Resources

The information on this site has been gathered from the following sources. We highly recommend these books for anyone interested in learning more about the benefits of essential oils or practicing aromatherapy professionally.

Essential Living: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home by Andrea Butje

A compilation of wonderful recipes for natural, everyday products you can use to replace manufactured chemicals around your home.

Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy by Suzanne Catty

The best available resource for safe and effective use of hydrosols. Each hydrosol entry provides background on therapeutic properties, safety, and suggested uses.

Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Mindy Green and Kathi Keville

An enjoyable read covering a broad range of aromatherapy topics, including history, science, and applications. A summary at the end describes the most important oils used in aromatherapy. Recipe suggestions are scattered throughout.

Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit: Restoring Emotional and Mental Balance with Essential Oils by Gabriel Mojay

A unique view of aromatherapy that merges eastern and western approaches and focuses on the energetics and emotional effects of essential oils.

The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils: The Science of Advanced Aromatherapy by Kurt Schnaubelt

Provides scientific context for essential oils and aromatherapy, including a review of eastern and western approaches to medical aromatherapy. Treatment strategies section includes aromatherapy protocols for common ailments as well as supportive care for cancer.

Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, 2nd Edition by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

The go-to safety book for anyone working professionally with essential oils. Each essential oil profile reviews the chemical composition for different plant species, scientific studies to date, and guidelines for safe use. This is an updated edition just released in November 2013.