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Shanti Dechen, CCAP, CAI, LMT is the founder and director of Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy, is a certified clinical aromatherapist, and has been a clinical aromatherapy instructor for the last 16 years. She has been a health practitioner and a certified massage therapist since 1979. She has a university background in healing and the sciences—over 15,000 hours of extensive holistic training and certification in body-mind therapies.

Aromatherapy Blending Considerations

essential oil bottles sunset with a candleAromatherapy blending is an art and a science. For blending to be effective it takes a strong foundation of aromatherapy knowledge and a basic intuition to determine the best essential oils and carriers for yourself and others. It is suggested that you consider all the factors when formulating an aromatherapy blend. Once you have taken a complete h...
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All About Arnica

arnicaArnica (Arnica montana) grows in high mountain regions of Northern Europe, Siberia and is also cultivated in North America. The German folk name for arnica means “mountain of well-being.”  Arnica montana is from the Asteraceae/Compositae family. The Arnica montana plant grows one to two feet in height with vibrant flowers similar to daisi...
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All About Hydrosols

hydrosol lavenderHydrosols are the aromatic waters created as a co-distillation during the steam distillation of essential oils or a stand alone product. Also commonly referred to as hydrolates, floral waters and plant waters. Hydrosols are not just aromatic waters of flowers. The hydro-distillation of plant matter such as roots, bark, needles, leaves, fruit s...
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Spring Rejuvenation: The Wood Element

SPRING Collage FotorMarch 20th welcomes the vernal or spring equinox for the Northern Hemisphere or the autumnal equinox for the Southern Hemisphere.  In the five-element theory, the spring season is associated with the Wood element. This element symbolizes the birth and fresh beginning stages of Yang energy. Wood represents new life and creation. Wood energy is ...
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Spring Cleaning with Aromatherapy

spring cleanupSpring is the time to open the windows, clean out the closets and clean your home environment. Using essential oils in household cleaning is the safest and healthiest way to enhance your health and environment. Commercial cleansers contain ingredients that are toxic and pose many health hazards. Some commercial cleansers can cause acute, or immedi...
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