Essential oils are tools that preppers of all ages can use to their advantage to maintain health and wellness. For that reason when a new book on essential oils crosses my desk, I pay attention.
Today’s book is a book written with moms in mind but that is just the beginning. The Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils has information on the twenty-five of the most useful and commonly available essential oils. Plus, it is chock full of recipes of all types, including a robust section on using essential oils in DIY products for the home and for personal care.
With that introduction, I am thrilled to introduce you to Dr. Mariza Snyder, the author of Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils: Natural Solutions for a Healthy Family, Toxin-Free Home, and Happier You. In addition, I have three print copies of her book up for grabs in a giveaway.
Enjoy the interview then be sure to check in below to learn about the giveaway.
An Interview with Mariza Snyder, Author of The Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils
Tell me about your book. What is it about?
The purpose of the Smart Mom’s Guide To Essential Oils is to empower moms and women with natural solutions so they can reclaim control over their health and wellness with simple yet powerful lifestyle changes supported by pure, potent, high-quality essential oils. It’s all about creating non-toxic solutions for the household and medicine cabinet for moms everywhere!
Packed with hundreds of practical, holistic solutions, this complete guide to essential oils covers the most fundamental applications, form creating non-toxic homemade cleaners to relieving common joint and muscle fatigue. Included are recipes for everyday emergencies and on-the-go solutions, while other recipes aim to enhance individual mood, hormones, sleep and weight.
The book also includes special blends for women’s health. With detailed information on the benefits of every type of oil, tips for safe practice, and a comprehensive list of resources, The Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils is an indispensable reference for women looking to get the most from their oils.
What type of research did you have to do while writing your book?
A lot of research went into this book. I researched the chemical constituents of the essential oils. I researched green cleaning recipes, natural solutions for children, proper dilutions for each age, hormone support recommendations, how and where to apply essential oils and quality control for choosing essential oils.
There is so much incredible research on the effective of essential oils for treating common, every day, health concerns.
How long did it take to write?
It took 6 months
Every book, fiction, and non-fiction includes a message. What message do you hope my readers will take with them after reading your book?
The purpose of the Smart Mom’s Guide To Essential Oils is to empower moms and women with natural solutions so they can reclaim control over your health and wellness with simple yet powerful lifestyle changes supported by pure, potent, high-quality essential oils. It’s all about creating non-toxic solutions for the household and medicine cabinet for moms everywhere!
Can you tell us a little bit more about yourself?
I am a passionate wellness practitioner with over 8 years of experience focusing on women’s hormone health I have a background in biochemistry and certifications in nutrition and aromatherapy. I love teaching women and families how to become healers in their own home.
I became passionate about women’s health after my own health crisis. Through functional medicine, whole foods and self-care practices I was able to naturally heal my adrenal dysregulation, fatigue and chronic migraines related to hormone issues.
I love to share the benefits of plant-based living. I am an author of 6 books: The DASH Diet Cookbook, The Low Glycemic Index Slow Cooker, The Antioxidant Counter, The Water Infusion Detox Book, The Matcha Miracle and The Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils.
As an author in the survival, prepping, self-sufficiency or homesteading niche, what are you personally preparing for?
Ensuring that I have everyday solutions for my family along with natural green cleaning products and personal care products. Maintaining a toxic-free home and body is a big focus for me.
What would be your first prep-step if you were just getting started?
I would recommend grabbing this book and owning three essential oils: Lavender, Peppermint and Lemon. You could easily create cleaning products, personal care products and treat common health issues with these 3 oils.
What movie do you think gives the best portrayal of what could happen?
Not sure, I hadn’t thought about this question before today.
Do you have plans for another book?
Yes, I would love to focus my attention on women’s hormone health.
Is there anything else you would like to share with my readers?
The Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils is a must-have guide to transforming your life with natural remedies, green cleaners, and toxin-free personal care recipes in addition to mood and hormone support solutions.
My favorite part about this book is that you can pick it up and use it immediately. Need an on-the-go spray for a sore throat? Done. How about a soothing balm for muscle pain? Found on page # 91.
What about information on a particular essential oil? Check out my Top 25 Must-Have Essential Oils.
Mariza and Ulysses Press have reserved three copies of The Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils in this newest Book Festival Giveaway.
A special word about the giveaway question/comment: Please read the question and respond accordingly, even it the answer is “I don’t know”. This week’s question is:
What DIY proiduct or essential oil would you like to learn more about?
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The deadline is 6:00 PM MST Tuesday with the winners notified by email and announced on the Rafflecopter in the article. Please note that the winners must claim their book within 48 hours or an alternate will be selected.
Note: Due to customs requirements, this giveaway is only open to individuals with a mailing address in the United States.
The Final Word
Although I started using essential oils in the late 1980s, I did not make them a part of my day-to-day life until six years ago. These days, I reach for essential oils first, before the Advil and instead of over-the-counter first aid ointments that contain who-knows-what. Sometimes I apply oils “neat” (directly to the skin), but most of the time I used them mixed in a carrier oil or salve, or diffused into the air with a diffuser.
If you have not dabbled in essential oils and want to learn more, The Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils is a great book to learn from. For more information about the books in this latest book festival, visit Prepper Book Festival 14: Books to Learn, Prepare, and Be Ready for Anything.
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Spotlight: Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils: Natural Solutions for a Healthy Family, Toxin-Free Home and Happier You
As a mother, you are always looking for ways to make your family safer, happier and healthier. With over 50 useful essential oil recipe, this book shows how essential oils can help you achieve all those things. And you’ll save money, too!
This is an easy-to-use handbook for creating natural solutions, green cleaners, and toxin-free personal care items using essential oils. Examples include:
•Peppermint and Grapefruit energizing air diffusion
•Fennel and Eucalyptus respiratory relief rub
•Citrus-infused cleaning spray and scrub
•Lavender and Melaleuca skin-soothing salve
•Chamomile and Vetiver stress reliever
•Spearmint-powered digestive aid
Your family’s wellness starts with you. That’s why this helpful handbook also features a powerful regimen to reduce stress, increase energy and sustain your own personal vitality.
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