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Books on Aromatherapy and Essential Oils

Books on Aromatherapy and Essential Oils are abound, as a result, isolating great books on Aromatherapy and Essential oils can be difficult. Here you will find specially selected books on Essential oils and Aromatherapy by the Worlds formost authorities.

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Bookstore: Aromatherapy & Essential Oils

In the bookstore you'll find a special selection of specifically chosen books on Essential Oils and Aromatherapy. These books have been chosen for their superior quality of information. You'll find world renowned Authors such as Robert Tisserand, Dr Jean Valnet, René-Maurice Gattefossé and others.

 

 

Reviews on the above books

1.The Practice of Aromatherapy

When you look in the Bibliographies of Aromatherapy books, The Practice of Aromatherapy by Valnet, is always mentioned. There's a good reason why: first written in 1980 and translated into English in 1982, Valnet (an M.D.) is one of the foremost experts in Aromatherapy. His book not only teaches about the healing power of aromatic plants, but, gives textbook like instruction in the importance of herbals and essential oils. He includes studies on 40 individual essential oils, detailing their internal and external uses along with some recipes. There is also a Therapeutic Index, case histories, and formulas. I dont think this is a beginners book; however, a must for the serious student of Aromatherapy.

2.The Art of Aromatherapy

"Robert Tisserand is often called the father of modern aromatherapy, although the art of using essential oils from plants dates back some 5,000 years to the ancient Egyptians. Tisserand brought the practice into modern popularity with his 1977 book, The Art of Aromatherapy."

3. Essential Oil Safety

James Barlow Irish Pharmacy Journal, January 2005
"Chapters are thorough and well referenced and the text may be consulted as a trustworthy and learned source of information on the toxicology of essential oils, and would be a useful reference guide for healthcare professionals and practitioners."

Product Description
The Tisserand Institute, Sussex, U.K. Reference for practitioners of aromatherapy on the toxicity of essential oils such as parsley leaf, angelica, verbena, and lavender. Second half consists of quick-reference profiles of each substance listing hazards, contraindications, maximum use, etc.

4. The Art of Aromatherapy

In my opinion, a good reference book on medical aromatherapy.

It provides a basic principles section, as well as an overview of the human body systems.

Chapter 11 reviews, discusses and details many of the major essential oils used in clinical practice. It is a fabulous reference section and provides much useful information.

The book also provides recipes using key essential oils for a wide variety of health issues and health problems.

Tisserand also devotes a whole chapter on skin care and that is worth reading just on it own.

All round a very useful book to have; and Yes, it's on our bookshelf.

5.Gattefosse's Aromatherapy

With so many books on aromatherapy available, it's difficult to know what's really valuable. The authors of so many books have few medical or scientific credentials and take a highly impressionistic approach. For this reason alone, to find a book like this written by a chemist is a rare treat. And, since this is a chemist writing in 1936, we find the source of much of today's common knowledge of the discipline - from the man who made it a discipline and coined the word 'aromatherapy'. Translator Louise Davids and editor Robert Tisserand offer us a natural-reading translation with the added benefit of an editor's introduction which places the book in its historical context. Tisserand points out that "as a chemist Gattefosse was not a part of the natural therapy movement and he did not share [today's] holistic, 'alternative' approach." That comes as a great relief to those of us who want some reliable chemical basis for our choices of oils. Even more useful are the copious notes Tisserand provides throughout the book, sometimes to explain terminology, more often with comments on Gattefosse's observations in the light of today's knowledge.

6.The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

There are plenty of good books on herbs, and some of them devote a chapter to essential oils, but there's nothing comparable to Worwood's work. Her premise is different from other herbalists--she believes that the most effective way to use herbs medicinally is by external application or inhalation. Both methods allow the essential oil to enter the bloodstream without passing through the digestive tract. Her grasp of basic physiology is somewhat confused, but there's nothing dangerous in her suggestions. (Worwood runs an aromatherapy clinic in England and conducts research on aromatherapy.) Her book prescribes oils for everything from basic first aid and treating common ailments to natural cosmetics and body care, fragrance for the home and office, and cooking with essential oils. A good addition to alternative medicine collections.

