BOOKS + EO

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Essential oils are used for a plethora of things, and in our household - everything. 

They are medicines from the earth, and next to Tylenol and hydrogen peroxide, they are just about all that resides in my medicine cabinet. But the properties, ingredients, uses, vocabulary, emotional responses of each oils, cooking with essential oils, cleaning with essential oils, yadda yadda yadda can add up and become overwhelming. 

We've broken down a list of our favorite essential oils books for you to reference when questions arise. You can also feel free to email us at any time and ask away! helloextract@gmail.com

 

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The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy 

by: Valerie Ann Worwood

 

Valerie Ann Worwood covers all bases from the Basic Care Kit that you should have at your home (Lavender, Geranium, Roman Chamomile, Peppermint, Lemon, Eucalyptus, and Tea Tree), to Emotional Rescue Oils (Lavender, Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Sweet Orange, and Frankincense), to what oils are best before a test or interview, best for babies and pregnancy (roman chamomile, lavender, tea tree, Sweet Orange - always to be used with carrier oil) to aches and paint (Juniper. Cypress, Peppermint, Clary Sage) and best beauty oils (Geranium, Juniper, Lemon, Lavender). This is essentially (get it) the essential oil bible.   

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Just The Essentials

by: Adina Grigore 

Just the Essentials, by Adina Grigore (founder of S.W. Basics ) is a fun reference guide to essential oils put completely into layman's terms. With tons of great recipes for naturally healing your skin, improving your health and detoxing your life, Grigore makes essential oil use approachable and understandable. In addition to Grigore's great information, Libby Vander Ploeg (Shout out to another Michigan girl!) fills the pages with her whimsical illustrations of how to use and apply different EO's. 

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Essential Oils for Healing

by: Vannoy Gentles Fite

Essential Oils for Healing: Over 400 All-Natural Recipes for Everyday Ailments
By Vannoy Gentles Fite, Michele Gentles McDaniel, Vannoy Lin Reynolds

RECIPES. LOTS AND LOTS OF RECIPES. This is a go-to quick reference book. Fite organizes her book by ailments for an easy to use resource.  

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The Portable Essential Oils 

by: Anne Kennedy 

The Portable Essential Oils by Anne Kennedy is exactly that - portable. This pocket reference includes every day remedies for natural health and wellness. For example: 

Acne issues? Try a Lavender-Chamomile Poultice. 2 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar, 8 drops lavender, 8 drops roman chamomile.

Allergies and sinus headache? Minty-Lavender-Eucalyptus Balm. 1 ounce carrier oil, 12 drops peppermint, 12 drops lavender, 8 drops eucalyptus. Apply to cheekbones, forehead, and massage into temples. 

Kennedy started her study of herbs and plants focusing on Native American herbal remedies. Part One of the books is organized by ailments, and Part Two is organized by each Essential Oil and it's healing properties. 

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Essential Oils of the Bible

by: Randi Minetor 

On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
— Matthew 2:11

Connecting God's Word to Natural Healing by Randi Minetor is just plan cool. It's so enlightening to see that essential oils were used BC! At the time Jesus walked the Earth! In Biblical times, essential oils were used for everything from holy ceremonies to everyday needs. Minetor's book is written at the intersection of science and spirituality. This book has information for religious and non-religous people alike. 

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Bhagavad Gita

The New Translation by Stephen Mitchell 

Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation
By Stephen Mitchell
When you move amidst the world of sense, free from attachment and aversion alike, there comes the peace in which all sorrows end, and you live in the wisdom of the self.
— Bhagavad Gita

THE Bhagavad Gita, The New Translation by Stephen Mitchell is universally acknowledged as one of the world's literary and spiritual masterpieces. As said by one review, "A clear, concise and wonderfully poetic rendering of the Gita, bringing Hindi religious, moral and ethical life to the reader, molding qualities of being to the consciousness of the contemporary mind."

 

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Light on Yoga - The Bible of Modern Yoga, its Philosophy & Practice

by: B. K. S. Iyengar

The definitive guide to the philosophy and practice of Yoga-the ancient healing discipline for body and mind-by its greatest living teacher. Iyengar's book provides complete descriptions and illustrations of all the postures and breathing techniques but explaining the origin and importance of creating a yoga practice. Oils for yoga + meditation: Chill Pill, HUSH, Balance, & High Living