When I discovered essential oils in the spring of 2015 I was full of questions: How many drops should I use? What’s the best carrier oil? Do I use this oil internally, externally, in the diffuser, or all of the above? I’m sure I made people crazy in my education groups because I didn’t trust myself to try anything without specific instructions.

You see, I’m among the minority of people who actually reads instruction manuals. I don’t just open a box or a bottle and try to figure things out on my own, I make sure I know what I’m doing before I begin. (My parents used to invite me over when they bought a new gadget so I could read the manual and tell them how to use it. True story.)

I was so afraid of doing oils “wrong” that it almost kept me from doing them at all. If there’s one thing I can guarantee, oils won’t help you if you don’t open the bottles.

If you’re a fellow reader of instruction manuals and would love one for essential oils, I’ve got good news! Today my new book My Essential Oil Companion releases into the world. Pair it with It All Began in a Garden and you’ve got more tips, tricks, DIYs, recipes, and testimonials than you can shake a stick at!

Head over to (in)courage to read the rest of this article and enter to win one of FIVE copies of My Essential Oil Companion!

Just for Fun!

  1. Tune in Wednesday, July 28th, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern on (in)courage’s Facebook page where I’ll have a conversation with (in)courage Community Manager Becky Keife about My Essential Oil Companion!
  2. We’re hosting a drop-in open house/book launch party this Thursday from 5-8 p.m.! If you’re local and would like to attend, reply to this email and let me know and I’ll send details. (p.s. – We moved in December!)

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