The English Aromatherapist

APP FAQ

Essential Oil Blending Tool FAQ

 

THE DISPLAY DOESN’T FIT ON MY SCREEN

This occasionally happens with some phones, especially after upgrading (nobody knows why!) All you need to do is restart the app – problem solved! (Completely close the app, don’t just minimize into the background)

 

THE APP WON’T LOAD

Check your Internet connection. The blending wheel requires an internet connection to work.

.

THE APP HAS CRASHED

All apps will crash occasionally. All you need to do is restart the app. Also, check to see if you have an Internet connection, or too many other apps open at once. Failing that, restart your device.

.
WHY DOESN’T IT TELL ME HOW MANY DROPS?

The app tells you which oils blend well together, or which oils to use for a variety of conditions. It is not about specific recipes. There is no “right” answer about the ratio of essential oils to use. If you need more help, see How Many Drops Should I Use?

.

PREMIUM: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

You get a LOT more when you upgrade the app to Premium!

  •  Hold down on any oil (on the wheel) for detailed pop-up profiles for 60 essential oils, including scent, note, Latin name, cost, botanical family, category, blending partners and uses.
  •  Access a database of 60 essential oils – twice as many as the Free version
  • Customise the blending wheel based on the oils you own
  • Colour/Sound settings
  • Access 45 conditions – 50% more than the Free version

.

WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO?

The app tells you which essential oils blend well together, so you can make your own aromatherapy blends.

  • Select Blend by oil and choose any oil as a starting point, and the wheel will spin to show other oils that blend well with it – grouped into top, middle and base notes. Keep adding oils to the mixing beaker, and the safety data for the blend updates in real time. Recommended oils will always appear towards the top of the wheel.
  • Select Blend by condition to see my recommended essential oils for that ailment. The beaker is pre-filled with my top choice, but you can remove these oils and amend the blend to your own preferences.
  • All blends can be saved and named for future reference! And don’t forget the app includes a handy Dilution Calculator to help you work out how many drops to use in your blends.

 

I UPGRADED, AND NOW…

 

I STILL CAN’T ACCESS ALL THE CONDITIONS

The availability of the conditions is based on your selections in Customise Essential Oils.

 

The idea is that you customise the blending wheel with the oils you have, and the app tells you which blends you can make with the oils you have selected. They will never all show as available at once, because you can’t select all the essential oils at once. If you want to know which oils to select in order to access a particular condition, see my App Cheat Sheet.

 

I CAN ONLY ADD A CERTAIN NUMBER OF OILS TO THE WHEEL

I can’t fit all 60 oils on the wheel, or the text would be too small to read! You can select up to 14 top notes, 14 middle notes and 6 base notes at any one time. You can change these choices any time by going back to Customise Essential Oils.

 

I WANT TO USE IT ON ANOTHER DEVICE

If you have already paid to upgrade on one device, you can install it again on another phone/iPad/tablet and click Restore My Purchase. The app will upgrade without you having to pay again. This only works if you are logged into the same App Store account and using the same email address as you originally entered.

 

AND FINALLY…

 

Remember most “glitches” can be resolved by TURNING IT OFF AND ON AGAIN…(this applies to all apps!)

 

Please EMAIL ME if you have any problems or questions – I reply to all emails, and will do whatever I can to help.

.

.

 August 29th, 2017  
 englisharoma