Birch essential oil, also known as sweet birch oil, is rich in methyl salicylates and has a long history of use for sore and fatigued muscles. The familiar, soothing aroma of birch oil is reminiscent of the inside of a doctor’s bag in the day of house calls. This therapeutically wide-spectrum stimulating and cleansing oil has a bright, refreshing aroma, and can be kept in mind for restoring comfort to the overworked body and the agitated or cloudy mind.
Birch oil is a purifying, uplifting and stimulating oil that encourages detoxification of the body when inhaled or applied topically. The properties in birch essential oil promote comfort and relaxation, and support the body's own ability to boost effectiveness of it’s healing cycles. These properties render it useful in overcoming feelings of sadness, inertia or fear.
Traditionally, applied topically, birch oil was used as an astringent and was recognized for centuries as among the most effective of toners and tighteners of skin. Its active ingredients of salicylic acid and methyl salicylate make this minty, versatile oil an excellent choice for supporting skin health. Consider adding it in very small concentrations to some of your favorite skin care routines.
The noble smooth bark of wild harvested Betula lenta trees in Canada is removed, pulverized, and then steam-distilled to produce this potent and refreshing classic essential oil.
Both birch bark and wintergreen were popular herbal teas among Native American and European settlers in the 1700s. Today birch bark is used as a fragrance component in men's perfumes, and more extensively as a flavoring agent in chewing gum, toothpaste and especially in root beer.
Birch oil production is in decline as most industries have replaced the natural oil with commercial synthetics. The wintergreen plant, also known as eastern teaberry, produces an essential oil with naturally occurring methyl salicylates and has a very similar smell and traditional use to birch oil.
Betula lenta is also known as black birch or spice birch. As well as supplying essential oil, this tree can also be tapped and a strong syrup can be collected similar to maple syrup, although it is much stronger and similar to molasses.
Though birch essential oil is non-toxic in standard aromatherapeutic dosages (highly diluted), it is a powerful oil that must always be diluted. It contains methyl salicylate, the active ingredient in aspirin. Do not take birch essential oil internally.
Sweet birch oil should not be used near open wounds or mucous membranes. Because the smell is sweet and resembles wintergreen-type candies, it is especially important to keep this, like all essential oils, out of reach of children.
The essential warming property of gingerol, the active ingredient of ginger root, makes it ideal for digestive support. The essential oil can be topically applied in highly diluted form over the abdomen in a compress. The essential oil, when diffused or inhaled, supports the lungs' natural function of clearing any heaviness or discomfort.
When diffused or massaged into skin (always highly diluted), ginger operates as a tonic and restorative for vital health. Ginger is commonly used in Chinese medicine to strengthen the heart and restore the flow of stagnant chi.
The deeply warming qualities of ginger root essential oil render it useful as a general restorative for emotional depletion, it is effective in revitalizing energy and counteracting exhaustion.
This CO2 extracted organic ginger oil from India has a fragrance that is true to the pungent, spicy sweet warmth of fresh ginger root.
Ginger essential oil can be applied topically if highly diluted (1% or less), as a compress, or in the bath, through direct inhalation, or diffuser.
Non-toxic, non-irritant (except in high concentration), slightly phototoxic. May sensitize skin; use low dilutions and avoid face and neck. Do not take ginger essential oil internally.
Ginger was one of the first products to travel the spice route from Asia to Europe, where both the Greeks and Romans made extensive use of it. Romans in particular appreciated ginger for its sensual mood enhancing powers, adding it to wine.
Please Note: Our testers are a ¼ filled dram bottle (0.95 mL). Because our testers are a sample size, we cannot accept any returns, refunds or exchanges unless the product is damaged in shipping.
The Massage and Spa Kit is a complete collection that creates the all-important aromatherapy aspect to the healing work that unfolds in spas and massage rooms. This thoughtful collection includes a bevy of aromatherapy products from custom essential oil blends and smudging wood to hydrosol sprays and carrier oils for every unique client.
