Aromatherapy for Herbalists

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The Role of Essential Oils in the Herbalist’s Toolbox  with Cathy Skipper The days of a strict dividing line between the Anglo-Saxon’s well-being based approach and the French clinical approach to aromatherapy are now behind us. There may still be some instances where, through lack of knowledge or openness to one or other of these […]

Learn about Tarragon Essential Oil – Artemisia dracunculus

Tarragon - Artemisia dracunculus

Tarragon Essential Oil Artemisia dracunculus L. Other common names: Little Dragon, Mugwort (French), Dragon sage-wort, Dragon wormwood, Estragon, False tarragon Botanical Family: Asteraceae syn. Compositae Botany: Tarragon, Artemisia dracunculus L., is an aromatic, perennial herb whose distribution spans North America, eastern and central Europe, and most of temperate Asia. The specific epithet dracunculus (Latin meaning […]

French Aromatherapy Certification Course

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French Aromatherapy/Aromatic Medicine Certification Course with Cathy Skipper and Jade Shutes   Join Cathy Skipper and Jade Shutes for an in-depth exploration of the French Model of Aromatherapy and expand your herbal and/or aromatic toolbox!   Although we are calling this French Aromatherapy, this is really a course about the internal use of essential oils. […]

Models for Aromatherapy: French, English, and the Emerging New Model

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Models for Aromatherapy: French, English, and the Emerging New Model “It could be argued that the explanatory model of disease that a practitioner uses is the most defining characteristic of that practitioner.” – James Snow This is my all time favorite quote regarding the impact of explanatory models of disease. It is from a course […]

5+ Great Aromatic Plants for the Garden

An Aromatic Garden

5+ Great Aromatic Plants for the Garden I am incredibly thankful to my mother for sharing her green thumb and love of gardening with me throughout my life. Even today, I admire her ability to grow just about anything, including a lemon tree! Over the years with aromatherapy, having a garden or visiting gardens has […]

Aromatherapy Products: Packaging and Labeling

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With Jade Shutes and the East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies  __________________________________________________________________ Hello Everyone – Here is the webinar pdf and a link to the recorded webinar. Below these items are a list of resources including INCI codes. Aromatherapy Products- Packaging and Labeling PDF LINK to Recording of Aromatherapy Products: Packaging and Labeling Webinar  Resources […]

Winter Essentials: Balancing Kapha

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KAPHA SEASON Winter through mid-Spring Mid-November through Mid-March (spring) The kapha dosha arises from the Earth (Prthvi) and Water (Ap or apas) elements. Kapha is stored in: the brain, joints, mouth, head and neck, stomach (the primary site), lymph, thorax including the lungs, heart and esophagus, and fat. The term kapha is derived from the […]

Can essential oils be considered as dietary supplements?

Are Essential Oils Dietary Supplements?

Can essential oils be considered dietary supplements? by Jade Shutes   The correct answer is: Yes. PLEASE NOTE: This article is being written as a part of my research in preparation for our free webinar in January on Aromatherapy Products: Labeling and Packaging. One of the aspects we will be covering is how some companies […]

Aromatherapy and Vaginal Dryness

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Strong affinity with the female reproductive system, loving and compassionate

Aromatherapy and Vaginal Dryness written by: Jade Shutes, BA, Dipl. AT, Cert. Herbalist   A few women have asked recently about what they can do for vaginal dryness so I thought I would share my insights and a couple of recipes that work really well to address this issue. Vaginal dryness and atrophy commonly occurs […]

Essential Skincare Through the Seasons: Autumn and Winter

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Welcome to our FREE webinar on Essential Skincare through the Seasons: Autumn and Winter   This webinar was presented on Wednesday, July 30th by Jade Shutes and the East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies. We hope you enjoy it! Please feel free to leave a comment! Watch webinar Seasonal Skincare: Autumn and Winter Seasonal […]

Dia Couttouw

Dia Couttouw

Dia Couttouw Dia Couttouw is a Certified Aromatherapist who has been working with the essential oils for seven years.  She earned her Diploma of Aromatherapy at Wellpark College of Natural Therapies, Auckland, New Zealand, as well as a Foundations course through The Northwest College for Herbal and Aromatic Studies (now the East-West School for Herbal […]

Sharon Roemmel

Sharon Roemmel of Practically Enlightened You

Sharon Roemmel Want to know more about who I am and why I get results? Here’s the “in a nutshell” response, the heartfelt personal response, the credential response, and a few quirky facts for fun.  I combine 21-years of success as a business owner with my skills and knowledge of yoga, energy work, bodywork, and aromatherapy. […]

Pat White

Pat White

Pat White Pat White, teacher of Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy’s Essential Aromatherapy course in Arizona, is a board certified psychiatric mental health Nurse Practitioner with over thirty years in the medical field and 25 years in the area of mental health.  She specializes in treatment of people with serious mental illness and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization […]

Dawn Langley-Brady

Dawn Langley-Brady

Dawn L. Langley-Brady MSN, RN, AHN-BC, CHPN, CCAP Dawn is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner. She is also a registered nurse with more than 24 years of nursing experience. She holds a Master’s of Science in Nursing Degree, is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the National Honor Society of Nursing, and is a […]

Jennifer Kochis

Jennifer Kochis

Jennifer Kochis I am a Certified Advanced Aromatherapy Practitioner. I would love to share my knowledge of these wonderful gifts of the earth and teach you more about how plant essences can assist you. It makes no difference if you are a newcomer to the world of Aromatherapy or an Essential Oil Distributor with a multi-level marketing company! You […]

Miriam Carl

Miriam Carl of Kindred Earth Botanicals

Miriam Carl, CA I am a Certified Aromatherapist through The East-West School for Herbal & Aromatic Studies and a member of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy.  My goal is to guide clients through an exploration of healing on all levels with integrity, compassion, and kindness. If you are curious to learn more, please email me with […]

Diane Coe

Diane Coe of Peaceful Acres Farms

Diane Coe I’m an empty nest herbalist, aromatherapist and a shepherdess/farmHer. Peaceful Acres Farm in located on 5 acres in Central Maryland; we are caught in-between the rat race of DC/Balt! It’s there that I grow and use herbs for my salves which are each born from a need, formulate beauty products and raise 21 […]

Darcey Pickard

Darcey Pickard

Starjuice Aromatherapy is the creation of Darcey Pickard, Certified Aromatherapist & LMP Darcey first discovered the power of aromatherapy and essential oils at a natural health store in College Park, MD, in 1991. She has been blending ever since! After moving to Seattle in 1996, Darcey immersed herself in the world of holistic health and […]

Roxana Villa

Roxana Villa: Illuminated Perfume

Roxana Villa Like the facets of a gem Roxana’s pure botanical perfumes reflect a myriad of synergistic disciplines. Professional training in aromatherapy cultivated her nose with a firm knowledge of the healing attributes found in the plant kingdom. As an award winning artist she brings gifts of storytelling, conceptual thinking and a strong visual aesthetic […]

Angela Sidlo

Angela Sidlo

My interest in Aromatherapy goes back to my childhood and a strong curiosity to want to know how to keep the body healthy and balanced, naturally. When I became a Reiki Practitioner, I knew that I wanted to be able to help others find balance in their own lives. In addition to the energy work […]