Essential Oil Lingo

Essential Oil Lingo

Essential Oil? What’s That?

Essential oils are concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile (easily evaporated at normal temperatures) chemical compounds from plants. An essential oil contains the “essence” of the plant’s fragrance.

The term “essential”, as used here means that it typically evaporates completely without leaving a stain or residue.

Essential oils are used in perfumes, cosmetics, soaps, for flavoring food and drinks, and for adding scents to incense and household cleaning products.

Essential oils are also often used for aromatherapy, a form of alternative medicine in which healing effects are ascribed to aromatic compounds. Aromatherapy can induce relaxation, but there is not sufficient evidence that essential oils can effectively treat any condition.

Improper use of essential oils may cause harm including allergic reactions and skin irritation, and children may be particularly susceptible to the toxic effects of improper use. Please read the bottles before applying to skin.

Which One Should I Be Using?

I have quite an array of oils (for different things, such as to help with headaches, help put me into a deep sleep, help with stress relief, ect.).

I use what’s known as an “Aromatherapy Diffuser“, which is a small product that you add water to, along with a drop or two of your chosen essential oil and the diffuser will turn the oil into a mist/smoke and pump it out into the air, if you put too many drops you’ll definitely get the scent full force in the room quickly. (Learned that the hard way, lol)

Won’t A Diffuser Ruin My Feng Shui?

Not at all in fact there are hundreds of diffuser designs in all shapes and colors, I’m sure you’ll easily find one to match whatever the decor in your home is :).

There’s even some that have LEDs and change color, some that have an auto shut off after a certain amount of time (or once all the water is gone), some can even be used without water, and even some that work with Alexa.


LED auto shut-off                                                                                     Waterless                                                                                              Works with Alexa


There’s So Many, Where Do I Begin?

I recommend beggining with the following guides (You can click any of the titles to go to their page on Amazon):

The Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

30 essential oil profiles―Find practical applications, blending and substitution suggestions, and more for 30 common essential oils.
10 complementary oils―Learn the properties and best uses of 10 popular “carrier” oils you can use to dilute your essential oils.
100 useful recipes―Enjoy the benefits of essential oils with recipes for salves, sprays, roll-on perfumes, and more.

The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, Revised and Expanded: Over 800 Natural, Nontoxic, and Fragrant Recipes to Create Health, Beauty, and Safe Home and Work Environments

If you liked Modern Essentials, you’ll love this essential oils favorite: The Complete Book of Essential Oils and AromatherapyRevised and Expanded is a necessary resource for anyone interested in alternative approaches to healing and lifestyle. This new edition contains more than 800 easy-to-follow recipes for essential oil treatments from Valerie Ann Worwood, a consultant and expert on the clinical uses of essential oils internationally.
Explore the multitude of benefits of essential oils and aromatherapy: In her clear and positive voice, Worwood provides tools to address a variety of health issues, including specific advice for children, women, men, and seniors. This aromatheraphy book also covers self-defense against microbes and contaminants, emotional challenges, care for the home and workplace, and applications for athletes, dancers, travelers, cooks, gardeners, and animal lovers. Worwood also offers us her expertise in the use of essential oils in beauty and spa treatments, plus profiles of 125 essential oils, 37 carrier oils, and more.
An essential oils book classic for 25 years: Since the publication of the first edition of this book 25 years ago, the positive impact of essential oil use has become increasingly recognized, as scientific researchers throughout the world have explored essential oils and their constituents for their unique properties and uses.

