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):
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.
If you liked Modern Essentials, you’ll love this essential oils favorite: The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, Revised 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.
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.
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.