Featured Listing:
PurePlant Essentials
Essential Oils Tested 100% Pure Therapeutic Quality Sustainably Sourced Hand Poured Fresh Formulated by Certified Aromatherapist 40+ Yr Member Holistic Healing Movement Online since 2005. Aromatherapy education & certification NAHA Approved Educator.

Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Information from AromaWeb (Logo)

Your Source for Extensive Essential Oil & Aromatherapy Information

Advanced Search | Sitemap

The Chemistry of Essential Oils

Cover

The Chemistry of Essential Oils, Second Edition
Author: David G Williams
Publisher: Micelle Press
Copyright: 2008
Number of Pages: 398
ISBN: 1870228316 / 978-1870228312

Buy From Amazon
This page contains affiliate links. Get details.

The Chemistry of Essential Oils by David G Williams is most valuable as an in-depth complement to The Chemistry of Aromatherapeutic Oils by E. Joy Bowles and Essential Chemistry for Aromatherapy by Sue Clarke.

Although both the first and the second editions of The Chemistry of Essential Oils describes itself as "An introduction for aromatherapists, beauticians, retailers and students," I would not be inclined to select it as your first introduction to essential oil chemistry.

In attempting to review the book from the eyes of someone that may be brand new to aromatherapy or essential oil chemistry, I find the book to have a lot of beneficial core aromatherapy information that falls outside the actual scope of essential oil chemistry.

It's actual content pertaining to chemistry, however, is presented in a more advanced manner and thus may be a bit confusing to students new to essential oil chemistry. To me, it doesn't seem to clearly tie in essential oil chemistry with essential oil applications and the general therapeutic properties of functional groups. This connection, which to me is lacking in this book, can help beginners understand and connect essential oil chemistry to practical applications of essential oils.

Therefore, The Chemistry of Essential Oils is most practical as a second or third book within your essential oil chemistry book library once you have a core foundation and understanding of basic essential oil chemistry.

Table of Contents for The Chemistry of Essential Oils, Second Edition (398 Pages)

  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • Some Basic Chemistry
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Functional Groups Containing Oxygen, Nitrogen and Sulphur
  • Essential Oils and Carrier Oils
  • Odour Properties of Essential Oils
  • Quality Control of Essential Oils
  • Isolated and Synthetic Fragrance Materials
  • Perfumery - The Fragrant Art
  • Personal Fragrances
  • Burning the Midnight Oil
  • Glossary
  • Appendix
  • Index

Buy From Amazon
Amazon.com typically offers this book
for the lowest price around.
Learn more and view pricing!

Disclaimer

The book descriptions/reviews that appear on AromaWeb are not able to describe all possible errors, ommissions or safety issues that may be present in a book. While I strive to do my best in objectively assessing each book that is included on AromaWeb, I am not able to investigate or evaluate every statement included in each of the books. Neither AromaWeb, LLC nor its founder take responsibility for how you use the information provided. It is recommended that you conduct thorough research via multiple sources before making a book purchasing decision or relying upon or implementing any of the statements or recommendations contained within any book that you purchase.

Affiliate Disclosure

The Book section of AromaWeb contains affiliate links to Amazon.com. Your cost to Amazon.com will not increase and AromaWeb will earn a small affiliate commission if you use the Amazon.com links to make your purchase. Thank you so much for supporting AromaWeb if you decide to make a purchase using one of the links!
Return to the Top of This Page

Essential Oil Book Authors and Publishers:
Please complete the Book Review Request Form if you would like your book to be considered for inclusion on AromaWeb.