Floracopeia offers a compelling selection, a tool kit, to create the perfectly engaging, healing spa experience. Spa experiences evoke the senses, relax the mind, and allow the client to momentarily set aside stressors and receive your healing therapies. Most can not imagine a trip to the spa or massage room without the incredibly luscious and potent effects of aromatherapy, the gift of beautiful scent. Whether it is from smoke smudge from palo santo chips (known as the sacred stick or wood), rosemary and lavender in the diffuser, a jojoba/coconut massage oil enriched with our Centered blend, or a facial spritz of palo santo hydrosol the contribution of botanical scents to the mind and emotions is profound. Perhaps because much of our days are filled with the chemical scents of cleaning products, manufactured goods that surround us, or synthetic fragrance the appreciation of natural botanical aromatherapy in a spa environment is a key part of accessing a relaxed state.
Our Aromamist diffuser is made from ABS injection molded plastic on the exterior. The interior is polypropylene, which is a recycled plastic that has a high melting point and that excels in preventing dampness transmission. It is nearly impervious to the effects of substances such as acids and solvents and particularly essential oils.
Included: Main Unit, UL approved AC Adapter.
Dimensions: 6.25" diameter x 3.25" height
Palo Santo hydrosol is the aromatic water that is the byproduct of steam-distilling palo santo wood for essential oil production.
A light fortress of protection and strength working to shield us from various types of negativity and depleting environmental factors. Perfect for a massage/spa practitioner to use before and after giving a session. Offer a few drops to your massage client before the session to help them relax, feel at home, and experience a deeper benefit.
Due to the energetic nature of flower essences, it is important to not let the glass dropper touch anything other than the flower essence itself in order to keep the essence as potent as possible. Flower essences have an extremely high level of safety and can be used by people of all ages without concern. Flower essences are great for animals too.
Flower essences are an extremely safe energetic preparation. They do not interfere with other botanical preparations, supplements or pharmaceuticals.
Palo santo wood chips, ready to use for incense or ceremony, are used extensively in Andean shamanic purification rituals. This wood comes from a sustainable source that is wild harvested in Equador, where only deadwood is harvested from the ground. Approximately 12 - 15 sticks (50 grams).
Palo Santo wood chips can be used to smudge off a client before a massage or to scent the air in a unique and powerful way before receiving a client. Palo Santo smoke is also the perfect way to clear the space in your spa at the end or beginning of each work day.
The quality of this precious virgin coconut oil from Fiji simply cannot be matched. Its aroma is that of fresh coconut: an inviting, warm, rich, euphoric scent evocative of an island paradise. One thing we adore about this oil (and there are many) is that it comes out of a very important ecoproject in Fiji. Produced by one of our distillers and ethnobotanists who has dedicated his life to preserving ethnobotanical practices and fully sustainable methods, our coconut oil is an artisanal treasure.
Pressed within 90 minutes of harvest, the resulting freshness and prana contained in this pure oil will lead to transformative skin care. You will look for any and all ways to include this talented oil into your treatments as exquisite skin food. Offering superior hydrating and purifying qualities, it likes to adorn the face, hands, body, nails and hair. Coconut oil is a favorite for beauty treatments and massage as it is highly nourishing to the skin and is accepted by most skin types.
Our organic jojoba oil, with its bright and golden sunlit color, is a highly regarded moisturizer due to its fatty acid profile closely resembling that of our skin's own sebum. It is also prized due to its advanced molecular stability that resists rancidity. Jojoba is incredibly shelf stable, but will last best if kept out of direct sunlight and heat, as with any carrier oil.
Jojoba oil has so many reasons to love it, especially in a massage or spa setting; it works so well at healing reddened, upset skin and relieving discomfort from joints and muscles.
All of our Floracopeia master blends are 100% pure essential oils. They are so versatile in a spa setting: they can go into the Aromamist diffuser to be experienced in the air, they can be added to your massage oils to deepen the effect of the massage, they also can go directly onto a warm rock, warm compress, or they can be added to a water spritzer to mist the client during the session.
A powerful blend of two Floracopeia signature oils, Palo Santo and Lavender Kashmir, Centered offers you grounding power to center your mind and intentions. Many of us face times during the day where we feel a sense of overwhelm or overstimulation; this blend is created for those very moments.
Using our Centered Blend will assist you in achieving success with your goals and dreams. Centered allows your mind, heart and intention to turn towards what you seek to create in your life.
Centered is a remarkable, aromatically splendid blend that can be enjoyed by all members of the family. The depth of palo santo clears the mind as the sweet lavender creates a calm and cool, peaceful space for your dreams to manifest.
Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Do not take internally.
