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 […]

5+ Great Aromatic Plants for the 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

With Jade Shutes and the School for 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 for Labeling Class PDF […]

Can essential oils be considered as 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

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 […]

Doctrine of Signatures and 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

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 […]

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 School for Aromatic Studies is a member of the American Botanical Council! At […]

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 […]

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 […]