Andrea

Aromahead’s Advanced Graduate Program

by Andrea on January 17, 2011

Want to learn the chemistry of essential oils and have fun at the same time? Come to the Advanced Graduate Program at Aromahead Institute! Starts March 23, 2011 in Sarasota, Florida! 10-day class: Mar 23-27 and Apr 13-17, 2011 During this exciting professional-level program we will explore the chemistry, aromas and therapeutic uses of over […]

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Nurturing Skin Care Products From Bella Avani

by Andrea on January 14, 2011

I just love blogging about innovative, new companies! Bella Avani is an exciting company focused on herbal and aromatherapy skin care products. They offer a variety of holistic and therapeutic skin care products–from bar soap to moisturizers to sumptuous spa scrubs–all uniquely designed. The owner is Elizabeth Hornak. I first met Elizabeth when she took […]

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Aromahead Institute has a new batch of GC/MS-tested teachers! I am excited to introduce to you to five wonderful Aromahead Institute graduates who will be teaching Aromahead’s 235-hour Aromatherapy Certification Program (ACP).   They all attended a special teacher training with me, focused on teaching at this high level (in addition to all their many years of […]

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Solid Natural Perfumes

by Andrea on January 3, 2011

I love solid natural perfumes. They can be simple to make, and are so beautiful–and I don’t have to worry about synthetics.     One of my new favorites is made with beeswax, vanilla infused jojoba wax, Neroli essential oil (Citrus aurantium var. amara), Petitgrain essential oil (Citrus aurantium var. amara or Bigaradia) and Orange essential […]

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Ylang Ylang

by Andrea on December 26, 2010

Aromatics International imports their Ylang Ylang (Canaga odorata) essential oil from a South African distiller who has been in the essential oil business since 1983. Along with being an exceptional Ylang Ylang distiller, Clive works with rural communities and emerging farmers to establish crops specifically for essential oils. His daughter, Jessica, works with him in […]

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New Tool for Liquid Soapmaking: Foamer Pumps

by Andrea on December 12, 2010

This summer I bought some bottles and foamer pumps for liquid soap  from SKS Bottles. I added organic Castile soap, organic aloe vera gel, organic jojoba and some essential oils to the container, and to my complete delight, I had foam soap! I know these containers are not new, but this is the first time I have […]

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