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Frequently Asked Questions

We have provided this page to help answer some questions you may have about how the website works.

What are essential oils?

Sometimes called the "life force" of a plant, therapeutic grade essential oils are very complex. They are stored in special cells, ducts or glandular hairs that are distributed among the flowers, leaves, bark, stems and roots of a plant. These oils protect the plant from insects and other herbivores, from bacteria, molds, fungi and other micro-organisms. They also help to heal inflicted wounds.

These unique characteristics make essential oils highly beneficial to humans. A single oil may contain hundreds of constituents that are molecularly aligned in exactly the right manner to trigger a number of responses in the human body. Essential oils are used by chiropractors, aromatherapists, reflexologists, massage therapists and others interested in natural health.

What is aromatherapy?

It is the use of therapeutic-grade essential oils to affect mood and promote vitality. Some people buy various essential oils but rarely use them because they don't know how. This website will help change that by giving some examples of the various ways essential oils can be used. In the past, you had to pull out a book or ask friends. Now you can use our basic search to assist you. Chances are good that others have experienced the same types of situations that you have.

Why should I register?

Since 2004, we have maintained the most comprehensive list of essential oil testimonials on the internet. Registering allows you to be able to conduct your own keyword searches within our database of 9,149 testimonials. Chances are good that others have experienced the same types of situations that you have. Also, many of our members are new to aromatherapy and might be intrigued by a testimonial that you post. If you agree to be contacted during registration, then other members may email you if they have additional questions. This allows for sharing and business-building opportunities.

What oils are good for maintaining a healthy weight?

Our motto is, "Discover Essential Oil Truths." To start the discovery process, and learn which oils to use for a given situation, try the basic search.

Is there a mobile app coming?

Be watching for our new mobile-friendly website in the summer of 2015!

How do I prevent your emails from being blocked by my spam filter?

Sometimes legitimate email mistakenly gets flagged as spam by Internet service providers. You can add us to your address book to help prevent our messages from being blocked. If you use web-based email service, then try the following suggestions:

  • Gmail:
    • Click the gear icon in the top right corner of your inbox and select the "Settings" option.
    • From the tabs that appear at the top, click on "Filters" and then the "Create a new filter" link.
    • In the From field, type in the support email address for, then click on the link that says, "Create filter with this search".
    • Mark the checkbox that says, "Never send it to Spam" along with any other options that you desire.
    • Finally, click the blue "Create filter" button.
  • Yahoo:
    • Click the "Options" text link at the top left corner of the webpage, then select "Mail Options".
    • In the left menu click on "Filters", then the +Add button.
    • Provide a name you want this filter to be known as, then add the support email address for into the Sender: field.
    • Indicate you want to matching emails to be delivered to your inbox folder.
    • Click the orange Save button.
  • MSN or Hotmail:
    • Visit the "Options" page in your MSN Hotmail browser.
    • Click on "Safe and blocked senders" located under the "Junk e-mail" section.
    • Click on "Safe senders".
    • Type in the support email address for in the "Sender or domain to mark as safe:" field and click "Add to list".
  • AOL:
    • Click the "Address Book" button to open the address book.
    • Click the "Add Contact" button.
    • Type in the support email address for in the "Screen Name" field and click "Save".
  • Earthlink:
    • Click the "Address Book" button to open the address book.
    • Click the "Add Contact" button. (Some versions may use the term, "Add")
    • Type in the support email address for in the "email address" field and click "OK".
  • Other Spam Filters:
    • Place the domain on the filter's whitelist. You may need to search a filter's help for how to do this.
    • Depending on software and version, they may call it a "whitelist", "safe senders" or something similar.