Useful Links

Below are some links to interesting sites on aromatherapy related issues. I am not recommending everything on these sites, but the discerning reader will find materials of interest, and on certain sites some excellent materials.

Organisations I Like:

For oils and plants safety information I suggest:
http://www.botanical-dermatology-database.info/

A team dedicated to conserving Manta Rays: In my opinion one of the most beautiful creatures on this planet.
marinemegafauna.org

Copyright guides and information:
www.copyrightauthority.com

Search engines that do not spy on you like Google, more here on that.
duckduckgo.com/   privatelee.com

Aromatherapy related information:

SPARTA launched in May 2015 aims to collaborate with the FDA over the aggressive USA marketing sites which promote the dangerous use of essential oils. The aim is to reduce the numbers of cases of harm reported to the Poison Control Centers. spartacampaign.weebly.com

I hate wordpress type blog sites, but this one is worthy of a visit as it explains more about the hype and lies emanating from distributors of Young Living and DoTerra.
http://essentialoilswiki.wordpress.com/

Readers in the USA may care to read this site which gives safety and other advice.
http://www.aromatherapyunited.org

See how the massage and aromatherapy community helped those involved with the twin towers disaster. http://www.unitedaromatherapy.org

International Aromatherapists and Tutors Association (IATA). 

Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy http://Atlanticinstitute.com

Archives of Chrissie Wildwood. Here
Important information on endangered species and the OG certification scams. 

A campaign against the use of endangered species for essential oil production.
http://www.cropwatch.org

AGORA-aromatherapy articles and information resource.
http://www.agoraindex.org

Animal health and essential oils. Japanese veterinary specialists with a lovely book about cats and aromatherapy written from the cats viewpoint. ISBN 978-4-88096-145-3.
http://www.animalaromatherapy.jp/en-index.html

Animal health and essential oils. Emphasising safety.
http://www.thelavendercat.com

Articles about the qua

links in the .pdf files:

Articles about Gary Young written by a Utah news site:
http://www.utahstories.com/2014/07/young-living-farms-wacky-somalian-adventures/

http://www.utahstories.com/2012/02/mult-level-marketing-lavendar-fields/

The video by Sultan Yusuf Salah complaining about the Confidence trickster Gary Young was removed from youtube following threats from Young Living lawyers. So instead you can see some of the details here: http://www.sultanyusufsalah.com

A web page by the parents of a young man who died two weeks after returning from the
Young Living quacks clinic. This includes a shocking misdiagnosis, and where they wasted
thousands of Dollars: http://www.birdco.net/mic/died.html

The lies told by the quack Gary Young and the
dangerous practises of the
Young Living company.
http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/young3.html

Young Living Files The original zip file edited for readability.

Vital reading from a real Doctor about the confidence trickster Gary Young:
Young-Oils/totalhealth2004

And there is a heck of a lot more in the archives of various newsgroups about this con artist and the multi level business of Young Living. A business that uses hype and lies to con gullible people, particularly targeting Christians.

An excellent expert review of some of the more way out claims of complementary medicine - lots of articles:
http://www.pathguy.com/altermed.htm

Essential oil Producers & Suppliers:

Most aromatherapy outlets sell some genuine oils, but most do not have the financial resources to check everything that their wholesalers tell them. Therefore, some of their stocks will be genuine and some fake. In my opinion that position represents the vast majority of aromatherapy suppliers.

I will only list those who produce some of the oils they sell, have real expertise in analysis, or suppliers that I know are linked with producers.

http://www.qal.uk.com
UK: Supplier and analyst, essential oils importer.
My ex employer, so I can vouch for their expertise. Minimum UK order £50.

http://www.aroma-oils.co.uk
UK:
The finest English grown oils and others. Expert in house analysis, large production facilities, close connections with growers,etc. Now only 5kg and above.

http://www.mayfieldlavender.com
UK: Producer of Lavender oil Angustifolia (Folgate and Maillette) as well as some Lavandin (Grosso). Limited production so you need to grab the oil when it is available.

http://www.phytoessentialoils.com/
UK: English grown oils and others. Analysis, distillation and horticultural expertise.

http://www.AV-AT.com
USA: Turkish Rose Otto plus many other tested Essential Oils and hydrosols.

http://www.lavenderfarms.net
USA: Lavandin oil, Lavender oil, lavender herbs and products.

http://www.purplehazelavender.com/
USA: Purple Haze - Lavandin oil, Lavender oil, lavender herbs and products.

http://www.ecoaromuz.com/
Spain: A producer of O.G. herbs and oils - good photos.

http://www.wildherbsofcrete.com
Crete: A producer of essential oils with beautiful photos.

http://www.angelica.it/uk/homeuk.html
Italy: Herbs, oils and prepared botanicals.

http://www.vetiver.com
Vetiver; good horticultural information; great photos.

http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca
Canada: Use their search engine to find good information on essential oils.

http://www.cooksonco.com
E
ssential oils supply: Used to have the latest events affecting supply and prices, but still contains interesting information.

Suppliers of ancillary items and other links:

Cultural boutique selling handmade items from many countries. Specializing in unique items, following the philosophy of Fair Trade (no child labor, fair price for fair work). http://www.gopooja.com - Owner: Mynou de Mey

An author whose work I greatly admire. This lady has written some wonderful childrens stories. Ideal for parents or Grandparents to read to children or as a gift to a child. www.thenaturals.co.uk

Small cosmetics makers should get their products tested for microbes. In the EEC this is compulsory. Here is a business in the USA who can do it for a reasonable sum:http://www.sagescript.com

A variety of bottles and jars for liquids and solids.
www.silverspurcorp.com

Extensive range of attractive bottles, containers and diffusers.
http://www.sks-bottle.com &
http://www.sks-bottle.com/340c/fin161a.html

An extensive list of suppliers for soapmakers, etc.
Directory of Soapmaker Suppliers and Resources

For those interested in Reiki this is a good site.
http://www.hallsofreiki.com

The site of a web designer who also produces beautiful graphics. Lots of links to interesting places. www.firefromthesky.org

Herb and Plant information sources:

The threats to herbalists in the UK & saveourherbs.org.uk

Charlotte, my colleague in Australia has set up a health advice video. Naturalremediesexpert.net

Paradise Gardens Rare Plant Nursery - North Idaho.
http://www.rareplantnursery.net

A very nice site with interesting books. http://www.chrishowkins.com/

The Herb Research Foundation, USA. Good information packages on herbs and research articles to buy.
http://www.herbs.org

A database on chemical constituents of plants.
http://www.ars-grin.gov/duke/index.html

Excellent information on a huge range of spices.
http://gernot-katzers-spice-pages.com/engl/index.html.html

General Medical information:

Includes up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications, including known side effects.
http://www.drugwatch.com

Drugalert,including side effects, recalls, lawsuits, etc. American site but the information is of use worldwide.
http://www.drugalert.org

The United States FDA. Informative pages
http://www.fda.gov/
Please report the numerous outrageous and illegal medicinal claims on US websites to them.

The online visible human project. Anatomy
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/visible/visible_human.html

Self explanatory-one sided reviews but still worth a look.
http://www.Quackwatch.com/

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