The Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy has been providing education and training in aromatherapy since 1989.
We have classes for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike and also offer educational products to enhance your understanding of essential oils and their healing properties.
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Our first audio interview is up! Listen as Dr. Robert Pappas answers our questions about essential oils chemistry and shares about his professional life as an analyst and educator.
A student writes about her experience learning essential oil chemistry. We love how she is using both educational materials and her own intuition to make chemistry as enlightening endeavor.
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Early this morning, I was aware that I was dreaming of hydrocarbons. Just the word, hydrocarbon, and then there was a line, and then I saw 5, 5, and then I woke up.
One might think that aromatherapists share some of the same sensibilities. Most of us are in this field because we want to help other people. We believe that plants have the ability to help us heal and we are dedicating ourselves to a lifetime of learning this art and science of working with essential oils. However, many who have encountered our field for some time may also notice great disparities in how we use our tools, what we teach, and how we practice. Thankfully, there is something brewing that has the potential to bring our community together even more and expose our field to a much wider audience.
We are so pleased to host the wonderful Gabriel Mojay this October in our beautiful city of Tampa, FL. Partly because we are excited to learn how to help heal emotional imbalances using essential oils and acupressure, but also because Gabriel is just so cool.
Check out his photograph and poem in honor of the invigorating spirit of Rosemary.
We are happy to announce that we have a new instructor on board. The wonderful and talented Shellie Enteen will now be teaching our classes in the Tri-state area.
For a lot of people, roses are the epitome of love. As Valentine's Day swoops closer, lovers rush to buy bundles of these beautiful flowers. But did you know that most roses are bred for beauty, and don't give off the aroma that they should?
It's true! There are over 250 species of rose, and over 10,000 different hybrid varieties. Of these, only three are commonly used for oil extraction. But lucky for us, we get several varieties in the form of essential oils and rose absolute! Here are some ways you can use rose this Valentine's day, besides buying the bouquet.
We are continuing our "Top 10 Worst Injuries from Essential Oils" from the past year of collecting injury reports. These we have listed are the top 5 worst cases from our upcoming report, due out in February 2015. This is Part 2 of a two-part series.
Here is a short version sample of some of the adverse effects from our new Injury Report, scheduled to come out in February 2015. You will be able to see the details of each entry we received when the report comes out. Most all of these were due to bad advice from misinformation. This is why we believe that education is the key to safety.
Hot Pepper Jelly is another holiday favorite that was a local home made gift to my mom at the holidays; and she always had it on hand with creme cheese and ritz crackers. This year my daughter Nyssa gave me some locally made balsamic pepper jelly. I thought this would be a great time to continue exploring aromatic creations like my recent aromatic medicinal honeys.
I decided to play with adding essential oils to see what may work best.