The second edition of this book is virtually a new book. It is the only comprehensive text on the safety of essential oils, the first review of essential oil/drug interactions, and it provides detailed essential oil constituent data not found in any other text. Much of the existing text has been re-written, and 80% of the text is completely new. There are 400 comprehensive essential oil profiles and almost 4000 references. There are new chapters on the respiratory system, the cardiovascular system, the urinary system, the digestive system and the nervous system.
For each essential oil there is a full breakdown of constituents, and a clear categorization of hazards and risks, with recommended maximum doses and concentrations. There are also 206 Constituent Profiles.
There is considerable discussion of carcinogens, the human relevance of some of the animal data, the validity of treating an essential oil as if it was a single chemical, and the arbitrary nature of uncertainty factors. There is a critique of current regulations.
The only comprehensive text on the safety of essential oils
The first review of essential oil/drug interactions
Detailed essential oil constituent data not found in any other text
Essential oil safety guidelines
400 essential oil profiles
Five new chapters
305 new essential oil profiles, including Cedarwood, Clary sage, Lavender, Rose, Sandalwood, Tea tree
79 new constituent profiles
Five new chapters: the respiratory system, the cardiovascular system, the urinary system, the digestive system, the nervous system.
Significantly expanded text
If you had the first edition of this book, you are going to LOVE the second edition. If don’t have the first edition of this book, you are going to LOVE this edition. I almost hate to call it a second edition…it’s a complete rewrite with far more information than the first. It’s a heavy tome, full of detailed information including individual oils, their uses, contraindications, etc. Every page has something useful on it and this has already become a go to resource for me in my aromatherapy practice.
This book is ESSENTIAL for everyone wanting to learn about the safety of essential oils. Profiles for hundreds of essential oils, as well as hundreds of constituents, you will learn science-based safety information. Essential for the practitioner, but also good for those new to essential oils, as you can look up maximum dermal % for topical applications so you and your family will stay safe. You won’t be sorry you have this tremendous resource at your fingertips! I keep mine right on my desk for frequent referencing.
This book is the equivalent of the Physician’s Desk Reference for essential oils. It is very thorough and informative. If you are tired of the books that give shallow or incomplete information or are not well researched, then this may be the book for you. On the other hand, if you find that books that contain a lot of technical information are challenging, then this book will be over your head.
This is an amazing resource for anyone working with essential oils. It contains in-depth profiles of many essential oils and absolutes including key constituents of each aromatic material. Although I have only had it about a week I have spent a lot of time with it as I work with formulating natural perfumes and other natural fragrances.
Product Details :
- Hardcover: 784 pages
- Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (November 6, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0443062412
- ISBN-13: 978-0443062414
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.8 x 1.6 inches