We want to thank you all so much for participating in our first-ever Spring Giveaway. You are helping us find new ways to do what we do better.
We’re having a fun time reading through your entries. Your questions are providing great insights into what we can share on our website over the next few weeks and months.
This giveaway went so well that we decided to do it once every season. Look for our Summer Giveaway in a few months. Check back with us often for new blogs and links with the answers to your questions.
And now …
Winners of the Spring Giveaway:
$50 off the Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual ~ Grace Shoop
$250 off the Aromatherapy Practitioner Course ~ Crystal Gostinger
Signed copy of Aromatic Mind Book ~ Janie Fichter
Signed copy of Aromatic Spa Book ~ Ashley Glassman
Free Attendance to Tropical Treatments on June 28th ~ Li D. Wong
All winners will be contacted via email by the end of the day.
THANK YOU AGAIN for celebrating with us.
We hope you come back soon.
Blooming on Schedule
I’ve never grown Calendula before, but I got some seeds at our local market from someone else with a yarden (a garden that covers the entire yard). I planted the seeds last fall and finally, I have plants!
In light of this, I am trying my hand at infusing an oil. I’ve never done this before, so I will let you know how it goes. If you have any advice, please leave a comment!
My colleague, Jade Shutes, has a great Calendula PDF on her school’s website. It says that the name Calendula comes from the plant’s affinity to bloom on schedule. How funny, we thought, because we’ve been working towards blooming on our own schedule!
We officially launched our new website today in celebration of the Spring Equinox. You can enter to win a free book or class here.
This weekend, we will be celebrating Spring and the growth of the Atlantic Institute. We’ve got a new home online and we hope you’ll come by for a visit.
From Friday, March 21 to Monday, March 24th, we will be offering free shipping on all US orders. There are limited time specials on our Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as a chance to win a “door prize.” All you need to do is share your thoughts with us. Just fill out our form with your name, email, questions about aromatherapy, and comments on our new site.
Here’s your chance to let the Atlantic Institute know what you’d like to learn and how we can make our website better. You’ll also be entered to win a free book or class!
Prizes totaling $500!
You only have until Monday, March 24th at midnight to submit your entry to win one of these prizes. Do it now before you forget. : )
Stay in touch with us on social media so you don’t miss anything at the party.
Welcome to our new home!
We’re glad you’re here.
In celebration of the Spring Equinox and our new virtual home, we wanted to bring you an inspirational spring-time blend.
Robbi Zeck says that Vetiver provides us with assurance and grounding; Petitgrain awakens that which is no longer stifled; and Mandarin brings the peace of composure for moving us forward.
This blend represents the support of earth with the smell of freshly turned garden dirt and roots (Vetiver). The leafy greenness of new growth (Petitgrain) opens us up to start a new journey. Finally, the soft, sweet scent of fruit (Mandarin) reminds us that rewards do come from the growth of the previous year. This is what spring shows us: out of the darkness of the earth, new life emerges.
Use this blend to help pave the way for a new emergence in your life. What will your growth look like this year?
Dilute 2.5% (15 drops of your blend in 1 oz. of carrier oil) for a face and body blend. This is great for a transformative massage session or as an anointing oil after a shower. You can also diffuse it in the environment to really get spring in the air.
While using this blend, simply repeat this affirmation:
I am supported and protected as I emerge into my new life.
We wanted to use Mandarin because it’s not phototoxic like some other citrus oils. Alternatives could be Sweet Orange (C. sinensis), Grapefruit (C. paridisi), or even Neroli (C. aurantium). If you don’t have Vetiver, find another oil with a grounding/earthy quality. Patchouli (P. cablin) comes to mind. Tell us in the comments what your variations are. Don’t take our recipe too seriously. You can totally make up your own. We want to hear from you about what you’re blending for Spring.
Welcome to the new restart of the Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy.
We are in transition over the next few days as we switch over to our new website. Please come back this weekend for our official launch. We will host an open house, and we’ll even give away the door prize of a free book. Stay in touch with us on Facebook and Twitter.
… And since you’re here, you might as well look around. We’re still touching up a few things, so if you see something out of place or missing, please let us know.
We’re glad you’re here.