Previously, in New to Essential Oils? we took a look at some basic posts to get your started.
Since we feel it’s always a good idea to refresh on the basics, let’s continue with some additional information! This can all be very useful as you begin your journey with essential oils.
So, how do we “get” essential oils from plants? Curious about the various extraction methods? Check out these posts:
For help differentiating between different “kinds” of the same essential oils, read about why knowing your Latin Binomials (names) is so important:
Hydrosols are HOT! Check out what they are and how to use them in the following posts:
Also, dilution is a crucial lesson! Learn how to read our dilution chart in the following post:
Did you know there are some essential oils that should be used in limited amounts on the skin? Learn more about maximum dilutions by checking out this post:
Finally, we are often asked which books we’d recommend for those new to use aromatherapy. Here is a list of recommended books that contain up-to-date safety information and are easy to understand.
For the beginner – intermediate user:
1. The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness by Nerys Purchon & Lora Cantele
2. The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless
3. The Essential Oils Handbook by Jennie Harding
4. Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals by Kristen Leigh Bell
For more advanced information:
1. Essential Oil Safety by Tisserand & Young
2. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy by Salvatore Battaglia
3. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals By Len & Shirley Price
4. Clinical Aromatherapy: Essential Oils in Healthcare by Jane Buckle
Wow! After reading all this great information, you should have a much better handle on how to use essential oils safely.
As always, we want to hear from you! Contact us by emailing [email protected] for any questions, concerns or comments you may have. You can join our Facebook group Safe Essential Oil Recipes and participate in lively conversation with other essential oils users. We have your safety in mind – so come hang out with us to learn even more! We look forward to seeing you there!