Resources for Essential Oil Beginners

May 06, 2016

Resources for Beginner Essential Oil Users Provided by Edens Garden

If you’re new to the world of essential oils, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed by all of the information there is out there. But don’t give up, because you’re not alone! All of us got our start in using essential oils somewhere, and can sympathize with those of you feeling lost.          

Part of the confusion with learning about essential oils is knowing which information to trust. With that said, we’ve curated a list of top-trusted resources in the Aromatherapy world, for beginners. Even if you’re a seasoned EO user, you'll want to bookmark this page!

Online Introduction Course to Essential Oils

What’s better than online education? Free online education, and in this case, free online Aromatherapy education! Founded in 1999, Aromahead Institute has maintained its position as one of the top and most respected schools for learning about Aromatherapy. This course provides a great foundation of Aromatherapy knowledge, and will help to familiarize you with essential oils. Did we mention it’s free?

Register anytime, here

Must Have Books

Two books we believe every EO user should have in their library, are Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand, and Aromatherapy A Complete Guide To The Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindy Green.

One of our main concerns at Edens Garden, is that customers are using essential oils safely, which is why we love this book. Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand is your portal into all of the most up to date EO safety information and research. Included in this book is Tisserand’s safety advice and more!

Find out more about this book here

From essential oil history, to recipes and blending instructions, Aromatherapy A Complete Guide to the Healing Art has everything the essential oil novice could want, and then some. A few examples of recipes include those for pain, PMS symptoms, sleep related issues, hair growth, and skin treatments. You can trust this book to be your go-to guide for you and your family.

Buy it here

Encyclopedia of Essential Oils

Aromaweb is a great resource for looking up essential oil profiles, including safe and common uses of oils. You’ll also find great Aromatherapy articles, recipes, more recommended books and blog posts. You may want to start with their Introduction to Aromatherapy section, where you can learn even more about the essentials of essential oils.

Browse Oils from A-Z here

Exploring Aromatherapy Further

Learn more about essential oils with the best the Aromatherapy world has to offer, by visiting the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy website. The NAHA have been the leaders in educating the world on the use of essential oils in Aromatherapy for over 25 years, and continue to promote Aromatherapy as a professional science and art. You can expect to find a plethora of information on EOs for beginners and experts alike. Start with their Explore Aromatherapy section, and move onto their in-depth blog posts and recommended literature. The NAHA’s website also includes a nifty “Find an Aromatherapist” feature that helps you get into contact with an Aromatherapist near you. Explore the NAHA today!

Explore Essential Oils here

Still Have Questions?

You can always contact one of our many Edens Garden professionals to discuss any questions, inquiries, concerns, or suggestions you might have. We’re available five days a week, and are always happy to help with any of your essential oil needs. If you haven’t noticed, our website now features a “Chat Box” so we can assist you at any time during your visit to our website. You can also call, email, or message us through any of our social media platforms. Again, we’re here to help, so don’t hesitate to give us a ring!

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  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Petra! Yes, Robert Tisserand suggests that if you are epileptic to use Peppermint and Rosemary only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. At this time we offer brief safety information under “Safety & Shelf Life” on each oil’s product page and are looking to expand this section. We appreciate the feedback!

    On February 21, 2017

  • Petra says...

    I’m a first time oil user, loving the smell and properties of your oils, I just wish they’d all come with ingredients listed on the bottle as well as possibly a small safety/user guide. My daughter suffers from epilepsy and after ordering your oils I was on a big run of looking up information about uses and the like. When I came across some safety concerns about certain oils such as rosemary and peppermint which should not be used with people who suffer from epilepsy. I know it’s up to individuals to do their own research but a basic warning with the few known no no’s would’ve been helpful.
    Good product otherwise!

    On February 19, 2017

  • Dinah Soderling says...

    Just thank you so much for all of the information.

    On February 03, 2017

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Mac! What a great question! Joy and Sleep Ease do contain similar oils, but at different proportions. Additionally, the different oils in Joy are to help uplift, while the extra oils in Sleep Ease are to calm.

    On October 07, 2016

  • Mac says...

    I saw that Joy and Sleep Ease share many of the same EOs—what are the big differences between them in terms of smell and therapeutic effects?

    On October 05, 2016

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