Resources for Essential Oil Beginners

by Bella Martinez May 06, 2016

Resources for Essential Oil Beginners

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? 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 on aromatherapy, and will help to familiarize you with essential oils. 

If you wish to expand your essential oil know-how, you can also take the online Aromatherapy Certification Program to become a Certified Aromatherapist. 

Register anytime here

Must Have Books

Two books we believe every EO user should have in their library are Essential Oil Safety 2nd edition 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 is your portal into extensive EO safety information, studies 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. NAHA has been a leader in educating the world on the use of essential oils for over 25 years, and continues 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 NAHA 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. 

Our website also features a “Chat Box” so we can easily assist you while you browse the site during our operating hours. 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

July 13, 2023 at 9:28 am

Hi Mary! You can find our full stance on ingestion here:

Mary Shifflett

July 13, 2023 at 9:10 am

Are your oils ingestable?