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Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, 1e 1st Edition

3.9 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0443052606
ISBN-10: 0443052603
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Editorial Reviews

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James Barlow Irish Pharmacy Journal, January 2005
"Chapters are thorough and well referenced and the text may be consulted as a trustworthy and learned source of information on the toxicology of essential oils, and would be a useful reference guide for healthcare professionals and practitioners."
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 1 edition (June 13, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0443052603
  • ISBN-13: 978-0443052606
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #944,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I very much appreciated the solid information on the safety of essential oils, as as an MD I have been using them internally for my own health. Without a book like this and adequate understanding, that could be quite harmful. However, people should be aware that the book does not cover the therapeutic effects of the oils, nor give an adequate discussion of the issue of impurities and adulterations and how to minimize the risk of these. This book is a must for anyone practicing aromatherapy, as is a reliable supplier of essential oils who tests all their products by gas chromatography and other methods.
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By A Customer on April 18, 2000
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It is nice to find at last a book that shows the safety guidelines for essential oils. While this is by no means a full list, it is a good start. With the number of people who are self proclaimed in the science of aromatherapy, and not knowing fully the contraindications of their use, it is nice to see a beginning in bringing aromatherapy to the healthcare field where it can be more widely studied for medical use rather than a good smell. This book helps to bring some credability to a field that has been ignored for so long.
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This is a well written and comprehensive book on the safety of essential oils for all practitioners. It offers refreshing data based on scientific information, rather than hand-me-down misconceptions redelivered over and over in numerous other texts. The only down-side is that it was written 15yrs ago and while the information is not "out" dated, there needs to be an "updated" version to carry on where this left off. Still a worthy investment.
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Any aromatherapist must of course make certain that safe practice is the foundation for her/his work. Though this book is now quite old, it still fills a gap in the market, and is, to my knowledge the only reasonably priced book which focuses only on safety - contraindications and cautions for conditions and specific client groups, specific oils and specific chemical constituents within specific oils.

It is certainly one of the most well thumbed books on my groaning aromatherapy shelf, the first one I turn to when working with clients presenting with health issues which I suspect have led to compromise in the actions of liver, kidneys, the skin itself, or are on prescription medication which may affect the safe choice of specific oils. Nor would i add a new oil to my extensive kit before starting my research into it via the EOS book

The elderly date of last revision of the book, and the absence of a body of information about recent positive research studies prohibit the final 5th star; however I can't afford Bob Harris's EORC database (several hundred pounds)

Until Robert brings out a revised version (I believe this has been planned for MANY years) my battered EOS will continue to suffer the wear and tear of constant handling
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Although I haven't finished reading this yet I already know that it will be a valuable tool and ongoing resource that I will refer to with any questions I have about the safety of essential oils, I have to read it in increments because of the chemistry language but essential oils are so full of healing chemicals and so fascinating to me that I look forward to finishing this wonderful reference book. Thanks to Robert Tisserand for sharing this knowledge so we can be more informed users of these wonderful oils.
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The book contains a lot of scientifically based information about essential oils. Quantitative composition and description of the main components with toxicological data are presented
Many components of essential oils are presented with chemical formula and possible metabolism. Data are also well referenced. We just miss the INCI names for essential oils and
CAS-Numbers for oils or components for a clear allocation and identification. Nevertheless this book is a very good scientific approach to the character of
essential oils.
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This book is an amazing storehouse of information! It is well written and provides such depth. Everyone practicing aromatherapy or using essential oils in any application should have this resource. Understand the chemical constituents, metabolism, various modes of application, toxicity, the body systems, and so much more. Understand BEFORE using and recommending essential oils. Essential oils are an invaluable tool for health and healing, but they are made up of chemical constituents that can have powerful impact on the body both good and bad. KNOW what you are working with. KNOW what oils to avoid for specific medical conditions.
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Good safety information but overly cautious if you believe in the French method of taking it internally. Based on the British philosphy of aromatherapy of aromatic and topical use primarily/only.
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