Wisteria Ward: “I understand what I know, and have research to back it up.”

by | Aromatherapy, General, Personal Profile

The Tisserand Institute is made up not just of our tutors and core team, but also an incredible body of passionate students who come from all over the world. We want to give them the floor to share their stories and their experience with us.

Wisteria Ward is a Wellness Minister, apothecary and aromatherapist based in Alaska. Coming from a tradition of Barefoot Doctors, she brings all the aspects of our health and wellbeing together in a wonderful complex of science, nature and spiritual guidance. Given her personal experience with the powers of essential oils she decided to dig deep, and enjoys the consistency, discipline, focus and support provided at the Tisserand Institute. Aside from providing wellness guidance to her congregation and bespoke blends to her clients, Wisteria also grows threatened species of herbs in her garden in Alaska.

You can connect with Wisteria via her business The Needful Things and follow her wonderful Instagram account

The interview was conducted by Hana Tisserand. Captions have been edited and you can turn them on or off as you prefer.


  • Hana Tisserand

    Hana is the COO of the Tisserand Institute. She supervises our staff of seven, manages our teaching platform, organizes training courses, hosts webinars, commissions blog posts, oversees the creation of infographics and social media content, and writes our newsletters. Somehow, she also finds time to write her own blog posts and she is our go-to IT person. Being raised in a family of doctors and nurses has given her an underlying interest in the workings of the human body, which later manifested in her specialization in medical translation. Hana is a Czech citizen with 7 years of experience in translation and interpreting, her other languages being French and English. Working as an interpreter for politicians, authors, educators and medical professionals has given her a valuable perspective on how to effectively communicate information and avoid dispute. Hana has been working with Robert Tisserand since 2015, and has a unique perspective on how information about essential oils is sourced, processed and communicated.

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