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4 Must Have Books For Essential Oils (And One To Avoid)


Have you ever noticed how contradictory the information about essential oils is online? Depending on where you are going to find information about specific essential oils and brands, there is always the potential that you could be intentionally mislead about vital information.

Wrong blend information, bad diffusion method, improper use and storage methods… all things you definitely want to avoid.

Even though we are just talking essential oils here you still want to be careful about how you use your essential oil collection. It’s an investment and you paid good money for the quality essential oils in your collection.

Wrong recipe information, bad diffusion method, improper use and storage methods… all things you definitely want to avoid.

So with that little bit of warning, let us introduce you to a list of the top customer reviewed books and resources written to help you with the proper care of your essential oils.

And don’t forget to keep an out for the one book you must avoid.

Reference Guide for Essential Oils

by Connie Higley, Alan Higley

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If there was a college text book for essential oils, the Reference Guide For Essential Oils would be that book.

We are not joking when we say this books is thick and packed full of almost 600 pages of anything you would want to know about a particular essential oil.

What you can expect:

  • Full-color images
  • Color coded system to help you quickly find oils, blends, and supplements
  • hundreds of footnotes to summaries and references for more than 300 published research studies on essential oils and essential oil constituents
  • Detailed information on over 100 essential oils, 150 commercial blends, supplements, and personal care products.


The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils: The Science of Advanced Aromatherapy

by  Kurt Schnaubelt Ph.D.

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It’s nice to see something written about essential oils by someone with a Ph.D. And Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt delivers with this well written book on the science and biological understanding of essential oils. With this book you will get a good understanding behind the science of essential oils and our biochemical and cellular heritage with them.

What you will find in this book:

  • Simple recipes or blends for the immune system and common ailments such as colds, herpes, and pain management
  • Revolutionary treatments for the side effects of Chemotherapy
  • Guidelines and precautions
  • footnotes providing references for further study

Essential Oils For Allergies: A Complete Practical Guide of Natural Remedies and Ailments

by Susan Scott

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Susan Scott writes from the perspective of someone who personally medically benefits from the use of essential oils. From the author profile:

Susan Scott, the author, survived a bleeding ulcer and was hospitalized for days after severe blood loss. She found the healing qualities of essential oils and discovered a whole new world.

In this book, Susan focuses primarily on allergies. Creating blends and proper usage for the following:

  • Itchy Eyes
  • Eczema
  • Food Allergies
  • Hay Fever
  • Mold Allergies
  • Sinus Headache



Gentle Babies Essential Oils and Natural Remedies for Pregnancy, Childbirth, Infants and Young Children

by Debra Raybern

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This book was written with Young Living therapeutic essential oils in mind as well as two very highly respected recommendations:

“This is the first and only book we recommend specifically for mothers and expectant women. Every family needs this book.” – Dr. David and Lee Stewart, authors of Safe Alternatives in Childbirth, Five Standards for Safe Childbearing, Healing Oils of the Bible and The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple.

“I recommend this book to everyone I know, especially those proactively supporting the health of their children and grandchildren. It is my hope that every household will own this book and every child may benefit from the information on the use of therapeutic-grade essential oils.” – Jamie Hyatt, R.N., F.C.C.I., B.C.R.S., L.S.H.

Now with that being said, it is always recommended that you do your medical due diligence when it comes with dealing with pregnancies, nursing mothers, and children.

Subjects covered and Table of Contents:

  • Important Information
  • Foreword
  • Introduction: Precautions, When to Seek Medical Attention, What are Essential Oils?, How to Use Essential Oils
  • Loss of Pregnancy
  • Balance Guide
  • Nutrition Guide
  • About the Author
  • Reference and Resource List
  • Resource Guide
  • Order Young Living Products
  • Index Notes


!!!AVOID!!! Essential Oils for Beginners: The Guide to Get Started with Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

by Althea Press

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Essential Oils for Beginners: The Guide to Get Started with Essential Oils and Aromatherapy is truly just that, a beginners guide. This book comes in all formats including, kindle, hardcover, softcover, and an audible version.

Although this book give a good primer on essential oils and ranks relatively well on Amazon, sadly we had to classify this book as one to avoid for a couple of reasons:

  • The is no author or reference of any authority listed. Who wrote this book?
  • No medical or research references.
  • Vague ideas on using essential oils with children.



Knowledge is power and ignorance is expensive are the best quotes I can think of when it comes to books and acquiring knowledge about the things and topics we love.

Essential oils and our health are no different. Keep these wonderful books in mind when researching a great blend or new oil you have come across in your daily life.

featured image via Ricky Kharawala

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