New Review for Natural Aromatic Materials

Are you looking for the ultimate reference for natural perfumery? Do you work with aromatic materials, such as essential oils, Co2s, or absolutes? 

Would you like more detailed information on the natural aromatics you are using in your own practice? How about a source you can rely on for accurate, original and informative aromatic descriptions and content?

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If so, Atlantic Institute has just the book set for you. 

Ixchel Leigh, known as "The Fragrance Alkemist," recently received her copy of Natural Aromatic Materials: Odours and Origins by Tony Burfield.   She was kind enough to share her thoughts on the recently updated and revised manual.

"Natural Aromatic Materials: Odours & Origins, Second Edition," by Tony Burfield, is a treasure trove of information on odours, plant origins, classification of odours, understanding smell, olfaction, taste, profiling odours, chemical constituents, constructing perfumes... (and more)! This is just the beginning (first 140+ pages) of the two-volume encyclopedia. 
Next you delve alphabetically into almost a thousand botanicals (and naturals) and their aromatic oils. GREAT for any perfumer at any stage of knowledge.
If you're also focused on using naturals in your preparations for pleasure, spa, or healing, PLEASE BUY THIS SET OF MANUALS!
I am in Gratitude." 

Not just for perfumers, this set of manuals is a must have for anyone working with natural aromatics. Aromatherapists, aroma-enthusiasts and even novices alike will appreciate the wealth of knowledge stored in this two set revised and updated edition of Natural Aromatic Materials: Odours and Origins by Tony Burfield. 

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Natural Aromatic Materials, Second Edition
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Natural Aromatic Materials: Odors & Origins

Second Edition

By Tony Burfield

 

This book is the result of more than 50 years of data compilation and is a comprehensive account of over 600 essential oils, absolutes, CO2s,  and other aromatic extracts from natural sources, covering the natural aromatic materials presently and formerly in used in perfumery, aromatherapy and in flavourings.

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Sharing Uncommon Scents

One might think that aromatherapists share some of the same sensibilities. Most of us are in this field because we want to help other people. We believe that plants have the ability to help us heal and we are dedicating ourselves to a lifetime of learning this art and science of working with essential oils. However, many who have encountered our field for some time may also notice great disparities in how we use our tools, what we teach, and how we practice. Thankfully, there is something brewing that has the potential to bring our community together even more and expose our field to a much wider audience. 

50 Shades of Rose (otto) or 7 Ways to Use Rose This Valentine's Day

For a lot of people, roses are the epitome of love. As Valentine's Day swoops closer, lovers rush to buy bundles of these beautiful flowers. But did you know that most roses are bred for beauty, and don't give off the aroma that they should?

It's true! There are over 250 species of rose, and over 10,000 different hybrid varieties. Of these, only three are commonly used for oil extraction. But lucky for us, we get several varieties in the form of  essential oils and rose absolute! Here are some ways you can use rose this Valentine's day, besides buying the bouquet.

Top 10 Worst Injuries from Essential Oils of 2014—Part 1

Here is a short version sample of some of the adverse effects from our new Injury Report, scheduled to come out in February 2015. You will be able to see the details of each entry we received when the report comes out. Most all of these were due to bad advice from misinformation. This is why we believe that education is the key to safety. 

Holiday Pepper Jelly with Essential Oils: Nostalgia Kicked Up!

Hot Pepper Jelly is another holiday favorite that was a local home made gift to my mom at the holidays; and she always had it on hand with creme cheese and ritz crackers. This year my daughter Nyssa gave me some locally made balsamic pepper jelly. I thought this would be a great time to continue exploring aromatic creations like my recent aromatic medicinal honeys

I decided to play with adding essential oils to see what may work best. 

Want to Use Aromatherapy with Babies?

We're so thrilled to see that the use of essential oils for health and healing has gained popularity over the past few years. Essential oils are a great way to keep your family healthy and happy, but as we know too well, they are not universally safe. 

As our injury reporting shows, unknowing moms with the best intentions are sometimes advised by equally unknowing and well-intentioned salespeople to use essential oils on their children. One report we received concerned a baby who stopped breathing twice after the mom applied an undiluted blend to the feet--and all because someone said it was pure and therefore safe! But no matter how pure they are, oils like Eucalyptus and Peppermint are known to cause a child's throat to swell and close.

This mother wrote in her testimonial to us that it is "very scary holding your child while they are helpless."

We agree, and we believe these instances are totally avoidable if the right information gets out there.

In other instances, equally unknowing and well-intentioned health professionals apply undiluted essential oils to children and sell known irritant oils for moms to apply at home! Read more about that here. 

In an effort to spread better information, we recently published an article in the International Journal of Childbirth Education on the safety issues concerning the use of essential oils in pregnancy, childbirth, and early childhood. 


So, you want to use aromatherapy with babies? 

Please read our article first to learn the best safety practices. Download for free below!

Importance of Safety When Using Aromatherapy
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This fact sheet focuses on the safety issues concerning the use of aromatherapy with childbirth and child care, as practiced by various healthcare professionals.

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