39 Kurt Schnaubelt: How to Choose Authentic Essential Oils

Conversation with Kurt Schnaubelt

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • What makes an essential oil authentic?

  • How authentic essential oil constituents function as compared to synthetics (Thymol Example)

  • How authentic essential oils affect the body

  • Comparison of the quality of wild crafted as compared to industrial essential oils

  • GC/MS testing overview

  • How to balance tradition with the science of Aromatherapy

  • How to choose a high quality, authentic essential oil

About Kurt Schnaubelt

Aromatherapist and author Kurt Schnaubelt holds a Ph.D. in chemistry and is the founder and scientific director of the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy in San Francisco. He is the author of a number of books and study courses, among them: Advanced Aromatherapy, Medical Aromatherapy and The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils.

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38 Colleen Solis: Skin Health and Product Formulation

Conversation with Colleen Solis

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • Taking an “inside out” approach to skin health

  • Important functions of our skin

  • Herbal routines for skin health

  • Specific herb recommendations by individual constitution

  • How to formulate products for specific skin issues

  • Dealing with acne - herbal advice and routines

  • Essential oil recommendations by individual constitution

  • Preserving your skin care products

About Colleen Solis

Colleen Marie Solis (formerly Bingham) began developing her first products as a young child, playing with the soaps and perfumes she found hidden in cupboards. As an adult, she discovered that every ingredient was special and had its own story from where it was grown to when it was harvested. These unique stories taught her that the source and quality of each ingredient would define her health and her impact on the planet. She learned how to refine her choices in the food she ate and the products she bought to slather on her skin. Then in 2010, she signed up for her first herbal studies class, made her first batch of natural skincare, and began her journey as a product formulator and herbalist. Colleen's knowledge of whole plant medicine fused with her topical formulations resulting in the creation of her product line, Poppy Botanicals. Colleen is Lab Manager, Medicine Maker and an Instructor at The California School of Herbal Studies, and is developing and producing natural, plant based beauty products for companies nationwide.

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Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at www.floranella.com. Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

37 Penny Price: Hydrosols and Aromatherapy

Conversation with Penny Price

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • What is a hydrosol (hydrolat) and how is it made?
  • How are hydrosols used in Aromatherapy and how do they differ from essential oil use?
  • The chemical makeup of hydrosols
  • The therapeutic uses of hydrosols
  • The energetics of hydrosols
  • Tips for safe use of hydrosols
  • German Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) hydrosol profile and uses
  • Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) hydrosol profile and uses
  • Rose (Rosa spp.) profile and uses

About PENNY PRICE

Penny founded her company Penny Price Aromatherapy and the Penny Price Academy in 2003 and the company now has 15 distributorships over the world with 15 designated Academies teaching clinical aromatherapy. She was initially trained by her mother, Shirley Price, and then pursued her own studies, being awarded the first research degree from Oxford University, exploring the use of essential oils in behavior management in special needs education. As a lecturer in the therapeutic use of essential oils, Penny has traveled throughout Europe, the Far East and South America. Penny has written two books and co-written two more.

She has contributed substantially to peer-reviewed journals as well as populist articles for magazines, alongside writing and contributing to the academic texts on the medical use of aromatherapy and essential oils.  After 37 years of studying the chemistry and pharmacology of essential oils, Penny is regarded as a world expert.

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Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at www.floranella.com. Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

36 Marisa Marciano: Clinical Herbal Formulation Guide

Conversation with Marisa Marciano

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • The importance of getting to know the patient not just the problem
  • Step by step herbal formulation guide
  • How to best choose the right herbs for your formulation
  • Real life case study example
  • Herbal formulation safety and general dosage considerations

About Marisa Marciano

Dr. Marisa Marciano is Naturopathic Physician & Registered Herbalist (AHG) with expertise in both the education and clinical applications of therapeutic nutrition & phytotherapy. Her educational background includes an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and post-graduate medical training from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, where she is currently both a clinical and faculty member within the department of Botanical Medicine. Also recognized for creating the celebrated online herbal resource TheNaturopathicHerbalist.com, Dr. Marciano is considered a passionate educator who believes in empowering her students & patients with both the ancient knowledge and best current available evidence concerning the therapeutic use of plant medicine in all its forms.

