Essential Oil references, where do I start???
Trying to get started in Essential Oils and not sure where to start? Here are some great recourses I have used and love. I love to read and especially learning new things as I go. A few great books I have come to love are listed below:
The Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy: By Valerie Ann Worwood
I love this book for the fact that it is easy to understand and read. This book is a guide into the benefits and uses of Essential Oils and I truly recommend it in anyone’s Library who is looking to get into using Essential Oils. With over 600 recipes to try and create there is surly something for everyone. One of the best features of the book is the Index in the back that lists anything you can think of and it will bring you right to the recipe or information about that particular ailment or issue. I do suggest reading it cover to cover to get familiar with the history of Essential Oils and safety of the use of Essential Oils.
Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child: By Valerie Ann Worwood
This is another great one to have if you have children or know someone with young ones. It goes into greater depth on the safe uses of Essential Oils for children with a ton of great recipes and suggestions for aiding children with issues that arise from teething to skin issues like baby acne. It would make a great baby shower gift for anyone.
Essential Living: By Andrea Butje
Andrea is a great recourse just herself with over 20 years of experience in the field of Aromatherapy and teaching Aromatherapy Certification approved by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy since 1998 she wrote this book with a lot of great recipes and information. Andrea owns a school for Aromatherapy called Aromahead Institute; this is where I got my certification in Aromatherapy for Natural Living and am going to continue my education in the full certification process. Not only does Andrea have this book but she is also on a YouTube channel and has weekly emails you can sign up with a different recipe and information every week! She is a little quirky but that is what I love about it she makes learning so fun and engaging you feel like she is sitting right in front of you teaching in your living room. If you want to learn more got to http://www.aromahead.com/ she even offers a FREE into to Essential Oils class!
I have many other recourses I use from just searching Google or looking up things on Pinterest. I do have one caution when looking at Pinterest for recipes is to make sure the dilution formulas are correct for the age of the person you are using it on because children have a lower drop ratio than an Adult would. Also have fun with it and experiment that is how you get to know scents and mixtures that work for you.
*This is my personal opinions and research I have done there are tons of books and resources out there. Try something new and have fun with it!*