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Phyt’Arom Conference Report 2019

Phyt’Arom Conference Report 2019

by Hana Tisserand Robert and I try to keep in touch with the world-wide aromatherapy community. We do this through our students, who come from all parts of the globe, Robert’s speaking engagements - which took us to Japan and Singapore this year - and through...

Assessing the Safety of Essential Oils – the Nutmeg Case

Assessing the Safety of Essential Oils – the Nutmeg Case

"Is Nutmeg essential oil safe?" someone asked the Tisserand Institute in a FB message. This, and similar questions, were prompted by a post that claimed this particular oil should not be used in any form, due to its potential toxicity. And since this claim was...

The Case for an Evidence-based Aromatherapy Practice

The Case for an Evidence-based Aromatherapy Practice

by Tamara Agnew PhD The current mood around aromatherapy is complex. There are companies and company representatives making ludicrous health claims which are damaging to the reputation and therefore the development of the practice. In contrast, there are the vocal...

Santalum Album Oil Rejuvenated

Santalum Album Oil Rejuvenated

Part Two: Skin Healing by Robert Tisserand Of the several species of Sandalwood oil commercially produced, this article focuses on just one, Santalum album. Although Santalum album oil (SAO) has been produced in India for centuries, large-scale production there has...

Essential Oils to Prevent the Spread of Flu

Essential Oils to Prevent the Spread of Flu

Shannon Becker PhD Fall and winter usher in the season of acute respiratory illnesses, and many people are beginning to suffer from sneezing, sore throats, coughs, fever, and achiness. There is often confusion surrounding the reason for these ailments, and common...

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