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Each issue features informative articles written by industry experts in their field, on topics including the latest relevant news and research, aromatherapy, botany, chemistry, massage techniques, anatomy and physiology as well as a section dedicated to the development of practitioners’ businesses and professional practice in an ever competitive industry. We keep our subscribers in touch with their work, their clients, professional trends, and importantly remind practitioners to regularly reassess their skills and take care of themselves.

The Aromatherapy Times currently features articles on:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Aromatherapy
  • Aromatherapeutic Remedies and Product Making
  • Botany
  • Business and Marketing Advice
  • Chemistry
  • Endangered and Threatened Botanical Reports
  • Essential Oils and Vegetable Oil Profiles
  • Industry/Legislation News & Updates in the wider context of CAM
  • Massage & Other Bodywork Methods
  • Professional Practice
  • Recipes and Blending Tips
  • Research Papers & Development Reports
  • Safety Data


Forward Features

Please see below topics that we are planning to cover in upcoming editions. Please note these may be subject to change. If you have any suggestions for topics or areas of interest that you would like us to consider, please contact us.

Spring 2023

  • Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) 
  • How to Read a GC Report 
  • Guide to Carrier Oils 
  • What are hydrolats  hydrosols & how to use them
  • Are Essential Oils Sustainable 
  • Essential Oils for Snoring and Sleep Apnoea 
  • Aromatherapy and Warts and Verrucas 
  • Aromatherapy and Varicose Veins 
  • Humorism and Personal Regimens 
  • Bakuchiol A Promising Ingredient to Help Slow Down Time 
  • Skin’s Ability to ‘smell’ Seems to Help it Heal Itself 
  • Case Study Mrs Goody Tiptoes
  • Case Study Mrs Tittlemouse

Summer 2021

  • Marula Oil for Skin & Hair
  • Lemongrass 
  • Kalahari Melon Oil and Its Relatives 
  • Chemical Components of Essential Oils 
  • One Plant Two Oils 
  • Biological Activities of Essential Oils: Mechanisms of Essential Oil Cytotoxicity
  • The Environmental Impact of Essential Oils 
  • Is Your Perfume Sustainable? 
  • Essential Oils - Living with Uncertainty and Life-limiting Disease 
  • Top Essential Oils for Sleep and Mental Health 
  • High Five! Top moves to get in your massage groove 
  • Aromatherapy Facial Oils for Gua Sha 
  • Hibiscus Seed Oil Blends 
  • Essential Oils for Summer Skin & Hair Care Challenges 
  • The Role of Castor Oil for Oil Cleansing (OCM) 
  • COVID-19 and therapy with essential oils having antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory properties
  • Smell - What & How 
  • Natural Perfumery Basics 
  • Case Study of “Benjamin Bunny” 

Autumn 2021

  • Fenugreek Oil
  • Hinoki Wood (Chamaecyparis obtusa) 
  • Carrier Oils for Essential Oils 
  • Dry and Drying Oils 
  • Biological Activities of Essential Oils: Essential Oil in Traditional Medicines: Case Studies 
  • How Much Does Your Daily Skincare Routine Add to Plastic Waste?
  • Essential Oils with Chronic Illness 
  • Aromatherapy and Nits 
  • Movement Practices to Get Out of Your Head and into Your Body 
  • Coping with Pain 
  • Cocoa Butter: An Essential Ingredient Used in Skincare Production 
  • Create Your Own Herbal Bath Oils 
  • Soap Making Basics 
  • Essential Oils Therapy: A Salutogenic Approach to Supporting Perinatal Mental Health 
  • To Sniff or to Waft? The Art and Science of Blending and Proffering an Aromastick 
  • Fixatives & Their Function in Natural Perfumery
  • The Art of the Perfumer 
  • Case Study of "Flopsy Bunny"

Winter 2018

  • Blackcurrant Seed Carrier Oil (Ribes nigrum)
  • Carnation Absolute (Dianthus caryophyllus L.) 
  • An Aromatic Approach to Bedsores 
  • Varicose Veins and Hemorrhoids 
  • Fibromyalgia  Aromatherapy 
  • Essential Oils with Shingles 
  • The Naked Chemist Series 
  • Essential Oils for Christmas 
  • Finding Cures for Cold & Flu in Your Kitchen 
  • A Vacation from Cancer 
  • Failing to Plan is a Plan for Failing 
  • The IFA's New Website 
  • Medicinal Plants for Memory 
  • Integumentary System 


Publication Dates

We are committed to keeping on schedule but there may be times when an edition misses the projected publication date, for reasons beyond our control. We will notify members and contributing authors should this occur.

Spring Edition
Submission deadline: 01st Feb
Released: Mid-March

Summer Edition
Submission deadline: 01st May
Released: Mid-June

Autumn Edition
Submission deadline: 01st Aug
Released: Mid- September

Winter Edition
Submission deadline: 01st Nov
Released: Mid- December



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