Female Balance is a lovely oil bringing long lasting vitality and radiance to the time of the monthly cycle and beyond. Use this oil on your female clients to help balance their moon energy and their emotions. The floral perfume of this blend is a romantic, lush, earthy fragrance that is relaxing, uplifting and sensual. It is a blend of Lavender, Clary sage, Jamrosa and Jasmine.
Muscles is a blend of helichrysum and wintergreen designed to support and relieve the active and hard-working body. Dilute the Muscles Blend into a high-quality carrier oil and massage muscles, joints and other areas to promote comfort and relaxation. The essential oils in the Muscles Blend smell great and will work to bring ease to an overworked, overstimulated mind and body.
Wintergreen oil can be toxic and a skin irritant in high concentration. Do not take this blend internally or use undiluted.
Many people use aromatherapy to create a relaxing, spa-like environment. Little Angels assists in instantly creating a peaceful, serene environment by combining the calming essential oils of Kashmir Lavender, Cedar, Cape Chamomile, and Vetiver.
This is a fabulous diffuser blend when you want to create a relaxing and pleasing environment. It has beautiful mood enhancing effects that are soothing and calming, and is made of milder oils to be safer with young people and more sensitive people.
Like our essential oil blends, these single essential oils are so very versatile in your spa or massage practice. To be able to tailor custom essential oil blends for your clients in the moment according to their needs is a healing art. We included oils here to provide comfort to the aching body and relaxation and balance to the body and mind.
Birch essential oil is rich in methyl salicylates and has a long history of use for sore and fatigued muscles. The familiar, soothing aroma of birch oil is reminiscent of the inside of a doctor’s bag in the day of house calls. This therapeutically wide-spectrum stimulating and cleansing oil has a bright, refreshing aroma, and can restore comfort to the overworked body and the agitated or cloudy mind.
Birch oil is a purifying, uplifting and stimulating oil that encourages detoxification of the body when inhaled or applied topically. Traditionally, applied topically, birch oil was used as an astringent and was recognized for centuries as among the most effective of toners and tighteners of skin. Its active ingredients of salicylic acid and methyl salicylate make this minty, versatile oil an excellent choice for supporting skin health. Consider adding it in very small concentrations to some of your favorite skin care routines.
Himalayan cedar boasts a rare and powerful combination of qualities that are both stimulating to the body but calming to the mind. Himalayan cedar is widely known for its soothing qualities to sore bodies and breath. This woody, delicious oil is a true tree nectar.
As a tonic and calmative to the mind and emotions, it is useful in assisting with the anxious tension created out of our modern non-stop lifestyle when diffused. Cedar oil is great for soothing the lungs simply combine cedar in your diffuser with some eucalyptus and chamomile and lavender.
Cedar in its strength and longevity has long been used to give the heart courage, and enhance connection to the spirit, insight and good judgement. Cedar also has an affinity to the hair and skin, it helps to removed lodged toxins in both and is a good cleanser and stimulant to adding back luster.
Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Avoid use during pregnancy and with children under 6 years. Do not take cedar wood essential oil internally.
Cooling, clear, and penetrating, Eucalyptus dives, or peppermint eucalyptus, is a natural support for deep and clear breathing. Eucalyptus dives is a wonderfully aromatic oil that will add an unexpected layer of brightness and clarity to all your aromatherapy applications.
Cleansing and penetrating, eucalyptus oil may be used topically to support in clearing and energizing tired or overworked bodies. Eucalyptus has a refreshing and stimulating action on the mind, helping to improve concentration. It is associated with the alleviation of grief and sorrow, as well as opening the heart and intellect while equalizing emotions. Adding eucalyptus to your diffuser blends will add a crispness that can balance too much sweetness from florals or citrus.
Eucalyptus oil is non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing. People with high blood pressure and epilepsy should avoid eucalyptus oil. Excessive use of this oil may cause headaches. Do not take eucalyptus essential oil internally.
Distinguished by a crisp, clean fragrance note, Eucalyptus radiata, or narrow leaf eucalyptus, is a cooling natural support for deep and clear breathing. Rich in cineoles, it is considered the most therapeutically versatile of all eucalyptus oils. This bright, energizing nectar is organically distilled for Floracopeia from South African eucalyptus trees.
