Recommended Reading List

 Recommended Reading List

Horse Scents: Making sense of your horse Using Aromatherapy by Catherine Bird.    

Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals, by Robert Tisserand.                                                                                                  Aromatherapy for Horses:by Caroline Ingraham 

The Aromatic Dog : essential oils,hydrosols, and herbal oils for everyday dog care, A Practical Guide: by Nayana Norag.                            Complete Guide to Aromatherapy: by Salvatore Battaglia

Advanced Aromatherapy: The science of essential oil Therapy, by Kurt Schnaubelt.                                                                                            How Animals Heal Themselves: All About Zoopharmacology, by Caroline Ingraham.                                                                                      Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals: A comprehensive guide to the use of Essential Oils and Hydrosols with Animals, by Kristen Leigh Bell  

Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy:  by Suzanne Catty                                 

Heal Thyself: by Edward Bach 

The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapy: by Mechthild Scheffer.      

Hello, and welcome to this short but interesting course on animals and aromatics. Anyone who is interested in learning more about this topic will benefit from taking this course, you do not have to be a professional practitioner. The information included in this course is appropriate for the novice, as well as the professional.  I have designed this course so that I can share my 25 years of knowledge and experience working with aromatics, to help animals and the people of the world. I truly hope this will open a new path of healing for all that participate. I love to hear feedback and experiences from people that have had success or failures with aromas. We need to collect more documentation, in order to further prove the value in aromatic therapy.


In this online course you will learn about the roles of essential oils, hydrosols, flower signatures and how they can be used with animals and people.  Although I will not be able to cover the full depth of this topic, my course on Animal Aromatics will provide you with a good base for exploring what is possible in the world of plants and the healing effects they have on animals. If you are an animal massage therapist, and you are NBCAAM certified, you can receive continuing education credits on completion of this course from Northwest School of Animal Massage.  

This lesson will provide you with some guidelines for working safely with aromatics, whether for animals or otherwise.  As you move through the lessons in this course, you might come back to this list to ensure you are mixing, blending or applying EOs in the most effective way possible.

In this course, we will look at 15 essential oils (EOs) and their properties.

This may seem like a lot of information but, the beauty of aromatics is to have a personal experience with each plant and aroma.  To this day, I refer to all of my wonderful books to help guide me with correct choices. There are other times I know right off the bat which remedies to group together.


I am a big believer in self-selection for animals, allowing the animal to choose from among oils that you select.  In this course we will learn what aromatics to pick purely on the basis of how they work, starting with the chemical components. \

Knowledge of the science of how aromatics work not only helps you be accurate but also you will be confident that they are used safely.