Product Description
A necessary resource for anyone interested in alternative approaches to healing, this book contains more than 600 easy-to-follow recipes for essential oil treatments and aromatherapy.

7. Essential Oils Desk Reference

For owners of previous editions of the Essential Oils Desk Reference, this new and expanded edition will be a treat. The black and white photos have been replaced by full-color photos and this edition includes new essential oils from Ecuador.

For beginning oil users or for people who are ready to switch from recreational essential oils to therapeutic grade essential oils, the Essential Oils Desk Reference is the single best essential oils reference work in the English language, in my opinion. Medical doctors refer to the Physicians Desk Reference and serious essential oil users refer to the Essential Oils Desk Reference.

For the beginner or for people who have been buying other essential oil books, the 588 pages of this book can seem overwhelming at first. When I'm teaching people how to use it, I divide it into five main sections.
1. Introduction
2. Essential Oils and Essential Oil Products
3. Education
4. Health Issues and Essential Oil Recommendations
5. Appendices and Index
Most people use parts 2 and 4 most.

The quickest way to get started is to begin with the index and look for the essential oil or health issue that interests you. If multiple pages are given, look first for the page listed in bold.

People of all ages are using this valuable book. I know teenagers, moms, and even people in their 80s who refer to the EDR on a regular basis.

The EDR is based on the assumption that you are using therapeutic grade essential oils, so please do not try some of its recommendation unless the oils you are using are at least AFNOR or ISO certified. Therapeutic grade essential oils are ideal. If you are using essential oils that merely have "pure" on the label, you're doing so at your own risk.

I keep my hardcover edition of the EDR within reach in my office and the smaller spiral-bound edition in my briefcase. At the time of this writing, Amazon does not yet carry the smaller version of the new 4th edition, but they probably will very soon.

Here's the bottom line: In this single volume, you will find almost everything you want to know about safely using essential oils for yourself and those you care about most.

8. Advanced Aromatherapy

Schnaubelt presents sound research to demonstrate how essential oils interact with the different systems of the body.

"Schnaubelt brings singular authority to this explanation of the reasons why essential oils act on different systems of the body. This is aromatherapy's next generation, based in scientific analysis and structured to produce predictable results. Essential for the serious student."
(NAPRA ReView Vol. 9, No.5 )

"Schnaubelt presents sound research to demonstrate how essential oils interact with the different systems of the body."

"Schnaubelt clearly and logically illustrates the science of his healing art. . . . Exciting, must have information for anyone going beyond a dab of relaxing lavender on the pillow or peppermint drops in honey water for an upset stomach. . . . An important new reference."

9. Essential Oils Integrative Medical Guide

Dr. Young presents a thorough overview of research on a wide variety of essential oils. He also presents a good bit of practical information on using these powerhouses of healing. This is a reference anyone serious about alternative medicine should have in their library.

The first chapter concentrates on essential oils as the missing link in modern medicine. This is a theme that Dr. Young returns to again and again in his writings. He feels that the integration of essential oils in any mode of medicine stands to bring deeper levels of healing than we currently see. He speaks of the ancient secrets which are being rediscovered by modern science. At the end of this chapter, he chronicles his own search for this informaion.

The nitty gritty of how these oils affect the human body is the subject of the second and third chapters. He covers topics ranging from the chemistry involved to the actual physiological and emotional effects of the oils. the chapter also includes a greaat deal of information on different grades of oils and their proper uses.

Chapters 4 and 5 detail production and safe use of essential oils.

The next three chapters give details on individual and blends of essential ois and their products. This is one of the real strengths of this book due to the care and detail Dr. Young provides.

