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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.

Aromatherapy Blending Factors

blendingSuccessful aromatherapy blending is both an art and science. There are also many factors to consider when creating an aromatherapy formulation. What if you could formulate a unique essential oil prescription for each individual? There are several aromatherapy blending factors to consider: 1) Who are you blending for? Look at age and gender of your ...
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Spring Healing

Spring Interview Questions 2HAPPY SPRINGTIME!!Today, on March 20, 2015 arrives the vernal or spring equinox for the Northern Hemisphere (autumn equinox for Southern Hemisphere).   In Chinese medicine, the spring season is associated with the Wood element. This element symbolizes the birth and fresh beginning stages of Yang energy. Wood represents new life and creation. W...
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Aromatherapy from a Holistic Perspective

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by Shanti Dechen, CCAP, CAI, LMT

Daily we receive questions from our students and others requesting an essential oil that would be suitable for a specific aliment. To us there are greater benefits in a holistic approach to aromatherapy and healing; otherwise, you are missing many pieces to wholeness and masking the real issues towards complete healing. 

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Aromatherapy Traveling Tips

imagesUse these easy tips to keep your immune system strong during traveling:

1) Keep your stress level as low as possible.
2) Get plenty of rest.
3) Drink plenty of warm water with lemon juice.
4) Eat minimal refined sugar and other refined foods.
5) Wash your hands often.
6) Use essential oils in nasal inhalers, diffusers, room spritzers, and an aromatherapy hand sanitizer.

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Crazy For Coconut

coco1Carrier oils used in therapeutic aromatherapy blending are extracted from vegetables, seeds, and nuts. They are rich in nutrients, vitamins, and are soothing, nourishing, and restorative to the skin. Carrier oils like coconut are the best environments to blend essential oils because of their “fixed nature,” meaning they are stable and have a slow e...
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