My recommended resources for essential oils

An app, blog, podcast and book recommendations to become an educated oil consumer

If you’re anything like me, you are a savvy consumer who loves to do your own research. When I get into something I REALLY get into it and devour anything and everything I can find on my new chosen subject. That’s just how I work!

So I thought I would share my top resources for learning about the oils with you.

My number 1 resource is the doTERRA blog, which is bursting with information. First stop their Science Blog, but beware of falling down the rabbit hole here! They also have an Online Oils Oasis full of videos from experts sharing their knowledge on health and wellness and the oils. There’s a large selection of in-depth eBooks on various topics, which I highly recommend downloading and reading. If you prefer to listen to your information they also have a podcast. Add Living magazine to your order so you can have a flick through with your cuppa or if you prefer to read online and reduce the clutter you can also download them.

In joint second is Advanced Oil Magic by Oil Magic. It has a quick reference guide to over 600 ailments and conditions, a dedicated page to each oil and oil blend, hundreds of recipes and DIYs and protocols for 105 serious ailments. There is also a section on energy and emotions and essential oil science.

Also second would be Emotions and Essential Oils. This book is an absolute essential in learning about the spiritual qualities of the oils and how they can help us energetically to heal our emotions. Make sure to get the emotions wheel as well as a quick reference guide. So you will always be able to reach for an oil quickly depending on how you are feeling at any given moment. I read this book pretty much every day for one reason or another and am still always learning new things.

Next up is great for on the go advice. It is the Modern Essentials app. It accompanies the Modern Essentials book, but this gets re-released each year with the new oils announced at convention in September. By having the app you have all the updates at your finger tips and you can quickly and easily search by medical complaint or by oil. It lists all the oil blends, spa products and supplements as well.

Another great resource is the book The Healing Power of Essential Oils by Dr Eric Zielinkski. You can read a lot of conflicting advice about essential oil use and it can be very confusing. This cuts through all the noise and is an impartial, scientific based introduction to oils, written by father of four, Dr Eric Z. Don’t let the over the top sales page put you off this great book.

A book I have had since my teenage years, which is well worn and loved is The Fragrant Pharmacy by Valerie Ann Wormwood. An oldie but a goodie. A really comprehensive guide to aromatherapy and essential oils. From the cover “Here is a comprehensive encyclopedia of ‘medicines out of the earth’, those miracles of creation which revitalise and rejuvenate, enhance our emotions and help our work and play.” Put much more eloquently than anything I could’ve written!

An essential on my shelf but not for everyone is Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young. A very in depth textbook on the safety of essential oils, listing 400 essential oils, 206 constituent profiles and essential oil/drug interactions.

As you can see from the image there are many more plant books on my shelves, this is a very small selection of them. If you are a plant geek like me then I can recommend all the books in the image!

Katie Spicer

Hi! I'm Katie, seeker of beauty and wisdom, nature lover, Generator, dōTERRA wellness advocate and mama to a three year old. 


I believe in the beauty and magic of botanicals in helping us connect to our own wisdom & create our own blueprint to happiness!

The answer to everything you need can be found in nature.

Let me show you how to find it.

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