A few reference texts to get started

These introductory references are provided for people who are starting to explore all this. They deal with scientifically established data. They do not touch perfumery or energy work in any substantial way, but they represent a solid and important foundation for such work, or any other work based on essential oils.    

Peter Holmes, 2016
Aromatica Volume 1 : A Clinical Guide to Essential Oil Therapeutics. Principles and Profiles. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 400 pages.
Peter Holmes, 2019
Aromatica Volume 2: A Clinical Guide to Essential Oil Therapeutics. Applications and Profiles. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 568 pages.
Solid Reference Guide

Petra, Ratajc, 2017.
An interesting and well articulated synthesis of "good to know" information about eo's and many common claims surrounding them.

Robert Tisserand & Rodney Young, 2013
Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals (Second Edition). Churchill Livingstone, 784 Pages.
Ten years later, still the reference guide on the important topic of safety. 




Below, in an ever evolving section, I intend to list books, articles and online references that I quote or mention on the different sections of this website. Time pending, I will also start entering some of my personal "classics".