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Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at www.floranella.com. Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

35 Denise Cusack: Holistic Support for Veterans Dealing with PTSD and Emotional Trauma

Conversation with Denise Cusack

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • How the Veterans Resiliency Holistic Clinic is supporting local military veterans
  • How herbs and aromatherapy are used in the veterans clinic
  • Holistic support for common veteran's health issues
  • Herbal and Aromatherapy support for PTSD and emotional trauma
  • Dosage guidelines and general considerations for herbal medicine
  • Nervine herbal profiles and specific herbal information
  • Analgesic herbal profiles and specific herbal information
  • Example of what an herbal consultation looks in the clinic
  • How to get involved with supporting the military veterans in your local area

About Denise cusack

Denise Cusack is a certified aromatherapist, herbalist, writer and designer in South Central Wisconsin. Denise is an avid organic gardener and grows over 150 varieties of medicinal and culinary herbs in her organic gardens every year. Denise is the maker behind Wholly Rooted, a handcrafted botanicals and aromatherapy consulting business. When she is not in her home apothecary making wondrous things, she can most often be found wandering local farms, distilling hydrosols from plants she harvested, hiking with her sons, or walking her many gardens with a camera and a hoe. You can find her at WhollyRooted.com. Denise also serves as the Executive Director of Herbalists Without Borders, an international health justice & humanitarian aid nonprofit.

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Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at www.floranella.com. Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

34 Stephanie Tourles: Essential Oils for Beginners

Conversation with Stephanie Tourles

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • What constituents make up an essential oil?
  • Practical tips and ways for sustainable use of essential oils
  • Why we should avoid essential oils derived from endangered or at-risk plants
  • Tips for choosing a good essential oil brand and how to source high quality essential oils
  • How to use essential oils with safety in mind
  • Essential oil profiles from her book

About Stephanie Tourles

Stephanie Tourles, a Lic. Holistic Esthetician, Certified Foot & Hand Reflexologist, and Certified Professional Aromatherapist, has a background in both Western and Ayurvedic herbalism and extensive training in the nutritional sciences. She works as an herbalist-educator, writer, reflexologist, skincare product formulator, and is the author of over 12 books on the topics of natural skin and body care; essential oils for home healthcare; topically-applied herbal remedies; herbal insect repellents, and raw food nutrition.

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 Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at  www.floranella.com . Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.

Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at www.floranella.com. Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

33 Jon & Erin Stewart: Sustainable Foraging and Managing Wild Land

Conversation with Jon & Erin Stewart

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • Why foraging is an important skill to learn
  • Practical tips and ways to protect our wild herbal resources with proper harvesting techniques
  • Harvesting in a way that improves wild land
  • Beyond harvesting from the land, ways to care for and improve our wild lands in a holistic way
  • Naturally controlling "invasive species"

About Jon & Erin

Our founder, Erin Stewart, is an herbalist, NAHA certified aromatherapist, and organic gardener. She grows over 70 kinds of aromatic and medicinal plants for her own apothecary (not counting her Lavender varietal collection) and distills essential oils and hydrosols in her PNW garden.

Jon Stewart is an organic gardener, artisan woodworker, and herbalist. He is the host of AromaCulture’s Herbs & Oils Podcast and works alongside our magazine contributors and advertisers to develop high quality, educational content for AromaCulture Magazine.

Links mentioned


 Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at  www.floranella.com . Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.

Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at www.floranella.com. Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

32 Sam Coffman: Using Local Herbs and Foraging Safety

Interview with Sam Coffman

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • What is bio-regional medicine?
  • Profiles and uses of three local herbs in Sam's local region (Texas)
  • Foraging safety considerations
  • Ethical foraging guidelines
  • What to have in your herbal first aid kit

About Sam Coffman

Sam Coffman has over 10 years of military experience as a U.S. Special Forces Medic, an interrogator and a linguist. He studied botany and bio-regional medicine both privately and at several outdoor schools in Colorado, and during his military service as a Green Beret Medic he logged thousands of hours in the field as a team medic, military emergency rooms and troop medical clinics. He has worked as a clinical herbalist on his own and in conjunction with functional medicine doctors (M.D. and D.O.) for chronic as well as acute illness and injury. Sam has been highly focused on bio-regional plant medicine for infection, injury and illness most commonly encountered in a post-disaster, remote or under served environment when there is no higher definitive medical care. He is co-founder of the non-profit organization – Herbal Medics – that travels to remote areas in Nicaragua as well as medically under served urban areas in the USA, providing herbal medicine clinics, off-grid and salvage-based engineering solutions (water purification, sustainable power, sustainable agriculture, etc.).

