Guest Posts

Bead For Life’s Shea Butter Project

by Andrea Butje on April 13, 2012

About a month ago, I got an email from Erin and Heather, two women who work for the non-profit organization, Bead For Life. Bead for Life’s goal is to eradicate extreme poverty by creating bridges of understanding between impoverished Africans and the world’s concerned citizens. Erin and Heather were hoping I could connect them with an African […]

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Essential Oils and Fibromyalgia – A Student Paper

by Andrea Butje on March 14, 2011

As part of Aromahead Institute’s Aromatherapy Certification Program each student writes an 8-10 page paper. I want to share some excerpts from Maya Brownfeild’s paper, which focuses on essential oils and fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome whose cause is not well understood. The syndrome can include a wide variety of symptoms–the main ones are pain and tender […]

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Natural Incense: An Interview with Phytognosis

by Andrea on February 24, 2011

Jeremy Bechelli of Phytognosis took the time to speak to us about the process of making natural incense and the methods he uses. We were especially intrigued by his knowledge and his unique spiritual take on processing incense. Visit his Esty store and purchase some of his high quality incense–he has offered any Aromahead blog […]

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Maggie Tisserand: Benchmark Thyme and MRSA

by Andrea on November 29, 2010

A few weeks ago, I got an email from Maggie Tisserand telling me about an exciting project she has been working on with several thyme species/chemotypes, and Thymus zygis (Loefl L.), and MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). This is how she describes the work on her website, www.benchmark-thyme.com: “Benchmark Thyme is a unique blend of ethically […]

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We’re so excited to welcome Aromahead graduate Lucy Miller to the blog! She’s an  ARNP, Clinical Aromatherapist, and Natural Perfumer. In this guest post, Lucy shares her experience of India from an aromatherapist’s perspective. Take it away, Lucy! I’m part aromatherapist, part plant whisperer and mostly a natural perfumer! I am completely passionate about the intimate […]

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An Interview with The Jojoba Company

by Andrea on October 22, 2010

I began using The Jojoba Company’s certified organic jojoba at my former business, the Finger Lakes School of Massage, in 1998 and fell in love with it. I continue using it as a carrier for aromatherapy blending in classes at Aromahead Institute. The work The Jojoba Company does is a wonderful service to the aromatherapy […]

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