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There’s a lot of information out there regarding essential oils. A lot. And some of the information out there contradicts itself. You should use essential oils on children, not until they’re 3, not until they’re 10. You can use peppermint. No you can’t! Essential oils are safe to use internally, but somewhere else it says they’re not. Who do you listen to!?
Here are a few of my favorite resources. I won’t tell you that you should or shouldn’t do certain things because I’m not an expert. I just started using essential oils less than a year ago.
Personally, I use certain oils on my kids, but I always dilute them. I prefer not to overdo taking oils internally, but the ones that are deemed safe, I will once in a while. Do your research and do what you feel is best for you and your family. If something makes you feel uncomfortable, then don’t do it or use that oil.
1. Modern Essentials
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The information in this book pertains to doTerra essential oils, which are pure, therapeutic grade oils that are safe to ingest. You’ll want to keep that in mind if you use another brand of essential oils. But this is a great resource to have on hand. It’s got pretty much any health concern you can think of and gives you several oils to try. It’s also got information on safety, the chemistry of how they work and just great overall information on oils and how to use them.
2. DoTerra Blog
The doTerra blog has a lot of great information on their oils as well as recipes and DIY projects that include essential oils. I used their recipe for bath bombs over Christmas and they’ve been a huge hit.
3. Aroma Tools
I’ve been ordering any little roller bottles or containers I need from Aroma Tools. They have very reasonable prices and you don’t need to order a million (OK, more like 26) at a time like you do on other websites like Amazon.
By the way, roller bottles are amazing. I’ve got the oils I use the most already diluted with fractionated coconut oil so they’re easier to apply in the mornings or as needed. I get these in case you were wondering (I like the darker colored glass to help protect the oil from light).
4. Everything Essentials
I love this website to figure out which oils to try for different issues. Just go to the Health Concerns section of the website and look up your condition or issue and it’ll have which oils to try, where and a special section for children in most cases. I use this one a lot, especially if I’m traveling and don’t have my Modern Essentials book on me.
5. Aromatic Science Education
Aromatic Science has some great info on the use, safety and science of essential oils. It’s kind of like a free online class you can take. I’ve only gone through part of it, but so far it seems to have great info. This one even goes into how the layers of skin work and goes a lot deeper into the chemistry of oils. I’m not a big science person, so I skipped to the sections on using oils topically, aromatically and internally.
Do you have any favorite resources?
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