The uses I share on Instagram for oils are mainly how our family uses them, but there are numerous ways to enjoy the various oils and this is really just the tip of the iceberg.
If you’re keen to begin incorporating essential oils into your daily life and start reaping strong benefits from them, I highly recommend investing in a good essential oils reference book. These are some of my favourites:
🌱The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless
Well laid-out A-Z of oils, where they’re grown, tradition/herbal uses, extraction methods, safety data, home use suggestions and more. If you only get one reference book, get this one.
🌱The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils by Kurt Schnaubelt, PhD
For the mind-blowing science behind EOs. Not a reference book or a light read, but well worth the investment if you want to dive in deep.
🌱Essential Oils Desk Reference by Life Science Publishing
There’s also a pocket size if you feel the desk size is overkill, but it’s incredibly thorough.
🌱Healing Oils of the Bible by David Stewart, PhD
A really fascinating look at the way ancient cultures used botanicals. A must if you love history.
🌱Essentials: 50 Answers to Common Questions about Essential Oils by Lindsey Elmore, PharmD, BCPS
Highly recommended if you want to go beyond the refence style guides to a deeper look at some of the most common questions surrounding safe and effective EO use.
🌱Essential Oils Integrative Medical Guide by Gary Young, ND
A good one if you want to be using EOs to enhance wellness – some of the material is the same as the desk/pocket reference so you wouldn’t need both.
🌱The Essential Aromatherapy Garden by Julia Lawless
The gardener’s guide to growing and using botanicals. Beautifully laid out with gorgeous imagery, historical background of the scented garden, how to grow, dry and blend plus a stack of recipes. This one makes a beautiful gift.