In Essence

The Journal of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists

Edited by Pat Herbert, In Essence is the quarterly Aromatherapy journal of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. It features a diverse spectrum of outstanding articles on all aspects of professi0nal Aromatherapy, aromatic plants and essential oils, by practitioners and experts from around the world. Subscription to the journal is available to all who share an interest in Aromatherapy.

Vol 1 • No 1 ~ Summer 2002

Agnus castus and psychoneuroimmunology ~ Janina Sorenson
An overview of aromatic medicine ~ Ron Guba
Why have modern roses lost their scent? ~ Prof Dietrich Wabner
Connecting with aromatic plants ~ Jennie Harding
A journey to Nepal ~ Su Hagan

Vol 1 • No 2 ~ Autumn 2002

Perfume of the pharoahs ~ Lise Manniche PhD
Aromatherapy in pain management ~ Jane Buckle PhD
The aromatic treatment of respiratory conditions ~ Gabriel Mojay
Odour profiling of essential oils ~ Tony Burfield
Legislative challenges to UK aromatherapy ~ Sylvia Baker

Vol 1 • No 3 ~ Winter 2002-03

Essential oil of Eucalyptus ~ Gabriel Mojay
Aromatherapy and premenstrual syndrome ~ Carolyn Roberts
How aromatherapy can help autism ~ Jane Ellwood
Psychology for aromatherapists ~ Ronan M Kisch
Current practice on essential oil dilutions ~ Sue Mann

Vol 1 • No 4 ~ Spring 2003

Using essential oils in wound care ~ John Kerr
Essential oils and the cancer miasm ~ Bruce Berkowsky PhD
Spotlight on the trade in wild plants ~ Chrissie Wildwood
Reflections on Romania
~ Carolyn Ashby & Angela Lewis
A passage to India
~ Su Hagan

Vol 2 • No 1 ~ Summer 2003

A new theory of aromatherapy ~ Kurt Schnaubelt PhD
Essential oils for fungal skin infections ~ Sallyanne Cassella
Aromatherapy for people with cancer ~ Beverley de Valois PhD
Enhancing sports performance
~ Siân Cooper
An East-West approach to head massage ~ Anna-Louise Haigh

Vol 2 • No 2 ~ Autumn 2003

Secrets of plant life ~ Katerina Svoboda PhD
A new theory of aromatherapy
Part 2 ~ Kurt Schnaubelt PhD
The role of aromatherapy in pain management
~ Rhiannon Harris
Science and art in aromatherapy
~ Victoria Plum
IFPA's Spring Conference ~ Andrea Lambell

Vol 2 • No 3 ~ Winter 2003-04

Essential oils in holistic menopause management ~ Barbara Lucks
Aromatherapy for people with dementia ~ Jenny Henry
Sensism: a new multi-sensory approach to health and well-being ~ Charles Spence PhD
In search of sustainable rosewood oil ~ Liz Tams
Healing synergy for body and soul ~ Bruce Berkowsky PhD

Vol 2 • No 4 ~ Spring 2004

Skin and the psyche ~ Janetta Bensouilah
Aromatherapy in pregnancy and labour
~ Juliette Preston
Methyl eugenol: the current 'bete noire' of aromatherapy ~ Bob Harris
West meets East ~ Su Hagan
May Chang (Litsea cubeba) ~ Ian Smith

Vol 3 • No 1 ~ Summer 2004

Working with animals: pain management using aromatic plants ~ Caroline Ingraham
Awaken your senses with living plants
~ Chrissie Wildwood
Olive oil: the gold of the ancients ~ Eva-Marie Lind
In the steps of an extraordinary plant hunter
~ Su Hagan
Maunka (Leptospermum scoparium) ~ Ian Smith

Vol 3 • No 2 ~ Autumn 2004

Aromatic waters: capturing the healing essence ~ Joe Nasr
Essential oil safety: a turning point for aromatherapy? ~ Judith Howie PhD
Nut oils: should we use them with children?
~ Janetta Bensouilah & Philippa Buck
A trip into Tibetan medicine ~ Su Hagan
Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) ~ Ian Smith

Vol 3 • No 3 ~ Winter 2004-05

The future of aromatherapy: science or intuition? ~ Kurt Schnaubelt PhD
Distilling your own essential oils ~ Daniel Coaten
Aromatic Kinesiology for healing
~ Robbi Zeck
Plant conservation ~ Aromatherapy Trade Council (ATC)
Bay laurel (Laurus nobilis) ~ Ian Smith

Vol 3 • No 4 ~ Spring 2005

Aromatherapy and the perception of pain ~ John Kerr & Michele Casey
The 'm' technique® ~ Jane Buckle PhD
Saving rosewood, the forest and her peoples
~ Chrissie Wildwood
Working with doctors ~ Sasha Cunningham
Seaweed (Fucus vesiculosus) ~ Ian Smith

