7 Great Ways to Use Hydrosols

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

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 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 […]

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 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 is a graduate of The Northeastern Institute of Whole Health and The Institute of dynamic Aromatherapy (now the East-West School for 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 metaphysical to […]

Inula : Inula graveolens essential oil

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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)

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”

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

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 […]