Eucalyptus radiata has an affinity for enhancing the breath, making it suitable for topical application as well as direct inhalation supporting the whole family’s vitality and energy during challenging winter months. It is considered to be one of the more useful of the eucalyptus varieties due to its pleasant smell and good assimilation qualities. Its powerful properties make eucalyptus oil a star support for direct inhalation or in diffuser therapy whenever mucous is brought home from school.
Eucalyptus radiata has a cool and crisp fragrance. Diffuse it in your home daily whenever the children are congested or you want to be sure to keep the air fresh and clean. Can be blended with other oils like peppermint and conifers to increase effectiveness.
Non-irritating and non-sensitizing. Do not take eucalyptus essential oil internally.
Lavender oil, the world’s best-selling essential oil, has cooling, relaxing and uplifting effects that have been cherished for thousands of years. Lavender oil is revered in particular in folk traditions for its profound ability to cool an overheated body. When used regularly, it reduces feelings of anger, agitation and insecurity.
For massage and spa treatments, it is hard to beat the power of lavender; it gives luster to the skin, balances the body and brings happiness to the mind. For the effects of today’s fast-paced lifestyle your clients are coming to the table with, lavender oil is one of your greatest treasures.
Floracopeia is proud to offer a large selection of the highest quality lavender oils sourced from diverse locations and distillers. All of the lavender oils can be used interchangeably as they all have very similar therapeutic functions; they can also be blended together. Here is how our lavender varieties differ:
Non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing. Do not take lavender essential oil internally.
Palmarosa is one of nature’s star upholders of skin health. Because of this, palmarosa often finds a place in our skin care routines, for both our faces and bodies. It regulates skin moisture and oil production and is therefore useful for both dry and oily skin. Offering cell renewal benefits, palmarosa essential oil nourishes and restores skin health and harmony. It is also known for its ability to rejuvenate tired, sore feet, so it makes a great foot soak.
Having both calming and uplifting effects, it is a tonic for the heart and mind. It supports deep sleep, uplifts, calms and settles the mood, and provides comfort and support for feminine cycles. At the same time, it supports a healthy wellness response rendering palmarosa adept at helping speed recovery time during the challenging winter season. Cooling and moistening in essence, palmarosa can offer relief from the mental afflictions of insecurity, grief, or defensiveness.
Non-toxic and non-sensitizing. Can be a slight dermal irritant to sensitive skin. Avoid use if pregnant. Do not take palmarosa essential oil internally.
Geranium’s versatility as an essential oil is well known amongst perfumers and aromatherapists alike. As a premier cooling oil, rose geranium assists in promoting vitality. This uplifting oil has an overall balancing effect which extends to the skin, helping to stabilize both oily and dry skin and to keep skin supple. This oil is also widely cherished as a powerful assistant in promoting ease and grace during a woman's monthly cycle. Calming and grounding, rose geranium helps to reduce feelings of stress and worry. Its balancing effect on the body and mind makes rose geranium an excellent choice to uplift mood and to promote feelings of well being. Widely considered a tonic oil, or an oil that adds strength to the body, it’s stimulating properties lift the spirit and promote sensual feelings.
Non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritant. Do not take geranium essential oil internally.
Originally considered a holy oil for purification and healing, rosemary verbenone now offers relief from fatigue and overwork when added to massage oil. The energizing qualities of rosemary oil make it helpful in warming the extremities and in increasing mental clarity, self-confidence and feelings of self-worth. Woody and balsamic, rosemary oil is a very effective hair oil by stimulating thin and lifeless hair and in restoring vibrant hair color and shine. Just add to some massage oil when it is time for a scalp massage, or add to shampoo and conditioners for a boost.
Diffuse rosemary oil when you're in need of a clear mind and a boost of warming energy. When diffused, rosemary will promote winter vitality. Warming, clarifying and uplifting, you will also find that it can be relied upon to enhance mental clarity and to lessen a dull and hazy mind. Diffusing essential oils that clarify the mind is an important practice to adopt as a regular routine.
Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing when diluted appropriately. Do not apply rosemary neat (undiluted) on skin. Use with caution in cases of high blood pressure and avoid use during pregnancy. Do not take rosemary essential oil internally.
Possessing a soft, sweetly resinous fragrance, the clean, fresh aroma of silver fir exerts a powerful calming influence, while at the same time provides an uplifting and refreshing feeling. Fir essential oil promotes mental clarity. This oil blends very well with many other oils, and is a superior diffusing oil.
