This is a good introductory book for any beginner.
It contains basic information about essential oils: what they are, how they are obtained, how they are used.
It then brings a catalogue of some of the most popular essential oils. Two pages per each essential oil, with information about its properties and how to use it.
At the end there are some recipes to blend essential oils for some common purposes: sensual massage, skin care, detox, stress reliever... etc
I do find it a bit irritating that the pages on each essential oil are not ordered alphabetically by the common names of the essential oils, but by their botanical names: thus, yarrow comes first, which you wouldn't expect. The botanical names are not as easy to remember as the common names. This means that it is a bit more difficult to find the information you want quickly. Although there is a name index at the end of the book. Still I think that ordering the essential oils by their common names would have been better.
On the whole, a good buy. Nicely printed, nicely edited.