Aromatherapy for
Back-to-School Season










Discover how to use essential oil research and chemistry to get professional results from your aromatherapy blends for the back-to-school season.

Do you want a healthier, happier back-to-school season? 

It's time to get ready for exams, travel, and all the accompanying excitement… and, yes, stress. But 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 allies: portable, easy to travel and study with, and very effective when used properly. Lemon (Citrus x limon) in particular is a perfect essential oil for any parent’s back-to-school toolkit, with therapeutic properties that support stress, microbial issues, and immunity.

Are you struggling to find the right information to help you create aromatherapy blends to support yourself and your family right now? Research and chemistry can be intimidating, and there are so many blog posts, webinars, and people telling you to trust the information they provide that it’s hard to know what’s even accurate. 

What would it be like to have a clear picture of how chemistry and research are the keys to blending safely and effectively—from recognized credible experts in the field?

Colleen Thompson, Cert Ed, MIFPA, RA, and Kelly Ablard, PhD, RA, MIFPA, will show you the real science behind lemon essential oil... and how you can use the same information to improve all of your essential oil blends. 

What you’ll learn in this FREE 1.5-hour webinar:

  • The science behind lemon essential oil and how you can use it to make this transition time a smoother and healthier one for you, your family, and your friends. You’ll learn how to correctly store lemon essential oil, and why its extraction method matters to the safety and therapeutic goals of your blends.

  • How lemon essential oil can support back-to-school season, from easing stress for kids and adults to reducing common school-borne microbial issues like warts, lice, or bacteria (think dirty sports equipment!), and more.

  • Practical, research-based recipes using lemon essential oil that lend calming support for anxiety, support flagging energy, and support healthy immunity.

  • How this information can help you begin thinking—and blending—on a professional level, and what you need to know about becoming a certified professional aromatherapist.

Even if you can't attend the live event, we encourage you to sign up! You'll get a link to watch the replay, which will be available for a week after the live event. 

Knowing how to use essential oils is more important and easier than ever—as long as you know where to learn information from credible experts in the field.

We’ll show you how—and why—to use lemon essential oil to support yourself and your family this season. And what you learn about aromatherapy research, chemistry, extraction methods, and safety will advance all of your work with essential oils.


Your Instructors

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


Colleen has worked in the field of aromatherapy since 1995. She registered her business, Essence of Thyme Ltd., in 1996 and has been a Registered Aromatherapist since 1997. In 1996, she opened her first aromatherapy store and over the course of 12 years owned three aromatherapy stores, a holistic spa, and chaired the Spa Program at West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Colleen is Past President of the Canadian Alliance Of Aromatherapy (CAOA), and serves on the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA) Board of Directors. She is also the chair of the AIA Education Committee. Colleen also carries diplomas in Business Management and Marketing, Accounting, and Adult Education and attended the University of British Columbia Executive Education Program.

Kelly Ablard, PhD, RA®, EOT®, MIFPA


Kelly is a certified Conservation Aromatherapist™, and holds a PhD in Biology and an MSc in Conservation. As founder and CEO of Airmid Institute, she is dedicated to global education, research, and conservation of medicinal and aromatic plants. Kelly is a global speaker and author, who published on topics such as ethnobotany, chemical ecology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and sustainability. Kelly received the BCAOA Achievement of Excellence Award and has been awarded multiple grants for her global research. She served over a decade on the CAOA (formerly BCAOA) Board, a term with the UpS, and was a Co-founder of the International Committee on Sustainability of Aromatic Plants and Essential Oils Used in Aromatherapy and Natural Perfumery.

Reserve Your Free Seat!

Join us for this free in-depth masterclass.

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Maybe you’re not interested in aromatherapy research or chemistry — you just want to make great essential oil blends.

We’d still love to help! If you want to learn how to use essential oils safely and effectively for your friends and family, we recommend Beginner Basics.

In this friendly, affordable, and evidence-based online class, our founders, Colleen Thompson and Dr. Kelly Ablard, show you how to get started immediately creating therapeutic essential oil blends for yourself and your loved ones.