What does a Certified Aromatherapist actually do?

by Andrea Butje on September 26, 2016

I have met so many amazing people through Aromahead Institute!

Many of them are students and graduates. In fact, I was so impressed with the work Aromahead graduates are doing in the world that I started the Aromahead Graduate Directory. It’s an online database where our graduates can list their businesses, talk about how Aromatherapy has benefited their lives, and share their experiences studying at Aromahead.

I was perusing the Graduate Directory the other day (again!) and decided to share a few stories of graduates of the Aromatherapy Certification Program (ACP).

Then I would like to tell you about a special webinar that will show you how to become a graduate of the ACP yourself.

Karen Carozzi (Costa Rica)

“I was raised in a family who knitted into me the value plants, herbs, and trees could provide to our bodies. I carried these practices throughout adulthood in my personal life. However, it wasn’t until a personal medical diagnosis that I was introduced to the power of essential oils. That season was the catalyst to digging deeper and ultimately shifting careers. The new-birthed passion, now very personal, served as a journey for preparing me for the path I have been on for several years.

“I am a former Corporate Designer from Southern California and now, as a Certified Aromatherapist in Costa Rica, I dedicate myself to providing care, options, and truth to others who are in search for support and healing in their journey to wellness.

“My love for seeing people walk in the abundance of a healthy mind, body, and spirit is complemented by my simple life in the Pacific NW coast of Costa Rica with my amazing husband, very extroverted neighborhood monkeys, and lurking iguanas.

“After extensive research on various teaching programs on essential oils, I found Aromahead Institute’s program, teaching style, and staff to be above reproach. The wonderful attention to students is amazing—very personable, professional and with great attention to detail. I am very proud to have been part of this program—it was more rewarding than I ever expected.”

wendyWendy Almanzar (Milwaukee, WI)

“I’m a wife, mom, and grandmother, living in Wisconsin! I’ve been interested in Aromatherapy for over 30 years, starting with oil rings, incense, candles, and room deodorizers in my home. I also dabbled with essential oils in my previous career as a property manager.

“I wanted our ‘model’ apartment to stand out from the rest, so I added scents, depending on the season, that were all natural, and that people would remember. This always brought the kindest compliments! I love preparing blends that support healing, as well as just creating blends to help relax after a busy day, or special pampering. I feel like Aromatherapy has been the whisper in my ear and my calling, all along. It’s truly my passion.

“I can’t say enough great things about Aromahead Institute! Andrea shares her wealth of knowledge in easy to understand material, including videos and webinars. She adds a light touch of humor as well! (My favorite is Q&A with Andrea Butje, talking about Esters and Ethers) I’ve learned so much with this class; my goal is to proceed even further by taking the clinical studies course. Andrea and the rest of the Aromahead team of instructors are all so encouraging, kind, and supportive! I’m proud to be an Aromahead graduate!

I find the stories of our Aromahead graduates incredibly inspiring!

If you’ve ever considered a career in Aromatherapy or want to understand what it takes to become a Certified Aromatherapist, I’d like to invite you to a special webinar that can teach you how to take your Aromatherapy education to the next level.

It’s called “How to Become a Certified Aromatherapist!” It’s a free, fun online event that will answer all your questions about getting your Aromatherapy Certification. Like you, I have seen the profound impact of essential oils on emotional and physical health, and I’m truly amazed at how much we can do with a solid education.

This webinar will walk you through what’s involved in becoming a Certified Aromatherapist.

You can sign up for the webinar here.

If you want to become an expert in Aromatherapy, this webinar is for you.

If you’ve ever felt intimidated by the chemistry of essential oils, this webinar will show you how the right guidance can help you easily understand chemistry and gain the confidence you are looking for.

If you’ve always wanted to make amazing products and blends for your clients, family members or friends . . . be sure to come to the webinar!

Come to the webinar to learn:

  • How understanding essential oil chemistry can boost your confidence and enhance your blending skills . . . and how fun chemistry can actually be (I promise)!
  • How learning online offers you an in-depth education and a convenient way to get your certification on your own schedule, at your own pace.
  • How to meet the standards for Certified Aromatherapists set by some of the most respected Aromatherapy organizations in the world—the AIA (Alliance of International Aromatherapists), NAHA (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy), and IFPA (International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists).
  • How professional Aromatherapy Certification can help you take your business to the next level, or even start a brand new one.

Certification offers rewards beyond the education itself. It shows people that you have applied yourself and is an external validation by other professionals in the field. Being a Certified Aromatherapist gives your students and clients a reference point. It helps people understand your dedication and gives them a sense of security. It inspires trust in you when people are just getting to know you.

Register for “How to Become a Certified Aromatherapist!” here!

I can’t wait to see you on the webinar!

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My Journey into the World of Essential Oils

by Andrea Butje on September 19, 2016

I want to share the story of how I first got introduced to the world of essential oils and Aromatherapy.

Let’s go back to 1994, when Cindy Black and I co-founded the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, NY.

