Though some people think I have knowledge that just comes to me, the facto of it is that I have done tons of research, and I own a lot of reference books. My knowledge is a result of years of accumulation, and I have learned a lot from many different books, papers, writings, and studies. This list is in no way comprehensive, but includes some of my top favorite go-to references.
Here are some of my favorite reference books!
- Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand. Love this one for the depth of information on essential oils and how they interact with body systems.
- The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils by Kurt Schaubelt. A key text on advanced aromatherapy.
- Clinical Aromatherapy by Jane Buckle. Another book with great practical advice on the use of essential oils.
- Mixing Essential Oils for Magic by Sandra Kynes. This book provides great information for creating your own essential oil blends as well as detailed information about specific essential oils. Want to know the scent group or strength of an oil? This book has loads of information.
- I also really like my book
- Neuroscience by Sinauer Associates. The best description of the sense of smell I have ever read.
- Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils by Carolyn Mein. A simple, easy to follow method for using essential oils to unlock emotional patterns. I used this book as well as Neuroscience a lot as I was developing my Emotions and Essential Oils Master Class.
Diet and Nutrition
- Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis Balch. A fantastic reference for learning how vitamins and minerals interact with our bodies.
- Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford. The book that has done more to inform my opinions of health than any other. This book has informed a lot of my teachings on the thyroid and on healing disease with food.
- The Clean Slate Cleanse Cookbook and Workbook. These two books are a culmination of a lot of research and experience for developing healthy eating habits, as well as my best vegan recipes.
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. This impactful book is a guide to transforming your thoughts and actions to bring about positive change.
- Strengths Finder by Tom Rath. Understanding your strengths can help you hone in on your direction, brand, and focus.
Yoga and Meditation
- Aroma Yoga by Tracy Griffiths combines two of my favorite things: essential oils and yoga. This is a great book for beginners.
- Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda. This valuable book provides a complete manual for the study and practice of Raja Yoga.
- Just Sit: A Meditation Guidebook by Sukey Novogratz. I love this book because it offers simple steps to developing a meditation routine.
Have a favorite reference for me to check out, or have you read any of these? Comment below with your suggestions and opinions!