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  1. Paula

    I’m having a bit of postpartum depression and wanted to try aroma therapy. Is this safe for my 2 month old?

    • Mimi

      Paula, I am no doctor, but taking fish oil, exercising, eating a very healthy diet (no sugar) and getting PLENTY of rest helped with my postpartum depression. Sunlight, being with loved ones and reminding myself to be kind and gentle to ME also helped. I turned to my faith. Sorry I couldn’t answer your question about the oil, but I humbly wanted to share a little advice and the suggestions are all safe for baby. Congrats, to you and your partner! It gets better, love.

      • Angel

        Paula there are alot of essential oils that can help. I say this not only as a consultant but as someone that uses these oils daily. Doterra has an oil called elevation, wild orange and yang ylang. however, if you do not want to go that route, lemon and peppermint oils are a great start. hop ethis helps

      • lindy

        ALSO getting B12 or Bcomplesx shots helps extremely well

    • Joanne

      Paula,

      It’s been a few months since you posted, and I hope you are feeling better! My youngest is now 10 and I am JUST now, as I am learning about my peri-menopausal experience, getting an understanding on my postpartum experience. I struggled for months with each kid and now I am pretty sure the base-line physical issue was hormonal imbalance. I have been taking a product from Young Living called Progessence Plus, and it has been a life-saver– I wish I had it when I was postpartum. Look it up, theres a PDF by Dr. Dan Purser talking about the product that answers a lot of questions and helped me a lot when I was researching. There are other oils from YL that help a lot with hormonal issues, Dragon Time, Schlaressence, Lady Schlerol. (Use my distributer #1112524 :) if you want to buy from YL)

      There are so many other factors, OMG: a vast change of life and responsibility, the huge challenges of parenthood, the (low) value our society gives parents and mothers, sexism, etc etc. I found it important to explore and heal these things are they came up when I was a young mother, but boy, there was something off chemically for me that no amount of healing addressed.

      Enjoy your young one and remember, you’re doing great and you are definitely not alone!
      Blessings,
      Joanne

      • Carmin

        Joanne,

        I’m interested in more info about your quest to conquer the hormonal imbalance that comes along with peri-menopause! I’m in the same boat. Unfortunately I can’t risk anything with progesterone as I have had a progesterone sensitive spinal tumor. Will the other oils you mentioned help without the Progessence Plus?

        Thanks!
        Carmin

  2. China Denton

    Which EO are photo sensitive? (Not to use if your going to be in the sun?)

  3. Pam

    Hi Betty, The best place to study the effects of essential oils is with Gary Young who founded youngliving essential oils. youngliving.com..Contact me if you would like more information. He has organic farms all over the world, with thousands of members that use oils everyday.

  4. Katy

    What is your opinion on the MLM companies that sell EOs, such as doTERRA and Young Living?

    • Rebekah

      This is my question too, as I recently met someone trying to sell me each of those brands. Currently I’m researching the doTerra brand, and find it strange that they’re not labeled organic, so I wondered if that’s important (is it just due to the difficulty/cost of getting the actual certification but they’re naturally grown, or are these just probably a mixture of plants grown under likely conventional methods?) or why companies who sell essential oils wouldn’t sell organics. Seems strange to me…

      • Jen

        Organic certification only applies to the growing method for the plants used to make the essential oil. It does not carry any guarantee of purity or potency beyond that. On the other hand, many companies (including doTERRA) very carefully source their oils and even though they may not come from certified organic operations (which is expensive and cost-prohibitive) the oils produced are very pure and potent. Check out LearnEssentialOils.com for a free guide to finding high-quality essential oils. Good luck!

  5. Jorge valenciano

    Hello
    Can you help me please? I need some combinations for beard oil, I have patchouli, bergamot, ylang ylang, orchid, coffee and sandalwood essential oils. Thank you I will really appreciate it.

