General Safety Considerations for Essential Oil Use
(courtesy Sylla Sheppard-Hanger, Copyright 1994, see book review below)

When working daily with essential oils, follow these precautions:

The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual

A Complete Reference Book of Over 350 Aromatic Plant Extracts,
Index of Biologically Active Phytochemicals,
Clinical Index and Taxonomical Index

by Sylla Sheppard-Hanger

* The Aromatherapy Chart of APRM is a quick overview of 350 essential oils. It contains easy-to-read, easier-to-follow sections covering each aspect of an essential oil, including Botanical Name, Biochemical Class, Traditional & Esoteric uses, Systems effected (including Respiratory, Muscular/Skeletal, Cardiovascular, Immune, Digestive, etc.) and Safety Data. Each of these areas are further broken down, providing information both common and exotic.

From the book:

"This book allows a practitioner to look up a problematic indication, understand the required bio-chemicals necessary to effect treatment, and find the essential oils for use. Included are over 340 botanical species with all known common names, their commercial availability, their predominant bio-chemical classes, as well as predominant bio-chemicals inherent therein. Anyone could easily start with the essential oil name, and find out what particular treatments could be effected with the information provided. In the Chart, one could immediately find the traditional uses and actions, the purposes and methods of delivery applications, toxicity and contra-indications, along with their traditional uses in perfumery. Also, morphologic and character types are included, as well as all relevant esoteric relations. Although there may be criticism from the scientific community that esoteric uses have been included, the authors feel that to truly treat in a holistic manner, this information needed to be included."





About Sylla Sheppard-Hanger

Sylla Sheppard-Hanger speaks with the wisdom of 20 years experience and research in aromatherapy. She has worked with the most knowledgeable people in the fields of aromatherapy, essential oils, herbology and aromatic medicine. She is the founder and Director of the Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy located in Tampa, Florida.