Featured Essential Oil and Aromatherapy Listing:

Wyndmere Naturals, Inc.
Wyndmere was established in 1995 with the philosophy of bringing high quality, pure therapeutic essential oils to the market at reasonable prices. We are dedicated to improving the emotional and physical well-being of our customers.

AromaWeb Logo | Essential Oil and Aromatherapy Info Connect on FacebookFollow AromaWeb on TwitterPinterest

Advanced Search


Categorized Global Essential Oil & Aromatherapy Business Directory

Regional Essential Oil & Aromatherapy Business Directory

Aromatherapy Educator Directory

SunRose Aromatics

Nature's Gift Aromatherapy

From Nature With Love

Samara Botane Aromatic Apothecary

Artisan Aromatics

Kelley Pure Essential Oils



Home Page > Aromatherapy Books >
Aromatica: A Clinical Guide to Essential Oil Therapeutics, Volume 1: Principles and Profiles by Peter Holmes

Aromatica: A Clinical Guide to Essential Oil Therapeutics, Volume 1: Principles and Profiles



Aromatica: A Clinical Guide to Essential Oil Therapeutics, Volume 1: Principles and Profiles
Author: Peter Holmes LAc, MH
Publisher: Singing Dragon
Copyright: 2016
Number of Pages: 400
ISBN: 1848193033 / 978-1848193031

Buy From Amazon

Aromatica: A Clinical Guide to Essential Oil Therapeutics. Volume 1: Principles and Profiles provides an insightful, eloquent and intriguing perspective regarding the background and the clinical applications of essential oils and essential oil therapy.

At the heart of Aromatica lies a 242-page Materia Aromatica section (explained in Chapter 1) that includes detailed profiles for 30 essential oils (refer to the Table of Contents below for a list of the oils). Each profile consists of several pages and is organized into the following sectional format.

  • Botanical source
  • Other names
  • Appearance
  • Perfumery status
  • Extraction
  • 1 kg oil yield from [provides typical oil yield]
  • Production areas
  • Typical constituents
  • Chance of adulteration
  • Related oils
  • Therapeutic Functions and Indications
    • Therapeutic status
    • Topical safety status
    • Specific Symptomatology
    • Psychological
    • Physiological
    • Topical
  • Chinese Medicine Functions and Indications
    • Aroma energy
    • Movement
    • Warmth
    • Meridian tropism
    • Five-Element affinity
    • Essential function
  • Remarks

Although the number of profiles is limited to only 30, each profile profiles depth of coverage and includes information not presently in many published profiles.

Description from the Back Cover of Aromatica:

The first of two volumes, this comprehensive text builds an important foundation for essential oil therapy and includes profiles of the 30 most important essential oils used in practice.

Taking a truly holistic approach, this detailed database compares different approaches to essential oil therapeutics. Skillfully blending the evidence of scientific research with that of clinical practice, the book builds a comprehensive therapeutic profile of each oil. Based on the different administration methods used and the absorption pathways activated, the extensive Materia Medica section differentiates the psychological, physiological and topical uses of these essential oils.

About the Author (From the Back Cover of Aromatica)

Peter Holmes, LAC, MH, is a medical herbalist, essential oil therapist and Chinese medicine practitioner with over 30 years of extensive education, clinical practice and teaching experience. He is the author of several herbal medicine textbooks books and teaches for Snow Lotus Seminars on the energetic and clinical use of essential oils. His website is snowlotus.org. Peter is the co-founder, with Tiffany Carole Pollard, of Aroma Acupoint Therapy(TM).

Table of Contents for Aromatica

  • Foreword by Gabriel Mojay
  • Foreword by Tiffany Carole Pollard
  • Foreword by Charles Lev
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Exploring the Roots of the Materia Aromatica
  • Chapter 2. Examining the Sources of Essential Oils
  • Chapter 3. Defining Essential Oils as Bioactive Remedies
  • Chapter 4. Issues of Essential Oil Safety
  • Chapter 5. Surveying the Modalities of Essential Oil Therapy
  • Chapter 6. The Essential Oil Profile
  • Materia Aromatica, Part I
    • Atlas Cedarwood
    • Bergamot
    • Black Spruce
    • Blue Tansy
    • Cajeput
    • Clary Sage
    • Eucalyptus
      • Blue-Gum Eucalyptus
      • Narrow-Leaf Eucalyptus
    • Geranium
    • German Chamomile
    • Ginger
    • Helichrysum
    • Juniper Berry
    • Lavender
    • Lemon
    • Lemongrass
    • Mandarin
    • Marjoram
    • May Chang
    • Palmarosa
    • Patchouli
    • Peppermint
    • Ravintsara
    • Roman Chamomile
    • Rosemary ct. Cineole and ct. Camphor
    • Siberian Fir
    • Spearmint
    • Tea Tree
    • Thyme ct. Linalool
    • Vetiver
    • Ylang Ylang No. 1 and Ylang Ylang Extra
  • Selective Bibliography
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Common Name Cross Index
  • Index
  • Essential Oil Index

amazon.com typically offers this book for the lowest price around.
Click here for more information.


Stay Connected With AromaWeb

Share This Page:

Like/Follow AromaWeb:

Connect on FacebookFollow AromaWeb on TwitterPinterest




The Book section of AromaWeb contains affiliate links for Amazon. If you click on an Amazon link and make a purchase, AromaWeb will earn a small commission (thank you!).

Books Most Frequently Purchased by AromaWeb Readers During 2017:

  1. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
  2. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils
  3. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals
  4. Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness, The
  5. Heart of Aromatherapy, The
  6. Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy
  7. Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils: The Science of Advanced Aromatherapy
  8. The Art of Aromatherapy
  9. Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals
  10. Essential Oil Maker's Handbook, The
  11. Aromatherapy & Subtle Energy Techniques
  12. Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art
  13. Chemistry of Aromatherapeutic Oils, The
  14. 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols
  15. Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage
  16. Daily Aromatherapy
  17. Aromatherapy for the Soul
  18. Making Aromatherapy Creams & Lotions
  19. Practice of Aromatherapy
  20. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals
Amazon.com Associate of the Month

Out of nearly
1 million Associates at the time, AromaWeb was selected as the Amazon Associate of the Month for July, 2001.




Wendy Robbins (Cert. Aroma ACHS), Founder of AromaWeb, is a Professional Level Member of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists and the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy.

Alliance of International Aromatherapists National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy

Plant Therapy

Copyright © 1997-2018 by AromaWeb, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
AromaWeb and the AromaWeb logo are registered trademarks of AromaWeb, LLC.

No part of AromaWeb may be duplicated or incorporated
into any other work without express written permission.
By using AromaWeb, you agree to the Terms of Use.

Connect on FacebookFollow AromaWeb on TwitterPinterest