The rest of the book is the part that makes it worth what we pay for it. There is a wealth of practical information on techniquest for the use of these oils. He winds up this impressive work with an extensive list of references backing up the information provided in the rest of the book. This is followed by more than a dozen appendicies containing specific details analyzing many aspects of the issues he has raised throughout the book.

The book is aimed at medical professionals, for which I highly recommend it. But it is a useful resource for the lay person who wants to be able to speak with medical professinals about using essential oils as part of their practices in order to restore fully te health of their patients.

10. Aromatherapy Workbook

Shirley Price has managed to take some of the stickier subjects in aromatherapy, namely the chemisty of essential oils as well as plant families, and make them easy to understand. She does this without sacrificing accuracy to simplicity. This book is a must for anyone who wishes to be well-versed in the subject of aromatherapy. In fact, I have recommended this book to hundreds of people in my aromatherapy schools across the country.

11. Medical Aromatherapy

This distinguished organic chemist shares his in depth knowledge of the particular current value of essential oils, for health on all levels. In an era when Western allopathic medicine has less and less appeal, this self-care method is a potent alternative, with roots going back to ancient times. Dr. Schaubelt has a gift for presenting facts and information in a way that is intriguing and easy to assimilate. In the flood of "coffee table" aromatherapy books currently available, this is a much needed and welcome source for those truly interested in taking responsiblity for their own health.

Essential oils have been used successfully for healing and deserve more serious consideration as a current therapeutic option. Explores the molecular make-up of the major essential oils, their composition, biosynthesis, and effects in healing. For consumers. Softcover.

12. Aromatherapy for Women

Aromatherapy for Women use to both men and women, clearly illustrates the author's knowledge of essential oils and her confidence in applying them to our everyday lives, whether for healing illness, eliminating stress, or enhancing the appearance of the body. This book would make a fine gift for any woman interested in aromatherapy.

The Herb Quarterly
Aromatherapy for Women, of use to both men and women, clearly illustrates the author's knowledge of essential oils and her confidence in applying them to our everyday lives, whether for healing illness, eliminating stress, or enhancing the appearance of the body. This book would make a fine gift for any woman interested in aromatherapy.

13. Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child

This reference shows how essential oils can help parents raise healthier, happier children. Chapters cover every age from newborn to teen with aromatherapy remedies for typical problems--from diaper rash to bedwetting to asthma. The book features information for pregnant mothers and physically challenged children and appendices with reference charts, safety data, and supplier information. This is a valuable book for every concerned parent.

14. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils

When is an oil not an oil? When it is an essential oil. Really the term essence seems more appropriate. Those tiny little vials termed essential oils are really the pure plant parts with nothing added, usually obtained by some kind of distillation process like steam. It takes a lot of plant to make a little bit of essence. Be careful not to leave the lid off because they evaporate (ever see an oil evaporate?) A plant's essence can help to heal us, calm us, or make us happy. Different plants contain different oils that do different things. These oils used separately or blended together have powerful physiological and psychological actions.

Julia Lawless brings over 150 essential oils and the plants they come from to life as she explains each plant's chemical components and what they are used for. The individual plant pages contain not only full color photos of the plants and its parts, but also the vials of essential oils, important to those of us seeking quality oils. The therapeutic index helpful in providing a list of preferred oils for specific ailments as well as alternates if that is what you happen to have.

15. Clinical Aromatherapy

James Barlow, Irish Pharmacy Journal, January 2005
"The text is undoubtedly a progressive and ambitious work, and showcases the enthusiasm and experience of the author, and can be recommended to health professionals with an interest in the integration of conventional medicine with complementary and alternative therapies."

Product Description
Aromatherapy is one of the main complementary therapies to be practiced by nurses and other health care professionals in hospital, hospice, and community settings. Written by a nurse, this clinical text highlights how aromatherapy can enhance care and the role health care professionals play in its practice. It examines key facts and issues in aromatherapy practice, and applies these within a variety of contexts and conditions, taking a carefully holistic approach in dealing with the patient.

 

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