Many years ago, when I was an aromatherapy student, I met some of the most amazing women (and a small handful of men) who were expressing their desire to belong, create and support the aromatherapy community – with particular attention to those of us who held the unequivocal belief that certification is a necessity
The olfactory nerve, via scent molecules and their receptors, is our direct connection to information about the “outside” world to the “inside” world in our brain.
The olfactory nerve is actually a collection of sensory nerve rootlets that extend down from the olfactory bulb and pass through the many openings of the
Our sense of smell is one of the oldest of our senses yet the least understood. Two American scientists, Linda B. Buck and Richard Axel, discovered how people can smell and recall about 10,000 different odors in the early 1990’s. They were awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize. Their work provides a science based understanding of
I will never forget the first time I experienced the aroma of Patchouli. I was in junior high school, a girl who I thought was “tres cool” walked past me and I was immediately enveloped in a cloud of aroma. I was smitten, and actually ran after her to ask what she was wearing. Luckily,
These 19 unique, natural, wild-crafted or organic, and GC/MS tested, essential oil blends are based on, the Studio Anya, NYC, AUM Curriculum and Atmatypes ~ also known as Faculties.
Atmatype is a hybrid word combining “Atma” ~ Hindu for soul ~ with “archetypes” ~ Jungian psychology for aspects of the subconscious personality, which are
There must be something to that “gut feeling”, but what is it?
by Gina Flores, CST LMT CAHP
Have you ever had “butterflies in your stomach”? Well, that sensation of “butterflies” arises because the brain sends a message of anxiety to the gut, which sends messages back to the brain that it is
Rituals help us make the time in our busy daily lives to notice, and honor the sacred. Using essential oils, and the power of aromatherapy, you can create simple daily rituals that are meaningful to you, with you as the creator.
As a Certified Aromatherapy Health Practitioner, I know the value of aroma and
Often when people think about aromatherapy, images and notions regarding plants, bottles of magical elixirs, and all manner of “smelly” things come to mind. What most people, who are not in the field of aromatherapy, usually do not consider is the amount of science, particularly chemistry, math and the necessity of calculation that