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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.

Thoughts on Aromatherapy and Herbalism: by Courtney Herrera, Clinical Aromatherapy Mastery Program Student & Certified Herbalist

botany picture FotorTo me, aromatherapy is part of herbalism. Maybe it's because I am trained as an herbalist first, and am undergoing training as an aromatherapist now. Whatever the reason, I find myself utterly confused at the division between these two herbal healing modalities. To me, it makes sense that as an herbalist you should have formal training in aromather...
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All About Autumn- Metal Five Element

5elementIn the theory of the Five Elements, also known as the Five Phases, the season of Autumn is associated with the METAL element. The Metal element symbolizes the time of the harvest, gathering in, and the beginning stages of Yin. After the Fall Equinox the weather turns cooler, the nights are now longer than the days, the climate is dry as leaves dry ...
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Autumn Room Spritzers

Autumn spitzers FotorMany thanks to Natalie Zalenka for her wonderful BLOG contribution. Natalie has had a lifelong interest in holistic healing and helping others, as well as a commitment to learning. She is a Reiki Master Teacher and is a current student in our Clinical Aromatherapy Mastery Program.  Autumn has arrived, with its brilliant colors, crisp air,...
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Aromatherapy Healing Balm

salve mailchimpAs 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, c...
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GALBANUM- Ferula galbaniflua

galbano tienda naturalmaI 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 em...
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Autumn Aromatherapy Blends

3autumn aromatherapy blends Fotor FotorEnjoy 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 Diffuse...
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Yarrow- Achillea millefolium

yarrow FotorWe recently enjoyed an amazing abundant harvest of Yarrow, Achillea millefolium, from our botanical garden. Along with hydrosol distillation, we also created several infusions. One in a base of jojoba oil to add to further aromatherapy blends and a beautiful infusion of yarrow in a witch hazel extract base for skin care applications. Need more info...
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