National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) www.naha.org
The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy is an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing public awareness of the benefits of true aromatherapy. NAHA is actively involved with promoting and elevating academic standards in aromatherapy education and practice for the profession. NAHA is also actively involved in furthering the publics perception and knowledge of true aromatherapy and its safe and effective application in everyday life.
Aromatherapy Information Sites
Herbal Medicine Organizations
American Herbalist Guild http://www.americanherbalistsguild.com
The American Herbalists Guild was founded in 1989 as a non-profit, educational organization to represent the goals and voices of herbalists specializing in the medicinal use of plants. Our primary goal is to promote a high level of professionalism and education in the study and practice of therapeutic herbalism.
Essential Oil and Plant Research Sites
The PubMed search system provides access to the PubMed database of bibliographic information, which is drawn primarily from MEDLINE and PREMEDLINE. In addition, for participating journals that are indexed selectively for MEDLINE, PubMed includes all articles from that journal, not just those that are included in MEDLINE. Finally, PubMed also provides access to the molecular biology databases included in NCBI’s Entrez retrieval system. It is expected that access to additional National Library of Medicine databases will be added in the future.
CAM on PubMed http://nccam.nih.gov/research/camonpubmed
CAM on PubMed, a database on the Web developed jointly by NCCAM and the National Library of Medicine, offers citations to (and in most cases, abstracts of) articles in scientifically based, peer- reviewed journals on complementary and alternative medicine. It contains 220,000 citations, has links to full text, and allows searchers to limit retrievals by publication type. Look for the Alerts and Advisories, treatment information, resources, links to other organizations (FDA, AHRQ, ODS etc.).
The PLANTS Database http://plants.usda.gov
The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, plant links, references, crop information, and automated tools. PLANTS reduces costs by minimizing duplication and making information exchange possible across agencies and disciplines.
HerbMed® – an interactive, electronic herbal database – provides hyperlinked access to the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health. It is an impartial, evidence-based information resource for professionals, researchers, and general public, provided by the nonprofit Alternative Medicine Foundation, Inc.
Dr. Duke’s Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases http://www.ars-grin.gov/duke/chem-activities.html
American Botanical Council http://abc.herbalgram.org
At the American Botanical Council, we are passionate about helping people live healthier lives through the responsible use of herbs, medicinal plants. We are an independent, nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry and the media.
Recommended Essential Oil Companies
Cheryls Herbs http://www.cherylsherbs.com/
Our goal at Cheryl’s Herbs is to make it easier and more convenient for you to have a more natural and healthy lifestyle. We offer something for everyone from pre-mixed prepared products to all of our single ingredients, bottles and jars, for those who wish to make their own preparations. From our huge selection of single ingredients we can also make your own custom blend. We manufacture products for other companies under their label as well. Discover for yourself why so many now consider Cheryl’s Herbs to be America’s Favorite Herb Store!
Essential Aura Aromatics www.essentialaura.com or www.organicfair.com
ESSENTIAL AURA AROMATHERAPY strives to be a leader in the distillation and supply of Organic Essential Oils for therapeutic aromatherapy. We promote the environmental sustainability of essential oil production. Developing direct relationships with both growers and other essential oil distillers, Essential Aura is in a position to provide exceptional quality essential oils. We provide the highest quality organic and wildcrafted essential oils we have found and since 1998 we have built our reputation on this effort.
Floracopeia offers a large selection of well-known essential oils, as well as unusual, uncommon, and relatively unknown oils from unique botanical species.
Fragrant Earth www.fragrantearth.com
Fragrant Earth International is a long established company and our list has developed over the years, always aiming to meet the needs of practitioners and therapists world-wide.
Fragrant Earth in the United States: learn more here.
At the foundation of our commitment to create the Florihana distillery were two main aims: respect for nature and development of highly therapeutic certified organic products for aromatherapists.
Inshanti offers only essential oils that are either certified organic, wild crafted, or ethically farmed (unsprayed). At Inshanti, we buy directly from farmers and distillers we know and trust. We strive for long-term relationships with our growers and distillers, working together to ensure the best product in the marketplace. Testing every batch of oil purchased with GC/MS technology ensures purity and gives the exact chemistry of each essential oil. Inshanti believes this process is vital for medicinal blending and for quality assurance.
Lunaroma Aromatic Apothecary http://www.lunaroma.com
Lunaroma offers pure organic essential oils of the highest quality. Our natural bath and body care products are handcrafted in small batches using only the finest quality aromatics, organic botanicals and base ingredients.
