Every January 1st folks talk about making a New Years’ Resolution. Well, to me that just sets you up for failure. Most folks stick to their ‘resolution’ for – well – maybe – a few weeks at best.
Instead of setting a Resolution why not do one better and set your Goals.
Goals are easier to achieve and you have a better chance of accomplishment.
This year maybe one of your Goals could be to learn more about Aromatherapy. And in particular a great goal would be to learn more about specific essential oils.
Now first thing to do is you to get a couple good books on Aromatherapy. Especially helpful are ones that have listings of essential oils and also ailments.
When this type of referencing is available it helps you to figure out which essential oils may be the best for the ‘ailment’ you are dealing with or the ailment may list other possible essential oils that may work for that condition that you might also have available or at hand.
Here is a list of a few suggested books and Aromatherapy Decoders. You may want to purchase books (or borrow from the library) a few of them. If you buy the reference books then you can always write notes in the margins as personal results are confirmed.
One suggestion for those just beginning are our easy to use Aromatherapy Decoders These little ‘wheels’ are filled with coded icons that represent different properties for a large number of essential oils. Yet some of the other 'Decoders' available have ailments and suggested essential oils.
Another type of handy helpers is the Wall Charts. Again we have several of those too.
Al’s favorite book he always tells folks just starting out is Aromatherapy for Dummies by Kathi Keville . This is a great introductory book and has a lot of very good information. Although it was written several years ago, this book is very useful as you start your new goal.
The next book is The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy by Chrissie Wildwood. This book was written in the mid 1990’s but she has very good information and a great section on the use of essential oils in Perfumery.
For those more serious and that need to know more about many ailments and conditions then you might want to get two books by Valerie Ann Worwood – The Complete Book of Essential oils & Aromatherapy and The Fragrant Mind.
All of the above reference materials are very helpful to those using essential oils for their health and wellbeing. All have recipes and suggestions. They have good safety information and more.
We started out with a handful of books and our reference library has well over 150 books and trade journal we have accumulated over the past 20 years.
As Aromatherapists, we also have several books that are for those practicing aromatherapy in the medical and therapeutic modalities. Some of these books are very technical in nature and are not for the beginners.
As you continue to set your goals for the year, no matter what they are, let essential oils and aromatherapy make the results be positive – smell (diffuse) your favorite essential oils.
Of course the Decoders, Wall Charts (and Mini Charts) are available on our site. Decoder kits are a great way to begin your journey into the wonderful and fragrant world of Essential oils!
One other way to learn about essential oils and aromatherapy? Is to use our website, it is filled with over 400 pages of information of using a large variety of essential oils for many, many ailments and conditions.
See our Past Newsletters, our Aromatherapy Tips Index, Recipes Files and Health & Beauty Index. And last but not least, continue to get our e-mail notices for the Newsletter, the Tips, Recipes and more.
And when you get really stumped send us an e-mail.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Let your learning begin now!
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