Essential Chemistry for Safe Aromatherapy

Essential Chemistry for Safe Aromatherapy

  Sue Clarke Essential Chemistry for Safe Aromatherapy with foreword by Robert Tisserand Reviewed by Tony Burfield pub. Harcourt Health Sciences Ltd (2002) ISBN: 0-443-06485-7 Please note this review is only of the original version. The need for a good chemistry primer in aromatherapy teaching is self-apparent. Up to now many tutors...

Complete Guide to Aromatherapy

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy 1995 edition by Salvatore Battaglia. Reviewed by Martin Watt. I thought parts of this book looked impressive until I started on the essential oil monographs. In those he includes the usual nonsense from earlier aromatherapy authors. They took the traditional uses of herbs and assumed the external applicati...

Medical Aromatherapy

Medical Aromatherapy by Kurt Schnaubelt. 1999 edition Reviewed by Martin Watt. I had high hopes for this book as it was only published in 1999 years after other aromatherapy books. It therefore had a chance to correct errors made by previous authors. Sadly I was disappointed as it contains the same old recopied errors on the therapeutic us...

The Encyclopaedia of Essential Oils

THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF ESSENTIAL OILS (original version) by JULIA LAWLESS. Reviewed by Martin Watt Cert. Phyt. Medical Herbalist.   Page 10. "Rosemary and Marjoram should be avoided in pregnancy" No evidence is provided as to why, and no mention is made that there are at least 3 major varieties of marjoram oil. There are also dozens of s...

Aromatherapy For All The Family

AROMATHERAPY FOR ALL THE FAMILY 1993 edition. ISBN 0-946-982-06-6 by J. Kusmirek Reviewed by Martin Watt. SUMMARY Any author makes mistakes, however, the errors made in this work are numerous and profound. This could only be due to his lack of knowledge of the issues surrounding the use of essential oils. He also lacked the ability to so...

Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils

'Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils' Author unknown but claimed to be "AromaTools". Published by http://www.aromatools.com/Default.asp of Utah, USA. A review by Martin Watt Introduction. This book looks like a mechanism to market DoTerra essential oils to their cult followers. They believe every...

A practical Guide to Aromatherapy

A practical Guide to Aromatherapy by Lorrie Hargis ISBN 1-58054-070-8 A review by Martin Watt This book contains several formulas for the internal use of essential oils at extremely hazardous levels. Calculating potential toxicity or irritation levels is difficult because of the use of some kind of emulsifying agent which I have no infor...

Aroma & Clay Therapy

AROMA- & CLAY THERAPY by R.Ypma Reviewed by Martin Watt. I have not investigated the suggestions made for treating animals or many of the claims for the clay treatments. While being perfectly happy that clay used externally has some useful properties, it should NOT be recommended for INTERNAL use by aromatherapists who do not receive a soun...

Aromatherapy The Essential Beginning

AROMATHERAPY THE ESSENTIAL BEGINNING by GARY YOUNG. A review by Martin Watt Cert. Phyt. The whole of the book is packed with major errors. It gives advice on medical conditions that should only be treated by medical doctors. It provides information on, and recommends the use of, some extremely hazardous essential oils. The writer ignored sa...

A MODERN HERBAL

A MODERN HERBAL by Mrs. Maud Grieve F.R.H.S. A brief review of the book and life of this writer and teacher. By Martin Watt Maud Grieve's writings on Herbal medicine are still second to none in the depth of knowledge encountered. I highly recommend her book to beginners or to students of herbal medicine. There are of course some errors in i...

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