The majority of essential oil-based literature published in, or prior to 2013 include a profile on Atlas cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica G. Manetti) essential oil. The conservation status of Atlas cedar (C. atlantica) is never noted in these profiles, because there was no conservation status for this species until 1998, when it was then categorized as a species of Least Concern,
What is a Drop
When making an aromatherapy blend, most aromatherapists rely on the “drop” system. That is that there are 20 – 25 drops per ml. Although this is an “approved” method, it really isn’t accurate. There are many variables when determining how many drops there are per ml. This includes the viscosity of the essential oil and the size
Written by Dr. Kelly Ablard and copied with her permission.
Report Date: October 1, 2017
Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora Ducke), also known as Cara-cara, Pau rosa, Bois de rose, Palo rosa, and Palo de rosa, is a tree found in Brazil (Amapá, Amazonas, Pará), Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, and Peru (Figure 1). It can reach a height of
One of my pet peeves is hearing people refer to something as “chemical free” – as if chemicals are something unsafe. This comment is so misleading, and yet I hear this statement often being repeated within the aromatherapy industry – by people who should know better. Some consumer labels claim that their products are chemical free – if they are
Reading a research article can be intimidating, especially if it is about an unfamiliar topic, is scientifically complex, and/or contains a lot of numerical values that reveal the findings of the research, but are difficult to make sense of. Consequently, people often find themselves only reading the abstract and/or the conclusion of research papers.
Although a lot of information about research
If you’re reading this, odds are you use essential oils and are mindful of the fragile state planet Earth is in. Thinking about just how fragile our planet is, can leave you feeling overwhelmed and anxious; I know that is how I am left feeling! Thank goodness for the anxiety-reducing effects of lemon essential oil. My relationship with ‘Citrus limon’
An essential oil monograph is a detailed profile of a specific essential oil. This includes but is not limited to the following:
Botanical Name/Latin Binomial
Chemotype if Applicable
Climate and Locations in which the plant typically grows
Harvest and Extraction Method
Essential Oil Characteristics:
Blending Factor (strength of aroma)
Common Name – Peppermint Essential Oil
Botanical Name/Latin Binomial – Mentha x piperita
Join Beverley Gray Oct. 30th – 31st on a journey celebrating wild medicinal, aromatic, and food plants used for health and healing.
Dates: October 30th and 31st, 2015
Times: October 30th- 6:00pm to 9:00pm; October 31st – 9:00am to 4:00pm
Location: The Sidney Hotel, 9805 Seaport Place, Sidney, BC V8L 4X3
Cost: Members – Early Registration Fee: $175.00 until October 1, 2015; Non-members and
The Alliance of International Aromatherapists will host a gathering of aromatherapists, massage therapists, doctors, nurses and many other holistic practitioners at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Downtown Convention Center, September 10-13, 2015, in Denver, Colorado.
With the title, Creating Higher Standards for Aromatherapy, AIA is hosting an array of industry leaders who will be presenting on a variety of topics including the