Our first audio interview is up! Listen in as Dr. Robert Pappas answers our questions about essential oil chemistry and shares about his professional life as an analyst and educator. He also tells us about his new favorite essential oil. Find out what it is by listening to the interview!

Dr. Pappas has been providing university-level essential oil chemistry education for over 15 years. He is the Founder and Director of Essential Oil University. Sylla met him in 1996, in the Indiana Peppermint fields while Sylla was taking the class at Purdue. She wrote about their longterm professional friendship on her blog, Vintage Aromatherapist.

At the Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, we consider Dr. Pappas to be the longtime champion of myth-busting and truth-seeking in the industry. He has always been outspoken about setting the best standards in education on essential oils, their quality, and their purity. We believe that his work (for free we may add!) has made our entire field more ethical. Suffice to say, we are honored to have him as our colleague and friend.

In December of 2014, we started to collect your essential oil chemistry questions for the expert himself, Dr. Robert Pappas. We got lots of great questions! We had to narrow them down to four. However, Dr. Pappas had such a great time with us, there’s a good possibility for a follow up. We are excited about that!

Listen to the interview below. Nyssa is asking the questions, while Sylla chimes in, of course.

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