Holiday Gift Making – Part One

Holiday Gift Making  Part One with Jade Shutes One of my all time favorite holiday events is the time for making aromatic and herbal gifts for family and friends.  We begin our adventure with all the supplies we have on hand or can easily get (because typically we wait until the last minutes).  The first […]

Internal Use of Oregano: An Exploration

Oregano: Origanum vulgare   by Jade Shutes My interest in writing this article comes from the ongoing questions I receive from individuals regarding the internal use of essential oils.  This week a student wrote in and asked about the internal use of Oregano and since I have been interested in the Oregano supplements I see […]

The Wellness Wheel by Heidi Nielsen

Wellness Wheel One Woman’s Journey for Healing By Heidi Nielsen When I think of the ways aromatherapy has transformed my life, I feel incredibly grateful. Whether I am hopping into the bath with some Lavender, using Peppermint on a tissue during a road trip, or rubbing a Eucalyptus salve on my chest when I am […]

An early morning review of: Clinical Aromatherapy

Written by Jade Shutes on the 29th Day of October 2011 at 5am.   Yesterday I sat down to read Jane Buckles article “Clinical Aromatherapy” which was recently published in the Massage Magazine.  Yet again I am amazed at how we have transitioned from Holistic to Clinical and how the previous ‘Holistic’ has somehow taken […]

Chronic sinus issues: Case study success

CASE STUDY by Graduate of the EWSHAS NOTE: To maintain client confidentiality we do not provide either the clients real initials or the practitioners name.   KC is a 65 years old salesman. He’s had sinus issues for over 10 years. His head and nose was continually stuffy making it extremely difficult to breath during […]

How to make Vanilla infused Jojoba Oil

Vanilla, the (really) early years It is the ancient Totonaco Indians of Mexico who were the first keepers of the secrets of vanilla. When they were defeated by the Aztecs, they were demanded to relinquish their exotic fruit of the Tlilxochitl vine, vanilla pods. When, in turn, the Aztecs were defeated by the conquering Spaniard, […]

The Internal Use of Essential Oils: An exploration

The Internal Use of Essential Oils by Jade Shutes   Over the years I have found the interest in the internal use of essential oils to be fascinating. While a couple of companies recommend the internal use of essential oils willy nilly without due consideration for safety, the aromatherapy industry at large simply states not […]

What is a MSDS report and who needs them?

What is a MSDS report? A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is designed to provide both workers and emergency personnel with the proper procedures for handling or working with a particular substance. MSDS’s include information such as physical data (melting point, boiling point, flash point etc.), toxicity, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, disposal, protective […]

Gattefosse – The Founding of Aromatherapy

Found some rather interesting footage about Rene Maurice Gattefosse. Here are three videos that outline Gattefosse’s life and experience with aromatherapy. Fascinating. Enjoy.

Cardamom: Queen of Spices

Cardamom: Queen of Spices Walk gently upon the earth Falling in love with Cardamom this Autumn Season! When I smell cardamom I feel transported to a place between heaven and earth where my feet touch the earth gently and my mind feels clear and light. It ignites a feeling of attraction, compassion, and kindness. There […]