are some reviews of various aromatherapy type books. Some
reviews are years old, and some of the books may no longer be published.
However, these reviews should be food for thought as they represent
a historical record of the bedrock on which aromatherapy still stands.
Most of the errors are still found in the majority of aromatherapy
books, and are republished on numerous medicines and healthcare
advice web sites.
are very few Aromatherapy books that I have respect for. Most of
the popular aromatherapy books have some information that is useful.
However, what lets them down badly are the therapeutic properties
they attribute to essential oils.
of the first writers on the subject such as Lawless, Tisserand,
Price, Rose, Worwood, etc., frequently noted the traditional or
researched properties of the herbal extract taken internally
as a medicine. Then they simply transferred those properties
to the plants essential oil intended mainly as external applications.
That fundamental and massive blunder continues with most of the
did these authors make these fundamental blunders? The main
reason is that most had no training in the real essential oils trade;
no formal herbal training; no medical training; no sound training
in essential oils chemistry, etc. Due to that, most did not know
where to look for accurate information on essential oils. That research
information was vast if you knew where to find it, but it was not
to be found in complementary medicine resources.
seems most of the public believe, that if someone publishes a book,
that they must be knowledgeable on the subject. This is very far
from the truth. Publishers as a whole only care about making
money, not on the accuracy of the books they sell you.
with this desperate need to live in a fantasy world can buy any
of this trades novels. In that respect people should stop and think
why it is that the biggest selling books in the world are novels.
It is lovely to be able to escape reality by being told that if
you rub a bit of lemon oil over your liver that it will cure your
gallstones! Those people who write well researched technical books
do it for the love of what they do, not for money and fame.
Many books are
missing from below. It just happens these are ones I already had
basic reviews on. Click
the blue text for the reviews.