Like other conifer oils, silver fir has an affinity both for assisting the lungs and complaints of sore bodies. A warming oil par excellence, silver fir can help boost energy moving throughout the body and is thus soothing to joints and muscles, so it is wonderful added into therapeutic massage oils.
Non-toxic, non-irritant (except in high concentration and to those with highly sensitive skin) and non-sensitizing. Avoid during pregnancy. Do not take silver fir essential oil internally.
*Sorry, no substitutions on packages. This product contains only natural ingredients and may vary slightly in color.
This NAHA approved and CEU eligible self-study course, is offered in eBook format.
This thorough and powerful approach to aromatherapy combines the wisdom and experience of Floracopeia's founder, David Crow, with the knowledge of renowned aromatherapist, Jade Shutes. Together, they have created this course in a format that can be taken from the comfort of your own home.
This is a NAHA (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy) Approved Course. Anatomy and Physiology will need to be taken separately to meet the full Level 2 NAHA Certification. This course offers certification for one person per purchase. Course cannot be resold.
Floracopeia does not require that the student oil kit be purchased, and while it is helpful to have some or most of the oils available as you learn, the course can be completed without every oil. When you reach the stage where you are completing your 12 case studies, you will need to purchase any oils that you do not currently have in order to best treat your subject.
To purchase the course plus the Advanced Student Oil Kit, click here.
Aromatherapy is a growing industry requiring one to be as informed as possible both in modern approaches and in new techniques. The Floracopeia Advanced Aromatherapy Certificate Program is the latest training available that will help you meet that goal.
If you have completed Floracopeia's Foundations course you will naturally want to go deeper into the world of aromatherapy and incorporate more essential oils into your aromatherapy practice. The Floracopeia Advanced Aromatherapy course is a self-study program that you can do at your own pace, with no time requirements.
Learning advanced concepts, including botany and chemistry, will give you a deeper level of understanding regarding how essential oils interact with the various systems of the body.Our new, expanded materia medica of essential oils will guide you with confidence as you work with your clients and develop treatments. The course offers 150 credit hours towards the Level 2 National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy certification.
Unique to Floracopeia's Advanced Aromatherapy Certificate Program is a new exposition from David Crow on using essential oils according to the principals of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The holistic worldview of traditional Chinese medicine gives you the ability to select and use essential oils based on the five elements and according to the patterns of nature. Created and written by David Crow and Jade Shutes, Floracopeia's Advanced Aromatherapy course provides fresh insight and deep wisdom into aromatic botanical medicine.
Duration: 150 hours (includes 24 hours case study practicum–12 case studies/2 hrs each.)
Certification: Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement in: Advanced Aromatherapy (150 hours) and CE hours for massage therapists (NCBTMB provider).
Complete all learning objectives and experiential exercises.
Perform 12 basic case studies (2 hours each)
Write an 8–10 page research paper on a topic of your choice.
Send completed case studies to Jade Shutes for feedback and acceptance.
Complete final exam and send in with case studies (There is a $75 test fee)
Your final exam and case studies will be reviewed. Upon successful completion, you will be awarded a Certificate for Floracopeiaʼs Advanced Aromatherapy Training: 150 hours.
Module One: Chapter 1: Through the lens of Traditional Chinese Medicine
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Essential oils and TCM
History of Distillation
Distillation described according to 5 Elements
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Aromatic Botanical Medicine
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The 5 most important ways of utilizing e/oʼs
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M1: Chapter Two: The Nature of Essential Oils
Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine
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The Nature of Essential Oils according to TCM
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Chi and Essential Oils
Chi in Taoism and TCM
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Types of Chi
Essential Oils and Chi
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The Nature of Essential Oils according to the 5 Elements
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The Tridoshic Nature of Essential Oils
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End of Chapter Quiz
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M1: Chapter Three: Classification of Essential Oils
The Classification of Essential Oils
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According to Yin/Yang
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According to the Five Elements
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According to the Five Flavors
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According to the Meridians
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According to the San Jiao
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The 6 Excesses and Aromatic Medicine
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According to Botanical Groups
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Module Two: Chapter One: Advanced Botany Information
What is Botany?
