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Essential Oil Information Resources

The information provided in this post is for information purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. It is not a substitute for your doctor’s care plan or advice.

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Links to general information about essential oils including safety, dilution charts, different methods of use, usages of different EOs, quality, etc. :

Aroma Web – Fabulous database for searching individual essential oils for uses, safety, and info.

Using Essential Oils Safely -Free E-book by Lea Harris

Are Essential Oils Safe? by Linda Halcón, PhD, MPH, RN, RATC

Exploring Aromatherapy, Safety Information, by National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA)

Essential Oil Safety, by Nature’s Gift

Aromatherapy Information, by Nature’s Gift

Most Commonly Used Essential Oils, NAHA


Aromatic Medicine and the French Model of Aromatherapy, by Amy Kreydin

“Generally Regarded As Safe” (GRAS), and what that means., by Michelle and Les Moore – Topic covered at the very bottom of the page. However, lots of great information is on this page.

Some thoughts on the controversy over the internal use of essential oils., by Martin Watt – “An advisory document first written for the New Zealand therapists association.”

Internal Oil Medication

Is It OK to Ingest Essential Oils?, by Katharine Koeppen

Can Essential Oils Be Ingested?, by Retha Nesmith

Is It Safe to Ingest Essential Oils? What the Sales Reps Aren’t Telling You!, by Lee Tea

Why I don’t use doTerra, Young Living or other Multi-Marketing Brands of Essential Oils?, by Giselle Baturay

Essential Oils & Children:

Essential Oils and Children, by Kristi Martin

Safe Essential Oils for Children, by Retha Nesmith – Includes a downloadable list of kid safe essential oils, as well as, a dilution chart.

Eucalyptus & Peppermint NOT to be used in children under 6 yo:

Adverse Reactions to Peppermint Oil, by Katherine Koeppen

Can Peppermint and Eucalyptus be Used on Young Children?, by Retha Nesmith

Using Essential Oils Safely -Free E-book by Lea Harris

See NAHA’s Safety Note on Peppermint Oil

This means use Thieves or OnGuard blends with caution and this understanding! You can choose to make a homemade “thieves” recipe that would be without eucalyptus.

Alternatives to peppermint and eucalyptus that are safe for young children for use in congestion or respiratory type issues are Pine, Spruce, and Fir. Spearmint is sometimes an option as well.

Essential oils and the feet

Essential Oils and the Feet, by Amy Kreydin

EOU database link – “GC/MS reports for most any oil you may be seeking information regarding”:

The Essential Oil Chemical Reference database contains thousands of literature references and GC/MS reports for most any oil you may be seeking information regarding.

Crowd-funded EO testing and results on a few brands:

Essential Oil Testing

BTA: The Chemistry of Essential Oils – FB Group that does 3rd Party Crowd-funded EO testing. Click Here, this is a link to their compilation of testing done.

Topics such as storage and cleaning bottles/pipettes:

Lemon on the rocks: keep your essential oils cool, by Robert Tisserand, world renowned aromatherapy chemist.

Essential Oils: Do They Ever Expire?, by Christi R. Pugh

Cleaning and Reusing Essential Oil Bottles

Issues surrounding Young Living and DoTerra:

Why I don’t use doTerra, Young Living or other Multi-Marketing Brands of Essential Oils?, by Giselle Baturay

Facebook Groups:


Free online introduction course:

Free Introduction to Essential Oils, by Aromahead Institute – One of the most premier aromatherapy schools in the USA.

Online or correspondence Aromatherapy courses:

Aromahead Institute School of Essential Oil Studies

The Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy

Heart of Herbs Aromatherapy Certification Program

Heart of Herbs Master Clinical Aromatherapy Certification Program

Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy

West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy

R.J. Buckle Associates Complementary Health Therapies Consultancy and Education


Alliance of International Aromatherapists

Aromatherapy Registration Council

National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists

International Aromatherapy and Aromatic Medicine Association

International Fragrance Association

Online sources for top quality organic, organic farmed, and wild harvested EO

Amrita Aromatherapy – Organic Essential Oils

Appalachian Valley – Organic, Organic Farmed, and Wild Harvested Essential Oils

Aromaceuticals – Organic and Biodynamic Essential Oils.

Aromatics International – Supporting farmers using ethical, sustainable, and organic growing practices.

Butterfly Express

Florihana Distillerie – Top quality French distillerie.

Mountain Rose Herbs Essential Oils

Nature’s Gift

NHR Organic Oils

NYR Organic Essential Oils

Plant Therapy Organic Essential Oils

Rocky Mountain Oils – also formerly known as Native American Nutritionals

Recommended books on EOs:

FABULOUS books on essential oils that are not MLM or company affiliated, meaning not written by a sales rep or company owner nor published by a company owned publishing company, that are HIGHLY recommended:

The best essential oil reference book on the market:

Essential Oil Safety, by Robert Tisserand, world renowned aromatherapy chemist.


The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, by Salvatore Battaglia


Aromatherapy: A Holistic Guide to Natural Healing with Essential Oils, by Valerie Gennari Cooksley, RN


The Heart of Aromatherapy, by Andrea Butje


The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, by Valerie Ann Worwood


The Art of Aromatherapy, by Robert Tisserand, world renowned aromatherapy chemist.


Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy, by Suzanne Catty


Essential Living: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health & Home, by Andrea Butje


Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals, by Kristen Leigh Bell




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