Learn Stuff about Essential Oils

This is a collection of Harley Bird &Co's personal library content, built over time as we learnt about effective essential oils usage. We are not affiliated with any of these products or sites.

 
 

What are these 'oils'?

The term “essential oil” is a actually short for “quintessential oil.” This stems from the Aristotelian idea that matter is composed of four elements, namely, fire, air, earth, and water. The fifth element, or quintessence, was then considered to be spirit or life force. Distillation and evaporation were believed to be processes of removing the spirit from the plant. Think about how the term “spirits” is used to describe distilled alcoholic beverages. Scientifically, we know that essential oils are physical in nature and composed of complex mixtures of chemicals. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, essential oils are indispensable to your home, by way of emotional and physical wellness applications, vamping up food & beverage recipes, bettering your beauty treatments, and giving you natural cleaning alternatives that are safe around your loved ones. 

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Essential Oils Resources (Not affiliated with this site)

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Technical Information Online: 

Official dōTERRA Sites

Purchasing Books, Tools & other Essential Oil things

  • Aromatools has a great range of useful accessories, books and business tools (class tearpads etc). This is where you can purchase the Modern Essentials book. 
  • Essential Products for Essential Oils is an awesome online store with loads of great accessories and  newbie starter kits. Plus awesome customer service and inspiration for oil usage.
  • Oil Life stocks the Essential Life book which I highly recommend every newbie gets. It's your Essential Oil Bible and will teach you literally thousands of ways to incorporate the oils into your life.
 
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Smart Device Apps

The apps in the image alongside are available from both the iTunes and Google Play store. They are great for quick reference on the go.