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SUGGESTED BOOKS:
Essential Oils Pocket Reference Guide This is what I own, and highly recommend for your first purchase of a reference book!

The 6th edition of the Essential Oils Pocket Reference is a succinct compilation of properties and capabilities of Essential Oils.  Published in 2014, this most recent edition contains 80 pages of additional content based upon contemporary findings for Essential Oil blends and personal usage realms. More info...

Essential Oils Desk Reference -

The extensive 6th edition of the Essential Oils Desk Reference is your comprehensive guide to vast properties and capabilities of pure Essential Oils.  Published in 2014, this 810 page desk reference guide includes 150 pages of additional comprehensive research and educational information not found in previous editions. More info...

The 5th edition of “Gentle Babies” combines two decades of professional knowledge with tried-and-true techniques and first-hand testimonials.  A must have for anyone in the stages of pregnancy or raising small children! This book will outline the differences in oil use for adults versus children and includes special precautions you need to be aware of. Take a proactive role in creating a nurturing and healthy home environmen

The 5th edition of “Gentle Babies” combines two decades of professional knowledge with tried-and-true techniques and first-hand testimonials.  A must have for anyone in the stages of pregnancy or raising small children! This book will outline the differences in oil use for adults versus children and includes special precautions you need to be aware of. Take a proactive role in creating a nurturing and healthy home environment. More info...

Young Living University Videos and references YL UNIVERSITY: About Oil Extraction (check out the video)

Every plant yields a different quantity of its valuable essence, so the amount of raw material needed to produce a bottle of essential oil varies widely. For example, although it takes only about a half pound of frankincense resin to produce one 15-ml bottle of Frankincense essential oil, it takes almost 160 pounds of rose petals to make the same amount of Rose essential oil!

YL UNIVERSITY: About Oil Usage (check out the video)

Although most essential oils are safe for general use, the potency of some oils can cause irritation and should not be used in specific situations. That’s why we recommend checking the product label for appropriate usage. Here are some quick tips for using essential oils safely:

1. Dilute with a carrier oil. Use of a carrier oil will not dilute the effect of the essential oil but will ensure that oils applied topically are not irritating or overpowering.

2. Never use water if you experience irritation. If essential oils get in your eyes or cause irritation to skin, flush and dilute the area with a safe carrier oil to alleviate discomfort.

3. Don’t apply essential oils to sensitive areas. We recommend that you avoid applying essential oils to sensitive areas such as eyes and ears.

 

OTHER LINKS WE FIND USEFUL ^return to top of page^

1) Oil Testimonials: Once you are a Young Living member another online resource you have available to you is http://www.oil-testimonials.com/. Just create an account and research away.

2) If you have signed up with Young Living through me, part of your heritage is the Oil Sistas! They are a GREAT resource for all things oils! You will have access to our secret facebook page where you can learn from over 5000 members across the country. Here is also their public facebook page https://www.facebook.com/oilsistasandcompany or their blog: http://oilsistas.com/

3) YLsearch allows you to search for Young Living related information. It indexes a variety of Young Living related websites, blogs and testimonial sites. http://ylsearch.com/

HEALTHY COOKING: ^return to top of page^

Looking to add variety and flavor to your cooking? Make room for essential oils in your spice cabinet! Their rich, bright aromas can add a delicious kick of flavor to your favorite recipes. Try adding a drop or two of lime to fresh salsa or to your favorite Mexican-inspired marinade, lemon to grilled fish, peppermint to hot cocoa, or basil and oregano to homemade pasta sauce. Get creative and enjoy all the culinary possibilities of essential oils. Popular essential oils for cooking include:

Peppermint, Basil, Nutmeg, and Lemon.

While certain essential oils can be harmful if taken in high dosages, moderate use as flavoring (a few drops per person) is not only safe but delicious! Here's some great recipes for cooking that we've shared on our Pinterest page...

MEDICAL RESEARCH: ^return to top of page^

PubMed is a service of the US National Library of Medicine® that: Provides free access to MEDLINE®, the NLM® database of indexed citations and abstracts to medical, nursing, dental, veterinary, health care, and preclinical sciences journal articles. This specific search brings up current research on PubMed regarding essential oils. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=essential+oil

AIRASE: The Association for the International Research of Aromatic Science and Education http://airase.com

CLEANING AND PURIFICATION: ^return to top of page^

Forget conventional cleansers formulated with harsh chemicals; safe, effective alternatives are easy to make and use. You may also want to try using essential oils in your laundry, and for cleaning countertops, freshening stale linens, removing stubborn stains, and much, more. Keep your home smelling great, and clear of stale odors by diffusing oils in a proper diffuser.

The most popular essential oils for cleaning include:

  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Pine
  • Cinnamon

Here are some additional ideas we've shared on Pinterest about how to use oils for cleaning...

WELLNESS: ^return to top of page^

Essential oils offer ideal natural support for the body's systems, and can help you support the wellness you need to keep working, playing, and caring for your family. These oils are a great place to start:

  • Lavender
  • Peppermint
  • Frankincense

Here are some additional ideas we've shared on Pinterest about using EOs for wellness...

STRESS RELIEF AND EMOTIONAL WELLNESS: ^return to top of page^

Sometimes a busy schedule and the demands of daily life can make it nearly impossible to relax. Chronic stress can bring a host of health issues, including poor digestion, insomnia, weight gain, headaches, and more. Combat the emotional and physical toll of the stress in your life with these essential oils:

  • Lavender
  • Peppermint

Here are some additional ideas we've shared on Pinterest about using EOs for wellness...

RECIPES: ^return to top of page^
We are posting tried and true recipes on this board on our Pinterest page. https://www.pinterest.com/oilsabc/dietary-uses-for-essential-oils/
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