What Graduates are Saying

Hello Jade, Thank you for presenting such an interesting and enjoyable class.
Sincerely, Heather

Hi Jade! I am loving your blogs and videos of recipes. I am using lemon and ginger products at my massage shop for the month of April. The clients are loving all of my blends of massage oils. Thank you for teaching me…I hope to be able to pass it along to others. – Julie Wilson, LMP

Loved your presentation. Your relaxed style was refreshing! – Denise Tomboy Soap Company

Jade, Thank you so much for your class on aromatic blending!  I learned so much from you in that short talk.  I am excited to blend my own creations, now!  Best Regards, Mary Chew

Thank you from my heart to yours for your dedication and passion in aromatherapy. I am honored to be learning with you. Not only are you a wonderful teacher but I see your awsomeness shining through you. I have found a purpose with aromatherapy and can not wait to share it with the world. Thanks for helping me do that. Namaste♥ Sherrill (MA/VT)

Dear Miss Shutes, I have just finished Module 2: Basic Chemistry of Essential Oils (Aroma 101 Online Course). And now I want to thank you for doing such a great job of putting everything together so wonderfully!

Truthfully speaking, I was afraid the second module would be overwhelming with all the chemistry terminology and information. To my pleasant surprise it was NOT so! The material was put together in a logical, consistent, and easy-to-understand manner. I found the material easy to concentrate on and finished the module in a matter of a few hours! Thank you for keeping our focus on the subject without straying from it to the end of the chapter. Very well done!
Sincerely, Renata King

Hey Jade. Thank you so much for spending your weekend teaching your foundations class to us. You are a joy to be around. I really enjoyed being immersed in the word of aroma. It was a grand time. I am looking forward to the next instalment in a month and continuing my journey as an aromatherapist. With gratitude and love ♥ Sherrill Mcaloney Sasser, Burlington VT class

Dear Jade, I was a student at your weekend seminar Aromatherapy and Reflexology in Cary, NC, in march -08. Your beautiful personality, excellent teaching skills and the complete seminar had such a wonderful impact in my life and I thank you from the root of my heart! After 2 years of studies, I am now a diplomed Reflexologist in Alingsas, Sweden and have incorporated your learnings in my work! Please check my website (in Swedish) at www.zonsam.se. I practise 3 separate reflexology techniques as well as ear acupuncture and OrthoBionomy and offer aromas as a complement to all the treatments. I get back to your book all the time and will really make use of the possibilities! Wishing you lots of further success and a wonderful holiday season! My best and dearest regards, Anneli Leander

“I Love this program, I have learned so much already and I am so glad that I signed up!!” Staci Gardner Carey

Hello Jade- I just wanted to let you know that I received the essential oils on Tuesday and have had no problems with logging into the course content. I have really enjoyed exploring the course and smelling the oils. I am very happy to have found your school as the online program is beginning.

I have found the articles I have read through and the videos very interesting and informative. I really feel that aromatherapy is filling an integral place in my life and healing practices. Sincerely, Sarah (Dexter, MI)

Hello Jade, I have started Module one of the new online program and it is so informative. I am really looking forward to learning about aromatherapy and know that this information will be invaluable to both my personal and professional life. I wish more people knew the amazing properties that essential oils hold. Part of my mission is to share this world with them! I can’t wait to get my essential oils and start to use them and experience their benefits. Thank you for putting such a great course together. – Jessica (San Diego, CA)

Hi Jade, The information for the new ONLINE program is great!! I’ve already started on the course material reading and watching the video. It is so interesting and informative. It is hard for me to put the material down as it is fascinating and I am learning so much already. Thank you for putting this all together! – Michelle (CA)

Hi Jade, I wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying the Aromatherapy 101 course. I am learning so much. Your course is phenomenal!!