Essential Oil Recipes: One Drop at a Time

If you would like to gain a deeper knowledge of how to use essential oils and create your own remedies, blends, beauty products, household cleaners and gifts, this book belongs in your collection. One of the most delightful surprises as an essential oil user is the constant discovery of how many diversities each oil is capable of. The magnitude of this knowledge and the search for effective recipes that make every drop count can be somewhat overwhelming at times, for both beginning and seasoned oilers.
The recipes contained in this REVISED EDITION utilize essential oils available from any reputable essential oil company. This creation is a culmination of “Best-of-the Best” recipes used successfully in various essential oil communities, and is a valuable tool for expanding your working knowledge of applications. A wide array of topics and over 300 recipes are covered in 104 pages that create creams, serums, salves, roller bottle blends, diffuser blends and more.
Featuring an easy-to-use layout, there is room beside each recipe, as well as blank section in the back, to note your own modifications and experiments. This made-with-love book is a wonderful resource designed to free beginners from intimidation and feelings of being overwhelmed, as well as allow advanced essential oil users to broaden their horizons.
Topics include: Respiratory Support Concentration Mood Enhancement Stress Management The Bedroom Beauty & Skin Care Health & Hygiene Men Children Household Outdoors DISCLAIMER: This document is a compilation of recipes used successfully by persons who use high-quality, authentic, plant-derived, unadulterated essential oils as determined by many factors including growth, growth location, harvesting process, distillation method used, etc.
There are many grades of essential oils available. Not all essential oils are created equally, and not all essential oils are suitable for topical use or ingestion. Carefully do your research before selecting the brand(s) of essential oils that decide to use. Always follow label directions on the essential oil bottles. The willingness of individual users to share their recipes in this book is very much appreciated.
However, neither the contributors to this book nor myself are medical practitioners and cannot diagnose, treat or prescribe treatment for any health condition or disease. Before using any alternative medicines, natural supplements, or vitamins, you should always discuss the products you are using or intend to use with your medical practitioner, especially if you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or nursing. All information contained within this book is for reference purposes only, and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician or other licensed health-care professional. As such, we are not responsible for any loss, claim or damage arising from use of the essential oil recipes contained herein.

Use This For That!: Your Easy Essential Oil Guidebook

Are you interested in essential oils, but don’t know where to start? Are you confused about which essential oils to use for what? Be confused no more!  This book is for you!
This is an easy-to-use guide to get the most out of your essential oils.
Essential oils hold great wellness benefits.Kathy Heshelow makes it easy for beginners or dabblers in aromatherapy to walk away with a good understanding of how to USE THIS FOR THAT.
You’ll get great info, recipes, applications and tips to keep you and your family well. Pick up this book today.

600 Aromatherapy Recipes for Beauty, Health & Home

Aromatherapy & essential oils are used by thousands of people around the world, and have been for many centuries in one form or another. This is due to their ability to promote a healthy body and serene mind by aiming to restore balance both physically and psychologically. This book opens up the world of aromatherapy by providing lots of information and practical advice on how to maximize the use of essential oils.
600 Aromatherapy Recipes will teach you how to create your own blends in the comfort of your home, advise you what steps to undertake when buying essential oils, and also how to store them properly. 42 oils are explained in detail, outlining their benefits, advantages, properties, and what other oils they blend well with. Carrier oils are also explained, along with some very important safety guidelines that must always be adhered to.
Living a greener, healthier, more natural lifestyle is easily achievable with aromatherapy and essential oils. 600 Aromatherapy Recipes shows you the potential power of essential oils and how they can achieve results that are nothing short of amazing.

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4 thoughts on “Essential Oil Lingo

  1. Essential oils have become very popular recently. I used EO on my son for his aromatherapy during infancy and it was a god send on the nights that he would have a hard time self soothing. Do you find that certain scents or oils are effective in anxiety or high energy children? Are there oils out there specifically manufactured for children? I have a good working knowledge of the benefits of EO but this article has brought a lot of information to my attention. I didn’t realize how much variety has developed in the EO space. Thanks for a good read.

  2. Essential oils are very useful, my wife makes use of a lot for different purposes. I personally always try my best to ensure that my family make use of natural remedies for treating some random issues instead of popping pills at all times, like sleeping issues, fatigue, cold and so on, there are essential oils that works effectively for these issues. Thanks for mentioning diffusers, and it’s funny that you learned about the quantity of oil in a hard way.

    1. lol yeah I ordered the Healing Solutions Best Blends Essential Oil Set (Set of 6) and tried adding a few drops of I believe it was the “Head Relief” to my diffuser but instead of “drops” it came out in a bit of a stream…I remember being like, “ut oh” but then thought “eh well it’ll be fine” Turned on my diffuser and almost choked to death XD had to leave the room for a little bit to let it settle in the air but I’ve been really careful since and everything’s been fine.

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