Vol 4 • No 1 ~ Summer 2005

Palliative aromatherapy care helps patients at San Diego hospice ~ Rodney Schwan & Paul Ash PhD
Musculoskeletal disorders: an Oriental approach to treatment ~ Gabriel Mojay
Tea tree oil: use it wisely ~ Judith Howie PhD
Aromatherapy training: looking to the future
~ Viv Hinks
Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia) ~ Ian Smith

Vol 4 • No 2 ~ Autumn 2005

Understanding the effects of aromatic pain relief ~ Bob Harris
Ayurveda: the science of life ~ Su Hagan
Astrological aromatherapy: finding your life path ~ Felicity Karena
You and your business ~ Vanessa Simpson
Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum) ~ Ian Smith

Vol 4 • No 3 ~ Winter 2005-06

Treating clients with depression ~ Katie Lemon
Sculpturing massage
~ Andrey Ivanovich Grebennikov
Regulation explained
~ Ian Smith & Viv Hinks
Making first aid safe
~ Jacquelyn Swartz-Byrne
Inula (Inula graveolens) ~ Ian Smith

Vol 4 • No 4 ~ Spring 2006

Essential oils for hormonal conditions ~ Penny Price
Reconnecting with ‘aroma’ therapy ~ Joe Nasr
Slavic massage ~ Ian Smith
How new legislation affects our practice ~ Sylvia Baker
Carrot seed (Daucus carota) ~ Ian Smith

Vol 5 • No 1 ~ Summer 2006

The anti-infectious activity of essential oils ~ Dr Pascal Debauche
Dealing with eco-denial ~ Chrissie Wildwood
Essential oils for respiratory conditions ~ Tiffany Tung
Fingertip massage for the face
~ Caroline Josling
Combava petitgrain (Citrus hystrix) ~ Ian Smith

Vol 5 • No 2 ~ Autumn 2006

Managing osteoarthritis ~ Philippa Buck & Janetta Bensouilah
Anti-ageing aromatherapy ~ Janetta Bensouilah
Talking about research ~ Jane Buckle PhD
In search of the rose ~ Su Hagan
Khella (Ammi visnaga) ~ Ian Smith

Vol 5 • No 3 ~ Winter 2006-07

Essential oils to fight infection ~ Jacqui Stringer PhD
Aromatherapy and asthma management ~ Janetta Bensouilah & Philippa Buck
Evergreen oils for winter well-being ~ Barbara Payne
Learning and sharing at Warwick ~ Pat Herbert
Plai (Zingiber cassumunar) ~ Ian Smith

Vol 5 • No 4 ~ Spring 2007

Holistic fertility ~ Janetta Bensouilah
Essential oils to combat cold sores ~ Philippa Buck
Aromatherapy: myth or magic? ~ Jane Buckle PhD
Law reform ~ Sylvia Baker
Kunzea (Kunzea ericoides)
~ Ian Smith

Vol 6 • No 1 ~ Summer 2007

Essential oils for facial skin problems ~ Carolyn Marshall
Holistic fertility Part 2 ~ Janetta Bensouilah
Childhood behaviourial disorders ~ Philippa Buck
Research matters ~ Sue Jenkins
Angelica (Angelica archangelica) ~ Ian Smith

Vol 6 • No 2 ~ Autumn 2007

The safe use of aromatherapy in maternity care ~ Denise Tiran
An aromatic pregnancy journey ~ Pam Conrad
Treating nausea and vomiting ~ Janetta Bensouilah
The path to personal awareness ~ Neal Cook
Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi)
~ Ian Smith

Vol 6 • No 3 ~ Winter 2007-08

Waging war with head lice ~ Philippa Buck
Aromatherapy from dusk to dawn ~ Pam Conrad
Animal aromatics ~ Caroline Ingraham
You and your business ~ Inge Westerlinck
Cistus (Cistus ladaniferus) ~ Ian Smith

Vol 6 • No 4 ~ Spring 2008

Aromatherapy for chronic pain ~ Angela Wells
Understanding research ~ Philippa Buck
Giving rest to the rescuers ~ Jacquie Gibbons
Aromatherapy for vulnerable families ~ Karen Hooton
Eucalyptus citriadora ~ Ian Smith

Vol 7 • No 1 ~ Summer 2008

Aromatherapy massage for arthritic pain ~ Cath Boyle
An aromatic walk at Kew ~ Harriet Robinson & Viv Anthony PhD
Writing effective case reports ~ Philippa Buck
Business: back to basics
~ Helen Vintner-Eaton
Violet leaf (Viola odorata) ~ Ian Smith

