Chemical Components

Silver Fir Essential Oil

by Andrea Butje on November 25, 2011

Silver Fir essential oil (Abies alba) is perfect for winter! Silver Fir essential oil contains almost 50% d-limonene. Immunostimulant effects of d-limonene include stimulating lymphocyte proliferation (4) increasing the total white blood cell count (5), increasing the number and phagocytic activity of macrophages (1,2), and stimulating antibody production (5). Additionally, natural killer cell activity was enhanced […]

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Aromahead Institute’s 400-hour Scholars Program

by Andrea Butje on August 10, 2011

Interested in becoming certified in Aromatherapy? The Aromahead Institute Scholar’s Program is designed to meet the highest level of Aromatherapy Certification in the USA. The Aromahead Institute Scholar’s Program provides an inspiring combination of courses leading to qualification to practice as a Clinical Aromatherapist. The 400-hour program includes advanced training in aromatherapy chemistry, related anatomy and physiology, therapeutic […]

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Component Blending

by Andrea Butje on May 12, 2011

For 15 years, I’ve been importing essential oils from distillers, testing each batch with GC/MS and pouring countless kilos of essential oils into tiny 15 mL bottles. I just love essential oils. I love the aromas, the surprisingly effective impact they have on health–and yes, the chemistry! I’m especially interested in essential oil components. I’ve […]

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A New Component Database

by Andrea Butje on April 10, 2011

Aromahead Institute recently launched a new Component Database, a subscription-based online tool for researching essential oil components and their therapeutic actions.   A component database subscription gives you access to exclusive datasheets compiled by Andrea Butje and Robert Tisserand. Each datasheet includes a molecular structure illustration, chemical family, therapeutic properties, medicinal actions, safety concerns, notes and […]

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Balsam Fir Essential Oil

by Andrea on January 28, 2011

Common Name: Balsam Fir Latin Name: Abies balsamea Balsam Fir is one of my closest essential oil companions. My experience highlights Balsam Fir essential oil’s wonderful immune supportive, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties. The pronounced monoterpene content of Balsam Fir essential oil suggests it can support movement in the body. This means it can open up the […]

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New Online Class from Aromahead Institute

by Andrea on November 15, 2010

I am so excited to announce Aromahead Institute’s new class: The Online Advanced Graduate Program! To celebrate we are offering the class for $1050 until November 25th, 2010 (regularly $1200).   The Online Advanced Graduate Program Designed for Certified Aromatherapists who wish to continue their studies online. Take your knowledge of essential oils to the […]

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