Rachel Andorfer, Author at Tisserand Institute

About Rachel Andorfer

Rachel, originally trained in Biophysics (BS, Clemson University) and Bioengineering (MS, Clemson University), came to essential oils through a chance reading of a paper about lavender oil and anxiety. After falling in love with natural medicine, she has combined her love of science and essential oils to create The Essential Girl. Through her blog and online courses, she educates people about the science of essential oils on a fundamental level, because she believes you shouldn’t have to be a PhD to understand essential oils.

A Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils Part 2: How to Use Essential Oils

by Rachel Andorfer There are several ways that essential oils are commonly used therapeutically: diffusion (inhalation), topical (skin) application, baths, and oral ingestion. In this post I’ll go into detail about each method, how it works, and important safety tips. Diffusion Diffusion describes the process of dispersing essential oil molecules into the air so that

February 5th, 2019|

A Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils Part 1: Essential Oil Extraction

by Rachel Andorfer Welcome to the world of essential oils! If you’re here, you’ve probably been recently introduced to essential oils and are looking to learn all you can. This is the first of a series of posts intended for essential oil beginners, or anyone who’s been using essential oils but wants to gain

November 29th, 2018|