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 […]

Cintia Wess

Cintia Wess

Cintia Wess Cintia graduated from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. She is also a Journalist from Taller Escuela Agencia (TEA), Argentina. She has a diploma as an Aromatherapy Practitioner from Centro y Escuela de Aromaterapia Espiritual Integral (CEAEI) in Mexico, and she is currently continuing her studies […]

Anne Putnam

Anne Putnam

Anne Putnam Anne Putnam is a Tennessee licensed massage therapist (LMT #9959), registered and certified reflexologist (RCR #88), and a certified clinical aromatherapist by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy.  She has 1000+ hours of holistic bodywork instruction/practicum from Eastern and Western wellness modalities, including Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage, face-lifting techniques, acupressure and maternity reflexology.  Anne […]

Kelly Lynch Ring

Kelly Lynch Ring of Vital Earth Traditions

Kelly Lynch Ring Kelly received her training for Massage Therapy at Seattle Massage School in Everett, WA in 1998. Her Masters in Aromatherapy training comes from Jade Shutes at the NW College for Herbal and Aromatic studies (now the East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies) in Marysville WA. Kelly’s certificates for Childbirth Education and […]

Essential Oil Research

Finding great research on specific essential oils can be time consuming but if you are a research junkie like me, here are some great resources that I pulled together for the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. Research Sites American Botanical Council The East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies is a member of the American […]

Homemade Body Lotion Bar

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Here is a beautiful homemade body lotion bar recipe.  Quick and easy to make, your skin will love you! Homemade Body Lotion Bar   Print Prep time 1 hour Cook time 20 mins Total time 1 hour 20 mins   Beautiful body lotion bar with essential oils. This recipe makes 5-6 lotion bars. Author: Jade […]

Essential Oil Room Freshening Spritzer

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Room Freshening Spritzer 30 drops Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) 20 drops Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) 20 drops Lemon (Citrus limon) 10 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) 4 ounce Spritzer bottle filled with water Combine all ingredients. Shake well. Use daily to freshen and cleanse air. Great in the trash can too!

Make your own protective hand gel

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Cape Chamomile

Cape chamomile

 Cape Chamomile Eriocephalus punctulatus Calming and soothing. Relieves stress and calms anxiety. A wonderful oil for wound healing, be it on an emotional or physical level. Relieves itchiness and soothes inflammation. Healing Serum 5 drops Cape chamomile (Eriocephalus punctulatus) 6 drops Sandalwood (Santalum sp.) 4 drops Helichrysum (Helchrysum italicum) 5 drops Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) 1/2 […]

Explore Litsea cubeba

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May Chang  Litsea cubeba Litsea cubeba oil is distilled from the small, pepperlike fruits of the tree of Litsea cubeba. It belongs in the Lauraceae, which also includes Avocado (Persea sp.), Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis) and Cinnamon (Cinnamomum sp.). It contains a rich content of the aldehyde, citral. Citral has been shown to have some […]

Aromatherapy Organizations Around the World

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Worldwide Aromatherapy Organizations Around the world aromatherapy practitioners are represented by an amazing collection of aromatherapy organizations working towards the advancement of aromatherapy. Here is a list of international and national aromatherapy organizations from the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy! United States National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC) Holistic Animal Association Australia […]

Michelle Phillips

Michelle Phillips

Michelle Phillips Michele Phillips earned her B.A. in Fine Art from Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado.  She has always had a fondness for flowers and all that is organic and natural.  She is also an avid seeker with a long-time interest in complementary and integrative medicine. Combining both artistry and science, she pursued her certification in Aromatherapy […]

Lynne Marchetti

Lynne Marchetti

Lynne Marchetti Willowdale Wellness was founded by Lynne Marchetti in 2010.  Surrounded by over 300 acres of forested land, Willowdale Wellness provides the perfect setting to let nature assist in our clients health and healing.  Our mission is to provide you the best and most advanced therapeutic hands on health. Lynne Marchetti has been a […]

7 Great Ways to Use Hydrosols

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Hydrosols are the aromatic waters produced via distillation. Suzanne Catty popularized hydrosols years ago with her book “Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy” and for years hydrosols were quite abundant in the market. Then there seemed to be a little bit of a quiet time for hydrosols until now when they are experiencing a kind of renaissance.  […]

Essential Oil Therapy for Shingles

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Herpes zoster: Shingles Herpes zoster, commonly called shingles, is an outbreak of a rash or blisters on the skin that is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox — the varicella-zoster virus. The first sign of shingles is often burning or tingling pain, or sometimes numbness or itch, in one particular location on only […]

Kris Colcock

Kris Colcock

Kris Colcock Kristina (Kris) Colcock, MA has been involved with Tarot and Aromatherapy for 20 years. Her own private studies along with her MA in Education combine for a well thought out class and easy to follow instruction. Her passion for the Tarot comes from years of interest and study. Her grandmother sparked her interest […]