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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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Aromatherapy Certification: the Right Path for the Serious Aromatherapist

Apr 11, 2022

Aromatherapy courses vary widely in their level of education, recognition, and even in what you can do after you graduate. We’d like to explain what aromatherapy certification really means, and how to understand the different levels of certification and what they mean for you: what you learn, why it gives you a competitive edge, and how the right aromatherapy certification program can...

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Earth Day 2022: Giving Back, and a Special Announcement

Apr 01, 2022

Earth Day is a celebration which has been held every April 22nd since 1970 to show support for environmental protection. Events take place not only on the 22nd, but also throughout the month of April, with billions of people from over 193 countries coming together to promote reforms in the protection of our planet and its climate.

The entire team at Essence of Thyme College of Holistic Studies...

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Careers in Aromatherapy: 17 Ways to Use Your Aromatherapy Certification

Mar 11, 2022

Love aromatherapy, but unsure how you can make a living as a qualified/certified aromatherapist? At Essence of Thyme, we’ve helped thousands of people build meaningful careers in aromatherapy. This is a question we often get from people who are serious about their education. It’s important to know your options.

I understand this concern very well, and I’d like to share my own...

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Aromatherapy Meets Sustainability: How to Support Ethical Sourcing of Essential Oils

Mar 01, 2022

If you're reading this, odds are that you use essential oils and are mindful of the fragile state planet Earth is in. Thinking about just how fragile our planet truly is can leave you feeling overwhelmed and anxious; I know that is how I’m left feeling sometimes!

My relationship with essential oil-bearing plants is one I greatly value, especially as an aromatherapist - our planet is built...

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Meet Our Team: Angie Kennedy, CAAP, on Aromatherapy Certification Case Studies

Feb 15, 2022

Have you been wondering whether aromatherapy certification, including in-depth aromatherapy case studies, will make you a better aromatherapist? Meet Angie Kennedy, CAAP, our Case Study Team Leader. In this in-depth interview, Angie unpacks the Essence of Thyme case study process: why it matters, what you’ll learn, and the support you’ll receive.

Why are formal aromatherapy case...

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