Books, books and more books!

As I have mentioned previously, I would like to promote good books on this page and I thought that I should update you on some exciting news from one of my favourite aromatherapists/authors/people, Dr Jennifer Rhind!  She has recently published a second edition of her book Essential Oils: A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice, available through the Jessica Kingsley Publisher website.  Her first book is the very first one I go to when I have a query about an oil as it is fully referenced and completely reliable.  Instead of re-hashing the same old stuff, she goes beyond and looks for the evidence!  It is very well written, and very easy to read.  I would highly recommend it to any aromatherapist or aromatherapy student.

What people think:

‘Finally we have the “missing-link” text to facilitate the journey into the world of aromatherapy practice! This excellent book is well researched, detailed, up to date, relevant and completely accessible to student and qualified aromatherapists alike’ – Rhiannon Harris, Editor, International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy

“This book is a breath of fresh air in written form” – Robert Tisserand, aromatherapy author, educator and consultant

You might also be interested to read Jen’s recent blog “A Meditation on Scent”.

“To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries”

A C Grayling

Books, Books, Books

From time to time, I would like to promote books which I believe should be on the shelves of every aromatherapist, student CAM therapist or aromatherapist, or anyone interested in aromatherapy.  I will only promote books of quality, where information is not merely re-hashed, but rather researched and qualified.  

Today’s recommendation is the indispensable text book by Dr Jennifer Rhind, a guru of aromatherapy and an amazingly, wonderful person to-boot!  Her book is called “Essential Oils” and can be purchased on .  If you are serious about essential oils and their benefits, I cannot recommend this book enough.  It is easy to read and jam-packed FULL of useful and qualified information.  What Jennifer does not know about aromatherapy and essential oils is most definitely not worth knowing!

Happy reading!

“Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting”
Aldous Huxley