Calling all aromatherapists! With so much to know about aromatherapy – you need the best tools to get the most out of using essential oils. Below, you’ll find the top resources available – from textbooks to coursework to online databases. Whether you are a new or seasoned aromatherapist, these tools will help you master your craft and elevate your aromatherapeutic practice.
Essential Oil Safety – 2nd Edition
This textbook by Robert Tisserand the Rodney Young is the go-to resource for aromatherapy toxicity and safety. The text provides profiles on essential oils, their constituents, safety considerations in
aromatherapy applications, overviews the pharmacokinetics of oils, amongst other very important topics. It’s a must-have for every aromatherapist and readily available on Amazon.
LabAroma is an online program spearheaded by Colleen Harte that effortlessly analyzes the chemistry of your aromatherapy blends. You can easily add and remove essential oils, as well as modify their relative percentages until you have a formula you are confident in. LabAroma lets you save your blends so you can go back and revisit them at any time. www.labaroma.com
Aromahead Component Database
This online database, created by Andrea Butje, allows the user to search through nearly 50 crucial components found in essential oils. The therapeutic properties, medical effects, and safety concerns are
addressed for each constituent. All reference citations are provided. www.components.aromahead.com
Essential Oil University
This online database, by essential oil chemist Dr. Robert Pappas, gives the user access to chemical profiles of over 4,000 oils. You can search by common name, Latin name, or component allowing you to
quickly reference. www.essentialoils.org
International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy
This is the leading aromatherapy journal available with two issues published each year with Editor Rhiannon Lewis and Associate Editor Gabriel Mojay. The journal highlights current research and clinical
developments by aromatherapists from across the globe. www.ijca.net
This aromatherapy school, led by Andrea Butje, offers students a distance learning opportunity to study essential oils. The Aromatherapy Certification Program is approved by The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA) so you can sit for the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC) exam and become a Registered Aromatherapist.
Advanced Clinical Aromatherapy Training
This in-person course series is led by renowned clinical aromatherapist, Rhiannon Lewis. Offered in numerous cities worldwide, the training focuses on clinical challenges and applications of essential oils. Aromatherapists are given the chance to take their skillset to the next level with coursework in formulations, pain and inflammation, respiratory pathology, digestive pathology, cancer care, amongst others. www.essentialorc.com
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