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Some of my articles were written in the 1990s, but only a few have needed updating. Many of the issues are unchanged due to aromatherapy organisations failing to eradicate the inaccurate education endemic in the trade. Older articles will remain as an historical record as new teachers and students rarely know how the trade developed in the 1980s.

Past emails to the old newsgroups:
There is a constant flow of new people on blogs asking questions that have already been answered long ago. Therefore, here are some of my posts going back to 1994. Readers may find some issues not covered elsewhere on this site. Single .pdf file here.

For the archives from the old IDMA newsgroup Click here.

New 2018: As I can't remember which file contains what I need and word searching single files is too time consuming, I have compiled most articles into a single 2.5Mb .pdf file with an improved index.

New 2018: Added a combined file of the articles about DoTerra; Young Living; Dr Axe, etc. Click here.

All the .pdf files can be downloaded for off-line reading.

Do NOT add a link to .pdf articles from another site or blog without asking.

The individual articles are below

Education and training
Huge errors on aromatherapy blogs. pdf  Update 2017
The common errors on chemical families. pdf 2017 see this link
Education courses worldwide. pdf
Where aromatherapy training is wrong. pdf
Skin Absorption - The misinformation. pdf
The hype about "therapeutic grade oils" By Tony Burfield. He is an analyst who knows the E.O trade inside out. pdf
How aromatherapy does and does not work. pdf
Herbs versus Essential oils-the differences and the errors. pdf
Aromatherapy misinformation - on the uses of essential oils. pdf
Latin Names for oils - the misuse of the names. pdf
How to spot aromatherapy con artists. pdf 
Canadian courses - some warnings, old but still valid. pdf

Canadian courses & claims - warnings on another course. pdf

Incorrect safety - examples from Canada. pdf
IATA conference (Canada) 1999 - Summary papers. pdf
Stephie Cyr of Inner Insights - plagiarist. pdf

Article for a Russian aromatherapy group in 2006. pdf

Interview with Martin in 1997 for an aromatherapy journal. pdf
Letter to Aromatic Thymes on various issues 1997. pdf
A letter from 1995 to Aromatic Thymes - trade history. pdf
Lecture to the Royal College of Nurses 1992. pdf

Therapeutic use issues
How to spot fake news and research references. pdf  2017
Essential oils during pregnancy - myths and facts. pdf
Herbs during pregnancy - warnings about blog sites. pdf

Gynecomastia linked to lavender and tea tree oil. 2018 pdf

A rebuff to the 2007 research on the above. pdf

Fragrance & human fertility - a few thoughts. pdf
Unrefined versus refined oils - short article. pdf
HYDROSOLS - production & sales hype. pdf
Aromatherapy information for Nurses. pdf
AIDS and aromatherapy - how it may help. pdf
Ancient Egyptian uses of aromatic plants. pdf
Post Sept. 11th - some health advice for the rescuers. pdf

Safety, toxicity and related issues
Safety issues of using essential oils - a detailed file. pdf
Common errors on chemical families. pdf  Plus new in 2017 direct link

The internal use of essential oils. pdf

A NAHA presidents blog on the internal use of essential oils. pdf

A warning over an article on the internal use of lemongrass carried on ehow.com. pdf
A detailed article by a person badly harmed by using the methods learnt from doTerra wellness advocate’s. pdf  2017
New a dangerous doTerra distributor in the Czech republic. pdf 2018
Shocking and illegal advice by doTerra distributors in Europe. pdf 2017
Photosensitisation - the variables and examples. pdf
The dangers of using 'untested' essential oils. pdf
Blog sites that link to Amazon suppliers - some of which sell dangerous essential oils without warnings. pdf
Dangerous medicinal claims on an Indian web site. pdf
Benzoin - warnings on its use. pdf
Claims of anti cancer activity for Frankincense oil - made by YL and DT distributors. pdf
Old lavender oil - the dangers. pdf
Pennyroyal oil - the myths and facts. pdf
Blending oils - the hype over dangers. pdf
Chemistry errors - on safety issues a review for the IFA. pdf
Misleading articles on fragrance toxicity. pdf
Safety issues of soap making. An article by Butch Owen. pdf
Safety issues by Tony Burfield and Sylla Sheppard-Hanger. pdf
Parodies of toxicologists advising Governments. pdf

Essential Oils Production
Rosemary oil (Tunisian) - growth and production. pdf
Rose distillation - in Turkey in the year 2000. pdf
Linden absolute - see the 'publications' tab.

