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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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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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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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Essence of Thyme College of Holistic Studies Joins Airmid Institute Plant Protector Program

Nov 19, 2021

As aromatherapists, we know that Nature heals.

And as healers, we have a responsibility to heal the plants first. If we want a bright and sustainable future for the practice of aromatherapy, we must all do our part.

At Essence of Thyme, we take sustainability seriously. Aromatherapy is a path of lifelong study — to us, this is inseparable from learning how to protect and support our...

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Holy What?! Getting to the Source

Jun 01, 2020

Botanical Names

It is vital to understand the value and importance of Latin scientific names, also known, for plants, as botanical names. A botanical name is binomial in that it is made up of two parts: the first part indicating the genus of the plant, and the second part, the species. For example, Bursera graveolens (Figure 1) begins with the name of the genus – Bursera - followed...

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The Salvation of Salvia apiana (White sage)

May 04, 2020

All things are bound together. All things connect.” - Chief Seattle

Mass Extinction

Scientists revealed in 2010 that the Earth is undergoing its sixth mass extinction whereby over 1,000,000 species are facing extinction (1). One of the two factors primarily contributing to this alarming number is habitat destruction, fuelled in particular by monoculture, urban sprawl,...

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