The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual


Complete set of two volumes, 575 pages, Soft Cover 8 1/2″ x 11, Spiral ring bound for opening flat.

After a Forward discussing aromatherapy as practiced today, there are sections on the following:

  • Delivery Methods: 24 formulation entries, internal, external, discussion on skin absorption.
  • Carriers & Additives: 33 entries, including vegetal oils, tinctures, infusions; also clays & algae.
  • Safety Considerations: safety data with references.
  • Common Name Index: search by common name and include the following indexes
  • Phytochemical Index: over 600 entries; chemical constituents, with their known biological activity, toxicology and essential oil (and aqueous solution) sources.
  • Clinical Index: over 400 entries lists all biological terms or indications (e.g. anti-viral, migraine), definitions and plant sources. Following the clinical uses, the Esoteric uses are cross-referenced in the Mental/Emotional/Psychic & Magical Index, Chakra and Ayruvedic correlations.
  • Taxonomic Index: is included for cross-references of over 76 Botanical Families of essential oil producing plants.
  • Includes glossary, a selected bibliography, authors biography and a registration card.

The Aromatherapy Chart is a quick overview of 350 essential oils in botanical order and includes:

  • Common names, plant part, botanical family, country of origin, extraction method, product form, & availability
  • Biochemistry class & active constituent
  • Traditional and Esoteric uses clarified with notations such as :
    • documented action – no evidence found – internal use – herbal extract – medical diagnosis required
    • Body systems activity of oil in modern aromatic medicinal usage:
      • integumentary – respiratory – muscular/skeletal – cardiovascular/lymphatic – immune – digestive – endorcrine – genito-urinary/reproductive – nervous (brain/mind)
    • Safety data toxicity, irritation, sensitivity, phototoxicity, allergies; cross-reactions and contra-indications; no formal testing


The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual
The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual