Some sites do not fit neatly into one
see also USES for list of pages on this
website dealing with individual essential oils, some
of which also have links to other articles or profiles
for the oil;
NONE OF THESE ARE SPONSORED (i.e.
Aromatherapy Consortium. Grew out of the Aromatherapy
Organisations Council. "The body that will determine
the structure of the eventual regulatory body for the
aromatherapy profession in the UK". Has set up
National Register of aromatherapists.
Adulteration of Essential Oils - and the
Consequences to Aromatherapy & Natural Perfumery
Practice. Detailed article by Tony Burfield.
Barson's Amateur Aromatherapy Good amateur site,
not biased by having anything to sell to you.
UK site by Jane Ellwood, based in Bristol. Lots of
good quality information inc. special needs and
disabilities, pages on various illnesses, and "free
stuff" page listing many alternative and conventional
online health courses and resources.
Martin Watt's site - cuts through hype. Good links
page. Oil monographs, safety manuals, etc., sold.
Global Online Research Archive (AGORA)
Non-commercial website, many contributors, promotes
serious and safe use of essential oils. Very good.
Inc. essential oil profiles, largely based on Julia
Lawless' Encyclopedia and Tisserand and Balacs' safety
Aromatherapy Trades Council. "Represents the
aromatherapy essential oil industry in the UK".
Includes some information on the (numerous) pieces of
proposed legislation which may affect essential oils.
Wildwood is the author of many articles and
books on aromatherapy and herbal medicine. Her passion
is the conservation and sustainable cultivation of
medicinal and aromatic plants, many of which are
threatened due to indiscriminate wild harvesting.
Several key articles on the site on this.
Excellent site with information that is not available
on run-of-the mill oil sales or
"aromatherapy-is-cosmic" websites. Pending legislation
on safety (and what is wrong with it), endangered
species inc. sandalwood and rosewood, GM products in
herbal products/alternative therapies, and more.
Oils (Pty) Ltd South African company. Lots of
basic information including pages on individual oils.
Adulteration and Sales article by Mike Dowling.
World Graham Sorensen's popular site. General
info, long links page.
German (deutsch) site, title means Healing Plants
Catalogue. Good site for pictures of plants including
some used in aromatherapy. If you know the botanical
name, then look in the "Pflanzennamen Latein"
drop-down box and click on the plant name. If the
resulting page has a picture, then clicking on the
picture will show further pictures (if there are any
for that plant).
International Federation of Professional
Aromatherapists, formed in 2002 from merger of !SPA,
some of IFA, and RQA. Inc. list of accredited training
Cat Cats, Essential Oils & Aromatherapy?
This site argues strongly that cats do not metabolise
oils well and should generally not be treated with
them. Includes material on safety, and by Martin Watt
and Tony Burfield (not all about cats). LINK UPDATED 05.03.13
Gift US site, lots of information, good safety
Planet U.S. supplier, wide range of info on
uses, safety, methods of use.
For A Future not a specifically aromatherapy
site, but a resource centre for rare and unusual
plants, particularly those which have edible,
medicinal or other uses. The Species Database contains
details of 7380 plants and has extensive details on
edible, medicinal and other uses of plants together
with information about their cultivation and habitats.
Australian site, info inc. Aromatherapy Myths by
Chrissie Wildwood and others, aromatherapy history.
Pitt Basic amateur site. N.B. I have never seen
his cautions on cypress and juniper elsewhere.
of Administration and the Effects of Essential Oils
on Physiology by Laura Vignaroli, MD, at the
Creighton University School of Medicine alternative
medicine web site.
Esscentuals Joseph Henry's site. Non-commercial,
with some good basic "how-to" information.
Moose Aromatherapy Chris Thomas, based in
Birmingham UK. Nice simple design, good information.
Trade In Wild Plants by Chrissie Wildwood.
Relevant to herbalists as well. Suggests we should not
use rosewood, and maybe sandalwood, due to
unsustainable harvesting. Campaign update here.
Burfield's Aroma Pages Very good. Includes
articles (on the Magazine page) on essential oils,
safety, adulteration, threatened species, and more;
and a look at some oft-repeated aromatherapy errors
(on the Bollocks page!).
of Aromatherapy Article Archive U.S. site has
pieces on individual oils, common conditions, etc.
YL Files "Due to the controversy about Gary
Young and the Young Living Multi Level Marketing
company this page is to enable you to find out more
information for yourselves". Many professional
aromatherapists are horrified by YL's recommended
quantities and methods of use, including so-called
raindrop therapy. This page at Fragrant World has some
views, and links to other articles.
Image Pam Bentley, groups and courses for women
on body-image, eating habits and weight loss. Get past
the dieting con. South Yorkshire-based, or get
materials to set up your own group elsewhere with
and Intolerance General overview inc. details of
various tests available.
Health Dictionary by Jack Raso.
Modern Herbal by Mrs. M. Grieve, first published
in 1931. Medicinal, culinary, cosmetic and economic
properties, cultivation and folk-lore of herbs. This
HTML version is at Botanical.com.
chronic pain, stretching techniques to reorganise your
physical structure, carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic
outlet syndrome. Good links page.
Phones - Convenience Or 21st Century Plague?
"Motorola was adamant that Adey never mention DNA
damage and RF radiation in the same breath."
Risks That's "Mobile Phone Risks" in UK English!
Basics on health hazards of microwave radiation, and
links to other sites.
Of Ginkgo Biloba In Cognitive Impairment, Dementia
& Alzheimer’s Disease Article by David
Puchol Esparza at Complementary Healthcare Information
Service - UK.
Popular natural health site. Many pages, nutrition and
other, inc. Guide
Good Night's Sleep, and Aspartame
FDA-Approved Epidemic which looks at health
problems possibly associated with the artificial
Cell Phones article by Dr. Mae-Wan Ho reposted
at Mercola.com. Mainly history of research into
effects of electromagnetic radiation on health, and
suppression of such research.
ERTh Page Embodied-Relational Therapy is an
initiative in therapy and healing, started by Nick
Totton and based in Leeds, UK. "The style is process
centred and incarnation centred, approaching human
beings as united bodymindspirit, perfect with a few
local difficulties. Our nature seeks to express itself
freely, while at the same time protecting itself in
conditions often of great difficulty." Also info on
Ecopsychology Gathering, and complete text of
"Reichian Growth Work: Melting the Blocks to Life and
Love" by Nick Tootn and Em Edmondson.
Center information, tips, and messageboards on
how to better understand arthritis and its effects,
particularly focussing on glucosamine sulphate and
what can be done to maximize joint health.
and the Thyroid Fluoride in quantity is bad
news, tea contains plenty of it. Well-referenced
Hidden Hazards Of Microwave Cooking "The purpose
of this report is to show proof - evidence - that
microwave cooking is not natural, nor healthy, and is
far more dangerous to the human body than anyone could
Clements Runs Living Foods demo events in
Sheffield. Low-tech approach to a raw food healthy
diet. Nutrition based on healthy eating rather than
supplements or crash diets.
Herbalism - Robyn James Sheffield-based
Cohosh Center. Information on menopause and the
herb black cohosh, also on hormone replacement therapy
and the latest menopause research.
Doctors Don't Tell You The website of the
excellent magazine; you can search back issues. Also
info on the book "The Field" by Lynne MacTaggart.
Is Arthritis? Article at Mercola.com by Ben
Lerner, a chiropractor. Includes material on diet and
Holistic and alternative health and nursing resources.
- Health, holistic, spirituality (from the sublime to
the ridiculous via the dangerous), alternative
of Alternative Medicine - offers a categorized
directory of 20,000+ Alternative Medicine websites,
free Herbal Glossary search utility, and resources to
promote Ayurveda remedies.
Therapist UK Therapists Directory.
Complementary health directory - big UK events
listing, news articles, discussion forums.
"Web's Largest Alternative Health and Spiritual
Directory". Home page can be slow to load.
Holistic & Alternative Information Web - UK
Directory Smaller, Derbyshire-based so useful
for Midlands/North. Weekly Holistic
Culture "Portal and directory of alternatives to
Western mainstream culture". News, events, articles.
ZNN alternative news feed is also now on my NEWS page
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