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Understanding Basic Taxonomy
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Classification of the Plant Kingdom
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Aromatic Plants in the Gymnosperm class
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Pinaceae and Cupressaceae families
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Angiosperms: Flowering plant families
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Annonaceae, Betulaceae, Burseraceae
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Ericaceae, Geraniaceae, Gramineae
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Lauraceae, Myristicaceae, Myrtaceae
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Rosaceae, Rutaceae, Santalaceae
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Alphabetical listing by common name
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New Terminology and Chapter Test
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M2: Chapter Two: Botanical, Biochemical and Morphological Specificity
Distinguishing between species, chemotypes, & morphology
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Eucalyptus Blue gum
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Blue leafed mallee
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Narrow leafed Eucalyptus
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Lavandula x intermedia
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Botanical Specificity Chart
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Citrus aurantium var. amara
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Cinnamon leaf and bark
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Module Three: Advanced Essential Oil Materia Medica
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Citrus x paradisi
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Hyssopus officinalis ssp. decumbens
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Melaleuca quinquenervia (MQV)
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Rosa x damascena
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Module Four: Advanced Chemistry
M4:Chapter One: Organic Chemistry
What is a plant
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Plants and chemistry
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Specialties in chemistry
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The structure of matter
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Understanding Basic Atomic Structure
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Basic Nature of Organic Chemistry
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Biosynthesis of e/oʼs
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Overview of biosynthesis of e/oʼs
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Physical characteristics of
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New Terminology and Review Questions
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M4: Chapter Two Structure Energy Design
Chemistry: Its place in our field
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Understanding the structure-energy system
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Economic importance of monoterpenes
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Oxygenated Hydrocarbons: Functional groups
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Phenols and Phenylpropanoids
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Methyl eugenol: consideration
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Sesquiterpenes lactones and coumarins
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Structure energy system charts
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Dictionary of Terms
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M4: Chapter Three Developing a relationship with structure/energy charts
Experiential chapter: Homework
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Chemical approach to blending
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Tips for maximizing synergy potential
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Structure Energy Chart: Color
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Sample chart: Clary sage
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Blank Structure Energy charts
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Module 5: Shen and Wei chi - The Mind and Immunity
M5: Chapter One: Shen and Advanced Olfaction
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Exploring our sense of smell
The Nervous and Endocrine Systems
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Homeostasis and Allostasis
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The Autonomic Nervous System: Yin/Yang
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Neurotransmitters: Chemical Transmitters
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Clary sage and Depression
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Essential oils and the Nervous and Endocrine System
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Aromatics, Olfaction and Emotion
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Shen: The Spirit
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Essential oils for Shen
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The Seven Emotions
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Chart of Essential Oil Therapeutics
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M5: Chapter Two: Wei chi and Immunity
Introduction to Wei Chi
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Essential Oils and Wei Chi
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The Western Immune System
What is the immune system?
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The Communication System
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The Immune System at Work
Stress and Immunity
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Aromatherapy and Immunity
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New Terminology and Homework
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Module Six: Advanced Essential Oil Therapeutics
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Methods of Application Overview
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Disorders of the Nervous System
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Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System
Disorders of the Respiratory System
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Disorders of the Digestive System
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Disorders of the Female Reproductive System
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Disorders of the Circulatory System
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Module Seven: Business of Aromatherapy
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Integrating AT into an existing practice
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Design and create a line of products
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Create an essential oil line
AHPA Guidelines for labeling e/oʼs
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Become an AT educator
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Write article and/or blogs
Supplies and Equipment
Costing out your products
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Other equipment needs
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Risk-free! We are so certain that you will love this course that you may return it, no questions asked, within 60 days of your purchase if you are not satisfied.
David Crow is one of the world's foremost experts and leading speakers in the field of botanical medicine and grassroots healthcare. He is a master herbalist, aromatherapist and acupuncturist with over 30 years of experience and is an expert in the Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medical systems. David is a renowned author, a poet and is the founding director of Floracopeia Aromatic Treasures.
David Crow has presented his vision of grassroots healthcare, the preservation of botanical medicines, and the use of plants for ecological restoration to hundreds of audiences ranging from small private groups to conferences and lecture halls to a panel discussion with the Dalai Lama broadcast internationally to millions of viewers. He has given numerous keynote speeches, taught at conferences and colleges of naturopathic, Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, and has been interviewed on numerous radio programs. His articles and excerpts from his book have been published in several magazines, and his book, In Search of the Medicine Buddha, has been translated into three languages.
