The world of essential oils and aromatherapy is vast and wide. It can be challenging to navigate resources that are reputable and safe. This list is a starting point for you as a novice learner. The information is trusted by the professional aromatherapy community. 


  • Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindy Green
  • Authentic Aromatherapy by Sharon Falsetto
  • The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness by Nerys Purchon and Lora Cantele
  • The Heart of Aromatherapy: An Easy-to-Use Guide for Essential Oils by Andrea Butje
  • Complete Guide to Aromatherapy by Salvatore Battaglia (for more advanced users)
  • Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals (2nd ed.) by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young (for more advanced users and aromatherapists)


There are many educational programs available. Each school and training program has something different to offer in terms of information, teaching style, experience of the educators, focus, etc. As a starting point, I have listed two free online beginner courses, so that you may feel more comfortable using essential oils in your own home.


I want to empower you to find reputable companies that are the right fit for you, so I will refer you to the following articles to support you in your selection process:   


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