When asked to contribute to a Professional Compendium on the ‘Future of Aromatherapy’ I jumped at the chance.
The assortment of contributions you'll discover in the compendium are tremendously varied and cover a broad range of aromatherapy topics that I’m sure will interest you.
The ‘Future of Aromatherapy’ Professional Compendium Topics:
- Brief History of Aromatics
- History of Clinical Aromatherapy
- Clinical Uses
- Essential Oil Safety
- Integrative Medicine
- Protecting Threatened Plant Species
As the compendium includes contributions from aromatherapy experts from around the world, please keep in mind that several contributions advocate pharmacological usage, including ingestion. The practitioners making these contributions live in countries with completely different standards for regulatory guidelines regarding usage of aromatherapy for its practitioners.
In the United States aromatherapy enjoys ‘non-regulated’ status for 'Cosmetic' purposes ONLY. However, the FDA regulates products marketed as pharmacological agents, or drugs. Drugs must meet requirements set by the FDA before approval, including their safety and effectiveness, before they are sold on the market.