Jade has been practicing and studying forms of natural healing for nearly two decades, and was one of the vanguard of professionals who helped introduce aromatherapy to the US. She has been an aromatherapy educator for over 20 years, opening her first aromatherapy school in the New England area in 1990. She has designed and taught aromatherapy courses for massage and bodywork therapists, estheticians, social workers, nurses and other healthcare providers. Jade has taught at Bastyr University, Duke University (Continuing Education), Ashmead College, San Diego Hospice and at various locations throughout the United States and Canada. She has played an active role in the setting of standards for aromatherapy education in North America and has authored published articles on this and other aromatherapy issues. Her first textbook, Aromatherapy for Bodyworkers, was released by Prentice-Hall in September of 2007. Jade is a strong advocate for the application of natural remedies for self-care healthcare and believes that education is the key to self-empowerment. She is the founder of and Director of Education for the East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies.
Jade Shutes holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simmons College, a Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy, Holistic Massage, Anatomy and Physiology, and Reflexology from the Raworth College of Natural Medicine in Dorking, UK and a Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy from the International Therapist Examining board (ITEC). She has studied with Jan Kusmirek of Fragrant Studies and has completed Part One of the Purdue University Advanced Studies of Essential Oils. She also studied herbal medicine with Rosemary Gladstar, David Hoffman and Erin Groh.
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*Please note: Flower essence is scentless and odorless, and, therefore, distinct from essential oils.
Our Wood Crane's Bill flower essence was made in a remote, beautiful and energetically powerful lava field in west Iceland. It helps us cultivate an inner sense of security and trust in life.
The healing information found in this flower works to remove fear around being rejected, making it a powerful ally to address issues of unworthiness. It helps metabolize and heal old emotional memory or trauma contributing to insecurity and mistrust of life. Wood Crane's Bill addresses a deep feeling of being unsafe and it encourages us to surrender our worries. This flower essence has wide spread applications. It can be used in cases of self-rejection, fear of being seen, fear of being rejected by others, never feeling good enough, self-doubt and the tendency to criticize and condemn oneself. It can also be used to harmonize feelings of un-ease and uncertainty while promoting emotional equilibrium. It works to heal the resulting shame that arises out of the false belief that we are not enough.
Insecurity can be rooted at many levels. For example, a possible source of insecurity could be the inability to know within our heart that we loved unconditionally and that we are perfect just as we are. We know that our seemingly 'mistakes' are a path of discovery and stay away from judging ourselves for them. The security of knowing that from the Grand Perspective there are no mistakes but only perfection, grants us the opportunity to feel secure in our responses to life.
Another application of this flower is that it can be used to help us feel safe enough to allow changes to happen without needing to control everything around us. It can be used to address insecurity that arises out of being in a transition or a transformational experience when your sense of self or reality is challenged or changing.
Contains: Spring water, 20% organic grape alcohol and infusion of Wood Crane's Bill flower.
This type of wild geranium belongs to the undergrowth of birch woods, and once enjoyed wider distribution throughout Iceland when birches and willows were more prevalent. It prefers sheltered locations, ravines, and snowbeds in the lower mountains. The flower was used to dye clothes, often referred to as 'Dyeing Grass'. In the old Nordic Mythology it was used to dye war cloaks and believed to protect in battle, called Odin's Grace. Odin was the ruler of Asgard in the old Nordic Mythology.
Due to the energetic nature of flower essences, it is important to not let the glass dropper touch anything other than the flower essence itself in order to keep the essence as potent as possible. Flower essences have an extremely high level of safety and can be used by people of all ages, including babies, without concern. Flower essences are great for animals too.
Flower essences are an extremely safe energetic preparation, can be used by everyone including animals. They do not interfere with other botanical preparations, supplements or pharmaceuticals.
It is a superior preservative with no GMO concerns. If one is desiring to not consume alcohol, the flower essence can be applied topically or diluted in a large glass of spring water and sip on throughout the day. In a typical dose of flower essence (1-2 drops) the alcohol content is extremely low.
A flower essence is a bioenergetic imprint of a flower that has been transferred and stabilized in water. Flower essences work directly on the soul and psyche, and are used for emotional, mental and spiritual concerns. Flower essences are a primary treatment for what Traditional Chinese Medicine calls Shen or Spirit which encompasses our psychological health and wellbeing. Each flower is profoundly intelligent and holds specific transformational information found in nature that can help us realize our true nature and help us shift out of self-limiting, self-destructive patterns and behaviors. Since flower essences are energetic in nature their benefits are not due to a direct bio-chemical interaction with the body but instead they work on the various energy pathways and fields such as the acupuncture meridians to create body, mind and spirit health and well-being.
