Essential Oils, Volume 9: 2008-2011 collects four years of research
by noted international expert Brian M. Lawrence in the field of essential oil
research. The final volume of a series begun in 1976, this edition features, in
addition to the plethora of papers crafted for Perfumer &
Flavorist magazine since 2008, several pages of entirely new, never
before published research on topics including Davana oil, Rose oil,
chasteberry, citral-rich Cymopogon species, and more.
A fitting conclusion to this monumental series, Essential Oils, Volume
9 is a wonderful companion both to the overall series itself and also,
more importantly, to any perfumer or fragrance enthusiast with an interest or
passion for scent. In short it is essential!
- Several never before published research papers
- Each and every paper published in Perfumer & Flavorist
magazine's Progress in Essential Oils column
- The final volume of an exclusive series dating back to 1976
Oils, Volume 7: 2001-2004 and Volume 8:
2005-2007 are also available in limited quantities to purchase
"Essential Oils 2008-2011 contains technical information on the chemical components of essential oils originally published in Perfumer & Flavorist magazine. It is of value to formulators and individuals involved in utilizing chemical constituents of different oils for product making whether it be for cosmetics, perfumes, food flavoring or body care products."
—Published in Making Sense magazine, Volume 16, Issue 1
"I am so excited to get my hands on a copy of Essential Oils 2008—2011 by Dr. Brian M. Lawrence. Dr. Lawrence is the scientific editor of Perfumer & Flavorist magazine, and holds a doctorate in pharmacognosy and has written at least 80 articles on the subject of essential oils, titled "Progress in Essential Oils". 77+ essential oils ranging from Black Cumin to Alaska Yellow Cedar leaf oil, and numerous other unpublished reports on lemongrass, rose, chasteberry and davana, are covered in this up-to-date volume. It is an incomparable, exhaustive compilation that is easy to reference and includes scientific data necessary for safe practice in aromatherapy. The best way to traverse the magnitude of the contents and refer to exactly what is needed is to use the comprehensive index in the back of the book. I am grateful for publications such as this, to reference and confirm information required for my clinical and teaching work."
— Valerie Cooksley, RN, OCN, FAAIM
President, Flora Medica
"Each volume in the series reprints articles from Perfumer & Florist magazine for a certain period ranging from two years to six. After a paragraph briefly describing where the oil comes from and what it is used for, each article identifies the chemical constituents, often reporting divergent findings by different researchers. Full references to the primary data are included. The oils tend to be those used in perfumes; a sister journal focuses on oils used in cosmetics and toiletries. The arrangement is chronological by publication date, but the table of contents is alphabetical. Articles range from part of a page to several pages, depending on how much research has been reported. The index cites component chemicals."
— Eithne O'Leyne
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