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#1 of 11 Old 09-12-2004, 04:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm just starting to learn about EO's and how to use them...I have a few now, some of the more common/most useful such as Lavender, tea tree, peppermint and Sweet Orange. I'm using them for a variety of uses (cleaning, body care, etc.) but now I am interested in branching out.

My two questions are #1: have any of you found any books that are particularly useful? As I'm searching for a good reasource, I am finding quite a few, but I want to get a good one and not waste my money. And #2: What are some less common EO's that you have found particularly useful in your life/home and how are you using them?

I hope some of you have some great ideas and input...TIA!
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Sorry I'm in a rush. Here are two great resources.

A good book:
‘Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for Vibrant Health & Beauty’ by Roberta Wilson

A good website:
http://www.saffronrouge.com/s.nl/c.A...ategory.704/.f
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Sorry I'm in a rush. Here are two great resources.

A good book:
‘Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for Vibrant Health & Beauty’ by Roberta Wilson

A good website:
http://www.saffronrouge.com/s.nl/c.A...ategory.704/.f
Great, thank you, Moukii...this is an excellent start and I defintely appreciate your input.

Anyone else?
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I love eo's!!! And I second Roberta Wilson's book. I have found it very helpful. Another great eo is Rosemary - very good for hair & skin. I add it to my shampoo & conditioner, along w/peppermint. (Sorry Aveda.)

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Spearmint and grapefruit are my favorite. I use them as air freshener. And anything else I can think of.

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thyme is great on your tooth brush or in mouthwash
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These are great ideas, mamas! Keep 'em coming....I'm going to start making my order list for this month soon
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This Q came up a few months ago. I totally meant to write it all down and didn't and have forgotten.

We use the ones mentioned plus eucalyptus oil in the bathtub for coughs. Just a few drops under the running water and close the bathroom doors to help keep the steam in.

Oh and obvious although no-one's mentioned yet...we add TTO to our household cleaner.
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If youre interested in making your own household cleaners, CLEAN HOUSE, CLEAN PLANET has lots of recipes, most calling for essential oils. Thats what I use most of mine for. One is a discinfectant spray that uses vinegar, water and tea tree. Floor cleaners, counter cleaners.......I love to use lemon EO for those.....or peppermint.

I also use eucalyptus to unstuff a stuffy nose....great in the bath or in the bottom of a shower.
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lovin' my Orange EOs. I use it in my house cleaning and furniture polish!
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If youre interested in making your own household cleaners, CLEAN HOUSE, CLEAN PLANET has lots of recipes, most calling for essential oils. Thats what I use most of mine for. One is a discinfectant spray that uses vinegar, water and tea tree. Floor cleaners, counter cleaners.......I love to use lemon EO for those.....or peppermint.

I also use eucalyptus to unstuff a stuffy nose....great in the bath or in the bottom of a shower.
I really need to get this book! I have a similiar one (can't remember the title) that I like, but I have heard so much good stuff about Clean House, Clean Planet that I really want to check it out. So far, the cleaning thing is what i am using most of my EOs for.

Although today, I was feeling so draggy when I got up, that I took your suggestion and I put some peppermint EO (YUM!) on a wash cloth in the bottom of my steamy shower. It was awesome and it "pepped" me right up!
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