As many of you know, we had a “long shot, short notice” class with Dr. Robert Pappas scheduled. Dr. Pappas is a leading chemist in the field of aromatherapy and is the Founder/Director of Essential Oil University. After the initial announcement of the class, several unforeseen issues arose, and we quickly realized we had to cancel it.

Many people had already signed up and showed fabulous support from all over Florida and beyond! All have been refunded since the cancellation, but it is good to know that there is a lot of support for a class on essential oil chemistry from such a knowledgeable teacher.

If you don’t know this already, the Atlantic Institute has a long history with Dr. Pappas. In our online store, you can find two papers co-authored by Dr. Pappas and our Director, Sylla Hanger. One is on Artemisia arborescens and its special uses in skin care. The other is on the first known distillation and analysis of the essential oil of Eucalyptus camaldulensis, found and analyzed by the authors themselves!

If you’d like to learn more about Sylla Hanger and Dr. Pappas’s personal history, you can read the story of how they met and started working together on Sylla’s blog, Vintage Aromatherapist.

Ask Dr. Pappas

The BEST NEWS is that we’re planning an interview with Dr. Pappas in the new year, in preparation for a more extensive workshop with him in Florida.

We’re compiling a short list of questions to ask Dr. Pappas on essential oils, their chemistry, adulteration, standards, and myths.

We need your help. What is the one question you would ask an expert in the field of essential oil chemistry? Is there something that he hasn’t covered on his myths series or elsewhere?

Let us know what’s on your mind.

Please submit your question below. 

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