The Essence of Thyme Blog

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

The Who, What, How, and Why of Aromatherapy

Jan 20, 2023

People fall in love with aromatherapy once they see how essential oils can support a person's health and wellbeing. They fall in love with the aroma of the different oils, then discover there’s an art and science to it all. When one experiences healing with essential oils on a personal level they may be drawn to learning more about this powerful modality, and often seek out aromatherapy...

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Aromatherapy Certification for Nurses: Meet Sylvia Provenski, Student

Dec 20, 2022

Are you a health care professional who is considering aromatherapy certification, either to enhance your current work or as a career change? If so, you’re probably wondering what it’s like to be a student in an online aromatherapy certification program — what you’ll learn, how you’ll be supported, and how your training and experience can enrich your future as a...

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Virtual Fireside Chat: Create a Meaningful Holiday with Aromatherapy

Dec 09, 2022

Join us for a virtual fireside chat!

Create a Meaningful Holiday with Aromatherapy

with Colleen Thompson, Cert Ed, MIFPA, RA®, EOT®, CA

December 9, 2022 – January 12, 2022 | broadcast every 15 minutes

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When you register, you'll also get a link to watch a replay.

Real life is rarely like a holiday Hallmark movie! Many of us experience anxiety about money,...

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Cinnamon bark vs. leaf essential oil: which should you choose?

Nov 22, 2022

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which form the foundation of essential oils, can be found in seeds, flowers, stems, bark, leaves and other parts of plants. As a general rule, usually one essential oil is extracted from one plant. However, some exceptions are worth mentioning, such as cinnamon, whose essential oil is extracted from both the bark and the leaves. Cinnamon essential oil is...

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Aromatherapy, Stress, and Immunity: 3 Essential Oils for a Healthy, Happy Holiday

Oct 25, 2022

Holiday season is fast approaching! It’s the time of the year many of us look forward to. While this can be a period of relaxation, being carefree, and celebrating with your loved ones, for other people, it can be quite the opposite, and stress levels may be at their highest. Now is the time to start building — and using — your aromatic support toolkit.

According to data from...

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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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