The Definitive Essential Oils Guide

Essential Oils Guide

Over the years, I’ve talked to hundreds of women (and a few men here and there) about essential oils. The discussions’ have ranged from, ‘what exactly are essential oils?’ to ‘I had no idea you can do that with essential oils!’. The people I’ve had these talks with have been stay at home moms, corporate executives, students, and really everybody else in between.

The thing is, there’s so dang much information about essential oils to the point that it’s frustrating. You may know what I’m talking about if you’ve:

  • spent hours upon hours online researching to figure out what essential oil brand is the best to use
  • dug through article upon article on the many uses of essential oils, but a few weeks later you can’t remember where to find these resources
  • come into contact with conflicting information and don’t know which source is credible
  • the list goes on and on

Because of these problems, I decided to take a bunch of highly respected material and put them together for you in one single, easily to read essential oils guide.

Introducing: The Definitive Essential Oils Guide

Yep, I’ve gathered a bunch of 100% FREE resources show the amazing benefits of essential oils.

I will be updating The Definitive Essential Oils Guide as new and improved resources come to my attention. So please make sure like our Facebook page to get the inside scoop on all things essential oils.

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Here’s how to use the guide: click one of the chapters and it will navigate directly to that chapter in the essential oils guide (no need to refresh the page). All of the chapters are organized logically so you won’t need to jump around sporadically.

Part 1 – The Essentials: An Important Overview of Essential Oils
Chapter 1: The Complete History of Essential Oils
Chapter 2: What Exactly Are Essential Oils?
Chapter 3: Knowledge Is Power – Determining The Quality Of An Oil
Chapter 4: Fascinating Essential Oil Facts and FAQs
Part 2 – How To Get The Most Value From Your Oils
Chapter 5: The Most Effective Ways To Use Essential Oils – Aromatically, Internally, & Topically
Chapter 6: Understanding Oil Types Like A Pro
Chapter 7: Everything You Must Know About Carrier Oils
Chapter 8: Proper Dilution Analysis: The Do’s And Don’ts
Chapter 9: Extremely Powerful Uses – Home (Cooking, Cleaning, Stress Reduction), Beauty, & Health
Part 3 – Everything Else You Need To Know About Essential Oils
Chapter 10: Backing It All Up – Essential Oils Research And Case Studies
Chapter 11: Interesting, Out Of The Box, Creative Uses For Oils
Chapter 12: Be Safe Rather Than Sorry – Essential Oils Safety Guidelines
Chapter 13: How You Can Save Money By Making Your Own Essential Oils

Part 1 – The Essentials: An Important Overview of Essential Oils

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Chapter 1: The Complete History of Essential Oils

You have a passion for essential oils…but do you really know when and where they were first used? Well, who even cares about that? Well, Theodore Roosevelt said, “The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” These articles will really help you to better understand the background of essential oils and their future going forward:

Chapter 2: What Exactly Are Essential Oils?

Having a solid understanding the science behind essential oils will really help you see the ‘big picture’. Comprehending the basic science behind essential oils, and what they are and what they’re not, will help connect the dots. Here are some resources you learn from to better understand what essential oils are (and what they’re not) and the processes that are necessary to create these oils:

Chapter 3: Knowledge Is Power – Determining The Quality Of An Oil

The quality of essential oils is one of those topics that will come up again and again. This is because people want to understand what they’re consuming (aromatically,internally, and topically). And trying to figure out if an oil is quality or not gets even more confusing when one essential oil brand says one thing and someone else says something completely different. But no need to fret, here are some clarifying resources that you can use to help you determine whether an essential oil is quality or not:

Chapter 4: Fascinating Essential Oil Facts and FAQs

Did you know that in order to make one single 15 ml bottle of rose essential oil, you need 65 lbs of rose petals? Crazy, right? I know there are many interesting facts about essential oils that you don’t know (yet), and/or you’ve got a list of burning questions you’ve had on your mind for ages. Here’s a great list of articles that’ll bring you up to speed:

