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Books / Credits

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.

Most book titles link to for more detailed research.

An Ancient Egyptian Herbal  by Lise Manniche

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

Aromatherapy Blends and Remedies - by Franzesca Watson

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

Botanica Erotica: Arousing Body, Mind, and Spirit - by Diana De Luca

Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs - by Scott Cunningham

Essence and Alchemy: A Natural History of Perfume  by Mandy Aftel

Frankincense & Myrrh: A Study of the Arabian Incense Trade  by Nigel Groom

Incense: Crafting and Use of Magickal Scents  - by Carl F. Neal

The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews - by Scott Cunningham

Incense: Rituals, Mystery, Lore - by Gina Hyams

Kodo : The Way of Incense  by David Pybus

Magical Herbalism - by Scott Cunningham

Making Plant Medicine - by Richo Cech

Medicinal Plants of the Desert and Canyon West - by Michael Moore

Mood Enhancing Plants - by Chrissie Wildwood

Perfume: The Art and Science of Scent - By Cathy Newman, photography by Robb Kendrick

Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin  by Steffen Arctander

Perfumes and spices, including an account of soaps and cosmetics - by Hyatt A. Verrill

Plant Resins: Chemistry, Evolution, Ecology, and Ethnobotany - by Jean H. Langenheim

Sacred Luxuries: Fragrance, Aromatherapy, and Cosmetics in Ancient Egypt by Lise Manniche

Scent the Mysterious and Essential Powers of Smell - by Annick LeGuerer

Scented Plants - by Roger Phillips & Martyn Rix

Scents & Scentuality: Essential Oils & Aromatherapy for Romance, Love, and Sex - by Valerie Ann Worwood

Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones: Hoodoo, Mojo & Conjuring with Herbs - by Stephanie Rose Bird

The Aromatic Garden: Growing & Using Scented - by Julia Lawless, photography by Clay Perry

The Big Book of Herbs  by Arthur Tucker and Thomas DeBaggio

The Book of Incense: Enjoying the Traditional Art of Japanese Scents by Kiyoko Morita

The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy - by Valerie Ann Worwood

The Complete Incense Book by Suzanne Fischer Rizzi

The Hidden History of Scented Wood - by Eric Hansen

The New Encyclopedia of Herbs & Their Uses  by Deni Brown

The Scented Ape: The Biology and Culture of Human Odour - by D. Michael Stoddart

The Smell Book - by Ruth Winter (out of print, check your local library)

The Spiritual Significance of the Qetoret by Rabbi Avraham Sutton (see online article)

The Trail of Time: Time Measurement with Incense in East Asia  by Silvio Bedini (your local library may offer an "inter-library loan" on this book - see online article)