Suggested Further Reading By Martin Watt

Suggested Further Reading By Martin Watt

The author regrets that he can not recommend most of the well-known aromatherapy books for serious study as all of them contain numerous major factual errors.

Recommended:
A very good little book written from practical experience with good recipes, but with a few errors on oils as I would expect. The Essential oils book by Colleen Dodt. ISBN 37038 00913 2.

Bloomsbury Encyclopaedia of Aromatherapy by Chrissie Wildwood. ISBN 0-7475-2085-2. Other versions of this book are around. Great photos of Chrissie doing massage. Comprehensive and well researched.

Aromatherapy by Michelin Arcier. ISBN 0-600-57560-8. Very good photos of massage. Questionable on the essential oils, but a good starter for the beginer.

Well-illustrated examples of massage, with basic guidance on essential oils: The Massage and Aromatherapy Workbook by Avril McConnell. From: Jade College of Natural Therapy www.jadecollege.demon.co.uk

Gattefosse's Aromatherapy is an excellent historical work written in 1937 republished C.W.Daniel and Co. ISBN. 0-85207-236-3. Boy did he know his stuff, a good technical knowledge of oils helps understand it better.

BOOKS FOR SERIOUS STUDY
PLANT AROMATICS safety reference manuals by Martin Watt. Plus other paper and Cd publications. http://www.aromamedical.demon.co.uk

PERFUME AND FLAVOUR MATERIALS OF NATURAL ORIGIN by Steffen Arctander. (Private publication, but still available from the U.S.A).

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COMMON NATURAL INGREDIENTS by A. LEUNG, publisher J.WILEY.

POTTER'S NEW CYCLOPAEDIA OF BOTANICAL DRUGS AND PREPARATIONS by R. WREN.

THE BRITISH PHARMACEUTICAL CODEX 1934

ADVERSE EFFECTS OF HERBAL DRUGS vol. I & 2 by De Smet. Publ. Velag Springer.

TEXT BOOK OF PHARMACOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS 1901 by W. Hale-White M.D. F.R.C.P.

A MODERN HERBAL by Mrs M.Grieve. Various publishers.

CHINESE HERBAL REMEDIES 1984 by A. LEUNG.

THE ESSENTIAL OlLS by E. GUENTHER. Publ. Van Nostrand. New York.

BOTANICAL DERMATOLOGY 1979 by Mitchell and Rook . (out of print)

ADVERSE REACTIONS TO COSMETICS by Anton de Groot.

SCENTED FLORA OF THE WORLD by R. Genders, Publ. Mayflower.

STURTEVANT'S EDIBLE PLANTS OF THE WORLD 1919 republished 1972 by Dover.

The out of print books above are frequently available from science or medical libraries.

Generally the best sources of accurate technical, toxicological, dermal reactions and some therapeutic information can be found in the numerous International scientific and medical JOURNALS. The best books on essential oil history, production, botany and fragrance are those written on the subject of perfumery, or medical pharmacology from the mid 1800s. Such books often be 'picked up' by frequenting second-hand book shops (cheap) or by getting on the mailing list antiquarian book dealers (expensive).

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