Thank you and bless you . I feel the East West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies is the best school and has the best teachers of any school I have checked on. A school of true integrity that really wants to help people live a healthy fulfilling life. Bless you and thank you for your friendship.  –  Wanda Reed

Jade – I just wanted to say THANK YOU for a wonderful class! I have enjoyed it immensely! I can’t wait for more! – Sharon Ruiz

Your book ” Aromatherapy for Bodyworkers ” has changed my life! I am currently completing a Foundational Certification in Aromatherapy, and this is the only textbook my instructor requires for the program. It is amazing! I plan to take your online Aromatherapy 201 course in the next few months. Thank you for all your work and dedication to this beautiful healing art, and for being one of the pioneers of Aromatherapy in the states :). – Liz Dose

Hi, Jade! I’ve been so enjoying making my massage practice more aromatic — the concept of the blending factor has absolutely revolutionized the way I approach aromatherapy. The first blend I put together (lavender, rosemary, tea tree, and peppermint — to blend into lotion as a foot treat) was so balanced and wonderful; I was ecstatic! Since then, I’ve been offering grapefruit/rosemary aromatic hot towels to my clients after their massage, and my standard practice of putting a couple of drops of a eucalyptus/lavender blend on the end of the massage table has been improved because the blend is so much more balanced (thank you blending factor, once again!). One of my colleagues calls me a ‘mad scientist’, blending away in our prep area. :)

I’m drawn to aromatherapy primarily as a way to help my clients with emotional/mental issues, and have started offering it as an ‘add-on’ service. They are really responding, too! Thanks much, ~Andrea

Thanks Jade. I have been working through 101 and am both fascinated and humbled by how much there is to know. Thanks for your inspired work. – Amanda

Jade… just love receiving your newsletters. Makes me proud to have studied with
you as you are thorough, precise, knowledgeable, and ‘interesting”. Thank you
for all the work you do and perhaps, one of these days, will get to meet you in
person. With blessings & gratitude, Jeanne Sands

Hi Jade, My name is Keri Brouillette and I recently had the privilege of attending your class on The Five Elements at Lunaroma in Burlington, VT. I loved every minute of it, and look forward to continuing to learn about, and experiment with aromatherapy. Thank you again for a wonderful class, and for deepening my curiosity. Sincerely, Keri Brouillette

“I wanted to take this opportunity to say how much I like the organization and layout of this course. It is easy to find the information that you need and just plain enjoyable to look at.” Anne Williams, Seattle,WA

“Hi Jade, I just wanted to say again how much I enjoyed the class and how much I appreciate your journey. Meeting you through email did not prepare me for your wonderful presence or the sound of your laughter. I believe our teachers often come to us when we need them the most. I hope we will be friends in this aromatic journey. I can visualize us in ten years sitting on a lanai over looking a field of flowers debating the merits of different chemotypes.” Lee Anne Blank, Massuage Associations, Maryland 2009

“I absolutely loved working on the case studies and the course and can’t wait to take another one. Since I am an aesthetician, I will probably take the skin care course prior to Aroma201. Completing this course has really confirmed that this is where I want to take my skin care practice, as well as every other aspect of my life! Wonderful stuff, Jade! Thank you!” Camille Leinback, Michigan, 2009

“Jade has taught me an extensive wealth of information that I value greatly in my own aromatherapy practice. She has always been supportive of my growth and continues to be an active presence in my life as an advisor and mentor. I feel I can reach out to Jade and receive the knowledge and guidance that I need at any time.” Dinah Daniel, Graduate of the EWSHAS 2005

“I received the course. It arrived on Saturday and I dove right in. I’m so impressed with the way you present such a vast topic — I’ve been reading ahead as if it’s a thriller!” Ann Marie Plumley, Ohio, 2009

“I loved the program. In fact, I loved it even more than I thought I would. I was expecting it to be the same sort of drudgery that I endured in my art classes in high school – however, I am loving the material, loving the practice. The material is fun and informative to read and even more fun to put into practice. I am enjoying every minute of it. Nothing is redundant or over-simplified. I am definitely going to take another course with the School for Aromatic Studies.” Maryann Simpson, 2009

