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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Aromatic Summer Refreshers

The hot days of summer are here. ~ I have been making some refreshing variations of aromatic sun tea. I wanted them to be healthy and without additional sweetener. So, I chose green tea as the base. Why green tea? Green tea’s biggest benefit? "It's all about the catechin content," says Beth Reardon, RD, a Boston nutritionist. Catechins are antioxidants that fight and may even prevent cell damage. Green tea is not processed much before it's poured in your cup, so it's rich in catechins. What else is green tea good for? Improves blood flow. Lowers cholesterol. Keeps the blood sugar balanced. Protects brain cells from dying and restores damaged brain cells. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory

Summer Aromatherapy

Sun Protection Cream and a good Insect Repellant are my “must-have” aromatherapy products for the summer. I would like to share with you a couple of my favorite recipes. Shea Dream Sun Protection Cream- Makes 8oz. Mix together the following ingredients, over low heat in a double boiler: 1 cup of raw Shea Butter (Vitellaria paradoxa) 4 Tablespoons Carrot Seed Oil (Daucus carota) 4 Tablespoons Red Raspberry Oil (Rubus idaeus) 3 Tablespoons Macadamia (Macadamia integrifolia) 2 Tablespoons Avocado Oil (Persea americana) 2 Tablespoons Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis) 2 Tablespoon Vitamin E 1 Tablespoon Non-Nano Zinc Oxide Powder (You can omit this ingredient if you just want a moisturizer.) Po

Aromatic Summer

Ready, set, have fun! Summer is here in the Northern Hemisphere, a time of year to use cooling carriers, essential oils, and hydrosols. We would like to share with you some of our favorites. Favorite Summertime Carriers: Aloe Vera Gel or Jelly (Aloe barbadensis) - Used for first aid on wounds, cuts, sunburns, heat rashes, and non-greasy applications. Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) - Since this oil is a plant wax, it has a long shelf life and will not go rancid very quickly. It is used for inflamed skin and blending in essential oils. Witch Hazel Extract (Hamamelis virginiana) - Apply organic witch hazel to minor cuts and scrapes to stop bleeding. This is also useful for inflamed skin, and b

Summer- Fire Element

June 20th, marks the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. In the five-element theory, the FIRE element is associated with the summertime. This is a time of year when the energy has the fastest growth and is the warmest. Fire element symbolizes the peak of Yang energy, young adulthood, the time of flourishing. Fire represents youthful energy, active and extraverted. Fire phase corresponds to the South, the warmest and brightest direction (in the Northern hemisphere), and noontime when the sun is the highest in the sky and the light is the brightest, to summer, when we are most active and spend the most time outside. The life phase of the Fire is the time that we shine most brightly, wh

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