Essential Oils for Beginners

from an audible (chapter 3)

for thousand of years people have been using these oils for healing, sooth digestive, create a taste, help a minor wound. They are natural and good for the family

funamnetals of essential oil

essential oils are plant extracts, they carry the extraction from their leaves, roots, etc.

brief history: 1800 BC essential oils were used for healing purposes

ancient Egyptians used essential oils (they were sacred)

3000 BC could have 700 oils

essential oils are listed in the new and old testement 200 times

used for anointment, or for gifts

Working on different blends to help remidies for the plague.

1910 French chemist after exposition used essential oil to cure gangrene.

E.O. has healing properties

good for migraines, head aches, controlling flees

many bacteria die with the connection to essential oils

The power is that the oil has 100 substances that help provide solar energy supply. For nourishing and healing

Electotherapy uses polorization. Polorized light therapy. EO has an impact on the electromagnetic field

good for metabilizim and healing

each cells have electrons they move in circulatory means for healing

posiitve for blood circulation it benefits the entire body and the brain

E.O. can be used in blends

use wintergreen to help reduce pain

peperment is used to promote a feeling of well being

can use clove for inflamation,

Can be made for: cleaning detergent

In dark ages Aroma Theapy was aassociated with witchcraft

aroma works on scent, could feel excited, stress relief, or have strong memories

Aroma could be for spiritual well being (like frankensense)

Essential oils are not extracted with water (don’t mix)

expression is the mosst dierect method…it is “pressed”

least is using solvents. theraoist shy away from this methode

absolutes are taken by solents

plant interaction with co2. c they smell as the plants it’s taken from

steam distalation

water does not mix with essential oil

melting fat and stiring in botanic cells

all oil are not created equal

3 characteristic

  1. grade
  2. purity
  3. integraty

4 grades of lemon

12 grades of laendor esential oil

higher grads has a better fragrance

grades are different from candy makers to aroma therapy


look out for dolution of essential oil


comes from a selected plant from same region and/or harvest

buying and storing essential oils selecting a good source

price differences: 600lb of rose petal for 1 oz. of oil, jazmon oil is also very expensive

low quality oil

you must store in glass bottles, not plastic

properly stored it will last for years

keep away from heat or light.

use caution with essential oils

double water intake/stay away from plastic bottles

in eyes: warm water, flush with milk and veggie oils

Holistic health method

Chapter 3 Blending esential oils

have to decide what you want this oil to do

chemical reactions will change with the mix of oils

fragrances/perfume were top of the list in history

two rules for blending E.Os

  1. thinner oils are absorbed more quickly (think molecule)
  2. For thicker – body absorbs slowly in the body

lighter oils are top notes

also in the middle are base notes

heaviest are the middle notes

use equalizer

  1. personified 8-10/5

2. enhancer 50-80% of blend

3. equalizer 10-44% of blend

4. Modifiers added last 5-8% of blend (adds harmony)

carrier oil, passion oil …use natural oil

sun flower is is a carrier oil (mixed for texture)

making small batches will prevent waste

follow instructions for deluting

less is more for blending essential oils

How to use:

have a purpose

make sure oil is right for purpose

look out for side affects


  1. inhalation
  2. injection
  3. topical

major effect can be inhaled

breath in/out from bottle or cloth 3 times.

can stimulate the brain

some essential oils can be taken to detoxify the body

peperment is the best for cold soars

essential oils push toxens from the bodies cell

other ways are using humidifiers (like a desfuser

could use dry evaporation

lemon is used to detoxify.

could use a humidifier

or, dry evaporation

ten tools for essential oils are:

Use a blend for only 3 days, then switch

  1. pression droppers
  2. DARK color containers
  3. non metallic tolls for mixing
  4. simple glass bowels
  5. glass funnal
  6. 1 carrier oil
  7. diffuser best tool for E.O.
  8. glass spray bottle
  9. place to keep bottles
  10. labels (mark blends)

less is more

blending essential oils becomes common

Chapter 5

for ailments

basil is for

clear mind

try cinnamon essential oil one of the oldest E.O. also embalming the deceased

clove is a middle note (skin cancer…self worth) don’t inhale or provide to skin

Chapter 6

Frankincense brings on inner calm

in bible 52 times

motivation needs

it could be cold pressed

good for Alzheimer, boost mood like grapefruit E.O. for meditation, maybe add a drop to a bottle of wine

holy basil: “top note”

this helps mental celerity


  1. infest
  2. diffusion
  3. inhaled
  4. ingested
  5. skin topical

Lavender is the most popular E.O.