Where to find Sam Coffman


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Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

31 Rosemary Gladstar: Herbal Healing for Men

Interview with Rosemary Gladstar

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • Using herbs as preventative medicine
  • Daily tonic herbs for men's health
  • How to incorporate herbal routines into our daily lives
  • Herbal support for more acute situations: Anxiety & Depression, Cardiovascular Health, Prostate Health & Virility

About Rosemary Gladstar

Rosemary Gladstar is, literally, a star figure in the field of modern herbalism, internationally renowned for her technical knowledge and stewardship in the global herbalist community. She has been learning, teaching and writing about herbs for over 40 years and is the author of eleven books. Her work includes Medicinal Herbs, a Beginners Guide, Herbal Healing for Women, Herbal Healing for Men, Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health, and The Science and Art of Herbalism, an extensive in depth home study course. She lives and works from her home, Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center and Botanical Sanctuary — a 500-acre botanical preserve she founded in Central Vermont. She is also the Founding President of United Plant Savers, director of The New England Women’s Herbal Conference and founder and past director of the International Herb Symposium.

Where to find Rosemary Gladstar


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Pre-enrollment for the Foraging Workshop and the Herbal Aromatherapy course is available NOW at www.floranella.com. We will be sharing a ton of free and helpful content to those who sign up for the pre-enrollment waiting list, so make sure you go over and sign up.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

30 Kelly Holland Azzaro: Animal Aromatherapy

Interview with Kelly Holland Azzaro

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • How animal Aromatherapy differs from traditional human Aromatherapy
  • Essential oils that should not be used on or around animals
  • Hydrosols and how they can be useful in Animal Aromatherapy
  • Groups of Essential Oils and Hydrosols that are generally safe for animals
  • Aromatherapy based remedies for common animal issues

About Kelly Holland Azzaro

Kelly Holland Azzaro is a Registered Aromatherapist, Certified Bach Flower Practitioner and Licensed Massage Therapist. She is the Past President of NAHA and current Public Relations, Journal Manager and Co-Editor of NAHA (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy). Kelly is the Founder and Director of The Holistic Animal Association. She has over 25 years professional experience and educational training in Aromatherapy and Massage Therapy, including specialized training in Canine and Equine Acupressure-Massage Therapies, Animal Communication, Reiki, and Flower Essence Therapy.  Kelly offers a 300+hour Animal Aromatherapy Practitioner Certification Course(sm). She, and her husband Marco a Licensed Acupuncturist have a Holistic Healing Center in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

Where to find Kelly Holland Azzaro

Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

29 Patricia Kyritsi Howell: The Benefits of Cooking with Traditional Greek Herbs

Interview with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • The background and history of the herbal culture of Greece
  • The herbal culinary culture of food as medicine
  • Folk medicine of Greece
  • Greek uses and benefits of Oregano
  • Greek uses and benefits of Sage
  • Greek uses and benefits of Thyme
  • Mountain Tea and Dittany of Greece
  • Sustainable use of herbs
  • Za-Atar spice blend and other recipes

About Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Patricia has more than twenty years’ experience as a clinical herbalist and teacher. Her book, Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians (2006) is one of the foremost resources on the topic of regional native plant medicines. A professional member of the American Herbalists Guild since 1997, she has a clinical practice in Clayton, Georgia. Patricia advises the Atlanta Botanical Garden on medicinal herb programming, served three terms as a member of the Governing Council of the American Herbalists Guild, is currently co-chair of the AHG Symposium Committee, and is the co-founder of the Georgia Herbalists Guild.

Where to find Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

28 Pam Conrad: Supporting Women's Health with Aromatherapy

Interview with Pam Conrad

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • What is Evidence Based Aromatherapy?
  • How does Aromatherapy fit in a clinical setting?
  • How Aromatherapy can be effective to support women during childbirth.
  • Addressing Postpartum Depression with Aromatherpy
  • The specific oils used in clinical settings
  • The importance of proper Essential Oil training
  • Supporting women athletes with Aromatherapy
  • Using Aromatherapy in OB/GYN units

About Pam Conrad

Pam Conrad’s PGd, BSN, RN, CCAP specialty is Women’s Health Clinical Aromatherapy.  She is a Purdue trained nurse with many years experience in the fields of trauma, cardiology, psych and women’s health. Exploring preventive medicine and holistic therapies led her to clinical aromatherapy certification through Jane Buckles nursing course in 2000. She then studied advanced clinical aromatherapy and graduate complementary therapy studies with nurses, doctors and midwives in England and France for two years.  Returning to the US in 2003 with a goal to bring aromatherapy to bedside nursing, she developed evidence-based curriculum in Women’s Health aromatherapy the foundation for multiple nursing and midwifery courses, hospital programs and published clinical research in postpartum aromatherapy.

