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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...

Santalum Album Oil Rejuvenated

Santalum Album Oil Rejuvenated

Part one: history, meeting sustainability challenges, quality control and psychodermatology by Robert Tisserand Sustainability is now a major challenge for many essential oil-bearing crops, and the growth of aromatherapy has exacerbated the problem. This especially...

Tick Talk

Tick Talk

by Sue Pace Ticks have historically been a minor annoyance and a sort of "occupational hazard" for nature lovers. Due to exponential growth in the number of Lyme Disease cases in recent years, tick bites are becoming a greater source of fear. Ticks are insects in the...

Paula S. Begel Interview

Paula S. Begel is an aromatherapist, massage therapist, martial arts veteran and personal trainer. She has been practicing aromatherapy and massage for over 20 years and is involved in very interesting projects. Robert Tisserand sat down with her during the 2015 AIA...

Uncommon Documentary

You may remember Kristina Bauer as the author of Essential Oils and the Detox Theory, published last year on the Tisserand Institute website, or you may know her as the Untamed Alchemist, an aromatherapy blogger and author. What you may not know is that the last year,...

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