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Australian Essential Oil Profiles

Practical and Clinical Guidelines

Australian Essential Oil Profiles by Deby Atterby

Australian Essential Oil Profiles
Author: Deby Atterby
Publisher: AAT Publishing
Copyright: 2021
ISBN: 978-0-646-84028-4
Pages: 360

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Australia is home to so many intriguing and therapeutically beneficial botanicals. Multiple species of eucalyptus and myrtle, tea tree, fragonia, kunzea, rosalina, buddha wood and Australian sandalwood are among the incredible Australian essential oils that are available.

It is such a blessing to finally have Australian Essential Oil Profiles by Deby Atterby as a resource to help us better understand and appreciate Australian essential oils and understand the history and background of their origin.

Australian Essential Oil Profiles author Deby Atterby resides in Australia, has been working with essential oils for over 30 years and possesses extensive experience as an aromatherapy educator, clinical aromatherapy practitioner, author, and she is the editor of the journal Aromatherapy Today that has been published since 2008.

Deby Atterby is also the founder and organizer of the Aromatica Australia conference that was first held in 2015.

Deby's experience includes research, insights and respect for bush medicine, the First Nations peoples of Australia, and their traditions.

I am impressed with Australian Essential Oil Profiles and the extraordinary depth of information presented on its full-color pages.

Within the chapters of Australian Essential Oil Profiles, Deby Atterby provides an invaluable introduction into the origins and history of essential oil distillation and usage in Australia.

As the title indicates, Australian Essential Oil Profiles focuses extensively on Australian essential oil profiles. However, Deby Atterby also provides a solid overview of Australian carrier oils, extracts and other materials produced from Australian botanicals. The history of Australian essential oils, bush medicine, distillation, safety and other relevant topics are also covered.

Australian Essential Oil Profiles is well organized, beautifully formatted and is richly supplemented with numerous charts and full color botanical photos.

It features extensive, detailed profiles for 33 essential oils native to Australia plus several additional detailed profiles for essential oils that are distilled from other plants that are commonly grown in Australia.

The Profiles Featured in Australian Essential Oil Profiles

The Table of Contents (shown further down in this book review) is concise and doesn't list the profiles for each section. I have listed them here to showcase the profiles contained in this invaluable book:

  • Australian Carrier Oils Profiles: 9 Full-Page Profiles
    • Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima)
    • Camellia Seed Oil (Camellia sinensis or Camellia oleifera)
    • Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera (L))
    • Hemp Seed Oil (Cannabis sativa)
    • Macadamia Oil (Macadamia integrifolia)
    • Olive Oil (Olea europaea)
    • Sandalwood Nut Oil (Santalum spicatum)
    • Calendula - Infused (Calendula officinalis)
    • St. John's Wort - Infused (Hypericum perforatum)
  • Australian Extracts: 11 Brief Profiles
    • Centipeda (Centipeda cunninghamii)
    • Emu Bush (Eremophila longifolia)
    • Flannel Flower (Actinotus helianthi)
    • Kangaroo Paw Flower (Anigozanthos flavidus)
    • Kakadu Plum (Terminalia latipes subsp. psilocarpa)
    • Lilly-Pilly (Syzygium leuhmannii)
    • Native River Mint (Mentha australis)
    • Native Orange Pearl (Maclura cochinchinensis)
    • Quandong (Elaeoarpus grandis)
    • Silky Oil Grass (Cymbopogan bombycinus)
    • Waratah Flower (Telopea speciosissima)
  • Australian Clay: Introductory Details and 3 Brief Profiles
    • Green Clay
    • Red Clay
    • White Clay
  • Australian Hydrosols Profiles: 9 Brief Profiles
    • Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)
    • Fragonia (Agonis fragrans)
    • Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
    • Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora)
    • Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)
    • Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum)
    • Rose Otto (Rosa damascena)
    • Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
    • Western Australian Rosalina / Lavender Tea Tree (Melaleuca ericifolia)
  • Local Weeds: 9 Brief Profiles
    • Chickweed (Stellaria media)
    • Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
    • Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)
    • Petty Spurge (Euphorbia peplus)
    • Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)
    • Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
    • Shepherd's Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)
    • Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)
    • Violets (Viola banksii)
  • Australian Native Essential Oils Profiles: 33 Extensive Multi-Page Profiles
    • Eucalyptus Kangaroo Island (Eucalyptus cneorifolia)
    • Eucalyptus Peppermint Gum (Eucalyptus dives, ct Piperitone)
    • Eucalyptus Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus)
    • Eucalyptus Kochii (Eucalyptus Kochii)
    • Eucalyptus Blue Mallee (Eucalytpus polybractea)
    • River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis)
    • Narrow Leaved Peppermint Gum (Eucalyptus radiata)
    • Eucalyptus Lemon Scented Gum (Eucalyptus stairgeriana)
    • Boronia Absolute and 3% Absolute in Jojoba Oil (Boronia megastigma)
    • Fragonia (Agonis fragrans or Taxandria fragrans)
    • Kimberley Heath (Calytrix exstipulata)
    • Kunzea (Kunzea ambigua (Smith) Druce)
    • Mimosa (Acacia dealbata)
    • Tasmanian Native Pepper (Tasmannia lancelata)
    • Anise Myrte (Syzygium anisatum or Backhousia anisata)
    • Honey Myrtle (Melaleuca teretifolia)
    • Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora)
    • Rose Myrtle / Rose Scented Tea Tree (Leptospermum petersonii Variety 'B')
    • Zest Myrtle / Lemon-Scented Tea Tree (Backhousia citriodora 'Variety A')
    • Back Tea Tree (Melaleuca bracteata F. Muell.)
    • Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
    • Lemon Tea Tree (Leptospermum petersonii)
    • Nerolina (Melaleuca quinquenervia CT 'Nerolina')
    • Niaouli (Melaleuca quinquenervia CT 'Niaouli')
    • Niaouli CT Viridiflora (Melaleuca viridiflora)
    • Rosalina (Melaleuca ericifolia)
    • Buddha Wood (Eremophila mitchelli Benth)
    • Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum)
    • Rosewood (Dysoxylum fraserianum - (A.Juss.) Benth.)
    • Australian White Cypress (Wood and Leaf) (Callitris glaucophylla)
    • Blue Cypress (Callistris intratropica R.T. Baker & H.B. Sm)
    • Emerald Cypress (Callitris columellaris F.Muell)
    • Australian Balm Mint Bush (Prostanthera melissifolia F.v. Muell)
  • Australian Common Essential Oils Profiles: 12 Extensive Multi-Page Profiles
    • Cannabis (Cannabis sativa)
    • Kaffir Lime (Citrus hystrix)
    • Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia Mill.)
    • Lemon (Citrus x limon L.)
    • Lime (Citrus x aurantifolia or Citrus medica var. acida)
    • Mandarin (Citrus reticulata Blanco)
    • Bitter Orange (Citrus x aurantium L-Seville)
    • Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii Roxb. var. martinii)
    • Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
    • Rose (Rosa damascena)
    • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
    • St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum L)
  • My Favourite [Deby Atterby's Favorite] Essential Oils Profiles: 3 Extensive Multi-Page Profiles
    • Thymus Vulgaris (Thymus vulgaris Benth)
    • Clove (Syzygium aromaticum)
    • Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata Hook. F & Thomson)