Lemon “top note”

sense of joy!

dilute E.O. before putting into carrier oil

E.O. was used in WWII for tropical issues

maybe mandarin?


sweet orange is cold pressed “top note”

50% diluted?

can also reduce anger

a calming spray or anti-inflammatory (roman Cana meal EO)

maybe rosemary (for mental fatigue) can use undeleted symbol of love/wealth

Tea tree is a “middle note” dilute before using

Chapter 7 (for ailments)

soothing baby oil

use lavender essential oil mix

natural daiper rash essential oil

preventing flu essential oil mix

lavender is good for joint pain

mix for sore throat spray

could make a sore throat gargle

use ginger with you tea of your choice (relief of congestion)

room spray a natural disaffection cold spray

for cuts, wound, bruises use Cyprus mix

speed healing (Save)

use lavender balm

athlete foot balm Tea tree, lavender, and carrier oil

clove oil combined with carrier oil [toe nail fungus]

lemon juice is good for hangovers

muscle pain….acts as a supplement to medication

for sore muscles!

general aches and pain

for indigestion peppermint oil

Chapter 8 *****

calm spray



use a spray bottle! 1oz. with distilled water

also foot massage blend

frankincense is a mood booster/uplifting spirit (lemon grass)

Chapter 9 (7)

E.O. for the skin

many types of shampoo and conditioner

spa facial

discussed using yogurt and other items to create a “mask” or some facial toner

weed diffuser

chapter 10 (8)

use of air fresheners

mosquito repellant

care for pets

5 thoughts on “Essential Oils for Beginners

  1. Personal results
    I tried to grow lavender, and the frost got the plant the end of April.

    I bought some herbs from Amazon
    1. Lavender
    2. Peppermint
    3. Chamomile
    4. Lemon balm
    Once it froze, I did not replant.

    • I practice aroma therapy with the VA in Madison with the attempt to ease my tremors.
    • Have been using “drops” on E.O. (that’s in a 10ml bottle) in my diffuser.
    • Since 4/5/21 I have practice 86 times at an average of 83 min for each practice
    I have used a few different oils. Thes were:
    1. Anxiety
    2. Muscle relaxer
    3. Lemon
    4. Rosemary
    5. Lavender
    6. Ashwagandha (recommended by VA)
    7. frankincense
    8. sweet orange
    9. tea tree
    I’m usually journaling while the diffuser is running.

    If I was going to give it a smiley face ratting, right now I would give it a 😉 😊😊


  2. Notes from the VA
    Ashwagandha essential oil:
    Do not use essential oils orally; they are for external use only.
    Author is not familiar with data for ashwagandha essential oil or the product

    Most common use for essential oils is for aromatherapy (via a diffuser) and
    added to carrier oils for massage.

    There are no “regulated” guidelines for aromatherapy.

    However, most common practices for essential oils are as follows:

    1. How much essential oil to use:

    A) Topically – use a 1% solution or less.
    This means 1 drop of essential oil to 1 tsp (5ml) carrier oil (olive oil,
    sunflower oil, ect).

    If you are going to make larger volumes – adjust based on above ratio.
    Example: 6 drops essential oil added to 30ml carrier oil

    Test product on skin before using on a larger area
    good test spots are the Wrist, Back of the knee, Small area on stomach

    Watch for irritation: Redness, Bumps, Itching

    Do not apply to broke skin
    Wash off before going into sun

    B) Compress for small area of the body: Use 3-4 drops of essential oil to a
    shallow mixing bowl. Soak the washcloth and wring out. Apply to body
    Leave on until the washcloth is body temperature. May repeat x 3.

    C) Diffuser: follow the diffuser recommendations

    D) Bath: Use 4-6 drops with 1 tablespoon carrier oil.

    E) Do not take internally


  3. How Essential Oils Are Made

    Steam Distillation. …
    Expression. …
    Solvent Extraction. …
    Two subtypes of solvent extraction are enfleurage and hypercritical carbon dioxide: Enfleurage is a process still used in France but is lesser known around the globe. …
    Choosing Which Process to Use. …
    Guest Bio. …
    How Essential Oils Are Made: The Three Extraction Processes


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