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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Three Chamomiles

Ever since my first cup of Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime tea in the late 70’s, I have been in love with chamomile! There are several chemotypes of chamomile that are used in aromatherapy. I would like to share my appreciation of three chamomiles with you: German chamomile (Matricaria recutita), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), and Cape chamomile (Eriocephalus punctulatus). We have German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) growing abundantly in our botanical garden. It is a fabulous dried herb for tea, particularly used as an evening nightcap to encourage a deep and restful sleep. We also distilled it for hydrosols, flower essences, and as an infused oil in jojoba for facial serums, and

Aromatherapy from a Holistic Perspective

Daily we receive questions from our students and others requesting an essential oil that would be suitable for a specific aliment. To us there are greater benefits in a holistic approach to aromatherapy and healing; otherwise, you are missing many pieces to wholeness and masking the real issues towards complete healing. Holistic comes from the Greek word 'holos' meaning whole. A holistic aromatherapy treatment works on the whole person, taking into account factors such as their lifestyle, diet, medical history, emotional, mental, and spiritual states, as well as their physical side. “In a world of specialization, we have been trained to think of medicine as a separate world—when we are sick,

Dead Sea Salt Shower Scrub

The Dead Sea Salt scrub was first popularized by the spa industry for skin exfoliation. It does assist to cleanse off dead cells and smooth the skin. However, this is also an amazing aromatherapy application to reduce pain and inflammation, as well as increasing the circulation and lymphatic flow. Dead Sea Salt Shower Scrub is also a very powerful way to cleanse your personal energy, clear stagnant chi (life-force energy), and to reduce low-frequency energies, that you may have picked up from others or in your environment. We prefer to use Dead Sea salts (fine grain) in our aromatherapy shower scrub. What is so special about Dead Sea Salt? These salts are sourced from the Dead Sea, which is

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