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 the 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/Bing).
https://www.torproject.org - Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit.
https://thebestvpn.com They have reviewed 30 service providers and rated them by logging policies, speed and encryption levels.
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
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.
in the USA may care to read this site which gives safety and other advice.
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
of Chrissie Wildwood. Here
against the use of endangered species for essential oil production.
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.
and essential oils. The site is not operating but look for the .pdf
file for good articles.
See also the files in the 'all articles' tab above.
about Gary Young written by a Utah news site:
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
lies told by the quack Gary Young and the
Vital reading from
a real Doctor about the confidence trickster Gary Young:
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
An excellent expert
review of some of the more way out claims of complementary medicine
- lots of articles:
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:
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
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.
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:
The threats to herbalists in the UK saveourherbs.org.uk
Charlotte, my colleague in Australia has set up a health advice video. Naturalremediesexpert.net
Rare Plant Nursery - North Idaho.
The Herb Research
Foundation, USA. Good information packages on herbs and research articles
A database on chemical
constituents of plants.
on a huge range of spices.
General Medical information:
up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications,
including known side effects.
side effects, recalls, lawsuits, etc. American site but the information
is of use worldwide.
States FDA. Informative pages
visible human project. Anatomy
explanatory-one sided reviews but still worth a look.