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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

…that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” says Juilet to Romeo, in defense of their love which is doomed because of their surnames. And sure, maybe names are not important, but maybe we should be clear about them to avoid confusion when we can...

Covid-19 and unfounded claims

Covid-19 and unfounded claims

by Robert Tisserand I have always believed that it is important for aromatherapy to move out of the realm of “quack medicine” and to be established as a viable modality. It is really not helpful to this process when claims are made for essential oils that have no...

Spikenard and Sustainability

by Robert Tisserand In most essential oil-related sustainability discussions, the plants most often cited are Sandalwood and Rosewood. Fortunately, the Sandalwood problem has receded over the last couple of years - see here. More of an issue would be Spikenard and...

Book Review – The Aromatherapy Beauty Guide

by Hana Bělíková Danielle Sade, BSc, CAHP, has over 30 years of experience in the field of aromatherapy and skincare; she owns and runs a successful school in Canada and is a past president of the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapy. Not only is she passionate about...

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