Is Eucalyptus safe for children? Part I

Eucalyptus

Is Eucalyptus essential oil or other 1,8 cineole rich essential oils safe for children under the age of 10?  Part I **NOTE: Part II is in the works….   “All substances are poisons; there is none which is not a poison. The right dose differentiates a poison from a remedy.” – Paracelsus – 16th-century physician […]

Exploring Essential Oils

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Webinar: Exploring Essential Oils with Jade Shutes

How to pronounce Latin names for Essential Oils and Botanical Families

Learn how to pronounce the Latin names of Essential Oils and their Botanical Family. Watch:

Aromatherapy for Herbalists

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The Role of Essential Oils in the Herbalist’s Toolbox  with Cathy Skipper The days of a strict dividing line between the Anglo-Saxon’s well-being based approach and the French clinical approach to aromatherapy are now behind us. There may still be some instances where, through lack of knowledge or openness to one or other of these […]

French Aromatherapy Certification Course

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French Aromatherapy/Aromatic Medicine Certification Course with Cathy Skipper and Jade Shutes   Join Cathy Skipper and Jade Shutes for an in-depth exploration of the French Model of Aromatherapy and expand your herbal and/or aromatic toolbox!   Although we are calling this French Aromatherapy, this is really a course about the internal use of essential oils. […]

Models for Aromatherapy: French, English, and the Emerging New Model

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Models for Aromatherapy: French, English, and the Emerging New Model “It could be argued that the explanatory model of disease that a practitioner uses is the most defining characteristic of that practitioner.” – James Snow This is my all time favorite quote regarding the impact of explanatory models of disease. It is from a course […]

5+ Great Aromatic Plants for the Garden

An Aromatic Garden

5+ Great Aromatic Plants for the Garden I am incredibly thankful to my mother for sharing her green thumb and love of gardening with me throughout my life. Even today, I admire her ability to grow just about anything, including a lemon tree! Over the years with aromatherapy, having a garden or visiting gardens has […]

Aromatherapy Products: Packaging and Labeling

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With Jade Shutes and the East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies  __________________________________________________________________ Hello Everyone – Here is the webinar pdf and a link to the recorded webinar. Below these items are a list of resources including INCI codes. Aromatherapy Products- Packaging and Labeling PDF LINK to Recording of Aromatherapy Products: Packaging and Labeling Webinar  Resources […]

Can essential oils be considered as dietary supplements?

Are Essential Oils Dietary Supplements?

Can essential oils be considered dietary supplements? by Jade Shutes   The correct answer is: Yes. PLEASE NOTE: This article is being written as a part of my research in preparation for our free webinar in January on Aromatherapy Products: Labeling and Packaging. One of the aspects we will be covering is how some companies […]

Distilling Your Own Hydrosols

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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 […]