As an essential oils user I’ve searched for and purchsed the best essential oil reference books. I’ve used essential oils for 20 years in one way shape or form. The past 10 years I’ve studied and researched essential oils in a more serious professional way. As a Registered Nurse, I’ve found there is so much mis-information and I’ve taken time to grow my library from well researched and reputable aromatherapists. I’ve created a list of my Best Essential Oil Reference Books and why I like each one.
Aromatherapy for Health Care Professionals by Shirley Price
#1: Aromatherapy for Health Professionals by Shirley Price was one of my first professional aromatherapy textbooks. If you are a serious student in clinical aromatherapy, or a medical professional, this is a really good reference manual. It’s very important since I’m a health care professional, to really understand more in depth about essential oils.
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Aromatherapy for Health Professionals covers the full spectrum of theory and practice from essential oil science and the foundations of practice to the application of aromatherapy for specific conditions.
Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit by Gabriel Mojay
#2: Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit.
I’ve had this reference book for many years now, and it’s been a constant reference resource for me. I’m very interested in emotional support abilities of essential oils. This is the Amazon description:
In this unique synthesis of Eastern and Western healing approaches, Gabriel Mojay combines the practice of aromatherapy with the wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine. Mojay explains the esoteric and energetic healing properties of 40 essential oils and shows how they can be used to manipulate qi, the body’s vital energy, to stimulate healing from negative emotional and mental states. Some forms of nervous tension, for example, are caused by stagnant qi energy, which can be released with essential oils.
Complementary Nursing in End of Life Care by Madeleine Kerkhof-Knapp Hayes
#3: Complementary Nursing in End of Life Care. I waited on this book to come out in English for a whole year! I purchased it as soon as it hit Amazon. I had “met” the author on Facebook, and I’ve developed such a professional friendship with Madeleine, that I’m planning to go to the Netherlands in June/July of 2016 and participate in her 9 day program for health professionals and end of life care using complementary nursing techniques. Oh, and as a perk, I get to spend time with Gabriel Mojay, the author of book #2, as he will be teaching classes in this program.
This book is a pure textbook of professional aromatherapy knowledge, and I HIGHLY recommend it for the serious aromatherapist who desires further education related to holistic end of life issues and support.
Clinical Aromatherapy Jane Buckle, Phd, RN
#4 Clinical Aromatherapy: Essential Oils In Healthcare. This was another of my original aromatherapy for health care professionals reference textbooks. Dr. Buckle has developed a procedure called the M-Technique which can be utilized by nurses, and also has developed an aromatherapy program for nurses. I have the M-Technique program on DVD. Attending Dr. Buckle’s program to become an M-Technique practitioner is on my professional list of things to complete.
Amazon has this excert:
Enhance patient care with the help of aromatherapy! Clinical Aromatherapy: Essential Oils in Healthcare is the first and only peer-reviewed clinical aromatherapy book in the world and features a foreword by Dr. Oz. Each chapter is written by a PhD nurse with post-doctoral training in research and then peer reviewed by named experts in their field. This clinical text is the must-have resource for learning how to effectively incorporate aromatherapy into clinical practice.
I’ve shared 4 of my most intense and favorite resources on aromatherapy for health care professionals. I haven’t purchsed the Essential Oil Safety Book for Health Care Professionals by Robert Tisserand yet. It’s on my list. Safety is a major hot topic right now. It’s up to every personal consumer and health care professional to understand safety surrounding essential oils. Here is one of his books:
I use essential oils for my personal well-being. I teach classes locally and online. As a Registered Nurse and Wellness Coach, my goal is to provide safe reliable education for the everyday oils user, and to healthcare professionals.