Conservation issues
Conservation issues - General. pdf
Rosewood oil - & global warming pdf
Rosewood oil - why not to use it. pdf
The threat to Frankincense trees in Ethiopia. Direct link to the pdf
Endangered species that are still being exploited in aromatherapy and perfumery. The file from cropwatch. pdf
Conservation issues with photos. An informative powerpoint presentation by Tony Burfield intended for IFA members but which went unused. PPT

Marketing issues
Young Living & DoTerra companies and their associates.
New article about a doTerra distributor in the Czech republic. 2018
The death of Gary Young and a magazine refusing to publish any adverse comments. By Mynou De Mey. 2018 pdf
The full review of the 2015 online conference on essential oils. Exposing dangerous quack medicine. pdf
Reviews of the above presentation given by Dr J. Axe. pdf
A person badly harmed - by using the methods learnt from doTerra wellness advocate’s. pdf 2017
Claims of anti cancer activity for Frankincense oil made by YL and DT distributors. The dangers of these oils. pdf
The UK developing scene of Raindrop Therapy. pdf
Gary Young in Somalia - The lies exposed by Mynou De Mey. pdf
The lies about "therapeutic grade oils" by YL & DT. pdf
A critical review of Young Living and their pagan spiritual claims whilst proclaiming an ethical Christian base. Direct link
Young Living distributors lies on essential oils for cats and dogs. pdf
Young Living Tapes review. Also see the book reviews. pdf
Two newsgroup emails on Young Living and other cults. pdf
Young Living Files - from newsgroup exchanges. pdf
Review of the airase.org website and its incorrect information. pdf
General Marketing issues
Hyped oils - a huge list. pdf
The hype over 'organic' oils. pdf
Essential oils, production, trading, etc. By Bernie Hephrun. pdf
Web sites giving dangerous and wrong information. pdf
Another web site masquerading as an information resource. pdf
Marketing sites masquerading as educational. pdf
Advice for independent distributors/franchises. pdf
The state of the trade in 2014. pdf
False Essential Oils - sales issues. pdf
Natural Perfumery vs synthetics. pdf
Health links web sites and their scams. pdf
Suppliers - advice on what to look for. pdf
Marketing Issues - On the Sale of Essential Oils. pdf
Essential Oils on the Internet. pdf See also the file on Amazon. pdf
The need for Public access to Essential Oils. pdf

Miscellaneous issues

A revised file on that disreputable company google. pdf new

Google are modern day pirates. Updated again March 2018 pdf

A tribute to Bernie Hephrun - an important figure in the trade. pdf
Professional organisations - a review. pdf
Professional regulation nonsense - General. pdf
Statutory regulation nonsense in the UK. pdf
Trade merger fiasco's - UK organisations, old but still relevant. pdf
Letter from the UK ICM - on Trade organisations. By the late Michael Endacott. pdf
Letter to the Aromatherapy Quarterly - old but the real history of this trade. By Mike Van Moppes pdf
Complementary medicine in the UK health services. pdf
Correcting the Nationality of Avicenna. By Dr T Nikookar. pdf
Emergencies CERMT team - Interview and details of the project. pdf
Various Letters and emails on the Trade. By M. Watt pdf
European regulation madness. pdf
Emails bouncing or blocked. pdf
Bad businesses - mainly for UK readers. pdf
The European union and its antidemocratic ways. pdf

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