Have you ever hit rock bottom only to look up and wonder what’s next? Sometimes it takes a shock for us to finally look around and wonder, “What do I want to do with my life?”
I love hearing stories of those who’ve found a way to not only overcome misfortune, but transcend it. Not just because they inspire me, but because I know we need more stories like this in our world today. Marge Clark is a living example of someone who is redefining disability, and she owes it partly to the power of essential oils. Listen to our first ever interview in the Inner Sanctum.
Springtime means new growth, flowers, and … pollen. For many of us, that means lots of sneezing, a runny nose, and red eyes. Find out about our favorite remedy for allergies. It is easy to make and it’s tasty!
Enhance your spring cleaning with essential oils by making aromatic honey, celebrating the coming of spring, and cleaning out all that you no longer need. The Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy will show you how!
Last year was the first year we offered the Aromatherapy Beginner’s Course and Training, created by Linda Byington and myself. Since we have so much fun together, I asked Sylla to attend. Believe it or not, she walked away with some surprising insights.
Are you looking for the ultimate reference for natural perfumery? Do you work with aromatic materials, such as essential oils, CO2s, or absolutes? If so, the Atlantic Institute has just the book set for you.
At the Alliance of International Aromatherapists Conference this past August, many of our friends and colleagues had the pleasure of seeing Sylla win this year’s Outstanding Contributions Award.
Nyssa and Sylla discussing “Nerdism” when it comes to essential oil chemistry and Dr. Timothy Miller. Check out why we think it’s cool to know your essential oils on the molecular level.
A few weeks ago, Sylla and I went to Moffitt Cancer Center. Together, we spoke at a Lunch and Learn event for stage 4 breast cancer patients.
Learn the intuitive science of healing "Let your perfume become your medicine" March 2017 In celebration of our coming out this weekend, we are offering super savings for 2 hours only! Only from 2-4pm on Sunday, you can get HALF OFF these items. Aromatic...
Winter is the time of year where we’re called to slow down and be still. It might not seem that way with holiday season sprees, year-end deadlines, and new year jump-starts. But it is important to continue to find stillness in the whirlwind of winter. Essential oils are great tools for helping us come back to center.
At the heart of a mindfulness practice is the idea of the “beginner’s mind.” This means that no matter how long you’ve been practicing, you are encouraged to approach your experience with the mind of a beginner. I like to apply this to my practice of working with essential oils.
Sylla interviews Colleen Dodt on her early days in aromatherapy and how she uses essential oils now.
As we slowly move towards spring, we can feel the stirrings of the earth in this time of new root growth. Now is the time for contemplating how to nurture the seeds that are sprouting in our lives. Lately, we are turning to earthy roots of Vetiver and Angelica for inspiration in our growth process.
Our first audio interview is up with Dr. Robert Pappas. Listen in as he answers our questions about essential oils chemistry and shares about his professional life as an analyst and educator.
A student writes about her experience learning essential oil chemistry. We love how she is using both educational materials and her own intuition to make chemistry as enlightening endeavor.
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Early this morning, I was aware that I was dreaming of hydrocarbons. Just the word, hydrocarbon, and then there was a line, and then I saw 5, 5, and then I woke up.
At the Alliance of International Aromatherapists Conference in Denver last September, we met and befriended two passionate women who are spearheading the first documentary about our industry. Angela Ehmke and Kristina Bauer have begun the tremendous task of putting together Uncommon Scents. They debuted their intention at the conference last fall.
We are happy to announce that we have a new instructor on board. The wonderful and talented Shellie Enteen will now be teaching our classes. Shellie lives in South Carolina but hopes to serve those seeking live classes in the Carolinas and Georgia.
For a lot of people, roses are the epitome of love. As Valentine’s Day swoops closer, lovers rush to buy bundles of these beautiful flowers. But did you know that most roses are bred for beauty and don’t give off the aroma that they should?