The Essence of Thyme Blog

Learn about essential oil chemistry, aromatherapy careers, plant sustainability, aromatherapy classes, and more.

Essence of Thyme Team Leader Wins Environmental Stewardship Award

Sep 23, 2022
 

Whether our property is vast or diminutive, we all have a role to play in the protection of our Earth. Angie Kennedy, CAAP, Essence of Thyme Case Study Team Leader, embodies these words as she cares for her land. She won the 2022 “Woodland Owner of the Year” award for the Western Region of Nova Scotia, and we couldn't be more proud! Angie generously shares her journey to land...

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Essence of Thyme Student Researches Aromatherapy for COVID-19

Sep 12, 2022

Essence of Thyme student Jenny Ditch is using her training in the Certified Master Aromatherapist Program to help her examine a very timely and pressing issue: how aromatherapy and essential oils can be used in the prevention or treatment of COVID-19.

Jenny’s research will be published in the Autumn 2022 issue of In Essence, the biannual journal of the International Federation of...

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Help Your Pup Live the Best Life Possible with Aromatherapy

Aug 26, 2022

August 26, 2022 is National Dog Day in the United States! What better day to celebrate our cherished animal companions? For many of us, our dogs are more than just pets; they’re members of our family. We go on walks and share adventures, snuggles, sometimes tears, and — if you’re like me — dinner.

We’re so connected, in fact, that it breaks our heart so see them...

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FREE Masterclass: Aromatherapy for Back-to-School Season

Aug 15, 2022

It’s back-to-school season! We’re all returning to school and the office, getting ready for exams, travel, and all the accompanying excitement… and, yes, stress. Many of us are still recovering from the stress brought on by COVID—and cold and flu season are just around the corner. Essential oils are perfect supports for a healthy, frugal lifestyle in this fast-paced...

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How to Choose a Level 3 Aromatherapy Certification Program

Jul 22, 2022

Now that you are a Level 2 certified aromatherapist, you know a lot about many essential and carrier oils. You have gained insight into your learning style and what you’re passionate about, and are likely thinking about what you want to do next. No matter where you received your Level 2 certification, you have many options for advancing your education so you can grow your skills, earn...

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Aromatherapy Hand Massage in a Care Home Setting

Jun 21, 2022

Often people in a care home have very little contact with the outside world. This has been especially true of the last few years as the world has grappled with COVID-19.

As their lives slow down and their world becomes smaller, loneliness can become a constant factor. With eyesight and hearing failing, our elders are not able to distract themselves by watching TV, listening to the radio, or...

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Make Your Own Bug Spray with Essential Oils

Jun 10, 2022

Not all bug sprays are created equal! In this post, learn about DEET and its key concerns, and learn how to make your own natural DEET-free essential oil bug spray.

Diethyl-meta-toluamide, abbreviated DEET, is the most common active ingredient in insect repellents. According to Wikipedia ("DEET," 2003), “Citing human health reasons, Health Canada barred the sale of insect repellents for...

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Free Webinar: Conquer Essential Oil Chemistry... and Turn Your Passion Into a Profession!

Jun 02, 2022

UPDATE: The live webinar is over, but join our mailing list and get first notice of our next event! 

I have a secret to tell you. It is actually a pretty shocking secret!

When I took my aromatherapy certification program, chemistry wasn’t even part of the curriculum. Can you imagine an aromatherapy program without this foundational piece of the puzzle?

As a newly graduated...

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Essential Oil Profile: Manuka, 'Leptospermum scoparium'

May 12, 2022

What is the first thing you thought about when you saw the word manuka? Manuka honey, perhaps? Although manuka honey has many health benefits, it often overshadows the amazing properties of manuka essential oil.

Manuka, sometimes referred to as New Zealand Tea Tree, actually has many of the same benefits as Australian tea tree essential oil.

Manuka is a small evergreen tree which grows to a...

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Blending Essential Oils in Harmony with the Earth

Apr 26, 2022

Blending essential oils and carrier oils with conservation as an intention means working in a way that not only supports the healing of your client, but also the healing of the Earth. While we certainly have a responsibility to our clients, our first responsibility is to the protection and healing of essential and carrier oil-bearing plants. After all, it is upon these plants that the...

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