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

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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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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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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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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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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