With so many books on essential oils and aromatherapy, it can be overwhelming to pick one that you know you are going to enjoy, learn from, and best of all….be inspired! With more than a few dozen aroma books on my shelves, I have picked out my top 5 to share with you. Enjoy!
Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit: Restoring Emotional and Mental Balance with Essential Oils
by Gabriel Mojay
This book never makes it back to my bookshelf for how many times I reference it and recommend it to friends and clients. This book is where eastern meets western all in an effort to restore and maintain emotional wellness.
There is so much inherent wisdom in this book, Gabriel will help you to see aromatherapy in a whole new way. Inside you will find the esoteric and energetic healing properties of 40 different essential oils.
Not many teach from this space, and it is imperative that we take time to see beyond the chemistry and the components of the oil and see its energy, its value in the spiritual realm. If you like to learn about this aspect of life and are looking for emotional support for yourself or a loved one-this book is an absolute must have.
Aromatherapeutic Blending: Essential Oils in Synergy
by Jennifer Peace Rhind
How many of us have heard the term synergy when speaking about blending our essential oils. What is the meaning you ask? It is the concept that alone one essential oil can be very beneficial and have many therapeutic properties, but when blended with one or two others, the synergy becomes incredibly powerful. The sum is better than the parts. They support and enhance one another. Aromatherapeutic Blending: Essential Oils in Synergy has been one of my favorite books since the first moment I picked it up.
Blending is an art form, it is not necessarily an inherent “gift”. Jennifer takes many different approaches to teaching this concept and has plenty of references to back it up. The wealth of information within makes it an imperative book for all aromatherapists and essential oils users alike.
The Aromatherapy Beauty Guide: Using the Science of Carrier and Essential Oils to Create Natural Personal Care Products
by Danielle Sade BSc CAHP
Are you a DIY’er? Are you looking to remove more of the harmful chemicals from your skin care regime? If so, then this book is for you. The DIY market is growing in leaps and bounds, and there has not been a quality reference book to assist in making product at home using essential oils safely…that is up until now.
Danielle Sade has more than 30 years of experience in teaching and practicing in the realm of complementary health. This gem of a book is based on evidence-based information, an angle that is not taken nearly enough in the community. Gain the assurance you need to make lotion, creme, toners, serums, face masks and more at home that are safe…and that work!
Beautifully written and in full color, this book does not cut corners. Learn from one of Canada’s leading experts, and get started making your own product, confidently!
Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art
by Kathi Keville and Mindy Green
There are a combined 75 years of true experience in these two inspiring women who came together to collaborate on this gem of a book. Think about all the experience on these pages! Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art was one of the first books I invested in to begin my studies.
Inside you will find a little bit of everything, very well-rounded. If you like recipe ideas, you will find it here. If you want to know the scientific science-based information, you will find that too. Cosmetics, perfumes and herbal treatments? Check, check, and check. This is a great book for essential oils enthusiasts and practitioners alike.
Clinical Aromatherapy: Essential Oils in Healthcare, 3e
by Jane Buckle Ph.D. RN
My last recommendation is for the people who really want to know “why” essential oils do what they do, with scientific studies to back it up. Jane Buckle has the credentials, the experience, and the studies to back up the powerful uses of aromatherapy in a clinical setting.
Covering topics such as: Toxicity and Contraindications, Integrative Healthcare, Infection, Oncology, Pain & Inflammation, and Palliative Care to name a few, this is one of the most thorough books on the clinical end that has been published to date.
The R.J. Buckle & Associates school has taught many nurses over the years to help them to integrate complementary care into their practice, and are still being taught all over the United States. If you are looking for clinical andscience-basedd information, you must invest in this book!