Blogging and Essential Oil Education: Let’s Connect

by Andrea on September 4, 2010

essential oil education blogBlogging is a journey!

While I sit here at my computer, in serious contemplation,  I try to imagine how I can connect with you through writing.

What can I write that will support your essential oil education?

How can my blog posts actually change and grow your business or personal life? Can I find ways to express myself that will be both engaging and actionable?

When you finish reading an Aromahead Institute blog post, I want you have a new idea or new information that will actually mean something to you.

I love blogging. When I write, I imagine you on the other end reading the post. I feel the connection with you out there on the World Wide Web! I actually feel as if I have spent time with you while I write, especially those of you who comment! I think of the people who comment when I write new posts, and I consider your comments on my future blog posts.

When I started writing this blog, I wondered if I could possibly feel connected via the internet, by writing. I was surprised to find that I do feel connected. I have made new friends, learned from your ideas, recipes and thoughts.

I value your feedback.  Can you help me shape the way I connect with you at the Aromahead Blog?

  • What do you enjoy reading about?
  • What do you want to hear more about?
  • What makes you look forward to reading each new Aromahead blog post?
  • Do you prefer certain types of posts to others?

Thank you for being on the other end of these words, and thank you for taking the time to comment!

 

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Owner/Instructor at Aromahead Institute
Aromahead Institute, owned by Andrea Butje, is a premier resource for online aromatherapy classes. Andrea offers her inspired approach to online aromatherapy certification through essential oil videos and original education materials. Check out her book, Essential Living: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home, on Amazon!

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margaret September 4, 2010 at 7:39 am

I love reading your postings Andrea! Your love of aromtherapy and generous sharing of your expertise is always an inspiration to me.
I am interested in articles focusing on individual oils, more in depth information on them, I love new recipes for using the oils too. I recently bought a book called Aromatherapy Annointing Oils and am enjoying that aspect, using the oils to support “transformation”. I’ve had a nice response from the few blends I’ve made.

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Jennifer September 4, 2010 at 7:54 am

I would love to get some information on starting an aromatherapy business. Having lost my job a year and a half ago (now my boyfriend lost his, too) this idea keeps popping into my head more and more. I do not remember what got me into essential oils but I have been hooked for the past year and I don’t see it ending anytime soon!

I try not to look at my job situation as a negative thing but that does not always work. It really has been a great thing. I have found a love for natural and organic food and medicine and aromatherapy. What could be better than taking care of the body in a natural healthy manner? I feel more connected to the Earth than I ever have before and what energy she has! I know so many of you know this already and I am such a late bloomer! Better late than never, though! Right?

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and knowledge!

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Gretchen September 4, 2010 at 8:09 am

Hi Andrea what sweet words!

1 – I enjoy reading about people’s travels. I know you are traveling soon so I am excited to hear stories & see pictures!

2 – Something on my mind lots lately is my customer’s lack of interest in hydrosols; I am going to have to discontinue them if I can’t find a way to drum up some interest!

3 – I love reading, posting & joining blogs in general! I just love waking up in the morning & scrolling through my blogroll & reading everyone’s stories & thoughts for the day …..

4 – I am not a big fan of posts that are obvious attempts to get people to purchase something, nor I am a big fan of posts that highlight a single plant/ EO (I follow lots of blogs so these do get redundant). I like anecdotal information, personal stories, old stories of yore, rare & unusual information that is going to stick with you ….

Thanks for asking & let’s all enjoy a beautiful holiday weekend! ~ Gretchen.

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Mindy MacLaren September 4, 2010 at 10:45 am

Hi Andrea!
I enjoy reading your blogs because I think you are successful in all that you want to get across. I can feel your warm personality and your love for aromatherapy and generosity of information/education is always present. I like learning about individual components (like your blog on Geraniol the other day)…but, in general, I appreciate learning something new from each post.

Thank you!
Mindy

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Gina September 4, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Hi Andrea this is an amazing BLOG!!!!!!

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KC Rossi September 4, 2010 at 3:22 pm

New to blogging. Thanks for the great tips!!!

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Joyce September 4, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Andrea, I am so happy to be able to connect with you in this way…. and, I always like reading all the current news you have to offer on essential oils. Thank You for sharing your journey.

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Denise Jackson September 4, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Love your blog…So generous. Love your recipes and oil specific information. Thanks. Denise

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Khay September 4, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Andrea– no one explains it like you do!!! Great blog! Sooooo informative!

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Rebecca Silence September 4, 2010 at 3:55 pm

I appreciate the combination of your in-depth knowledge of essential oils and your passion for aromatherapy! Your positivity and desire to share what you have learned really set you (and your blog) apart. Thank you!

