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 […]

Nikki VanZandt

Nikki VanZandt

Nikki VanZandt
 Bacholor of Arts, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Aromatherapist and owner of Bludog Apothecary   Nikki VanZandt earned her Therapeutic Massage degree from Anne Arundel Community College and also holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Additionally she has studied Aromatherapy at The East-West School for Herbal & Aromatic Studies. […]

Laura Martin-Eagle

Laura Martin-Eagle

Laura Martin-Eagle Laura Martin-Eagle has been studying, performing and teaching various dance forms in Lawrence for over 35 years. She is a certified teacher of Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms® and has been teaching for 12 years locally as well as at Nebraska HIV/AIDS conference, KU, Leiden, Holland and has served as Core Faculty at the Omega […]

Belly Beauty

pregnancy beautiful SM

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 […]