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Of book and article serendipity: My first 10 years in aromatherapy

Of book and article serendipity: My first 10 years in aromatherapy

Aromatherapy has changed dramatically over the past 50 years, and I have either seen or been part of many of those changes. My aromatherapy career began in the late 1960s when I trained as a massage therapist. By 1980, I had a part-time practice as an aromatherapist,...

Synergy: A video by Robert Tisserand

Synergy: A video by Robert Tisserand

Robert Tisserand shares his view and experience with the concept of synergy - both in terms of fragrance and in terms of pharmacological effects. 

Olfactory Training and Recovery of Smell Loss

Olfactory Training and Recovery of Smell Loss

Personal note: I’ve been working on this article on and off since 2016 when I first came across the concept of smell training as a treatment for smell loss. And while the work has been delayed, at the same time I witnessed the evolution of a clinically approved and...

Can Lavender oil cause breast growth in children?

Can Lavender oil cause breast growth in children?

The claim that Lavender essential oil has been linked to pre-pubertal breast growth in children has been making the rounds since 2007. The most recent publication of cases, in 2019, catapulted this claim back into the spotlight, unfortunately with more sensationalism...

Aloe Vera and Essential Oils

Aloe Vera and Essential Oils

If you want to combine aloe vera and essential oils in order to make a natural gel, there are some important things you need to know. The botanical name, Aloe vera, means “true aloe”, and it has many synonyms. The one you’re mostly likely to find on ingredient lists...

TI Tutor Talks: Lise Andersen

TI Tutor Talks: Lise Andersen

"The whole idea is to inspire. I'm not going to tell you how to do everything. I'm going to show you how you can go out and to it yourself."  Lise Andersen, our formulation tutor and natural cosmetics formulator, told Hana how she got into formulating and how much she...

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