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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are essential oils?

Sometimes called the "life force" of a plant, 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 injuries, insects, and microorganisms.

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?

Using high-quality essential oils for the purpose of altering one's mood, cognitive, psychological or physical well-being is referred to as aromatherapy. Aromatherapists make use of the oils through topical application, massage, inhalation, or diffusing to stimulate a desired response.

What is the purpose of this website? was created in 2004 to be an essential oil testimonial repository that anyone can make use of. Many people have purchased essential oils but have rarely used them because they don't know which ones to use in a given situation. This website will help change that by offering thousands of personal examples. Instead of pulling out a reference book, just try our Basic Search to find the information you need.

How many testimonials are available?

There are nearly 10,000 testimonials in the searchable database. If you were to print each one on a single sheet, it would require 17 reams of paper.

Why should I register?

Here are a few features that become available once you register:

  • Conduct your own keyword searches
  • Get search match emails when new testimonials are posted that match your searches
  • Submit your own testimonials
  • Contact other oilers in your area
  • Find oilers who offer specific holistic skills or services
Can the oils cause adverse reactions?

Yes, essential oils can cause problems if they are low quality. Like anything else, you get what you pay for. It is very important that the oils used are absolutely pure and not adulterated with chemicals to make the product stretch further, as this can lead to allergic reactions. Do your own research or ask trusted friends to determine if a particular brand is high-quality or not.

Why don't I get the same results as my friend?

The effectiveness of essential oils will always vary from person to person. People who have mistreated their body for many years cannot expect to suddenly reverse the damage by using a drop of oil. To see the best results, it will help if you are eating a healthy diet, getting enough exercise and sleep, as well as maintaining a proper pH.

Why should I post a testimonial?

Many of our members are new to aromatherapy and will be blessed by reading whatever experience you decide to share. If you agree to be contacted, then other people can email you if they have questions. This allows for many sharing and networking 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 specific health challenge, try out the Basic Search.


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