Reviewed By: Susan
Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2002
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Comments: I thought this book would bring me practical recipes and formulary for combining herbs, essential oils, and other botanicals in handcrafted bath products. It did none of those things. It does chronicle the ideas of a woman who presented healing baths themselves as a business, but incorporates far too much synergistic and energy healing that is unrelated to the bath. It includes emphasis on personality and philosophy categories, but no real practical natural bath and healing remedies. It also focuses a lot of attention on crystal therapy - which gems provide healing energy when placed in the water and so on, which is great if you are interested in crystal healing itself with or without the bathing ritual. I hope other readers get more out of this than I did.
"I just came home this morning from spending a week in Iceland. While there, I enjoyed time in their natural hot springs and experienced first hand the healing properties of their salt-water geothermal pools. I immediately went to FromNatureWithLove.com to see what salts you have to choose from. I knew that you'd have Dead Sea salts and hoped that if I bought them I'd get similar results. What I found astounded me (yet, it's FNWL, so I really shouldn't be surprised that you had it). You have Iceland's wonderful salts! As if I needed another reason to love you! Keep up the UNBELIEVABLY WONDERFUL work!"
- Alisha R. Tillman | Upper Montclair, NJ