ifpaI have some great news that I’m really excited to share with you.

In addition to our approvals by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA), Aromahead Institute is now approved by the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA)!

The IFPA is one of the largest international Aromatherapy organizations. In addition to being a widely respected voice in the fields of holistic and natural care, the IFPA also accredits Aromatherapy schools, and Aromahead Institute is now one of their accredited schools.

This means that if you complete Aromahead’s Aromatherapy Certification Program and the Advanced Graduate Program (360 hours total), you qualify for full membership with the IFPA and can practice Aromatherapy in the UK, throughout Europe, and in many other countries around the world (such as Japan and China).

Aromahead has students from all over the world, and we are so happy to support their IFPA membership!


Botanica2016 Raffle Winners!

by Andrea Butje on February 1, 2016

botanica logoAromahead Institute’s Botanica2016 contest raised just over $10,000 for the three essential oil distillers below to come to the conference!

  1. Boswellness is a Vermont-based company importing  frankincense and myrrh resin from the country of Somaliland. They distill these resins in Vermont, USA into essential oils and hydrosols, which they then distribute worldwide to Aromatherapists, personal care product manufacturers, alternative medicine practitioners, and more.
  2. Wild Herbs of Crete has been collecting and distilling essential oils exclusively from wild-growing plant populations in Crete, Greece, an island known since antiquity for the quality of its aromatic and therapeutic plants.
  3.  PhiBee Aromatics have been studying the native plants of the American Southwest together for 23 years. In 2005, they bought their first still, and since then have distilled 77 different species of plants, from seven distinctive bio-regions in Arizona.

Aromahead created this raffle to allow these small-scale producers to participate at Botanica2016.

100% of the proceeds are going to the distillers’ flights to the conference, as well as their room and board. Below is a list of winners and the prize(s) they won from each company:

  • Natalya B. (Sammamish, WA) – four sets of Aroma-Spheres with a 5 ml essential oil blend from Essential Elements
  • Black Violet (Edgewater, MD) – one Aromatherapy consultation from Essential Education International
  • Ann S. (Williamson, NY) – gift basket from Tata Harper
  • Allison B. (Beverly, MA), Wendy W. (Charlotte, NC), and Fiona W. (Dalkeith, Midlothian, UK) – Aromatic Wisdom Institute’s “Green Cleaning with Essential Oils” online course
  • Miriam M. (Blair, NE) – $150 gift card from Patrick Smith Botanicals
  • Tadgi D. (Williamsville, NY), Suzan J. (Land O Lakes, FL), and Jennifer G. (Charlotte, VT) – three roll-ons from the Aum*Aroma line and three copies of Gina’s new book, Faith and The Fragrance Fairy from Essential Body Wisdom
  • Linda B. (Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada) – one-year subscription to LabAroma
  • Denise S. (Newman Lake, WA), Angela H. (Enfield, NH), and Julie V. (Pocatello, ID) – back issues (hard copies) of the IJCA and and three proceedings from Botanica2012 and Botanica2014 from Essential Oil Resource Consultants
  • Debra M. (Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, NZ), Denise J. (Brampton, Ontario, Canada), Cheryl M. (Savannah, MO) – a comprehensive consultation from Gabriel Mojay, founder of the Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy
  • Leslie G. (Goddard, KS) – one-year membership as a Hydrosol Supporter, an autographed copy of Harvest to Hydrosol written by Ann Harman, and an Alchemy poster from Circle H Institute
  • Susanne K. (London, England) – $150 gift card to Stillpoint Aromatics
  • Victoria Y. (Bow, WA) – one-year subscription to the International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy
  • Anne D. (Middlesex, England) and Melanie P. (Bognor Regis, West Sussex, England) – $150 gift certificate to Aromatics International
  • Julie V. (Pocatello, ID) – a gift basket with 21 Drops‘ Daily Dose Kit, Crunch Time Kit, Detox Blend, Equalize Blend, and Inspire Blend
  • Constance B. (Falls Church, VA) – a signed copy of Robert Tisserand‘s book, Essential Oil Safety.
  • Heather B. (Hampton Cove, AL) – four books from Jennifer Peace Rhind and her publisher Singing Dragon
  • Cinda K. (Orlando, FL) – PhiBee Aromatics‘ Conifer Collection: 4 Fir Oils, 3 Pine Oils and Blue Spruce

I hope to see you at Botanica2016 September 2–6 in Brighton, England! The three distillers we sponsored will be speaking, sharing their motivation and passion for producing quality essential oils for our industry, and introducing us to their individual specialties.



A Great Way to Give Thanks to Essential Oil Distillers!

January 25, 2016

Edit: The raffle is now closed! Check the blog on Monday, February 3, 2016 to see the list of winners. Botanica2016, the international Aromatherapy conference created by Rhiannon Lewis, brings together scientists, educators, essential oil distillers and those passionate about herbal medicine and Aromatherapy. Aromahead Institute is raising money to cover the costs for three essential oil distillers to […]

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Conifer Oil Extravaganza & A Black Spruce Recipe!

January 18, 2016

There is something really special about conifer essential oils. Their aroma is so comforting and invigorating at the same time. It gives me the sense of being in a cozy cabin—warm and cared for, with an expansive feeling of inspiration. (What better place is there to get creative than in a cabin in a pine […]

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Fun Aromatherapy Videos on Our YouTube Channel!

January 11, 2016

Are you subscribed to Aromahead’s YouTube channel? I’ve been uploading new Aromatherapy videos every two weeks, and I’m having so much fun! I get to film recipes, talk about the oils in each one, and show you the process step by step. Sometimes I get to take you to different rooms in my house to […]

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Cedar Citrus Bath Salts Help You Sleep when You Have a Cold

January 4, 2016

Happy New Year! I hope 2016 is off to a healthy, happy beginning for you. For those of you feeling under the weather or if you have a cold, it can be tough to feel rejuvenated and inspired for new beginnings. Do you have some favorite “feel better” practices for that? I often suggest taking a warm […]

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