Deborah Barr

Deborah Barr

Deborah Barr Deborah Barr is one of the best known Holistic health speakers and counselors in Western Pennsylvania and  beyond. Since 1980, she has helped clients achieve renewed health, vital energy, weight loss, lifestyle changes, and inner peace with her unique “whole person” approach to health, weight, and lifestyle issues. Her work focuses on healing […]

Tami Cummings

Tami Cummings

Tami Cummings Aromatherapy found ME! When I was in school, I had to do a major project on a topic of my choice. I had already known that I was fascinated by psychology and the subtle, indirect things that affect one’s mental state. I was seeking something unique & interesting, but to my disappointment, there […]

Janine Sousa

Janine Sousa

Janine Sousa Janine is a graduate of The Northeastern Institute of Whole Health and The Institute of dynamic Aromatherapy (now the East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies). A former CPA, Janine holds a BSBA in accounting, and has been working in the healing arts for eighteen years. She brings thirty years experience in the […]

Inula : Inula graveolens essential oil

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Inula Dittrichia graveolens (L.) W. Greuter syn. Inula graveolens (L.) Desf. Synonyms: Erigeron graveolens, Inula graveolens (L.) Desf., Solidago graveolens (L.) Lam., Paniopsis graveolens Raf., Cupularia graveolens (L.), Pulicaria graveolens (L.) Botanical family: Asteraceae Common names: Stinkwort, Cape Khakiweed, stinkweed, camphor inula Habitat: A native of the Mediterranean area, Inula is an erect, bushy, aromatic […]

How to make your own Natural Vapor Rub for the Autumn and Winter Months

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Natural Respiratory Salve by Jade Shutes Equipment: Double boiler Stainless steel fork Measuring cup Scale (to weigh beeswax) Kitchen towel (to dry bottom of pan) Essential Supplies 1 ounce beeswax 1 1/8 cup sesame oil (other other vegetable oil) 6-8 50ml salve jars (can use 25ml jars) Premade synergy of essential oils: (20mls) 4ml Peppermint […]

How to make an Aromatherapy Foaming Cleanser

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Aromatherapy Foaming Cleansers are fun to create and make great holiday gifts as well! To make, you will need the following supplies: Organic Liquid Castile Soap Hydrosol of choice (I used German chamomile as I was out of my first choice, Lavender) Essential oils of choice (I used Palmarosa and Lemon but you could use […]

How to make an Aromatherapy Inhaler

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Aromatherapy Inhalers I love inhaler tubes. Easy to make and easy to use.  Since its Autumn (vata season), I focused on creating an inhaler for anxiety but it is an equally awesome time to create one to support the respiratory system and immunity as well.  Sample blends are below.   To make an inhaler, you […]

Amy LaPierre

Harmony Aromatherapy

Amy Lapierre Our company is family-owned and operated and has been in business since 2008. Holistic Aromatherapist Amy Lapierre has studied current methods, practices, & techniques of aromatherapy, and has completed her aromo 101 course through the East-West School of Herbal and Aromatic studies. She brings a unique perspective and qualified expertise to meet each […]

Daniel Lacroix

Daniel Lacroix

Daniel Lacroix Daniel is a French therapist specializing in soft tissue manipulation.  His work is a combination of myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, lymph drainage and energy therapy. Daniel experienced the benefits of this approach during his own journey to healing. Many of his patients are referred by physicians and medical staff for relief of symptoms […]

Clinical Social Worker shares aromatherapy with clients

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Interview with Brian Cina, Clinical Social Worker   While teaching  at Lunaroma in Burlington, VT,  I was honored to meet Brian Cina, a Clinical Social worker who integrates aromatherapy into his practice with adolescents and parents. During this interview Brian shares with us his insights and experiences of working with essential oils in a clinical […]

All Heal Salve

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Summer Healing “Green” Salve For scraped knees, abrasions, itchy skin/spots, dry skin areas Not for use on deep cuts/wounds. Ingredients to make 8-10 2 ounce jars (I made 6 2 ounce jars and 2 tubes of salve with this recipe.) 2 ounces beeswax (shaved or cut into small pieces) 3/4 cup Plantain herbal oil 3/4 […]

Make Your Own Body Butter

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Vanilla Infused Shea Coconut Body Butter Interested in making your own Butters, Balms and Salves? Consider our Butters, Balms and Salves online certification program. Ingredients 6.6 ounces shea butter 3.3 ounces coconut 1/4 cup (1.715 oz) vanilla infused jojoba oil (to learn how to make: http://theida.com/essential-oils/vanilla-bean-infusion) 1/4 cup (1.91 oz) avocado oil 1 tsp (.145 […]

An Aromatic Cooling Summer Gel

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Summer Cooling Gel For: Sunburn / Heat rash / Hives / Inflamed Skin Ingredients: 1/2 cup aloe vera gel 1 tbsp German chamomile hydrosol 1 tbsp Witch hazel hydrosol 1.5 tbsp plantain/chickweed herbal oil (*can use calendula or just plantain herbal oil too) 5 drops German chamomile essential oil 7-10 drops Lavender essential oil Steps […]

Hydrosols for Itchy Skin

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Over the past week I have been dealing with various batches of poison ivy on my skin.  I have quite an allergy to the plant so I also have some hives on my neck in response to the poison ivy rashes on my arms, stomach and legs. I had been using a clay combination to […]

Essential Oils for the Second or Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana)

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Essential Oils for the Second or Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana) By Guest Blogger and EWSHAS Instructor: Patricia Bonnard, PhD., Cert. AT.   Lots of my students, clients and fellow practitioners ask me if there is a connection between essential oils and the chakra system. Few of them realize that essential oils have amazing subtle (energetic or vibrational) qualities. The use of […]

Learn “About Vegetable Oils”

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About Vegetable Oils Written by: Jade Shutes, B.A., Dipl. AT, Cert. Herbalist Purchase book About Vegetable Oils is the first of a series of reference e-books designed to support and enhance your knowledge of all things related to aromatherapy! Discover the incredible benefits of a wide range of vegetable oils for maintaining and supporting the […]

Massage Therapy CE Hours: Aromatherapy Education

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This summer enjoy studying Aromatherapy from home online while also gaining CE hours.  The East-West School is an approved provider of CE hours for massage therapists through the NCBTMB and the FL Board of Massage.  Start earning your CE hours today!   Our Programs include: Aroma101: Foundations of Aromatherapy Aroma201: Advanced Aromatherapy Aromatic Applications for […]

Essential Oils to deter Wasps!

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WASPS! A few days ago I was looking out my kitchen window as I was doing the dishes and I noticed a few wasps hanging around and then disappearing under the wood railings of the deck. I thought, I bet the peppermint and/or lemongrass would prevent them from building their nest there. So I grabbed […]

Hibiscus Rose Sugar Scrub

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Hibiscus Rose Sugar Scrub by Jade Shutes A great cooling sugar scrub for the summer months!   Ingredients: 1 cup Brown sugar 1/2 cup Cane sugar 1/2 tsp cardamom (finely ground) 1/2 cup Dried Rose petals 1/2 cup Dried Hibiscus petals 1/2 cup Vanilla infused jojoba oil 1/4 cup calendula oil Instructions to make: 1. […]

Shea butter

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