Where to find Elizabeth Ashley

Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

27 Elizabeth Ashley: How Essential Oils Affect our Brain

Interview with Elizabeth Ashley

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • How do Essential Oils work?
  • How Essential Oils can affect the Neurotransmitters in our brain
  • How Dopamine and Serotonin levels are affected by our olfactory receptors
  • How Essential Oils might be an effective aid for people with Depression & Insomnia
  • How smell is related to our state of relaxation
  • How our emotions are connected to physical diseases

About Elizabeth Ashley

With 21 years of professional aromatherapy and 15 years sales, Ashley has a unique slant on the healing world. Determined to level the medicine playing field, she arms the next generation of healers with an arsenal of complementary medicine tools and the sales acumen to rocket their businesses to the top of their field. She is an international speaker and writer for the International Federation of Aromatherapists, and the UK Director for the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists. She has written 18 aromatherapy journals, including ones cited in the article about Rose, Clary Sage, Vetiver, Spikenard and Holy Basil. Her latest book about Cannabis CO2 and Hemp essential oil includes the extraordinary story of two therapists who helped a very traumatized little girl sleep and returned her to excellent health after several dreadfully troubled years of PTSD. Her cannabis book is available on Amazon.

Where to find Elizabeth Ashley

Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

26 Kim and Aaron Otto: Organic Herbal Product Formulation

Interview with Kim & Aaron Otto

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • The Background and story behind Moon Valley Organics
  • The importance of pollinators and growing plants for them
  • Ideas for herbal product formulation
  • How to choose the right herbs for your products
  • Profiles for two great skin nourishing herbs: Calendula & Comfrey
  • Tips for formulating skin care products
  • Organic certification - Is is worth it?

About Kim & Aaron Otto

Kim Otto and Aaron Otto are the co-founders of the organic skin care company Moon Valley Organics. Together they manage a 10-acre herb farm and apiary, and oversee the production facility where they produce their body care line. Kim's main job is to run all aspects of the day to day business. As a mother, wife, business owner, beekeeper & herbalist, Kim utilizes her knowledge in all these fields to educate consumers to support the organic movement and to help save pollinators. Aaron is the head farmer and is responsible for product design. They are both advocates for sustainable practices in business & often teach future farmers about organic farming by hosting volunteers from the World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms.

Where to find Kim & Aaron Otto

Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

25 Robbi Zeck: Using Essential Oils with Aromatic Kinesiology

Interview with Robbi Zeck

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • What is Kinesiology?
  • What is Aromatic Kinesiology and how are essential oils used in this modality
  • Aromatic anchoring
  • Using aromatics to do emotional work with clients
  • Introduction to Robbi's tool the "Aromatic Barometer"
  • Aromatic profiles from her book using the Aromatic Barometer

About Robbi Zeck

Robbi Zeck has a professional background in Naturopathy, Counselling and Kinesiology spanning thirty-five years. She has taught hundreds of seminars worldwide and is passionate about inspiring people to live and learn through the heart. In addition to working with private clients from all walks of life, her workshops and retreats assist people to embrace the life they truly desire to be leading. Her heart focused programs have been conducted in France, Ireland, Bali, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand. Aroma Tours was established in 1994 with her husband Jim Llewellyn. Their boutique tour company escorts people to beautiful places where perfumery, aromatic plants, essential oils, fascinating history and culture can be experienced in exquisite locations. Since its inception they have shared their journeys with people from all walks of life from over 30 countries.

Where to find Robbi Zeck

Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

24 John Gallagher: Starting and Running an Herbal Business

Interview with John Gallagher

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • The early years of running a business
  • How to turn your herbal passion into a profitable business
  • The challenges of growing a business
  • How to avoid burnout as an entrepreneur
  • How to automate your herbal business and multiply your time
  • Advice for hiring employees in your business
  • Marketing strategies that work both online and in person

About John Gallagher

John and his wife Kimberly are the founders of LearningHerbs, a popular and successful herbal community and educational hub. 25 years ago, John joined author Jon Young to found the modern version of Wilderness Awareness School, which is where he first learned how to design educational programs and products.  Jon was the one who introduced him to the world of plants and nature education. Natural medicine became such a passion of his, that he became a five-element acupuncturist under the mentorship of Dirk Hein in Seattle. John considers himself one of the luckiest people in the world because he gets to live his passion, which is creating fun, simple and exciting information about healing herbs.

