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The Reference Guide for Essential Oils App Is Now Available!

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We are thrilled to introduce our new Reference Guide App! 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 is now available in the Google Play Store and in the iTunes Store.

Features of the Reference Guide App

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AH_App_Stills-iPhone_mainThis app features 6 different sections—Personal Usage Guide, Application, Single Oils, Oil Blends, Notes, and Store. The first four sections have been condensed from the Reference Guide for Essential Oils to provide you with the most used information needed on the go. The Notes section allows you to view the notes you have made throughout the app. The Store button will lead you to AbundantHealth4u.com so you have quick access to purchase the essential oil–related accessories you need!
AH_App_Stills-iPhone_ConditionsWhen you go into the Personal Guide section, you will see a list of over 700 conditions in alphabetical order. Just scroll through until you find the condition you are looking for! You can also use the alphabet displayed on the right to jump to different sections within this guide. If you know what condition you are looking for, you can quickly find it by using the search bar at the top of the screen. When you click on one of these conditions, you will find a brief explanation of the condition as well as the recommended oils. The oils in green are the most effective for that condition, and the oils in purple are secondary recommendations.
AH_App_Stills-iPhone_NotesIncluded in this app is the ability to take notes. While you are viewing a condition, single oil, or oil blend, you can simply click the “Notes” icon at the bottom of the screen and start typing. To view all of your notes together, just go to the Notes section from the main screen. Once in the Notes section of the app, you can view your notes according to the section you typed them in.
AH_App_Stills-iPhone_ApplicationThe “Application” button will take you to a series of pages providing basic information about the topical, aromatic, and internal applications of essential oils. This section contains some information provided in the Science & Application section of the Reference Guide. You will find concise information about application methods, body systems, auricular therapy, reflex therapy, and emotional release as well as charts and diagrams featuring these topics.
AH_App_Stills-iPhone_CassiaExampleLearn more about single essential oils and essential oil blends and their common uses. This app features over 100 single oils and 90 essential oil blends with information extracted from Reference Guide for Essential Oils–Botanical Family, Extraction Method/Origin, Chemical Constituents, Historical Uses, Common Uses, etc. If you use an essential oil for something not listed in the app or have your own blend, just tap on the “Notes” icon at the bottom of the screen, and write it down. You can access these notes along with your other notes in the notes section of the app.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I go to purchase the Reference Guide App?

Download the app today from iTunes or the App Store for Apple devices or from the Google Play Store for Android devices.

Do I need access to the internet to use this app?

You will need internet to download the app and to use the “Store” button, but you do not need an internet connection to view the Personal Guide, Application, Single Oils, Oil Blends, or Notes sections.

Will I need to purchase updates for newer versions?

No. At this time, we are providing the updates for free.

Will this app work on a Kindle, Nook, or Windows phone?

No. Currently, we do not have versions for the Kindle, Nook, or Windows phone.

Does the app contain all the information provided in the Reference Guide for Essential Oils?

No, the app does not contain all the information in the Reference Guide. The Reference Guide has 6 sections: Science and Application, Single Oils, Oil Blends, Personal Care Products, Supplements, New Products, and the Personal Guide. Out of these sections, the app has a condensed part of the application section, the full single oils section, oil blends section, and the personal guide section. The app is designed to accompany the book as a quick on-the-go reference, but we still recommend having the book at home to reference the rest of the information.

Can I get this app in a different language?

Not currently; however, we hope to provide this app in various languages in the future.

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  1. I have the app and love it, however can you clarify why the oils are in different colors when looking up a symptom? Some are green, some blue. I thought it represented topical or Aromatic but they all have a T next to them or TA. Having this explained in the app would be very helpful.

    • Under the Personal Guide section, the oils in green are the most effective for that condition, and the oils in purple are secondary recommendations. I’ll let our app designers know that there is some confusion on the different colors and suggest they include an explanation in the app. Thanks for the feedback, Amanda!

      • What is the difference between TA and AT? Some oils just have a T. I assume that’s topically. And some have only A. I assume that is aromatic. But I can’t figure out why some say AT and others TA?

        • The T stands for topical application and the A stands for aromatic application. The TA or AT just shows which application method is most effective when both methods are options.

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