    • Barbara Peterson

      Jorge, Here is a wonderful Beard Conditioning Elixer:
      8 drops Patchouli EO
      8 drops Grapefuit EO
      6 drops Lavender EO
      2 drops Geranium EO
      Sweet Almond Oil
      10ml dropper glass bottle
      Add the oils to the bottle and top off with the almond oil. Helpful to let the blend settle for a day, allowing the different notes of the oils to meld together.
      Application: Add 2-3 drops to palm of hand, rub palms together and smooth over entire beard working the oils into the beard and moisturizing skin. Apply as needed.

  6. pj olson

    Have you researched Doterra essential oils? You said, in the above article that there is no need to take essential oils internally. Why do you feel that way? Have you read any of Dr. Hills research or viewed him on YouTube?

  7. Stephanie

    Where can I find champaka oil an not get ripped off, I bought a soy candle last year an loved the scent an would love to get the oil to use. Thanks

  8. mary

    so, the essential oils that are say do not use on skin. does that mean topically either directly or in lotions?
    i have one (tangerine) that i used in cold processed soap at the low concentration amount and soap if of course rinsed off.
    using these diluted in soap is okay isnt it?

  9. Lily

    What essential oils are best for allergies and asthma? Can you put them in a vaporizer? Is there such a thing as an essential oil for good digestive function? If so, how would I use it? Thanks so much! Going natural on things is overwhelming when trying to find out what works best for what, what brand is the best and where to find it! :-)

    • RC and Raven (YL Blends) are a few that I have used for myself and family for breathing issues. And Digize (also a Young Living Blend) is excellent for digestion, acid, and upset. Peppermint and Fennel are also options to look into. As far as best brand, you will have to do your research. I have been very happy with Young Living, but I know many will find the “best” from various sources to make up their essential oil cabinet. You will not want to use a vaporizer for your oils, I would suggest purchasing a diffuser which is designed to disperse your oils, over time essential oils will breakdown plastic tubing. A search on Amazon or Abundanthealth.com is a place to start looking at diffusers. You can also get a free one in premium kits sold by Young Living. Please feel free to contact me.

  10. Rachel

    great article, thank you.

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  12. Catherine

    I have been bothered by yeast infections in past yrs(vaginal) knowing that most essential oils have antibacterial properties I did the following; In 1 cup bottled water I put 8 to 10 drops Rosemary essential oil, stirred it up, wet a washcloth with it and bathed the area. I had immeadiate relief from the horrible itching. If it came back do it again..It only took 2 treatments for me. that was a Godsend to me.

  13. Laura

    Some essential oils can be taken internally. The specific one I am thinking of is peppermint EO. It is known to treat IBS in several studies and can be taken also to combat headaches as well. Of course a topical application near the stomach and tummy is also known to be effect and application to the bottom of the feet can help reduce fever. I am currently in the process of making a guide based on symptoms to help people pick essential oils based on application.

  14. I tried to open the link to the .pdf and recd an error…any chance I can get you to email it to me?

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    The requested URL /downloads/Aromatherapy EO Reference Chart.pdf was not found on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

  15. Sei

    Are NOW essential oils okay to use in a diffuser? I plan to purchase one pretty soon and because of my current financial situation I cannot afford the higher quality oils.

    • Leili

      Go to abundanthealth4u.com for your diffuser. You should get one that is a cold water diffuser. A heat diffuser damages the properties of an oil and therefore waste your money as well.

    • Diane

      if the diffuser is designed for essential oils you can use any brand of oils in it. you can also check on amazon for reasonably priced diffusers

  16. nelly

    What do you know about Young Living essential oils?

    • Leili

      I believe the are the highest theripudic grade essential oil available.

      • I thought EO’s could not technically be “therapeutic grade” since they cannot be FDA certified….? According to Crunch Betty…..???
        And what is the relationship, if any, between Young Living and doTERRA products…? Both claim to be therapeutic grade. From Betty’s nores:
        ” Essential oils are wholly natural and cannot be patented; which means that you’ll never see an essential oil in a pharmaceutical drug. As such, you can expect that the vast majority of mainstream healthcare practitioners will never recommend essential oils as therapeutic alternatives to drugs. More importantly, because essential oils cannot be patented, drug companies will not waste money studying them. This limits our scientific knowledge of essential oils GREATLY, and the majority of what we know about them are things that have been passed down through thousands of years of personal use and experimentation.” So how can any claim to be “therapeutic”….? WE all know they work but….

