Ref Guide for Essential Oils
By Abundant Health
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
This convenient app runs on the Apple family of iPhones and iPads.
This app combines information from the authoritative Reference Guide for Essential Oils, written by Connie and Alan Higley, with convenient search and note-taking features. Use the app anytime, anywhere to quickly find and confidently use recommended essential oils and oil blends for hundreds of different health and wellness conditions.
This app will become your go-to reference for personal essential oil use and for sharing your love of essential oils. The app features a personal guide section that details over 700 health topics for which essential oils are commonly used to help support the bodyís natural ability to heal itself. Additionally, key information on over 100 single oils and more than 90 commercially-available oil blends will help you better understand and use essential oils.
The app also includes essential oil application instructions, including detailed information about auricular internal body points, digestive tract, autonomic nervous system, and the nose and olfactory system.
What's New in Version 1.0.9
Added new Oils and Blends for 2016!
Good info, but room for improvements
I would like to be able to flag the oils that I actually have, but there doesn't seem to be a way to do this. Ideally I'd be able to flag the ones I want too, which would help when I place my next order. Also "have, but running low on" would be nice!
You can make notes on essential oils, but you don't seem to be able to access more than 4 notes from the Single Oils section, and 3 notes from the Blends section. The notes also do not appear in either alphabetical order by oil, nor in the order in which I entered them. And they can't be sorted or reordered.
Not all of the oils are listed (Valor II, for example, is missing) so it's time for the maker to do an update.
And just in case it's not clear from the product description, the blends it lists are all Young Living blends. If you have oils from elsewhere you might find the single oil section helpful, but probably not the blends (unless you want to try mixing your own I guess!)
Bottom line: none of the above would be issues if I didn't find the underlying information helpful. So I'm glad to have the app, but they could do a lot to make it more user friendly.
Great app, but much room for improvement
I love this app & use it daily. However, many of the newer oils are not listed, which is rather frustrating. Also, it would be great to have the supplements & personal care items included as well like they are in the hard copy of the Abundant Health Reference Guide. The book has so much more information than the app, but it's quite bulky & not easily transportable. I love having the app on the go, but it needs the newer oils included & more information from the book.
So quick! So thorough!
I have the big, heavy, spiral-bound Essential Oil Desk Reference, which is great and comprehensive. And did I mention? ...heavy. This app is so quick and easy to use and gives me a lot of the same info, at my fingertips - literally! While I'm out and about... while I'm lying in bed... it's right here! It's definitely one of the best uses of my $6.99 in a long time! I'm recommending it to all my "oily" friends! Thanks SO much!!!