The Aromatherapy Registrations Council Part II

The Issues with ARC As many of you know I have recently been questioning the legitimacy of the Aromatherapy Registrations Council (ARC). The reasons are numerous but most importantly, I care about our graduates and students, I care about the certification process, and I care about finding out the truth about things like the ARC […]

Do You Need the ARC Exam?

The Aromatherapy Registrations Council – Is it a legitimate examination board? As I continue my path within the aromatherapy profession, I cannot help but to ask if ARC (the Aromatherapy Registrations Council) is a legitimate board representing the aromatherapy profession. I can no longer stay silent about this matter or ignore its importance. I can […]

Aromatic Inspiration for the New Year

“Plants mean nothing in isolation; they are a life-form rooted in and identified by their community, by their relationships to and interactions with all other life on Earth.” (Buhner) Like plants, humans also mean nothing in isolation. We are a life-form rooted in and identified by our community, by our relationships to and interactions with […]

21 Days: 21 Ideas for Holiday Gifts and Seasonal Remedies

Enjoy 21 days of inspiring holiday gift ideas and a few seasonal recipes too! Begins November 2nd.   Sign up HERE!    

Is Eucalyptus safe for children? Part I

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

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

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

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

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 […]