Recommended readings

BECAUSE AROMATHERAPY AND ESSENTIAL OIL INFORMATION IS CONTINUALLY BEING UPDATED AND DISCOVERED ANEW, BOOKS DATED BEFORE 2013 ARE LIKELY TO BE SOMEWHAT OUTDATED FOR SOME INFORMATION. WE ADVISE THAT YOU COMPARE WITH CURRENT SAFETY INFORMATION AND USAGE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A MORE COMPLETE SYNOPSIS.

THIS LIST IS IN NO WAY “COMPLETE” OR COMPREHENSIVE. IT’S A WORK IN PROGRESS THAT MAY BE AMENDED OR REVISED AT ANY TIME.

DOWNLOADABLE DOC w/LINKS –  RECOMMENDED READING

 

BOOKS

The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness
Authors: Nerys Purchon and Lora Cantele – 2014 (Beginner and up)

The Art of Aromatherapy: The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs
Author: Robert Tisserand – 1978 (Beginner and up)

The Art & Science of Aromatherapy: Your Guide for Personal Aromatherapy
Author: Kayla Fioravanti – 2015 (Beginner and up)

Essential Oils and Aromatics: A Step-by-Step Guide for Use in Massage and Aromatherapy
Author: Marge Clark – 2013 (Beginner and up)

Essential Waters: Hydrosols, Hydrolats & Aromatic Waters [Kindle Edition]
Author: Marge Clark – 2014 (Beginner and up)

The Essential Oils Book
Author: Colleen K. Dodt – 1996 (Beginner and up)

Natural BabyCare: Pure and Soothing Recipes and Techniques for Mothers and Babies (Natural Health and Beauty Series)
Author: Colleen K. Dodt – 1997 (Beginner and up)

375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols
Author: Jeanne Rose – 1999 (Beginner and Up)

The Aromatherapy Book: Applications & Inhalations
Author: Jeanne Rose – 1993 (Beginner and up)

Essential Living
Author: Andrea Butje – 2012 (Beginner and up)

Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals
Author: Kristin Leigh Bell (Beginner and up)

The Aromatic Spa Book
Author: Sylla Sheppard-Hanger – 2007 (Beginner and up)

The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual
Author: Sylla Sheppard-Hanger – (Intermediate and up)

Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for Vibrant Health and Beauty
Author: Roberta Wilson – 2002 (Beginner and up)

Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child
Author: Valerie Ann Worwood – 2009 (Beginner and up)

The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
Author: Valerie Ann Worwood – 1991 (Beginner and up)

Essential Aromatherapy: A Pocket Guide to Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
Author: Susan E. Worwood; Valerie Ann Worwood – 2003 (Beginner and up)

The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Aromatic Oils In Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Health, and Well Being
Author: Julia Lawless – 2013 (Advanced Beginner and up)

Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals-, 2e (2nd Edition)
Author: Robert Tisserand – 2013 (Intermediate and up but beginners can use; textbook style)

Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit: Restoring Emotional and Mental Balance with Essential Oils
Author: Gabriel Mojay – 2000 (Intermediate and up)

The Practice of Aromatherapy: A Classic Compendium of Plant Medicines and Their Healing Properties
Author: Jean Valnet M.D. – 1982 (Intermediate and up)

Gattefosse’s Aromatherapy: The First Book on Aromatherapy
Author: Rene-Maurice Gattefosse (Edited by Robert B. Tisserand) – 2004 (Intermediate and up)

The Chemistry of Aromatherapeutic Oils
Author: E. Joy Bowles – 2004 (Intermediate and up)

The Aromatic Mind Book
Author: Sylla Sheppard-Hanger – (intermediate to Advanced; Professional/Practioner)

Clinical Aromatherapy: Essential Oils in Practice, 2nd Edition
Author: Jane Buckle, PhD; RN – 2003 (Advanced; Professional/Practitioner)

Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy
Author: Kurt Schnaubelt, PhD – 1998 (Advanced; Professional/Practitioner)

Essential Chemistry for Aromatherapy, 2e Paperback – February 5, 2009
Author: Sue Clarke BSc PhD – 2009 (Advanced; Professional/Practitioner)

Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, 4e
Author: Shirley Price, Cert Ed FISPA MIFA FIAM; Len Price, Cert Ed MIT (Trichology) FISPA FIAM – 2011 (Advanced; Health Care Professional/Practioner)

Bush Sense Australian Essential Oils and Aromatic Compounds
Author: Mark A. Webb – 2000 (Intermediate and up)
**Out of print – hard to find; a new edition to come soon

 

RECOMMENDED AUTHORS TO EXPLORE

Robert Tisserand

Marge Clark

Valerie Ann Worwood

Jeanne Rose

Julia Lawless

Shirley Price; Len Price

Kayla Fioravanti