Essential Oil Properties
Your guide to essential oil uses and properties... learn how to use essential oils every day
Essential oils have so much to offer. They're wonderful for balancing your spirits, healing your body and enhancing your environment.
Quick Overview - Essential Oil PropertiesEssential oils work in three major ways to support your well-being:
Each essential oil has its own special strengths and properties. So each essential oil is especially suited for a certain job.
How to Use Essential Oils Safely
How to Do a Spot TestPut 1 drop of the essential oil into 15 drops of carrier oil (rice bran oil is probably your best bet) and rub it into your upper chest.
If you show no reaction after 12 hours, it's likely safe to use it.
Always dilute essential oils when applying them to your skin (in a bath or massage oil, for instance.)
Essential Oil PropertiesClick on the links below to get detailed information on each of the most common essential oil properties, uses and safety precautions.
Buying a Starter Set of Essential OilsNew to this whole aromatherapy thing? Here's some links to help you buy your first oils, based on Valerie Ann Worwood's suggestions in The Complete Book of Essential Oils. Happy blending!
How Aromatherapy Works
How to Mix Essential Oils
Essential Oil Use Chart
Ask Your Aromatherapy Question
Share Your Favorite Essential Oil
Aromatherapy Recipes Homepage from Essential Oil Properties
Using the Search BoxLooking for recipes containing a certain essential oil? Use the Search Box below. For example, simply type in "lavender" (without the quotes) and hit Search. Every page on this website that includes the word Lavender will pop up. Poke through them and decide which recipe to try next. Happy hunting!
Is Essential Oil Quality Important?In a word, YES! Here's why...
An essential oil is the super-concentrated essence of a plant.
If the plant is coated with pesticides or has absorbed contaminants through the soil or water then that contaminant is super-concentrated in your essential oil.
And that pesticide can enter your cells at a microscopic level just like the essential oil. BAD for you!
If you're looking for safe, clean essential oils, I recommend dōTERRA, who does 6 types of quality testing on every batch before releasing them to the public. If a batch doesn't meet standards, they throw it out.
Learn more about buying essential oils.
Essential Oil ProfilesClick on the links below to learn more about properties, safety and blending of some popular essential oils.
10 Favorite Recipes
The Complete Book of Essential Oils really is a "complete" resource with more than 600 recipes covering...
Click on the book cover at Amazon.com to see the table of contents - you'll be amazed at the amount of information.
I love this book - it's a terrific reference you'll use again and again (I know I do!) Check it out!
Buy a sample size starter kit for an easy, inexpensive way to begin.
A fun, low-risk way to play with essential oils without breaking the bank. Take a look!
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