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Shanti Dechen, CCAP, CAI, LMT is the founder and director of Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy, is a certified clinical aromatherapist, and has been a clinical aromatherapy instructor for the last 16 years. She has been a health practitioner and a certified massage therapist since 1979. She has a university background in healing and the sciences—over 15,000 hours of extensive holistic training and certification in body-mind therapies.

Summer - Fire Element

FireJune 21st, marks the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. In the five-element theory, the FIRE element is associated with the summertime. This is a time of year when the energy has the fastest growth and is the warmest. Fire element symbolizes the peak of Yang energy, young adulthood, the time of flourishing. Fire represents youthful energy,...
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Summer Aromatherapy!

sunSun Protection Cream and a good Insect Repellant are my “must have” aromatherapy products for the summer. I would like to share with you a couple of my favorite recipes.     Shea Dream Sun Protection Cream- Makes 8oz.  Mix together the following ingredients, over low heat in a double boiler: 1 cup of raw Shea Butter (Vitellaria para...
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Aromatic Gardening

garden There are many wonderful aromatic plants that are easy to grow either in containers or in a garden. These herbs can be used in many ways, which can include distilling hydrosols and essential oils. We have been cultivating amazing aromatic gardens for many years. What a pleasure it has been to be so connected to the plants used for our health, ...
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Aromatherapy Blending Considerations

essential oil bottles sunset with a candleAromatherapy blending is an art and a science. For blending to be effective it takes a strong foundation of aromatherapy knowledge and a basic intuition to determine the best essential oils and carriers for yourself and others. It is suggested that you consider all the factors when formulating an aromatherapy blend. Once you have taken a complete h...
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All About Arnica

arnicaArnica (Arnica montana) grows in high mountain regions of Northern Europe, Siberia and is also cultivated in North America. The German folk name for arnica means “mountain of well-being.”  Arnica montana is from the Asteraceae/Compositae family. The Arnica montana plant grows one to two feet in height with vibrant flowers similar to daisi...
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