        • Diane

          From what I have read on various websites and blogs there is no such thing as “therapeutic grade” since there is no system in place in this country to determine the grade of an essential oil. Since any brand of essential oils can be used for aromatherapy then all essential oils would technically be therapeutic grade since aroma therapy is a therapeutic use of essential oils.

    • Joanne

      I agree with Leili. Not that there aren’t other essential oils out there that are pure, but after researching other companies, I only use YL. Only. The level of quality and consistency of the oils is unsurpassed, they have set the world standards for quality and purity. They are the leading producer of Therapeutic Grade oils in the world. Never any fillers added, never anything synthetic. I use them topically and internally on myself and my children with amazing results. IMHO, you can’t go wrong there. I am a YL distributer if you want more info, contact me. :)

  17. Chavo

    This may sound like a dumb question considering the warning about internal use, but are there any essential oils that might be safe to use in a vape pen?

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  20. Kimberly Weninger MH

    I do have one argument to a rather fabulous post. Please do not use UNDILUTED oils…ANY of them. I accidently poured some lavender on my neck and felt nothing…til 10 days later I had a dozen or more hard nodules under my skin. NONE of them are safe. I’m not allergic; I’m not on any meds to counteract them. The oil is Nature’s Sunshine and very great quality. Just be safe and use a carrier oil always.

    • Leili

      I use lavender undiluted on my newborn’s feet, and around his ears for an ear infection. There has never been a reaction. The neck is a very sensitive area though, and many adults react to an oil because of the chemicals and poisons in your skin from the things we eat.

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  22. Leili

    I just wanted to correct you, when you say that essential oils should not be taken internally. This is one huge difference, and deciding factor for how I select an essential oil. If I can’t eat it, I won’t use it on my skin. Anything your skin contacts, goes to your blood stream. If an oil is unsafe for consumption, you should not use it. Many oils like peppermint, wintergreen, basil, lemon, lavender, clove, etc. are great for problems like headache, nausea, indigestion, pain, flu, and other ailments. One drop under the tongue, or mixed with a teaspoonbof honey is a great way to get fast releif and healing properties to your cells without harm. This is why the brand does matter. The extraction method is very important and has everything to do with the grade of oil in the end result. Not all oils are created equal, that’s for sure. Young Living is the brand I use and trust.

  23. Hannah

    Your link to essential oils that are safe for babies doesn’t work anymore. Do you have another?

  24. Rebekah

    As I posted under another comment, I recently was approached by someone selling doTERRA oils, and I am doing some research to decide what kinds to use for my aromatherapy massages in my new practice opening soon. The doTERRA site makes no mention of their oils being organic, and a google search was what brought me here.

    I tried the construction paper test with several oils I already had, from different brands, to see if I could tell whether I’ve been using pure oils or not, although I don’t yet have any from doTERRA to test.

    I tested grapefruit oil from Eden’s Garden, tea tree oil from Tea Tree Therapy, and vetiver oil from Nature’s Kiss brand (I think the tea tree oil I bought in a natural food store and the other brands from Amazon?), all on the same strip of yellow construction paper. After 20 minutes, there is a huge oily spot from the Nature’s Kiss oil (and looking at the label, I can see now it is embarrassingly low quality production as it looks sort of cheaply homemade- don’t recommend ever buying that brand if you see it). The Tea Tree Therapy spot is smaller and a little lighter, but still definitely an oily stain. The smallest, lightest one is the Eden’s Garden grapefruit spot, which I’m sort of glad about considering most of my oils are that brand, but I can still definitely see where it was dropped. I can’t really imagine an oil not leaving any spot behind at all, but if I ever find one that does, I would be very impressed.
    Maybe now someone who does have doTERRA (and is honestly curious about this and not just trying to sell their wares) could try this test too and post the results for us. And same with Young Living. I’d like to really find a good quality oil BEFORE paying for it just so I can try this drop test to learn the oil I bought isn’t actually pure.
    If you test and find a pure brand, I’d love an email letting me know!

