For the Hobbyist or Professional, or for those who want to create their own spa or bath and body products.
The following is a list of suppliers that I hope may be helpful to you .. as we sell a limited supply of packaging needs and aromatherapy resources around the net.
National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists
This organization is an educational, nonprofit agency dedicated to enhancing public awareness of the benefits of true aromatherapy and promoting academic standards in aromatherapy education and practice.
Aromatherapy Registration Council
This website gives information on the registration examination for aromatherapists and provides a register of qualified aromatherapists.
International Council for Aromatic and Medicinal Plant (ICMAP)
The Council’s objective is to promote international understanding and cooperation between national and international organizations on the role of medicinal and aromatic plants in science, medicine and industry, and to improve the exchange of information between them.
Best Aromatherapy Books
Here are some good, reliable books:
today’s favorite; by Kurt Schnaubelt, Advanced Aromatherapy; buy at Amazon today!
Battaglia, S., (2003). The complete guide to aromatherapy. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia: The International Centre of Aromatherapy.
Bowles, E., (2003). The A to Z of essential oils. London: Quarto Inc.
Buckle, J. (2003). Clinical aromatherapy: Essential oils in practice, 2nd Ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
England, A. (2000). Aromatherapy and massage for mother and baby. Rochester, Vermont: Healing Arts Press.
Mojay, Gabriel (2000). Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit. Healing Arts Press.
Price, Shirley (1991). Aromatherapy for Common Ailments. Gaia Books.
Price, S. & Price, L. (1995). Aromatherapy for Health Professionals. Churchill Livingstone, London, England.
Schnaubelt, Kurt (1998). Advanced Aromatherapy. Healing Arts Press.
Tisserand, Maggie (1996). Aromatherapy for Women. Healing Arts Press.
Wildwood, Chrissie (1996). The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy. Healing Arts Press.
Worwood, V. (1996) The fragrant mind. Novato, CA: New World Library.
Worwood, V. (1991). The complete book of essential oils & aromatherapy. Novato, CA: New World Library.
The list author says: “I make sure an author is a Certified Aromatherapist before I trust any books covering essential oils, blends, therapeutic uses, etc. These authors are very well-known in the field and reputable.”
1. Essential Aromatherapy: A Pocket Guide to Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Susan E. Worwood
The list author says: “A concise overview of aromatherapy, with a focus on individual oils (what part of plant the oil is derived from, therapeutic properties, most valuable uses, etc.). The 57 essential oils profiled are the most common ones.”
2. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Oils in Aromatherapy & Herbalism by Julia Lawless
The list author says: “This one includes detailed profiles on common essential oils, along with common health issues and ailments that each oil is known for treating. This author runs her family’s essential oils business, and really knows her products well.”
3. Healing Home Spa: Soothe Your Symptoms, Ease Your Pain, and Age-Proof Your Body with Pleasure by Valerie Cooksley
The list author says: “LOVE this book! Great book for recipes for specific health concerns and basics in blending oils for the best effect. It includes additional holistic healing methods (music therapy, breath work, etc.) than just aromatherapy, but still a great aromatherapy reference.”
4. Aromatherapy: An A-Z: The Most Comprehensive Guide to Aromatherapy Ever Published by Particia Davis
The list author says: “This is such a well-researched book that you will truly reference all the time. All the oils and ailments are lumped together in “encyclopedia” fashion and it is text-heavy — you have to read through the entries to find what you need.”
5. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: Over 600 Natural, Non-Toxic and Fragrant Recipes to Create Health – Beauty – a Safe Home Environment by Valerie Ann Worwood
The list author says: “Worwood’s book is the Bible of any good aromatherapy library! The first book I bought, and one that I turn to time and time again.” http://www.amazon.com/Best-Aromatherapy-Books/lm/R37QQ7IDDSSN5E
LIST OF SUPPLIERS for bottles, etc.
- SKS Bottling – NY: Great for plastic bottles of all types
- Carrow Int’l Inc. – IL: One stop shop – for glass (amber / cobalt), same cap for 5ml, 10ml, 15ml, 30ml sizes
- Specialty Bottle –WA, Seattle; Great bottles if you just want a few at a time
- GO’Berk Bottling Company – NJ: For the big storage amber bottles
- Sunburst Bottles – CA: Supplier for the West Coast Folks
- Richards Packaging – Canada & USA
- Nashville Wraps – TN: Wholesale Gift & Packaging Products
- Noble Packaging – NJ / Canada / UK: Packaging items & products
- Cape Bottle Company – MA: Contact Lee she is wonderful to work with and extremely helpful