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Folklore and tradition holds Rowan as a powerful and sacred tree said to cast a bright golden glow. It was called upon in times of need for protection and empowerment. Rowan is boldly decorated with clusters of bright red berries produced from delicate, and seemingly glowing, white flowers. The wild Rowan is found naturally only among birch trees with a tendency to grow taller and extend past the canopy of the surrounding flora. Our Rowan flower essence was made in a magical place, the oldest and largest forest in Iceland. This Rowan tree watches over a huge glacial river, where it is said that an ancient worm lives and protects the golden ring. Iceland's rich folklore is currently alive and well; we have heard that the worm was last seen few months ago.
Rowan flower essence is grounding, centering, and immensely strengthening. Rowan works to remove dark thoughts and enhances the ability to forgive. It helps to integrate, heal and release the past. It can be used to release deeply suppressed emotional pain and patterns of self-rejection, self-pity, hopelessness, desperation and pessimism.
Rowan strengthens the Wei qi, our protective shield, to enhance inner stability. Rowan opens and flows the Qi (Life force) in the acupuncture channels, in particular, and enhances the flow of Qi in the extremities. It may be useful for those people experiencing decreased flow in the hands and feet due to health challenges (use with Helichrysum EO).
Flower essences are a bioenergetic imprint of a flower that has been transferred and stabilized in water. It is the Qi or the Life Force of a flower that has been captured in water. Flower essences are an important tool to address issues related to and rooted in the emotions, mind and soul. Flower essences as a primary treatment for what Traditional Chinese Medicine calls Shen or Spirit, which is a term referring to our psychological health and wellbeing. Each flower is profoundly intelligent and holds specific transformational information found in nature that can help us realize our true nature and help us shift out of self-limiting, self-destructive patterns and behaviors. Flower essences support physical healing by optimizing body, mind and spirit wellbeing. Since flower essences are energetic in nature, their benefits are not due to a direct bio-chemical interaction with the body but instead work on the various energy pathways and fields, such as the acupuncture meridians, to create balance and harmony.
This Snowline Wintergreen with its white and pink bell-shaped flowers was found growing nestled among a bed of horsetail inside an old birch forest. Frequently found in mountain snowbeds, this plant prefers to grow in woodland hollows and on slopes and hillsides.
Snowline Wintergreen is a delicate and strikingly beautiful flower. This flower essence works to reduce stress by way of energetically flowing the Liver Qi. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Liver is responsible for the smooth flow of energy throughout the body. When the body's Qi or life-force is flowing properly, stress, imbalance and tension are reduced.
This flower essence can be used to balance the flow of energy in the body, reducing stress and enhancing emotional equilibrium. It may also help with seasonal imbalances.
Ingredients: Spring water, 20% organic grape alcohol and infusion of snowline wintergreen flower.
It is a superior preservative with no GMO concerns. If one is desiring to not consume alcohol, the flower essence can be applied topically or diluted in a large glass of spring water and sipped on throughout the day. In a typical dose of flower essence (1-2 drops) the alcohol content is extremely low.
A flower essence is a bioenergetic imprint of a flower that has been transferred and stabilized in water. It is the Qi or life force of the flower that has been captured by water. Flower essences work directly on our energetic system such as the acupuncture meridians and are used primarily to address issues involving our emotions, mind and soul and work indirectly to create physical health and balance. Flower essences are a primary treatment for what Traditional Chinese Medicine calls Shen or Spirit. Traditional Chinese Medicine primarily views Shen or Spirit as our psychological health and well-being.
Flowers are much more than a thing of beauty. Each flower is profoundly intelligent and holds specific transformational information found in nature that can help us to know and understand ourselves better, allowing us to shift out of self-limiting, self-destructive patterns and behaviors. Flower essences activate the body's innate healing intelligence which can be especially important if the body has gotten stuck in a chronic pattern of imbalance. Since flower essences are energetic in nature, generally speaking their benefits are not due to a direct bio-chemical interaction with the body but instead they work on the various energy pathways and fields such as the acupuncture meridians to create body, mind and spirit health and well-being.