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Denise Jackson September 4, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Love your blog. So generous. Love your recipes and oil specific information. Thanks. Denise

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Khay September 4, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Love your blog and AROMAHEAD!!!

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Joyce Martin September 4, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Andrea, I am so happy to be able to connect with you in this way. I love reading the things you write on essential oils. Thank you for sharing your journey.

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Angela Mitchell September 5, 2010 at 6:13 am

Its so nice to be able to connect with you and others involved in complementary medicine all over the world via the internet!
I am currently offering massage in clients homes, make prescription blends and also volunteer at sports events, health fairs etc. Trained in nursing originally and most of it was i hate to say, soul destroying, so I left not long ago to devote my whole time in promoting better health using, what I feel, more appropriate methods.

When recieving your latest blog on geraniol it made me think that I do need some updating on the chemistry of oils. Whilst I studied the clinical diploma it was way back in 2002 so maybe a little rusty!!
Also like news on how oils are farmed, where they come from, any current issues with harvesting, more about how to blend, love facial massage and caring for skin so a little more on oils for skin too.
Gosh aromatherapy is more than just smelling oils isnt it???? it is a huge subject once you get into it. I love it!!!

Interested in bach flower remedies too -also -flowers themselves are interesting -I will be adding onto my new webpage about history of flowers, meaning of flowers etc, perhaps you may have info you could add to your blog?

My site is very basic -www.topnotetherapies.co.uk
The main philosophy I have is for every one person I meet/treat/talk to about aromatherapy it all adds up to sharing and empowering them with the means to better health, apart from popping steroids/statins/antidepressants -to furnish the hugely profitable pharmaceutical industry. Who I feel have lost their way -putting money before health is NOT holistic.

Looking forward to connecting more.

Namaste,

Angela from Glasgow, Scotland

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Christina September 5, 2010 at 2:39 pm

I have enjoyed every blog you have ever written. I wonder what kinds of things people are doing with aromatherapy, I love hearing about the latest research, I love hearing about distillers, I love learning about the way plants behave in nature and the way that transfers to the oil. I love it all. Thank you for blogging!
Also, I love staying connected to the Aromatherapy community out there.

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Tracie September 6, 2010 at 5:43 am

Hi Andrea…
I love that you do this blog… it helps me stay connected with you and with the oils. Your thoughts and inspiring words about the oils and your travels are amazing and brings me in and gives me an even deeper level of respect for you and the oils.
I would love to see more information on the individual components and the individual oils too, but love hearing about the lovely synergies that you create and have found to be powerful as well.
Thank you for sharing you…and the oils.
~Peace~
Tracie

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Crystal Baldwin September 6, 2010 at 9:26 am

I do enjoy everything about the blog thats for sure. It’s so fun to open up my mail and see something that I look forward to opening, like a gift.

For me I enjoy the specifics of oils, there actions, there uses, stories of therapeutic uses and outcomes, other ideas of things to mix them with – (enjoyed the blog on butters and oils). If i had to pick one area this would be it. That being said, I never tire of a great blog on a farm or travel :) For sure don’t question what you do, your doing a great job and enhancing my life as an aromatherapist. I never want to limit myself to the area’s that I think are important…..I might miss something amazing.

Reminds me of a quote from the poem- Last night as I was sleeping ( by Antonio Machado)……

“Last night as I was sleeping, I dreamt…… marvelous error.”

So write about what you want to, I’ll benefit. It could be my “marvelous error”.

Thanks,
Crystal

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Laura September 7, 2010 at 7:42 am

Andrea, your blog is fun and informative.
The most beneficial posts for me include the chemical components of the oils and how they benefit. That is the most difficult part of essential oil blending in my mind. The chemistry also helps me ‘talk the talk’ with more assurance.
The most FUN part of your blog is the travel and photography. While it’s nothing like being there, it’s still a trip w/o leaving the farm.
Not many blogs make my read list, but yours always does.

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Joan September 7, 2010 at 10:40 am

Hi Andrea,

I like everything on your blog. I consider you to be an experienced and knowledgeable person in the industry and if you think it’s worth blogging about, I’m ready to read it. I like that you get the information across in a short and succinct way, you’re encouraging, and focus on both personal and business growth. I think you strike a nice balance providing interesting info. and letting yourself come through. Keep up the excellent work! I’ve told you before and must say it again: Thank you for sharing what you know on your websites.

Joan

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Maria September 10, 2010 at 3:02 pm

I love this, Andrea. :)

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indrani July 17, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Hi Andrea,
that read like poetry….beautifully expressed! I shall visit your blog regularly ,not only because you are a great educationist in the world of Aromatherapy,but because you inspire me with your generous spirit. Also,this way I get essential(pun intended) information, without having to wait until the next time I can attend your workshop :)
Indrani

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