I just want to touch on this – Get a resource.
These are 5 resources:
1. The Essential Life
2. Modern Essentials, Eighth Edition
3. Emotions & Essential Oils
4. Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand
5. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Worwood
Get a resource at your fingertips. This has all you need to know to get started. This is the expert.
If you have some major issues going on or you want to look up different oils for different uses, I promise you: Buy a book and you will feel like you are so empowered because you can look up anything and everything.
Just make sure you have a good resource.
Start with at least 1 of the top 2. It may depend on where you’re located geographically. For a lot of Europeans, it’s more economical to get the Modern Essentials book.
The Essential Life book is one of my favorites because it has a little bit more DIY and a little bit more lifestyle in it.
But both of the top two books have all the oils. Both of them have a full list of ailments and what oils you use.
Modern Essentials tells you what each oil blends with. So I create blends from Modern Essentials.
In the Modern Essentials book, they always reference studies. Normally there are two or three or four studies per oil. But Lavender, for instance, has 38 cited studies. So if you’re looking for scientific data, go into Modern Essentials, look at those studies, get on line, and try to find the full text versions of them.
Then branch out from there, based on your interests.
I like the Emotions & Essential Oils book for reading about the emotional benefits of the essential oils. There are two sides to every oil – an emotional side and a physical side.
Robert Tisserand is the leading authority on essential oils SAFETY. He is like a sounding board for all things safe. You can buy his book on Amazon. If you don’t want to buy it, you can look inside of it on Amazon.
For natural, non-toxic recipes to create health, beauty and a safe home environment, I really like The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Worwood.
I always google “doTERRA (insert oil) sourcing” to find videos on sourcing.
I sometimes email firstname.lastname@example.org. And I will pick up the phone and call a stranger to find out more. I like to find information off the beaten track.