This book is invaluable to the serious aromatherapy student, aromatherapy practitioner, health care professional, or anyone seriously interested in understanding the safety precautions and contraindications for essential oils. For anyone past the stage of enjoying "recipe"-style aromatherapy books and seeks a solid knowledge about the safe and effective use of essential oils, this book is is an extremely wise choice.
Essential Oil Safety is a 279-page hard-covered textbook that features in-depth profiles of 95 essential oils and more concise profiles for 311. It also contains brief profiles for 135 essential oil constituents. It discusses dosage (internal and external), specific administering and avoidance for those with specific medical issues, skin application, oil adulteration, essential oil chemistry, essential oil constituents, essential oils and administration to children, how metabolism works in conjunction with essential oils, essential oil toxicity, and more.
Robert Tisserand is a modern-day expert in aromatherapy. His first work, was the first aromatherapy book written in English in 1977.
Contents of Essential Oil Safety
- Tissues, organs, systems
- The skin
- Chemical index
- Safety index
- Cautions and contraindications
- Safety guidelines