- Hardcover: 784 pages
- Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (November 6, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0443062412
- ISBN-13: 978-0443062414
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1.5 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 279 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,919 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Robert Tisserand is THE single most respected authority for so many things pertaining to aromatherapy and essential oils but particularly when it is a question of safety. He has been studying, researching and writing about this subject for very many years. This book sits beside my desk - and I have many aromatherapy books that aren't in this revered spot - so I can easily reach over and check, double check everything whether I am making up a blend, writing a blog, commenting on a social media site or just curious - the answers are always (yes, always) there and easily found. He has given the world of aromatherapy what no one else could - legitimacy and safety. I for one will be forever grateful.
Aromatherapist in training... educator at heart.
This book reads like a textbook and someone new to essential oils and/or not familiar with chemistry would certainly find it overwhelming. I use it mainly for a reference. I check the index for an oil that I am using and then I go to the page that it's on to read about it and make sure that it's safe. There is a lot of very helpful information. If I don't understand what I am reading I research it to better educate myself on the subject.
There's an appendix, glossary, list for abreviations, list of resources, and a list of references to help it along as well in case I'm unsure what something is or means.
This large book is a little rough on the Kindle format. I'd highly recommend bookmarking important pages so you can easily get back to it. If you're finding it overwhelming, just use it a little at a time. As you gain more knowledge of essential oils and a better understand of how they work it will get easier. Just don't let it frustrate you. This isn't meant to be read in one sitting or memorized after one reading.
I definitely recommend this book for anyone who's using essential oils. It's very important to know safety and not just to know something is or isn't safe, but to know why.
I was able to purchase this book with my promotional credits and I am about to purchase a non digital version of it as well because I find myself referencing it a lot,
I would definitely say this book is not for everyone, it does not give recipes or "how to'so" it is strictly breakdowns of each oil and saftey data for their use and interactions but if that is what your after the title says it all "Essential oil saftey"
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It's not a sit down and read book... this is a textbook for learning