Vol 7 • No 2 ~ Autumn 2008

Inspiration in a Swiss garden ~ Viv Anthony PhD & Harriet Robinson
Animal aromatics ~ Sara Senior
The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council ~ Maggy Wallace
Law notes
~ Sylvia Baker
Flouve (Anthoxanthum odoratum) ~ Ian Smith

Vol 7 • No 3 ~ Winter 2008-09

Working with people with learning difficultes ~ Louise Anderson
Cornish paradise ~ Harriet Robinson & Viv Anthony PhD
Aromatherapy on the NHS ~ Pat Herbert
Cardiff conference
~ Pat Herbert
Elemi (Canarium luzonicum)
~ Ian Smith

Vol 7 • No 4 ~ Spring 2009

A new vision of aromatherapy ~ Dr Daniel Pénoël
Aromatherapy's untapped potential
~ Peter Davies PhD
Aromatherapy and oriental medicine ~ Gabriel Mojay
Remembering Fran Rawlings ~ Gabriel Mojay & IFPA Colleagues
Alpine plants for healing ~ Viv Anthony PhD & Harriet Robinson
Lemon Verbena (Lippa citriadora) ~ Ian Smith

Vol 8 • No 1 ~ Summer 2009

Meeting the challenges of clinical practice ~ Ann Carter
Practising aromatherapy: who needs a degree? ~ Jane Buckle PhD
Aromatherapy for the female system ~ Beverley Higham
The power of aroma ~ Penny Price
Tamanu (Calophyllum inophyllum) ~ Ian Smith

Vol 8 • No 2 ~ Autumn 2009

Six important aromatic herbs ~ Joe Nasr
How audit can improve service ~ Helen Murphy
Law reform affecting aromatherapy practice ~ Sylvia Baker & Ray Gransby
Spotlight on Greek sage ~ Sue Jenkins
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) ~ Ian Smith

Vol 8 • No 3 ~ Winter 2009-10

Six important aromatic herbs Part 2 ~ Joe Nasr
Ancient wisdom for today’s therapists ~ Sharon Forster
The healing power of music ~ Pat Herbert
Lifelong learning ~ Sue Mann
Carrier oil profile: Rosaceae quintet ~ Sue Jenkins

Vol 8 • No 4 ~ Spring 2010

Going smoke-free – can aromatherapy help? ~ Paula Maycock & Peter Mackereth PhD
Aromatic medicine – a beneficial extension of aromatherapy? ~ Sue Jenkins
Fit for purpose – how to write a case study ~ Christine Stacey
Aromatherapy in the classroom ~ Anita James
Blackcurrant bud (Ribes nigrum) ~ Ian Smith

Vol 9 • No 1 ~ Summer 2010

The recovery process – how aromatherapy can help ~ Cath Boyle
Wild about aromatherapy plants ~ Viv Anthony PhD
Hot stone massage for aromatherapists ~ Penny Price
Helping animals to heal themselves ~ Caroline Ingraham
Myrtle (Myrtus communis) ~ Sue Jenkins

Vol 9 • No 2 ~ Autumn 2010

Palliative care – the role of complementary therapy ~ Janet Leith
A new approach to American maternity care ~ Pam Conrad
A gentle touch ~ Joyce Gillespie
Remembering Syvlia Baker ~ Pat Herbert
Sweet and sour – essential oils of the citrus family ~ Sue Jenkins

Vol 9 • No 3 ~ Winter 2010-11

Aromatherapy in cancer care ~ Jacqui Stringer PhD, Peter Mackereth PhD & Ann Carter
Biodiversity & nature’s healing gifts ~ Viv Anthony PhD
Study and relaxation at Malvern conference ~ Pat Herbert
Seasonal blends
~ Penny Price
Sweet and sour – essential oils of the citrus family
Part 2 ~ Sue Jenkins

Vol 9 • No 4 ~ Spring 2011

Essential oils for fighting infection ~ Sue Jenkins
Essential oils for use during pregnancy ~ Jo Kellett
An aromatherapist's journey of recovery from cancer ~ Christine Sapsford
A family approach to complementary therapies ~ Dr Pankaj Shah
On the lavender route to Grasse
~ Katie Jarvis

Vol 10 • No 1 ~ Summer 2011

A holistic approach to wound healing ~ Sheila Clark
Essential oils for fighting infection Part 2 ~ Sue Jenkins
Do essential oils affect blood pressure? ~ Sue Jenkins
Safe massage for pregnant women ~ Katie Whitehouse
Working in schools
~ Naomi Dickinson

Vol 10 • No 2 ~ Autumn 2011

Aromasticks in clinical care ~ Ann Carter, Peter Mackereth PhD & Paula Maycock
Integrated care – Aromatherapy & Pilates ~ Claire Rowland
Cellulite & aromatherapy ~ Penny Price
Aromatherapy support in Japan ~ Takiko Ando
Essential oils of the Poaceae family ~ Sue Jenkins

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