Favorite Aromatherapy Books

I am often asked what my favorite aromatherapy books are, so here goes a small list of my all time favorite books either about aromatherapy or related in some way. (please note: these are not listed in any particular order)

Just about any book by Kurt Schnaubelt.  My favorites of his include:

  • Aromatherapy Lifestyle (part of his masters series)
  • The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils
  • Advanced Aromatherapy (for a beginning understanding of chemistry, becoming familiar with terms, concepts)

Monika Haas: Quick Reference Guide for 114 Important Essential Oils

You can find Kurts and Monikas books at: http://www.pacificinstituteofaromatherapy.com/

Constance Classen: Worlds of Sense (is difficult to find, but well worth it for those interested in ‘exploring the senses in history and across cultures’)

E. Joy Bowles: The Chemistry of Aromatherapeutic Oils

Gabriel Mojay: Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit

Robbi Zeck: The Blossoming Heart

Piet Vroon: Smell – The secret seducer

Valerie Worwood: The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy.  (although quite an older book, Valerie offers some wonderful ideas for blending and recipes)

Jade Shutes and Christina Weaver: Aromatherapy for Bodyworkers

Valerie Cooksley:  Aromatherapy: Soothing Remedies to Restore, Rejuvenate and Heal


  1. Jade,

    Thank you for this list of resources!

  2. I really love Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit by Gabriel Mojay.

  3. Dear Jade,
    Thank you for the list!
    Could you give us some e-book references?

    • Good question Laura. I don’t have any e-books but if I hear or see any will let you know! Or you let me know… Thank you.


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