There’s a lot of great information out there about aromatherapy and essential oils.
I’ve compiled some of the resources that I referred to in other posts here in one spot for your convenience, and others are quality resources that I recommend.
I’ll continue to add resources regularly, so make sure to check back for more updates.
AromaWeb is an online resource that has been around since 1997. It contains a huge resource library of guides and articles, book reviews, aromatherapist reviews, school directories, recipes and blends.
One of the best features is its profile library of essential oils, carrier oils, and hydrosols. If you had to take a crash course and learn all about essential oils through only one source, this website is a good one to visit.
Essential Oil Haven is an informative website with plenty of well-written articles that beginners will find easy to comprehend. Sections include introductions to essential oils, diffusers, starter kits and brand reviews.
In this website, you can check out Essential Oil Nerd’s article on how to avoid common mistakes that essential oil beginners often make.
Free online education
Looking to learn more about oils through videos and imagery? Here’s some FREE online courses.
The School of Aromatic Studies has a “Free Introduction to Aromatherapy Course” created by esteemed professional aromatherapist Jade Shutes.
The course contains six modules (plus a resource module) and combines videos and print lessons. There’s also a student forum that you can join to share ideas and support.
Aromahead Institute offers an “Introduction to Essential Oils” class led by renowned professional aromatherapist Andrea Butje. The course consists of five lessons and is self-paced.
Aromahead also offers free webinars encompassing topics such as using oils safely with kids, oils in everyday life, protecting from cold and flu, and addressing allergies and pain. This is definitely a great resource for free, beautifully created courses.
The essential oil company Jade Bloom has courses that are unique in that the company names its courses after college degrees offered by its own Jade Bloom University (that’s not a real university, by the way, just a marketing gimmick).
By watching these online videos about essential oils and “earning” your degrees, you can receive up to 8000 points, which is equivalent to $32, to spend on Jade Bloom oils.
I included Jade Bloom in my list of resources because it’s fun to watch the videos and earn points to apply toward free oils.
Focus on Research
The Tisserand Institute is a collection of experts led by Robert Tisserand, one of the top safety experts in aromatherapy. It’s been churning out quality information since 1985.
The website hosts educational courses, research topics, at-a-glance infographics, and safety pages. The safety pages include an adverse reactions database.
The Tisserand Institute places strong emphasis on translating research, applying research, and using evidence-based studies to back up statements made in the field. The institute also offers online courses.
Focus on Safety
Lea Jacobson, certified clinical aromatherapist who created the website Using Essential Oils Safely, is a big proponent of the safety aspect of using essential oils.
Her website contains recipes, safety files, a resource library, and even a podcast. You do have to sign up as a member to access certain files, but it’s free to join and has another separate level of paid access.
Comparing Oil Blends
For those of you who are trying to figure out the equivalent to your favorite doTerra or Young Living blends, Rocky Mountain Oils has a nice chart which compares its own blends with the two companies.
This chart is also handy for those who want to compare the blends of the MLM companies with each other.