Essential Oil Profile Sections

Each of the essential oil profiles includes all/most of the following information (the sections can vary, depending upon the specific essential oil):

  • Essential Oil Name
  • Botanical Photo
  • Botanical Name
  • Synonyms
  • Plant Family
  • Common Names
  • Country of Origin
  • Phonetics [for the botanical name]
  • History
  • Aroma - Note
  • Colour - Viscosity
  • Extraction - Plant Part Used
  • Harvesting - Essential Oil Yield
  • Adulteration (Discusses potential adulteration risks for the oil)
  • Shelf Life
  • Botany
  • Main Growing Areas
  • Chemistry
  • Analysis, COA and/or Australian Standards When Available
  • Herbal - Nutrition
  • Physical - Physiological Effects
  • Safety Precautions
  • Drug Interactions
  • Points of Interest
  • Recipe(s) in Some Profiles
  • Additional Photos

From the Back Cover of Australian Essential Oil Profiles

This beautifully correlated book will assist many practitioners with their clinical practice. Readers will receive a greater understanding of Australian natives, along with natively grown botanicals and distilled essential oils of Australia.

You will be enlightened as you read the comprehensive essential oil profiles including the history of the First Nation peoples and how they have used Australian native bush tucker as nutritious foods and medicine for centuries.

This book delvers into the farms and the producers of essential oils widely distributed throughout Australia and we observe just how much work goes into the production of superior quality essential oils and how they capture the medicinal properties extracted from these unique native plants.

You will learn the formulations of clinical products using Australian native essential oils as well as various Australian botanical extracts while becoming more familiar with their extraordinary therapeutic attributes.

The topics in this book include:

  • 35 Australian native essential oil profiles
  • 15 common essential oil profiles from locally grown and distilled Australian plants
  • Australian carrier oil profiles
  • Hydrosol profiles
  • Australian extracts, clays, native weeds, medicinal honey and many more
  • Clinical formulations, charts and informative glossaries

About Deby Atterby From the Back Cover of Australian Essential Oil Profiles

Deby Atterby has been an Aromatherapy Lecturer for over 30 years and brings with her a wealth of knowledge in clinical aromatherapy and aromatic medicine. She is the owner and publisher of the international journal, Aromatherapy Today and, with her colleague Sandra Venables, brings to the world Aromatherapy Today Education (ATE).The ATE school specialises in all aspects of clinical aromatherapy and lectures in both Australian native and Australian grown and distilled common essential oils.

As Deby is also a herbalist and remedial masseur, along with other modalities in the health industry, she integrates all aspects of these into her busy clinical practice. Deby specialises in working and formulating with Australian native and Australian grown and distilled common essential oils, making her field of practise unique.

Over the years Deby has had some remarkable results within her clinical practice and felt it was time to share her knowledge, not only of these precious Australian Native and Australian grown common essential oils, but also how you are able to utilise them within clinical practice. Deby also shares how she incorporates the Australian plant extracts into her prescription blends.

Table of Contents for Australian Essential Oil Profiles by Deby Atterby

  • Foreword by Rhiannon Lewis
  • Introduction
  • History of Essential Oil in Australia
  • Standards of Australian Essential Oils
  • Bush Tucker and Medicine
  • Australian Carrier Oils Profiles
  • Australian Extracts
  • Australian Aloe Vera
  • Australian Clay
  • Australian Hydrosols Profiles
  • Medicinal Honey
  • Local Weeds
  • Australian Native Essential Oils Profiles
  • Australian Common Essential Oils Profiles
  • My Favourite Essential Oils Profiles
  • Growers and Distillers
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Dosage Safety
  • Aromatic Glossary
  • Herb Glossary
  • Formulations Glossary
  • Ingredients Glossary
  • Chemical Constituents
  • Valuable Internet Resources

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