Benefits of Essential Oils on the Skin, Teleseminar, Nov 18, 2015

Benefits of Essential of Essential Oils on the Skin 
with Maria-Dolores Trujillo, CTN, CNHP, CNC, CA, Licensed Esthetician


trujillo-md-09-15cropSkin Reveals the Internal Condition of the Body.
A Healthy Skin is a Reflection of a Healthy Body.
When the skin shows symptoms of acne, eczema, shingles, or aging, among others, the many healing benefits of essential oils are an aid to address redness, inflammation, infection, itchiness, and even to encourage rejuvenation. 


Meet Maria-Dolores Trujillo
Maria Dolores Trujillo is a Board Certified Traditional Naturopath, a Certified Aromatherapist specialized in the clinical modality, a Licensed Esthetician, Certified Natural Health Professional, Certified Nutritional Consultant, and Educator, She is also the founder of Aromatherapy Institute, Inc., and lavanda® Aromatherapy/Botanical Products. Learn more...

ACHS Takeaways from the AIA International Aromatherapy Conference


The American College of Healthcare Sciences, Conference Sponsor, shares their Blog with AIA.


Science and healthcare is a dynamic, fast-paced industry. When it comes to essential oils and aromatherapy, the information is constantly evolving and changing as more research is done to advance our collective knowledge.


So how do you stay on top of the developments in this high-speed industry? Attend conferences where experts in your field share their latest research and findings.


Earlier this month, the Alliance of International Aromatherapists brought together nearly 150 aromatherapists for their 2015 Conference and Expo. The 21 expert sessions covered topics such s aromatherapy myths, FDA regulations, aromatherapy in hospital settings, and much more. It was a fantastic assembling of the aromatic community.


If you didn’t make it, don’t stress! A few ACHS students (check out their video below!) and I made sure to write down our top takeaways from the expert sessions: Read more...


4 Ways to Boost Your Business NOW!

Teleseminar - April 15, 2015 


With Many Savard-Alston, Business Development Coach for Aromatherapists, Certified Clinical Aromatherapistconf-savard-alston


It can be overwhelming going through the many ways to potentially boost your business. Every expert, friend, and family member has advice for you. What if you had 4 ways that work? What if you chose just 1 of those 4 ways to build your business now? You don’t want to miss this call.


This seminar will pinpoint 4 ways that you can boost your business now and see results by the end of the summer if you stick with them.

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Aroma-Qi Therapy – Teleseminar, December 17, 2014

AROMA-QI THERAPY: Ancient Chinese Five Element Energetics Expressed In Aromatic Blending


with Terese M. Miller DOM, CA, MFAterese-miller


Join Terese on the teleseminar to learn how Oriental Medicine can inform us in our energetic view of essential oils, it is important to have an overview of the two main theories that exist today in practice. Acupuncturists and Eastern Herbalists operate using either Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Taoist Five Element Theory or a combination of both.

Tune in for a unique perspective on questions you may have about:

  • What are the main differences between TCM and Ancient Taoist Five Phase energetic theories?
  • What is the origin of The Heavenly Stems (five elements)?
  • Does each element contain correspondences to nature and the nature of the human body, mind and spirit?
  • Do we all have a unique constitutional element(s)?
  • What can I do if I am out of balance?
  • How do the five phases relate to specific essential oils?
  • What is Aroma-QI therapy?
  • Who can use this Aroma-Qi therapy?
  • What does Taoism have to do with it?


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My First Blend, My Sickness, and My Fun

fai-chanby Fai Chan, Aromatherapist


I keep a journal of the blends that I made on every occasion that involves aromatherapy. The case study is about the first blend that I made for myself in relieving my sickness. It turned out to be a great success. I discovered a protocol I keep using in healing.


November 17, 2013
I caught cold yesterday. I realized that my immune system was weak. When I felt the headache in the evening, I used tea tree oil to massage my head and I felt better.


When I woke up next morning, I could not do anything as my head ached and I had a mild fever. Therefore, I took a delicious breakfast with a glass of strawberry milk & some biscuits. I felt a lot better after a good meal. A delicious meal can help speed up the healing process.


Today, I take my first step to try blending. It’s really fun. It requires knowledge and creativity.

My blend is as follows:
1 drop of lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
1 drop of geranium (Pelargonium roseum x asperum)
2 drops of ginger (Zingiber officinale)
1 tsp (5ml) of olive oil


It is relaxing, comforting, and stimulating. The hot ginger can help to expel the surface wind cold, while lavender and geranium calmed my heated organs. It smells great, not too intense. The mild fragrance is very well suited to those who are sick.


I then use the mixture to massage my chest, the back of the neck, my ears, my nose tip, the area between the nose and mouth, and abdominal area.


This blend works well to calm the menstrual pain or PMS too. After the applications, I took a cup of lemon with salt water. It is so soothing. I have never thought that being sick can be an enjoyment. If I was not sick, I do not know when I will have my first blend. This is my first product. This blend helps one to sleep well when one is sick.


November 18, 2013

I still experienced some spillover effect of the wind cold today. As the symptoms had almost gone, I blended another oil which is more fragrant. It was because I could take more fragrance now.


My blend is as follows:

1 drop of lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
1 drop of Jasmine absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum)
1 drops of sandalwood (Santalum album )
3 drops of lemon (Citrus limon)
1tsp (5ml) of olive oil


I used the blend to massage back of the neck, shoulder, temples, nose tip, area between the nose and the mouth, my shoulders, chest and upper back area.


