Books & Resources

Aromatherapy * Incense * Essential Oils * History

Books on aromatherapy, incense, ingredients, oils, plants, perfumery, science, and history of aromatics.

In addition to personal experiments and our supplier resources around the world, we also credit the following authors and their published works as sources of information and inspiration for us in creating this website, our understanding of the world of natural aromatics, and the science behind the human sense of smell.

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The complete incense book

The Complete Incense Book

by Suzanne Fischer Rizzi

Book Title: the trail of time

The Trail of Time:

Time Measurement with Incense in East Asia – by Silvio Bedini

Book - An Ancient Egyptian Herbal

An Ancient Egyptian Herbal

by Lise Manniche

Book - Aroma_The magic of essential oils in food _ fragrance


The Magic of Essential Oils in Foods and Fragrance by Mandy Aftel

the book of incense

The Book of Incense:

Enjoying the Traditional Art of Japanese Scents – by Kiyoko Morita

the complete book of essential oils & aromatherapy

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy

by Valerie Ann Worwood

Book: aromatherapy blends & remedies

Aromatherapy Blends and Remedies

by Franzesca Watson

Aromatherapy__a complete guide to the healing art


A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville & Mindy Green

Botanica erotica

Botanica Erotica:

Arousing Body, Mind, and Spirit – by Diana De Luca

Encyclopedia of magical herbs

Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs

by Scott Cunningham

Book: Essence & Alchemy

Essence and Alchemy:

A Natural History of Perfume – by Mandy Aftel

Book: Frankincense and myrrh

Frankincense & Myrrh:

A Study of the Arabian Incense Trade – by Nigel Groom

Incense crafting: use of magical scents


Crafting and Use of Magickal Scents – by Carl F. Neal

Book: Incense, oils, and brews

The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews

by Scott Cunningham

Book title: Incense by Gina Hyams


Rituals, Mystery, Lore – by Gina Hyams

Book: Kodo the way of incense

Kodo: The Way of Incense

by David Pybus

making plant medicine

Magical Herbalism

 by Richo Cech

Book: medicinal plants of the desert _ canyon west

Medicinal Plants

Of the desert & canyon west

by Michael Moore

mood enhancing plants

Mood Enhancing Plants

by Chrissie Wildwood

Book: perfume & flavor materials of natural origin

Perfume & Flavor Materials of Natural Origin:

by Stephen Archtander

Book title: perfumes & spices

Perfumes & Spices:

including an account of soaps and cosmetics – by Hyatt A. Verrill

Book: plant resins

Plant Resins:

Chemistry, Evolution, Ecology, and Ethnobotany – by Jean H. Langenheim

Book: sacred luxuries

Sacred Luxuries:

Fragrance, Aromatherapy, and Cosmetics in Ancient Egypt – by Lise Manniche



The Mysterious and Essential Powers of Smell – by Annick LeGuerer

Book title: scented plants

Scented Plants

by Roger Phillips & Martyn Rix

Book title: scents & scentuality

Scents & Scentuality:

Essential Oils & Aromatherapy for Romance, Love, and Sex – by Valerie Ann Worwood

Book title: sticks, stones, roots, and bones

Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones:

Hoodoo, Mojo & Conjuring with Herbs – by Stephanie Rose Bird

Book title: the aromatherapy garden

The Aromatic Garden:

Growing & Using Scented Plants – by Julia Lawless, photography by Clay Perry

Book title: the art & science of scent

Perfume: The Art & Science of Scent

By Cathy Newman

the big book of herbs

The Big Book of Herbs

by Arthur Tucker and Thomas DeBaggio

Book Title - the scented ape

The Scented Ape:

The Biology and Culture of Human Odour – by D. Michael Stoddart

Book Title: the herb society of America_encyclopedia of herbs _ their uses

The New Encyclopedia of Herbs & Their Uses

by Deni Brown

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