A Comprehensive Resource for Essential Oil Safety for Professional, Practitioner, and Industry Reference. The Only Reference of its Kind and a Must-Have Guide for any Health Professional, or Health Product Manufacturer.
“Hands down… the best book on essential oils you can buy. Best book purchase I’ve made all year.”
– Lather and Lotions Studio
A significant amount of new knowledge has come to light since the first edition of Essential Oil Safety was published in 1995. This new, thoroughly updated edition has been extended with new coverage and elaborated with greater detail and references to provide in depth, research-based coverage of both consequential new findings and newly tested past findings.
“Your new book is saving me endless amounts of time researching! It is so comprehensive, well written, and incredibly insightful. Truly an extraordinary book!”
– Jade Shutes, The East-West School for Herbal & Aromatic Studies
Essential Oil Safety provides a rational basis for an analysis of hazards and risks based on current scientific understanding of their biological actions. The 600 newly structured and extended Profiles (either of essential oils or constituents) provide the only comprehensive, evidence-based guidance currently in publication to safe formulations and use of an encyclopedic range of essential oils.
“Truly an incredible book!”
Jade Shutes, The East-West School for Herbal & Aromatic Studies
“An exhaustive aromatic masterpiece.”
Gabriel Mojay, The Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy
“An exceptional contribution to the aromatherapy profession.”
Andrea Butje, Aromahead Institute
“It has arrived and it is beautiful!”
Christine Carson, Research Officer, University of Western Australia
“Nothing else in the world of aromatherapy even comes close to what you’ve done in this book. I think with it you’ve hit a new high standard.”
– Ann MacIntire Wooledge, Wingsets
Crucial guidelines for both the EU and the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) relating to maximum doses and restrictions are discussed, critiqued, and revised where needed to bring them up to date.
• A total of 400 essential oil profiles (305 new profiles include Clary Sage, Lavender, Rose, and Tea Tree).
• A total of 206 constituent profiles, including 79 new ones.
• Five new chapters exploring essential oil safety for particular human systems in detail:
The Respiratory System (Chapter #6)
The Cardiovascular System (Chapter #7)
The Urinary System (Chapter #8)
The Digestive System (Chapter #9)
The Nervous System (Chapter #10)
• New information and review of essential oil / drug interactions.
• Over 4000 references!
• A compendium of evidence-based working knowledge for safe essential oil use and applications.
“I love the way that you have broken down the information so that it serves not only the professional therapist, but also is understandable to the student.”
-Suzy Wollam, The Scenter of Town
Internationally recognized for his pioneering work in many aspects of aromatherapy, Robert Tisserand is one of only two recipients of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists Lifetime Achievement Award. Starting as an aromatherapist in 1969, he founded the first UK aromatherapy products company in 1974, and a few years later in 1977 released the first book in English on the subject: The Art of Aromatherapy.
Robert founded, and for 12 years was the publisher and editor of, The International Journal of Aromatherapy and in the 1990s he orchestrated three international AROMA conferences at British Universities.
Today Robert lives in the United States where he continues to follow his passion for aromatherapy through writing, online education, and working as an independent industry expert. He sits on the advisory board of Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice and continues to inspire live audiences in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. Follow his blog at http://roberttisserand.com/blog/
Originally trained as a chemist, Rodney obtained a BSc from the University of London in 1965 and a PhD in medicinal chemistry from the University of Essex in 1968. He worked for many years in the pharmaceutical industry as a research chemist, focusing on modulators of histamine, serotonin and inositol phosphates. Rodney has published widely in the scientific literature, and has taught at University College, London, Oxford Brookes University, Edinburgh Napier University, and the University of East London. He has a longstanding interest in the medicinal properties of plant natural products, and serves on the editorial boards of professional journals promoting evidence-based botanical medicine.