Dorene Petersen

60 Dorene Petersen: Sourcing Herbs and Sustainability

Conversation with Dorene Petersen

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • Important things to consider when choosing an herb supplier

  • Why a large majority of the herbs we use are imported, rather than grown domestically

  • Tips for those who are interested in growing some of their own medicinal herbs

  • The importance of sustainability when sourcing herbs

  • Herbs that are currently being over harvested or are considered at-risk

  • Herbal “fads” and the risk they pose to our native plant species

  • Important things to consider when wild-harvesting herbs

About Dorene Petersen

Dorene Petersen is Founding President of the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS). Dorene is a New Zealand-trained Naturopath with many years’ clinical and teaching experience. She specializes in therapeutic, certified organic essential oils and has dedicated her career to the advancement of the profession of aromatherapy in the USA and abroad. Dorene currently serves as Chair of the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC), an independent, nonprofit organization that administers an international examination in aromatherapy to ensure minimum standards of training and safety knowledge of Registered Aromatherapists (RAs). Dorene is also a Registered Herbalist and professional member of the American Herbalists Guild, and, in 2009, was awarded the Professional Service Award from the International Herb Association for her outstanding contributions to the herb industry. 

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Aromahead Institute School of Essential Oil Studies - If you’re curious about essential oil education, you’re invited to a free webinar. It’s called “Master The Art and Science Of Essential Oils,” and is being taught by Andrea Butje, founder of Aromahead Institute. On the webinar, Andrea will explain what Aromatherapy Certification means, and how education can enhance your work with essential oils. You can sign up at aromahead.com/webinar.


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.