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
For oils and plants
safety information I suggest:
A team dedicated
to conserving Manta Rays - one of the most beautiful creatures on this
A sanctuary for
rescued elephants in Thailand who show heartwarming affection for their
on how to secure your online privacy.
A free tool to
help with Bing and Google 'removal' requests (i.e. your name/address is
somewhere on the web and you want it removed).
explaining Internet issues, security and computing. A mine of valuable
Tor software limits
those monitoring your Internet connection from learning what sites you
visit and it can block trackers and related spying software.
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.
Review of 30 virtual
private network service providers and rating them.
A good article
on the issues of using VPN services around the world.
A site explaining
how to avoid everything you do on the Internet being tracked by the big
Aromatherapy related information.
An 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
This site explains
more about the hype and lies emanating from distributors of Young
Living and DoTerra.
Safety and related
advice. Readers in the USA may find this site useful.
Help for rescuers
of the twin towers disaster. From the massage and aromatherapy community.
and Tutors Association. Canada.
of Aromatherapy. Courses and other activities. USA.
Archives of Chrissie
Wildwood.Important information on endangered species and the OG certification
Cropwatch has important
information on the essential oils trade, conservation and safety issues.
Articles and information resource.
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.
Animal health and essential oils. The main site is no longer operating but there is an archived .pdf file with good articles here
General Medical information.
prescription and over-the-counter medications and side effects.
As above. American
site but the information is of use worldwide.
The United States
FDA Information pages.
The online visible
human project - Anatomy
sided reviews but still worth a look.
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 that produce some of the oils they sell, have real expertise in analysis, or suppliers that I know are linked with producers.
analyst and essential oils importer. My ex employer, so I can vouch for
UK: The finest
English grown oils and others. Expert in house analysis, close connections
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.
grown oils and others. Analysis, distillation and horticultural expertise.
Rose Otto plus many other tested Essential Oils and hydrosols.
and distillers of named varieties of lavender with good information pages.
oil, Lavender oil, lavender herbs and products.
Haze -Lavandin oil, Lavender oil, lavender herbs and products.
of O.G. herbs and oils -good photos.
Crete: A producer
of essential oils with beautiful photos.
oils and prepared botanicals.
their search engine to find good information on essential oils.
horticultural information; great photos.
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
A database on chemical
constituents of plants.
on a huge range of spices.
Suppliers of ancillary items and other links.
from many countries. Specializing in unique items, following the
philosophy of Fair Trade (no child labor, fair price for fair work).
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.
soapmakers, etc. An extensive list.
those interested 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