2009: Celebrating and Reflecting

by Andrea on December 18, 2009

cindyandreaWhat a great year!




Are you inclined to reflect at the end of the year? My tendency is to work, learn, create, and then work more… and on the cycle goes!

Sometimes during the course of the year, I forget to pause and notice the growth in our businesses.

The end of the year does gently remind me to consider all that has happened. It’s the perfect time for celebrating and reflecting.

Aromahead Institute has expanded!

  • We bought the new land in Ithaca, and the teaching space is being built right now. We are excited to live in Ithaca in the summers and teach aromatherapy classes (Andrea) and advanced bodywork classes (Cindy). We will continue to teach in Sarasota in the winter.
  • The Graduate Directory also launched this year. Anyone coming to the Aromahead Institute website can see what graduates are doing for work, check out their websites and easily contact them.
  • The Aromahead Forum was created, and has been a great place for our students and graduates to ask and answer questions, share recipes, ideas and more. We also added a distillery photo album.


Aromatics International has also had a big year!

  • They now import 100 different essential oils from distillers worldwide! They’ve added many new recipes to the website, and created eight new search functions (see related article).
  • They added quite a few new hydrosols to their inventory,  and found over 10 new organic, small scale distillers to work with! We visited Aromatics International’s Canadian distiller for the first time, and they added a whole range of oils from Nepal and a testimonial page to the website.
  • Aromatics International’s website is in the midst of a redesign over the next few months. This will make the website even easier to use, with a faster check out and many fun new features.

So thanks to all of you for the incredible support you give us–we feel it every day and are continually grateful to do the work we love. May you all have a wonderful new year ahead!

Andrea and Cindy

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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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The Fragrant Muse December 19, 2009 at 9:49 am

I am grateful to have the opportunity to learn from two powerful and wise women. Congratulations on all your success in 2009 and may it double in 2010! Aromatic Blessings, Liz Fulcher


Mom Judy December 18, 2009 at 5:59 pm

WOW! I’m impressed even more than before. You two are amazing.


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