Shanti Dechen, CCAP, CAI, LMT

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 18 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.

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GALBANUM- Ferula galbaniflua

I have been aware and have used Galbanum Ferula galbaniflua for years. However. it just came to my attention in one of our essential oil boxes that it wanted some attention! It is a fantastic essential oil for skin care, especially in healing balms and blends. Historical and Modern uses: The ancient Egyptians used galbanum as an ingredient in the embalming process. It was also combined with frankincense as a holy incense. It has long been used for treating wounds, inflammation, and skin disorders. It is beneficial for mature and overactive skin. Also, used in massage blends for increasing circulation, easing muscle tension and in aromatherapy blends for opening the respiratory passages. Bot

Aromatherapy Healing Balm

As the Autumn weather turns drier and cooler, I am starting to feel my skin drying out. Time for some wonderful Healing Balm! This has been a go to product for me for many, many years. I would like to share my favorite Healing Balm formulation with you. This balm is excellent for dry, irritated, and chapped skin, cuticles, dry heels, wounds, cuts, insect bites, rashes, eczema, psoriasis, and even diaper rash. Healing Balm - Makes 4oz. Ingredients: 5 TBSP. unprocessed beeswax ½ cup combination of carrier oils. ​ Try our favorite combination for deep skin nourishing: (This last batch we made included a combination of argan, calendula, jojoba, tamanu, wheat germ, and vit. E.) Essential oils o

Autumn Aromatherapy Blends

Enjoy these Autumn aromatherapy diffusing blends that can bring comfort, warmth, and a burst of joy into your environment. These methods work quickly and do an excellent job of diffusing the oils throughout your home or office. These aromatherapy blends are intended for diffusing, in a spray bottle, or stove top applications. * Aromatherapy Diffuser—Add one of the essential oil blends into a nebulizing diffuser. * Spray bottle—Fill a glass spray top bottle with 1 TBSP. of vegetable glycerin, add one of the essential oil blends, shake well, and then add distilled water. Spray in the corners of any room, your car, or in your shower before you get in. * Stovetop—Fill a small pot with water, sim

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