Where to find John Gallagher

Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

23 Danielle Sade: Essential Oil Product Formulation

Interview with Danielle Sade

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • The chemistry our our skin and how that relates to product formulation
  • Strategies to help avoid negative skin reactions from the beauty products you create
  • How to preform a spot test
  • How to avoid sensitization
  • Using antioxidants to avoid oxidation of you products
  • Using essential oils as preservatives in your beauty products
  • Carrier oils and their role in product formulation
  • Choosing the right essential oils for the products you create

About Danielle Sade

Danielle Sade (BSc CAHP) is an Aromatherapy Educator, Author and the founder of the Healing Fragrances School of Aromatherapy. She has over three decades of experience working with plant based medicine and essential oils.  Her newest book is The Aromatherapy Beauty Guide which is a great resource for creating essential oil products.

Where to find Danielle Sade

Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

22 Katja Swift & Ryn Midura: Herbal Medicine for Beginners

Interview with Katja Swift and Ryn Midura

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • The importance of learning and understanding herbal energetics
  • How to choose the best herbs for your body
  • How to source good quality medicinal herbs
  • Tips for making your own herbal preparations
  • Tips for working safely with herbs and herbal remedies
  • The importance of keeping a health journal
  • Dandelion profile and how it is best used
  • Herbal strategies for headache relief

About Ryn and Katja

Katja & Ryn co-founded the CommonWealth Center for Holistic Herbalism in 2010. They see clients for individual consultations, and together they offer Foundational, Advanced, and Clinical herbalism programs both in-person and online. They also teach at national herbal conferences, including the American Herbalists Guild Symposium, the Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference, IM4US, and Boston's own Herbstalk. Articles by Ryn and Katja have appeared in the AHG Journal, the Journal of the Northeast Herbal Association, and Plant Healer Magazine. They are trained as street medics and Wilderness First Responders, and collaborate with peers from around the country to bring herbalism to communities impacted by natural and man-made disasters.

Where to find them

Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

21 Lora Cantele: Enhancing your Aromatherapy Practice with Aromaflexology

Interview with Lora Cantele

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Topics covered in this episode

  • What is Aromaflexology?
  • An inside look into a typical Aromaflexology session
  • How to choose the right essential oils for your clients
  • An overview of the reflex points used in Aromaflexology
  • Corresponding body systems associated with these reflex points
  • 2 real case studies

About Lora Cantele

Lora Cantele is a Registered Clinical Aromatherapist with a special focus on children with disabilities. In 2009 and 2010, she worked as a consultant and practitioner offering her expertise to a Children's Home in which the residents were non-verbal children (ages 2 months-18 years old) suffering from life-limiting illnesses. Lora provided Aromatherapeutic intervention as part of a multi-disciplinary team. She is a former instructor of the Penny Price Academy of Aromatherapy (UK) and continues to teach Aromaflexology for Shirley Price. She is the Executive Director of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists and has served on its board and several committees since 2006. She is a co-author of The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Handbook for Everyday Wellness and the editor/publisher of the International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy.

Where to find Lora Cantele

Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

20 Maria Noel Groves: Herbal Strategies for Dealing with Stress, Anxiety and Insomnia

Interview with Maria Noel Groves

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Topics covered in this episode

  • How imbalances in our body can show up as symptoms
  • Common indicators that our Nervous System might be out of balance
  • How the Herbal approach differs from the Allopathic method of Nervous System support
  • The Nervine classification of herbs and how they can support the Nervous System
  • Herbal Adaptogens and their role in Nervous System support
  • Natural and herbal strategies for dealing with Stress
  • Natural and herbal strategies for dealing with Anxiety
  • Natural and herbal strategies for dealing with Insomnia (Sleep Tea Recipe Video)
  • Practical ways to incorporate Nervous System supportive practices into your routine

About Maria Noel Groves

Maria Noel Groves, RH (AHG) is a clinical herbalist based in Allenstown, NH. She achieved certification through study with Michael Moore at the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine. She also completed Rosemary Gladstar's Science and Art of Herbology home study course, as well as Rosemary's advanced herbal program on site at Sage Mountain. Maria began her herbal studies with Nancy Phillips' Foundations Course at Heartsong Farm. Maria has nearly two decades of experience in herbs and is a registered professional member of the American Herbalists Guild. She opened her full-time practice in 2007. Before 2007, she worked under her maiden name, Maria Noel Mandile.

Where to find Maria Noel Groves

Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.