8:06 am

If you are interested in online approach there are some geeat Facebook groups dedicated to safe EO info. I’m Canadian too and just registered for a course at Aromahead. Getting supplies from Canadian sources has been challenging and the USA shipping is expensive but I found some good places. Look me up on Facebook for info. Happy to give you some tips.


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