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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 alternatives to prescription drugs.

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. To help ensure that our information is legitimate, we require users to register and confirm their email address. This helps establish credibility and adds value for all of our website visitors. Unlike testimonials you have seen elsewhere, which often use the initials of the person's name, here you get the full name of the person who posted each testimonial. If after reading a testimonial you need additional clarification, then you have the option of sending a message to the author if they have agreed to be contacted.

Also, many of our members are new to aromatherapy and may be intrigued by the testimonials that you post. If you agree to be contacted during registration, then these same people can send you a message if they have questions. This allows for wonderful sharing 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.

Where is your mobile app?

We understand that many of our website members would like to conduct keyword searches using a mobile app. However, we don't have one available yet. Until we do, you should be able to search on any smartphone that has a modern web browser.

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. If you use email software like Microsoft Outlook, then add us to your address book to prevent our messages from ending up in your spam folder. However, if you use an online-based email service, then try the following suggestions to ensure future messages do not get blocked:

  • 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, 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 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 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 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 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.