Belly Beauty

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Pregnancy is a time of celebration, of caring for oneself in a totally new way and for utilizing nourishing vegetable and herbal oils to support the health of the skin and body/mind.  One of the concerns for many women during pregnancy is the potential of developing stretch marks, also known as striae gravidarum (SG). Although not […]

Taylor Sparks

Taylor Sparks of Morning Indigo

Taylor Sparks: Morning Indigo Who is Morning Indigo? Morning Indigo developed as a business without plans for a business. The original line was developed purely out of necessity after a tumultuous year. I loved natural body products but due to the “tough” year couldn’t afford to buy my favorites, so I opted to make them! […]

Dawn’s Holistics and Botanicals

Dawns Holistic Botanicals

Dawn’s Holistic and Botanicals “Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favour compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant…” – T. A. Edison. Abiding by that philosophy and living holistically has transformed our lives. As such, we have been moved to inspire others. Dawn’s Holistics & Botanicals offers Aromatherapy & […]

Michelle Doetsch, LMT, BS

Michelle Doetsch at New Yew

At New Yew, I take a multidimensional approach to health and wellness. I combine aromatherapy, therapeutic massage, and reiki to support your body’s own natural ability to heal itself. I firmly believe, no matter which technique I’m using, in working with your body instead of against it; causing your body and mind further stress and […]

Kristine (Kris) Southworth

Kristine Southworth

Kristine Southworth My exploration began almost 20 years ago after a painful back injury from a nasty rollerblading tumble—yes, I quite literally “fell” into the world of holistic healing and it began with Aromatherapy. After agonizing months of taking handfuls of pills to help with the pain (which didn’t work), I began to seek out […]

Kim Krost

Kim Krost

Kim Krost Natural Reflex Therapy®, Reflexology & Lymphatic Drainage Kim Krost is a native of San Antonio and owner of the Integrative Healing Institute®.  She is a licensed massage therapist, Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, Reflexologist and co-creator of Natural Reflex Therapy®, a technique that helps to balance endocrine system function by stimulation of the neuro-lymphatic points […]

Suzanne Schevene

Suzanne Schevene of Awakening Essence

Suzanne Schevene My first licensing in bodywork was in Massage Therapy. As I moved more and more into gentle, effective, empowering types of work, I found myself seeing more permanent results with the addition of energy therapies. I began teaching energy work in 2000. Since 2000, I’ve taught workshops and professional trainings helping others integrate heart and practical energy […]

Lorraine Rimando

Lorraine Rimando

Lorraine Rimando, Registered Aromatherapist Lorraine is a Registered Aromatherapist certified by the East West School of Herbal and Aromatic Studies in Westminster, Maryland. She is also a Reiki Master certified in level III Usui and traditional Japanese Reiki. Lorraine has worked as a Registered Nurse for over 13 years in an array of healthcare fields […]

Louanna Sowa

Louanna Sowa of Herbal Touch

Louanna Sowa My name is Louanna Sowa and I began my studies in Aromatherapy and Energy Therapy because I wanted to help people maintain good holistic health in a natural non-evasive way. I have witnessed the power of nature’s healing using the essential oil blends and energy therapy in the lives of my clients. These […]

Distilling Your Own Hydrosols

Distillation Unit (shutterstock image)

Distilling our own hydrosols! Distillation is a fascinating field of study for the aromatherapist and herbalist alike and although I am just beginning this journey and have much to learn, I shall share my experience to date. Hydrosol derives from the Latin “hydro” meaning “water”and “sol” for “solution”. In the world of aromatherapy, hydrosols are […]

Essential Oils for Aromatherapy Poster/Chart

aromatic poster

A Poster devoted to Essential Oils for Aromatherapy! Thought I would share this beautiful chart with you all. You can have it printed up as a chart (it’s designed as a 24″ by 36″ poster). Enjoy! Download: aromatic poster

Helichrysum Species

Helichrsyum species

Helichrysum species by Jade Shutes The genus Helichrysum Miller, belonging to the Asteraceae (syn. Compositae) family, includes approximately 500-600 species that are widespread throughout the World. The Helichrysum species are xerophytes (meaning they are plants that have adapted in such a way that they are able to tolerate extended periods of dry conditions1) growing at […]

Lori Torquati CMT

Lori Torquati CMT

Lori has been practicing bodywork since 2003. She is a CMT and graduated from Somatherapy Institute School of Massage in 2007. Lori is a certified Aromatherapist since 2002 having graduated from The Northwest College for Herbal and Aromatic Studies (now the East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies). She is also a Certified Reflexologist since […]

Adora Winquist

Adora Winquist

Adora Winquist Adora Winquist is the founder and formulator of ADORAtherapy™, and parent company Opus Gaia™, Global Provider of Innovative Aromatherapy Products to Enhance Personal Wellbeing™. Since 1998, Opus Gaia™, ADORAtherapy™and its two other brands, Rhiamon Energy Essentials™ and Trinity Spa Essentials™, have supported the quest for stress reduction, personal growth, and overall health and wellness with […]

Jane Tilly

Jane TIlly

Jane Tilly Jane Tilly, BSED (Bachelor of Science in Education), BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing), CRR (Certified Registered Reflexologist), Critical Thinking Coach (Certified in Feuerstein-Basic I and Basic II), Essential Oil Therapist. Jane graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College (now MLC) in 1976. She taught Kindergarten, K-4, did tutoring, and coached girls sports in […]

How Vegetable Oils are processed

Concern regarding how Vegetable Oils are processed Use Live Oils! “Live oils are oils which still have their nutritional content, especially Essential fatty acids (EFAs), intact. This means oils which have not been exposed to excessive heat, light, oxygen and reactive metals during processing. This means oils that have not been extracted using chemicals or […]

Doctrine of Signatures and Essential Oils

Doctrine of Signatures for Essential Oils

Blending by Morphology (also called: the Doctrine of Signatures) Written by: Jade Shutes WATCH OUR BLENDING WEBINAR (FREE!) http://theida.com/blending-webinar   Introduction to Morphology Blending I define ‘morphology’ as a method of intuitively approaching essential oils based upon the messages or energetics inherent within each individual plants specific form and its function/role within the plant. To […]

The Beginning of My Aromatic Journey

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Hi! I thought I would share how I began my career in Aromatherapy.  Studying aromatherapy changed my life and I continue to grow in my passion and dedication to living a natural and healthy life because of it. Om shante. If you would like to learn more, receive recipe ideas, special offers and information about […]

Trina Baggett

Trina Baggett

I am a mother of three amazing boys who has a passion for birth and supporting families. Birth is all about the family and adore serving mothers at a birth and being able to hold a caring presence for families. When I am with you you can look to me like a big sister who […]

How to make Vanilla Infused Coconut Oil

Vanilla infused coconut oil

Make Your Own Vanilla infused Coconut Oil 1 cup extra virgin coconut oil 4 vanilla beans Step One: Cut vanilla beans down the center Note: At this point, you can remove vanilla seeds if desired. I leave them in and just avoid scooping them out later, the coconut with vanilla seeds that remains can be […]