Sometimes we get excited about something only to find out it can't happen after all. Ever felt that? But sometimes we come to realize we are getting something better after all. We just did.
As many of you knew, we had a "long shot, short notice" class with Dr. Robert Pappas. Dr. Pappas is a leading chemist in the field of aromatherapy and the founder/director of Essential Oil University. But after the initial announcement of the class, several unforeseen issues arose, and we quickly realized we had to cancel.
We had many already signed up and fabulous support from all over Florida and more! All have been refunded since the cancelation, but it is good to know that there is lots of support for a class on essential oil chemistry from such a knowledgable teacher.
If you don't know already, the Atlantic Institute has a long history with Dr. Pappas. On our online store you can find two papers co-authored by Dr. Pappas and our director, Sylla Hanger. One is on Artemisia arborescens and its special uses in skin care, and the other is on the first known distillation and analysis of the essential oil of Eucalyptus camaldulensis, found and analyzed by the authors themselves!
If you'd like to learn about the personal history of these authors, you can read the story of how they met and started working together on Sylla's blog, Vintage Aromatherapist.
The BEST NEWS is we are planning an interview with Dr. Pappas in the new year in preparation for a more extensive workshop with him in Florida within the next year.
We are compiling a short list of questions to ask Dr. Pappas on essential oils, their chemistry, adulteration, standards and myths.
We need your help. What is the one question you would ask an expert in essential oil chemistry? Is there something he has not covered on his myths series or elsewhere?
Let us know what's on your mind.
Please submit your question below.