Part 2 – How To Get The Most Value From Your Oils

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Chapter 5: The Most Effective Ways To Use Essential Oils – Aromatically, Internally, & Topically

So after you’ve decided on the oils you will be using, the next step is to figure out how exactly how to use them. Will you apply the essential oil internally, aromatically, or topically? Here are some great methods to help you best utilize your essential oils:

Chapter 6: Understanding Oil Types Like A Pro

There are hundreds of different types of essential oils available to you on the market. And each one of these oils has its own unique advantages. Here are some excellent resources that will help you understand what oils are available:

Chapter 7: Everything You Must Know About Carrier Oils

Carrier oils got their name because they are used to ‘carry’ the oil onto the skin. For some reason, carrier oils seem to be a common source of confusion for essential oil users…well, not anymore! These will help you understand everything you need to know about carrier oils:

Chapter 8: Proper Dilution Analysis – The Do’s And Don’ts

Now that you’ve got a full understanding of carrier oils, next you’ll need to know the proper ratio of essential oil to carrier oil. This ‘science’ is called dilution analysis. Here are some posts an an excellent PDF that will help you become a dilution expert in no time:

Chapter 9: Extremely Powerful Uses – Home (Cooking, Cleaning, Stress Reduction), Beauty, & Health

This section is the largest chapter in the whole guide. The reason for this is simple: essential oils have a ton of uses! The benefits in the posts include home, beauty, and health. If you want to get the maximum potential out of your oils, read these:

Part 3 – Everything Else You Need To Know About Essential Oils

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Chapter 10: Backing It All Up – Essential Oils Research And Case Studies

Can you really trust what someone is telling you in the line at Whole Foods about essential oils? Is the post you’re reading from some random mommy blogger actually true? There’s a whole lot of information out there on essential oils, and in order to really know what’s true, you need to go straight to the top. Knowledge is power, so educate yourself with these authoritative resources:

Chapter 11: Interesting, Out Of The Box, Creative Uses For Oils

There’s much more to essential oils than aromatherapy. You can cook, clean, and even make some great homemade gifts with them! So you’re not missing out on ways you can use your EOs, here’s some great articles on how to creatively use your oils:

Chapter 12: Be Safe Rather Than Sorry – Essential Oils Safety Guidelines

Health should be one of your top concerns. And just like everything else in life, if essential oils are not properly used, they can actually harm you. Here are some great links for you to look at that’ll ensure that you’re not putting yourself (or your family) in harm’s way:

Chapter 13: How You Can Save Money By Making Your Own Essential Oils

Yes, you can actually save money by making your own essential oils. Be forewarned: it is not easy by any means. However, making your own oils can be a very rewarding process. Moreover, with practice, the essential oils you create can be extremely high quality. Start making your own oils today:

 

Leave a comment in the comments section and let me know what you think of The Definitive Essential Oils Guide!

5 comments

  1. Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Hello Meryle. thank you for your site very informational I do take some Oil from some other companies I know some people who are in Young Living oils and just went to a meeting for doTERRA I have a question what if you had ringing in your ears for a couple years and the doctors don’t know what to do what Oils would you take to relieve the sound could it be all related to sinus problems

  3. Veronica Danielson

    Hi, Meryle, I’ve used essential oils for different things for several years and I believe wholeheartedly in their powers. I use mostly Aura Caccia brand, due to the price of the others. I’ve checked out Young Living, but I don’t want to become a distributor or dealer. I’ve seen the Mountain Rose ads and wanted to try them out. After reading your review, I’ll definitely give them a try. I love your site and bookmarked it so I can refer back to it when I’m researching something new. I’m wondering if you have any suggestions for mild acid reflux. I refuse to take the pills the doctor hands out and get by pretty good, most of the time. However, I do have occasional flare ups and I’d love to find an EO remedy that I could use.

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