    • Joanne

      Rebekah,

      I am completely sold on YL, and use their oils EXCLUSIVELY, trust them wholly, although I’ve not done the test you refer to. I don’t have any construction paper but will get some and test a few oils and get back to you!

      Joanne

    • Ana

      I just did the yellow construction paper test….are you sure that the purest form is to leave no oil mark? My young living brand left the biggest oil mark….compared to a cheap Walmart brand essential oil that left barely any mark…I can’t be leave the walmart brand is better then Young living…. Thank you for your article though, very insightful:)

  25. a

    Pretty! This has been a really wonderful post.
    Many thanks for supplying this information.

  26. Jenny

    doterra sucks…don’t waste your money on their overpriced BS…and they also tell you they’re safe to ingest, which they’re not!

  27. Niella

    What brand of joboba oil do you recommend?

  28. Linda

    My friend has a swelling in her colon and cannot poop right the doctor gave her medicine and does not work is there an oil they can help her

    • Joanne

      Try Young Living oils: DiGize, ginger, fennel, peppermint. In water, rub on belly, on the feet. Just get them on her and in her.

      Only Young Living because of the high level of quality. You don’t want anything else in you…

  29. Michele

    Please fix link to the aromatherapy reference chart:

    USE ESSENTIAL OILS TO HELP YOUR MOOD. Lavender, peppermint, grapefruit, chamomile, lemon, ylang-ylang all help produce happy, joyous moods. Clary sage helps with PMS (although there have been reports that overuse of clary sage can lead to intoxication). Rosemary increases focus and concentration. Don’t forget the mood benefits of essential oils. Here’s an information packed aromatherapy reference chart to refer to.

    Thank you!

  30. Rohitt

    Hi,
    i want to make after shower oil which will mositure the skin and smells good all day.
    could you please suggest some and how to prepare it.
    Best wishes

  31. Jennifer

    In regards to distilleries and companies tags sell EO’s have you had experience with the company Plant Therapy? What are your thoughts?

  32. THANK YOU for this neutral overview. It was extremely helpful. I know very little about Essential Oils except for what I learned at a doTERRA party last night. I am interested in checking out the resources you mentioned in your post. Thanks again.

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  34. Elaine Rumsey

    If you dilute an essential oil with a carrier oil to do the “patch test” to see if you are sensitive to the essential oil, and you get a reaction, you could be reacting to the carrier oil. Whatever essential oils you use, you should follow the information that comes with it. If it doesn’t come with any guidelines on the label, I would not use it at all. Some are safe to ingest, some are not. Some need to be diluted, some do not (except on babies and small children, when you should dilute).

  35. Yvonne

    Interesting post. Dont agred with all you say tbough. Pure essential oils do nt go rancid. If they have a sell by date they are not pure. They will last for centuries if pure. They immrdiatley disappear on the skin and can be used undiluted with exeption of a few

  36. Katie

    Hi I was wondering if you could tell me which eos or a recipe for me/ I suffer from anxiety and insomnia and would love some natural relief as opposed from having to take medicine. Thanks!

    • Joanne

      Hi Katie,

      I have friends who have had great results using Young Living oils for anxiety and insomnia. I agree with you, too, something from nature rather than something from the lab is going to be actually healing rather than masking symptoms– I ONLY use Young Living. When I have anxiety, I often use a beautiful blend called Joy. It sort of depends on where the anxiety comes from though, so I use a variety of oils depending on what’s going on. Sandalwood is great for old fear and terror coming up– better out than in! For insomnia, lavender on the pillow, on the feet, diffussed; RutaVela is a blend of rue, valerian and lavender and is great great great. Peace and Calming, Stress Away… So many wonderful options. I am happy to help, contact me or use my Young Living #1112524.