Running a Massage Therapy school was a deeply fulfilling experience, and I loved using essential oils as part of our curriculum. One day, I noticed a beautiful essential oil catalog among some incoming mail on my desk. I decided to order a few oils from that company.

When the oils arrived, I used a few drops of my brand new Roman Chamomile in some jojoba to ease a bit of tension in my belly. I was so impressed with the results! I knew I had stumbled on something special. My lifelong interest in Aromatherapy had begun.

My intensive study of plants and essential oils led me to Europe,  where I witnessed the craftsmanship involved in the distillation process firsthand.

This experienced deepened my appreciation for essential oils even more. I was so moved by the dedication the farmers and distillers put into their work, that I developed a passion for supporting them, encouraging Aromatherapy companies to source their oils directly from distillers. (Since then I have traveled around the world, developing relationships with small distillers in England, France, Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Morocco, Italy, Corsica, Canada, the Seychelles Islands, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, Grenada, and the United States.)

In 1998, I taught my first Aromatherapy Certification Program, which established the beginning of Aromahead Institute. In 2003, Cindy and I transferred ownership of the Massage school in order to focus full-time on building Aromahead. From that day forward, I’ve been working with essential oil distillers, writing about essential oils, and teaching Aromatherapy.

If you also have a passion for essential oils and living a healthy lifestyle, I want to invite you to a special webinar that can teach you how to take your Aromatherapy education to the next level.

It’s calledHow to Become a Certified Aromatherapist! It’s a free, fun online event that will answer all your questions about getting your Aromatherapy Certification. If you’re wondering what becoming certified entails and how it could support your life and career, this is the webinar for you!

You can sign up for the webinar here.

If you want to become an expert in Aromatherapy and develop a deeper understanding of essential oils . . . please join us!

If you want to develop a new career, or add essential oils into your current business . . . please join us!

If you want to make amazing products and blends for your clients, family members, or friends . . . please join us!

Come to the webinar to learn:

  • How understanding essential oil chemistry can boost your confidence and enhance your blending skills . . . and how fun chemistry can actually be (I promise)!
  • How learning online offers you an in-depth education and a convenient way to get your certification on your own schedule, at your own pace.
  • How Aromahead can help you meet the standards for Certified Aromatherapists set by some of the most respected Aromatherapy organizations in the world—the AIA (Alliance of International Aromatherapists), NAHA (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy), and IFPA (International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists).
  • How Aromatherapy Certification can help you take your business to the next level, or even support you to start a brand new one.

We’ve held this webinar several times over the past few years and every time we get amazing feedback from our attendees.

Here are two emails I’ve received from people who attended this webinar last year:

“I am loving this webinar, I had no idea how much I would learn! I just started using EOs, and am amazed at how well they have helped, and I’m so excited to see how to get started learning more so I can help others. Thank you so much! The slides are beautiful, easy to read, and so impressive. (And I really love seeing your pictures of the essential oil distillation in France.)”

— Lori

“I LOVED the webinar! I attended and stayed for the Q&A. I highly recommend this, as there is a LOAD of info given out in the Q&A! Andrea, you have a fantastic teaching voice and demeanor! I can’t wait for the next one!”

— Tisa Lynn Carlson

You can sign up for the webinar here.

I consider it my life’s work to encourage people to study essential oils. If you’re excited about using essential oils effectively and safely, then a good certification program will greatly benefit your work.

I can’t wait to spend time with you on the webinar! I will share lots of information about the Aromatherapy profession, show you pictures I have taken from around the world and so much more!

Love,
Andrea

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Rivendell Aromatics: Distilling Lavender Varieties in California

September 12, 2016

Sandy and Roland Messori of Rivendell Aromatics are distilling Lavender in California. About 30 years ago, Sandy Messori was thinking about some of the crafts that her grandmothers did every day, but which were no longer a part of her daily life. 

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A Vanilla-Infused Jojoba Massage Oil

September 5, 2016

I love infusing carrier oils with herbs and spices! Jojoba wax is especially nice when it’s infused with other scents. It has no scent of its own, so it holds the pure aroma of whatever you infuse into it. If you infuse it with balsam fir absolute, you’ll smell balsam fir. If you infuse it […]

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The Heart of Aromatherapy (Amazon Best Seller): Pre-Order Today!

September 1, 2016

I wanted to share some truly exciting news: my new Hay House book, The Heart of Aromatherapy: An Easy-to-Use Guide for Essential Oils, is available for pre-order on Amazon! The book has only recently been made available for pre-order but has already made it to many of Amazon’s top lists including: #11 on Amazon’s “Best […]

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Aromatherapy for Muscle Tension and Headaches

August 29, 2016

If you suffer from tension headaches, you know they often come with aching muscles. I want to share a recipe that uses Aromatherapy for muscle tension and headache relief at the same time. This recipe is really convenient because it’s made in an Aromatherapy inhaler. Most of the time when I’m using Aromatherapy for muscle […]

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