There are not actually that many aromatherapy publications for the aromatherapist out there, or so I have found. Some publications are more serious than others, so it depends what you are looking for. Aromatherapy publications in both the U.S. and the U.K. are limited but there are several international aromatherapy publications available. In addition, many aromatherapists who practice have their own newsletters. Here's a round up of the aromatherapy publications I have discovered so far. Please leave me a comment if you have more to add!
- International Journal of Essential Oil Therapeutics (IJEOT) and the International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy - both of these publications are for the serious aromatherapist, with experience, as they contain essential oil case studies and essential oil chemistry. The journals are edited by Bob and Rhiannon Harris, respectively, who are both British but now live in France. Visit IJCA for further information.
- Aromatherapy Today - an Australian publication but with an international slant with essential oil profiles, aromatherapy articles and research and ongoing aromatherapy events. This publication is easy to read, even if you have no experience in aromatherapy. Visit Aromatherapy Today for further information.
- Aromascents Journal - a Canadian publication which recently became available in Ezine format only. This is a similar publication in format to Aromatherapy Today. Now only available on line. Visit Aromascents Journal for further information.
- Aromatherapy Thymes - a U.S. publication which is relatively new to the market. Owner is Patricia Brooks. This publication follows a similar style to Aromatherapy Today. For further information visit Aromatherapy Thymes.
Aromatherapy is featured in many spa publications and other natural health magazines but, as a separate subject area, aromatherapy is limited in the publishing world. What new discoveries have you made recently?
My next full blog post will focus on newsletters available from aromatherapy businesses which I think are worth while.