      Best,
      Joanne

  37. It is not true that you’ll be allergic to an essential oil if you’re allergic to the food. Essential oils don’t contain proteins, and proteins are what cause allergic reactions. Obviously, it’s still wise to use caution (especially if your allergy is life-threatening) but there isn’t a direct correlation.

    I’m curious if you’ve tried the “drop on paper” test with the oils you mentioned above.

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  39. Hi everyone! I wanted to share my experience with essential oils with you. I have tried many different brands before I came across Young Living essential oils. At first it was more about saving money, but after a while of not getting any results I decided to try out the good stuff. Yes, I am talking about YL(Young Living) lol. Their oils have helped me with both anxiety and depression. If you do all your homework you will learn a lot about YL. They are not just pure essential oils. A lot of time and work is packed into each one of their bottles. The distilling process that they use is done just right also. That is a huge key to a good product. I personally think the only down fall are their prices. Who wouldn’t rather pay $5 for an essential oil? The truth is you get what you pay for? That goes for many things in life. Im a mother and not a wealthy person, so saving cash is very important to me. However, my health is above that. Which is why I chose to take a leap in becoming a wholesale member with YL. Funny part is I went the wholesale route over the retail route for one reason….24% less costs. Who doesnt want to save money these days? After a short time I learned much more about the company and many of their oils. Now I share all my knowledge on FB and hopes to help others find alternative medicine routes. If you decide you want to buy from YL, don’t pass up the 24% discount. There are no crazy catches and all you need is an employer/sponsor ID. I am more than happy to share mine with you! Than if you have any questions as your sponsor I am more than happy to assist you. 1917152 P.S. remember these oils sell themselves. They are just that good. God bless!

  40. Hey everyone! I wanted to share my experience with essential oils with you. I have tried many different brands before I came across Young Living essential oils. At first it was more about saving money, but after a while of not getting any results I decided to try out the good stuff. Yes, I am talking about YL(Young Living) lol. Their oils have helped me with both anxiety and depression. If you do all your homework you will learn a lot about YL. They are not just pure essential oils. A lot of time and work is packed into each one of their bottles. The distilling process that they use is done just right also. That is a huge key to a good product. I personally think the only down fall are their prices. Who wouldn’t rather pay $5 for an essential oil? The truth is you get what you pay for? That goes for many things in life. Im a mother and not a wealthy person, so saving cash is very important to me. However, my health is above that. Which is why I chose to take a leap in becoming a wholesale member with YL. Funny part is I went the wholesale route over the retail route for one reason….24% less costs. Who doesnt want to save money these days? After a short time I learned much more about the company and many of their oils. Now I share all my knowledge on FB and hopes to help others find alternative medicine routes. If you decide you want to buy from YL, don’t pass up the 24% discount. There are no crazy catches and all you need is an employer/sponsor ID. I am more than happy to share mine with you! Than if you have any questions as your sponsor I am more than happy to assist you. 1917152 P.S. remember these oils sell themselves. They are just that good. God bless!

  41. April

    I found this page by following linked from a page about making a natural homemade deodorant. It suggests using lavender essential oils, so my question is two fold. A) would a cheaper and possibly poorer quality oil work as well for this particular use? B) In your opinion, would any scent I chose work the same?

  42. Nicole

    Fantastic, article! Your mind of information is a blessing and I thank you for sharing it with us!

    I am starting my journey of EO and am gathering as much information I can before I go and start buying. Its very hard to control your implusive buyer in you… when there is so many temptations out there! I do have a couple of quick questions I am stuck on if you have a moment:

    I want to use EO for every day use..ie: cleaning and also,

    I am wanting to use (diluted) oils for my 18month son.
    He is prone to rashes so very easy ( I heard of a diaper rash mix with teatree oil that you spray and wipe and it helps with bacteria.

