Making your own creams, soaps and gels can be an overwhelming and confusing process. Thank you Marlene Jones for putting together a guide to make it simple. “The Complete Guide to Creating Oils, Soaps, Creams, and Herbal Gels For Your Mind and Body”, is a wonderful resource for someone who likes to do-it-yourself. I care about what I put on my body and what I put in the environment, this guide gave me the confidence to make my own products, and what great products they are. My favorite so far is the Aloe vera mask for dry and sensitive skin. Wow, 3 Tbsp aloe vera juice, 1 Tbsp. aloe vera gel and 3 drops of essential oil of my choice and I just saved $20 bucks. In this economy it’s important to save wherever you can, offsetting the high cost of beauty products a great benefit. Now with this guide I don’t have to compromise on quality. After reading the history of essential oils, I decided what to make first, compiled a shopping list and I was on my way to making my own. I found that I already had some of the common ingredients at home. I was surprised a how easy it was to make my own products. Marlene Jones guides us through the making of oils, salts, shampoo, soaps, creams, gels, and other beauty products. Each oil is defined, their characteristics are listed plus their benefits and uses are described in an A to Z format. I especially enjoyed chapter 14 titled, Quick Guide of Conditions and Essential Oils Used for Treatments. In this chapter you will find help for whatever ails you, arthritis, eczema, headaches, and even the flu, plus many more. This is a guide that you will use for many, many years. Not only will you be able to make beauty products for yourself but you will also be able to make gifts for friends. This guide is a must have beauty product.