As an essential oils user, I’ve searched for and purchased the best essential oil reference books. I’ve used essential oils for 27 years in one way shape or form. For the past 17 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 misinformation 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 the 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 had developed such a professional friendship with Madeleine, that I traveled to the Netherlands in June/July of 2016 and participated in her 9-day program for health professionals and end-of-life care using complementary nursing techniques.
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. This was the textbook for our classes. It’s not available on Amazon right now, so reach out to me, and can share with you where to get it!
Clinical Aromatherapy Jane Buckle, Ph.D., 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 excerpt:
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 Ph.D. 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.
Essential Oil Safety Book for Health Care Professionals
This book is by the very respected Robert Tisserand. Safety is a major hot topic right now. It’s up to every personal consumer and health care professional to understand the 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.
Be Well ~ Joycelynn