    I was wondering if you had any blends you recommend for his bottom? He has has staph before as well. I have researched a LOT and soo many pages referrals to the brand Young living primarily, their RC blend, lemongrass, and Theives Oils to help kill bacteria. However, there are so many indepented distributors.. I have no idea what I am reading is real or just another marketing scam….. so my question is if you heard of that particular brand? or better yet own any?

    I would love to find good quality oils for my son.. and as you mentioned lower end of the spectrum for cleaning..

    Thank you

  43. Diane

    what can I use as a substitute for helichrysum essential oil? it is one of the more expensive ones and i see a it used in a lot of blends

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  45. thatsilvergal

    Somebody asked about the relationship between doTERRA and Young Living, since their claims regarding their respective oils are so similar. Funny thing about that. There was originally only one company – I think Young Living, although I am not sure – but those folks got in a squabble among themselves and a group broke off and formed doTERRA. Hence, the nearly identical hype.

    One of the problems with companies like doTERRA and Young Living, just as with the pharmaceutical companies, the chemical manufacturers, any other one cares to mention, is that, when they have testing done, they are the ones paying for it and, consequently, tend to receive the results they desire. Like it or not, the one who foots the bill controls the outcome of the studies. Both companies claim to have the ONLY truly pure, therapeutic grade oil. The truth is . . . . bull hockey! The reality is that there is no truth in that statement! Before you start throwing stones at me, please read the rest of what I am writing and make a truly informed decision of your own.

    One of the posts mentioned a website, LearnEssentialOils.com. The gal who owns that website had a Facebook group, which has now been converted to a forum. I was part of that group for a while – in fact, until the doTERRA and Yound Living factions made me so crazy with their incessant bickering that I quit the group.

    One of the things I like about that group is that the folks who belong to it regularly collect their pennies and have TRULY independent testing done on the brands and “flavors” of oils the group, not just an individual, selects, typically the same oil from three different sources at a time. Someone in the group buys the oils themselves and sends them, along with the fee, to an independent lab outside the US. They have tested both organic and inorganic oils. They have tested all sorts of brands, including doTERRA and Young Living. The results of those tests are posted on her website. GO READ THEM FOR YOURSELVES!

    Sorry to tell you all but in tests done by an independent lab, paid for by a group of random, miscellaneous people who had no agenda and only wanted to know the REAL truth, the truth is that doTERRA and Young Living fared not one bit better than any other brand!

    Folks, do you own homework and quit relying on the hype put out there by those who want their fingers in your pocket. Look to those who have no vested interested in your money and who actually know what they are talking about, people who have dedicated years to studying and researching, rather than uneducated people who are just singing the party song!

  46. Esther

    Sorry, *check out, not can.

  47. This is a great explanation about essential oils. I agree that most EOs cannot be used neat or undiluted – other than therapeutic essential oils such as Young Living. Even with YL, not all can be ingested or used on children so take note.

  48. John

    The reasoning for not using an oil that is “undiluted”, is so you do not use an oil in a concentrated, full strength form. So it doesn’t matter what company you may get it from, if it’s “undiluted”, then it’s “undiluted”. Simple as that.

  49. John

    Tracey,

    The reasoning for not using an oil that is “undiluted”, is so you do not use an oil in a concentrated, full strength form. So it doesn’t matter what company you may get it from, even “therapeutic essential oils from Young Living” as you referenced in your post, if it’s “undiluted”, then it’s “undiluted”. Simple as that.

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  18. […] anti-bacterial and other beneficial properties for your body. Then, you’ll need to choose some essential oils. Spearmint is my favorite for toothpaste. I like citrus for my body, patchouli for my hair. But, […]

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  20. […] reading a post by Crunchy Betty about essential oils (which, by the way, aren’t actually oils) I decided to […]

  21. […] and how you use them. A little bit lasts for a very long time! They DO need to be used with care; Crunchy Betty has an excellent read on proper […]

  22. […] Shared from Crunchy Betty: http://www.crunchybetty.com/21-things-you-should-know-about-essential-oils […]



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