Original Swiss Aromatics www.originalswissaromatics.com
Essential Oils are products of the plant organism. The way we offer essential oils is inspired by accepting oils as precious products of biological processes, cherished for their own beauty and brilliance rather than as industrial raw materials for the food or fragrance industry, standardized and diluted to be made econommically acceptable. We will offer essential oils which, to the best of our abilities to ascertain, are truly genuine and authentic. This means nothing has been added nor taken out. It also means that no other natural substances have been added, that an oil is truly and exclusively from the plant that it claims to be.
Stillpoint Aromatics http://www.stillpointaromatics.com/
All our oils are either certified organic, wild harvested, unsprayed, bio-dynamically farmed with the rhythms of the earth and or vintage. They are exquisite and we are honored to be able to offer them to you. So please join us in the amazing world of Aromatherapy and Experience Transcendesssence.
Support Local Business: Seattle/Bothell, WA
Dandelion Botanicals http://www.dandelionbotanical.com
Dandelion is a family owned herbal apothecary specializing in quality botanicals. We make a special point of buying from organic and ethically wildcrafted sources when available. The brand names that we offer are those that reflect our high standards.
O’Malley and Potter http://www.feelgoodproducts.com
Through my study of essential oils and aromatherapy I found that “true aromatherapy” is really less about scent, and more about therapy. I began to formulate my own blends of essential oils, added them to a high quality lotion base, and topically applied the lotions to the painful areas in my shoulders, neck, and arms. For the first time in years, my muscle spasms and other symptoms were relieved without conventional medication, and I could use the lotions throughout the day as needed without any side effects (or naps!).
The Northwest School for Botanical Studies
The mission of The Northwest School for Botanical Studies ® (NWSBS) is to provide the highest quality education possible to students who have a serious interest in pursuing herbal studies.
Vegetable Oils/Herbal Oils
Blessed Herbs www.blessedherbs.com
Blessed Herbs is a family owned and operated herb company in the rural upland region of Massachusetts. Since 1985, we have been providing over 600 premium quality bulk herbs and herbal products to herbalists, health professionals, herbal manufacturers, retailers and individuals in the United States and abroad.
The Jojoba Company http://www.jojobacompany.com
Purchase your jojoba oil here.
Mountain Rose Herbs http://www.mountainroseherbs.com
Since 1987 Mountain Rose Herbs has been known for its uncompromising commitment to organic agriculture and steadfast focus on the pure aesthetics and freshness of botanical products.Throughout all of these magnificent and developmental years we have always put an emphasis on conducting business in an ethical, responsible, clear, and ecological way; hoping to pave a medium for other blossoming green companies.
Essential Wholesale http://www.essentialwholesale.com
We offer the highest quality natural Soap Making Supplies, Aromatherapy and Cosmetic Making Ingredients. With over a thousand different items to choose from, including Cosmetic Bases, Essential Oils, Carrier Oils, Exotic Butters & Waxes, Cosmetic & Soap Making Ingredients, Fruit & Herbal Extracts, Organics and so much more.
SKS Packaging http://www.sks-bottle.com
SKS is a supplier, consultant and designer of plastic bottles, glass bottles, plastic jars, glass jars, metal containers and closures for your packaging needs. Our online selections of containers and closures is extensive and priced right so that you are getting the best selection of products at the best prices.
Specialty Bottle http://www.specialtybottle.com
Specialty Bottle is a national supplier of glass, plastic and metal containers. We service over 30,000 customers throughout the United States and Canada. Many of our customers are in the gourmet food, natural products and candle industries.
Creative Viles: http://www.premiumvials.com/
Inhalation Inc. http://www.inhalationproducts.com and http://www.myrainbowofhealth.com/aboutus.html
Our Aromatherapy Inhalers contain 100% natural, therapeutic grade, botanical essential oils that provide relief from respiratory problems, stress, nausea and other discomforts, and provide a feeling of wellbeing.
Leyden House http://www.leydenhouse.com/diffusers.html
The patented Essential Air Aromatherapy Diffuser System, rated Number One by leading Aromatherapy practitioners is manufactured here at Leyden House.
Medicinal Plants and Seeds
Horizon Herbs www.horizonherbs.com
We here at Horizon Herbs believe that gardeners can heal the world by growing diversity. It is a well-documented fact that we are living in a time of great loss of species, and it is our understanding that this loss of species is both a cause and an effect of the current ecological downturn. Therefore we propose that everyone engage in species rehabilitation toward a renewed blossoming of diverse gardens on planet earth. It may not be the only answer, but it is one of the best.
United Plant Savers http://www.unitedplantsavers.org
United Plant Savers’ mission is to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.