“I have known Jade for over a decade in a number of different capacities from educational settings to international aromatherapy organizations. She is a born leader and works harder than most people I know. She is bright, lively, organized and efficient and is also delightful to be around and to collaborate with. She is also extremely knowledgeable and a greatly respected voice in our field of aromatics and natural medicine.” Kris Wrede, Owner Kismet Potions

“Jade is creative and effective with her teaching methods. I learned how vital it is for the Aromatherapy industry to have a curriculum and Jade is influential in setting those standards.” Heidi Thorleifson, Graduate of the EWSHAS 2002

“I love the Aroma201 program, just finished reading the two volumes and now on to the exercises. I especially love the way you outline the consultation. It is great information for any listening experience.” Raizel Michelow, 2010

“Jade is an excellent teacher with a very good grasp of the subject matter. She taught a 400 hour aromatherapy class at my school and the students all loved her and were very impressed with her knowledge and ability to convey that knowledge in class. I would recommend her work to anyone who wished to increase their knowledge of aromatherapy at any level of expertise.” Nick Scott, Ojai School of Massage

“The studies are going great! Just finished reading module 5 today and am looking forward to having time to blend up some oils and try my hand at lotions. I’m really pleased with the course and am glad I invested in it.” Blessings, Cori Sparks, Seattle, WA

“Hi Jade! I wanted to thank you again for the awesome course in Aromatherapy. I am absolutely loving incorporating aromatherapy into my practice. In fact, when I was taking the exam I stressed myself out so much that I got a cold sore under my tongue which basically kept me from opening my jaw. I immediately went to my coursework and mixed a mouthwash which got rid of it in 24-48 hours! Thank you again for all of your time and help. I hope to send some more people your way for the course and maybe even come out myself and take a course live and in person! Warmest regards, Michele E. Mayo, WA state

“Dear Jade, I am continuing to enjoy my journey in Aromatic Education. I wanted to share some positive feedback with you to let you know that the Master Apprenticeship program has been more than simply a Master Aromatherapy program. This experience has provided a wonderful light in guiding me through a journey that involves the deeper realms of plants and their essences. I feel really blessed to be a part of this opportunity. This is a challenging course, but is well worth it. So, Thank you and I wish that all the Blessings you have shared with us goes back to you in the form of even more abundance! Aromatic Blessings” Lorraine Rimaldo, Maryland

“I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful course (the first in my life of any kind which I’ve attended every class!) I really appreciate your balanced (between science and healing) approach to Aromatherapy and thank you most of all for teaching us to blend without recipes. I think I finally get it now!” Ilone, Vancouver, BC 1992

“I am almost done reading through the material for the Aroma101 Foundations program. It is wonderful, by the way – very well put together! It is really taking some of the things that I have already experimented with and making it all made sense!” Sandy Gierosky, 2010

“Thank you for such a wonderful class – I truly enjoyed learning the info you shared and cannot wait to get going….. trying to craft a way to use in the hospital, as well as in the private practice and at home. Thanks gain for the quality class – a lovely job of blending science and concrete info with intuitive and energetic work.” Mary Aguilera-Titus, Maryland 2009

“I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your information, your tea, and your time on Sunday. Impressed is an understatement. Your obvious knowledge, the material you have created, is remarkable to me. Thank you!” Kathleen, Massachusetts 1995

“It was great meeting you and taking your class. I learned a great deal. The depth of your knowledge is amazing.” Gwenn Herman, Executive Director of Pain Connection, Maryland

“Jade, Thank you very much for the note. I learned so much from the case studies and the research, and I enjoyed this program very much. Thank you again Jade, for all that you taught me about the aromatherapy. To me, this was definitely the best achievement of the year!” Yayoi Stavish, Seattle, WA

“I absolutely loved your class! It was so informative and great that we actally made our own products to take home with us. I also loved how you made tea for us. Please keep me posted on your future classes.” Susan Harkins, Texas, 2010