Below are links to interesting sites. 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:
oils and plants safety information I suggest:
team dedicated to conserving Manta Rays: In my opinion one
of the most beautiful creatures on this planet.
sanctuary for rescued elephants in Thailand who show heartwarming affection
for their founder:
guides and information:
https://forget.me - this free tool helps people with Bing and Google removal requests (i.e. your name/address is somewhere on the web and you want to remove it from Google or Bing).
https://www.torproject.org - Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a network of relays run by volunteers around the world. It prevents those monitoring your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit and of great importance, it can block the commercial spyware called 'cookies'.
https://www.bestvpn.com - They have reviewed VPN service providers and rated them by a variety of factors. In addition, there are some excellent articles on how to ensure your privacy is not infringed by the multiple spying networks attached to most social media, Government, Banks, Insurance, Healthcare and other websites.
https://thebestvpn.com They have reviewed 30 service providers and rated them by logging policies, speed and encryption levels.
https://vpn-review.com/are-vpns-legal - A good article on the issues of using VPN services around the world.
site explaining how to avoid everything you do on the Internet being tracked
by the big companies etc.
Aromatherapy related information:
essential oils safety board based in Canada.
SPARTA 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
useful wordpress blog. I detest wordpress autolinks, but this one
explains more about the hype and lies emanating from distributors of Young
Living and DoTerra.
and related advice.
Readers in the USA may find this site useful.
for rescuers of the twin towers disaster. From the massage and aromatherapy
Aromatherapists and Tutors Association. Canada.
Institute of Aromatherapy. Courses and other activities. USA.
of Chrissie Wildwood. Important information
on endangered species and the OG certification scams.
Cropwatch has important information on the essential oils trade, conservation and safety issues. Now offline but many files are archived. here
Articles and information resource.
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.
Animal health and essential oils. The main site is no longer operating but there is an archived .pdf file with good articles here
about Gary Young written by a Utah news site.
A Video by Sultan Yusuf Salah complaining about the confidence trickster Gary Young. That video was removed from youtube following threats from Young Living lawyers. Unfortunately the Sultans site has now gone.
death of a young man two weeks after returning from the Young Living
clinic. This includes shocking misdiagnosis, and wasting thousands of
Young the quack and the dangerous practises of the
confidence trickster Gary Young written by a real Doctor.
the articles archive for a lot more.
reviews of some of the more way out claims of complementary medicine.
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.
and distillers of named varieties of lavender and with good information
Suppliers of ancillary items and other links:
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
for small cosmetics makers. A business in the USA who do it for
a reasonable sum:
A variety of
bottles and jars for liquids and solids.
candle jars, etc. An extensive attractive range.
Directory of Soapmaker Suppliers and Resources
For those interested
in Reiki this is a good site.
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:
articles on essential oils and aromatic science.
The threat to
herbalists in the UK
Rare Plant Nursery.
Paradise Gardens - North Idaho.
The Herb Research
Foundation, USA. Good information packages on herbs and research
articles to buy.
A database on
chemical constituents of plants.
on a huge range of spices.
General Medical information:
about prescription and over-the-counter medications, including known
side effects, recalls, lawsuits, etc. American site but the information
is of use worldwide.
United States FDA. Informative pages
online visible human project. Anatomy
explanatory-one sided reviews but still worth a look.