It is relaxing and astringent — it lessens the mucus. This blend is very relaxing and will cause drowsiness. After falling asleep, I feel much energetic now.


Conclusion: The two blends that I made were not targeting at healing my fever or cold, but making me more relaxing to fall asleep. When I am in deep sleep, my body can heal quickly. In my own philosophy, I prefer my body to do most of the work in the healing process, instead of relying on “outside help”. This experience reaffirms my belief on that, and it really works well. Although I ate things that were not 100% natural, the improvement in my mood helped me to recover in a speedy way.


Fai’s Bio:The owner of Deli Aroma LLC, Fai, got her clinical & esthetic aromatherapy certificates from Academy of Natural Health Sciences. She is now furthering her study with Aromahead Institute. She founded Deli Aroma in 2014, providing holistic approach to alleviate her clients’ aliments. She is a Professional Member with NAHA, and AIA.


Enhance Your Aromatherapy Practice – Teleseminar Oct 15, 2014

Enhancing your Aromatherapy Practice with Swiss Reflex Therapyloracanteles-web2


Swiss Reflex Therapy (SRT) is the perfect enhancement specific to aromatherapy practitioners by offering additional value to the therapeutic relationship between you and your client. As aromatherapists we are not legally allowed to diagnose a client, however Swiss Reflex Therapy provides a tool to help you assess your clients needs, as well as provide treatment and encourage your client to be more proactive in their own healing. Created by world-renown aromatherapist and reflexologist Shirley Price in the 1980's, SRT is practiced in many parts of the world with great success. Tune in to learn how you can set your practice apart from others.


In this presentation, Lora will share with you how you can enhance your aromatherapy practice with this useful tool and set yourself apart from other practitioners. Massage and reflexology, require the practitioner to undertake additional year or two of education and requires licensure. SRT can be learned in a weekend and can be performed within the exemption of massage and reflexology laws. Swiss Reflex Therapy offers the practitioner a diagnostic tool to assess a clients health needs, enhances the therapeutic relationship, provides treatment and encourages your client to be more proactive in their own care. Are you ready to take your practice to the next level?

Teleseminar – July 16, 2014

The Sensual Kitchen with Kris WredeKris_photo-#1-h


Kris Wrede has been cooking up a storm for way longer that she wants to share or that can she remember! She has culinary roots from her wonderful Mama & Grandma. Some of the stupendously yummy essential oil based recipes I will share in the teleseminar include Passion Sun Tea and Melon Ginger chilled soup. Tune in to hear all the secrets!


The use of plant and flower essences for therapy of mind and body and spirit were once considered the exclusive provenance of Egyptian Priests. Now you can unlock this ancient knowledge with Kris Wrede, Aromatic Alchemist and Natural Perfumer. Kris’s specialties include perfumery, skin care and essential oil cooking.


Her classroom approach stems from her extensive research into the mystical rituals of ancient cultures, her philosophy of perfume as medicine, and the miraculous healing energy apparent in the art of essential oil use. Her knowledge of essential oils is enhanced by a passion for their history. Allow Kris to share her wisdom with you, let her lead you through the aromatic world and imagine the possibilities it can play in your life. Learn more about teleseminars...

Teleseminar – May 21, 2014

Shining Our Light with Essential Oils - Community Outreach

with Elizabeth Joneselizabeth-jones


Elizabeth Jones is a pioneer, leading educator, healer, formulator, and advocate of using therapeutic quality essential oils for integrative medicine. She has an extensive educational background from Skidmore College, University of California, Berkeley, and the California School of Herbal Studies. In 1997, she founded the College of Botanical Healing Arts in Santa Cruz, California, and has served as director and primary instructor since then. Learn about teleseminars...

Teleseminar – Chakras – February 19, 2014

Chakras and Your Physical and Emotional Health with Alexandria Brighton


chakras-brighton   About the Teleseminar
Chakras are often misunderstood and seen as Eastern esoteric philosophy considered by many to be irrelevant to our Western world of healthcare. Nothing could be further from the truth. The chakras as well as the meridian system represent another circulatory system just as important to the welfare of the body as the heart and blood vessels or the lymphatic system.
Each chakra provides chi or life force and nourishes and influences the organs, muscles, ligaments, veins, and other systems within its area of activity. Because the Chakra system uses bioelectrical Information and vibrational frequency, essential oils of exceptional purity are the perfect remedy and nourishment for this system. When the chakras are not functioning at their optimum we will not experience our full potential for health and wellbeing. Each chakra will be discussed as well as the essential oils that support, nourish and remedy each chakra. You will come away with a better understanding of the importance chakras play in your overall health and quality of life.  
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Meet Alexandria Brighton
Alexandria Brighton is an Aromatherapy formulator and educator and owner of the Brighton Institute of Botanical Studies with over 25 years of experience in the aromatherapy world.  She began her career as an herbalist in the late seventies and added aromatherapy in the mid eighties.  Early on she discovered she had a particular talent for formulation of synergistic blends for medicinal, emotional and energetic healing.  She is recognized internationally for her essential oil blends and quality standards.  Alexandria is the author of the Stillroom Book and St. Nicholas a Christmas Story.  


Contact Information:
Phone:  208-277-7188208-277-7188

Teleseminar – PNI – January 15, 2014

Perception, the Hypothalamus, and Psychoneuroimmunology
Fun Things for an Aromatherapist to Understand!
About the Teleseminar

Psychoneuroimmunology is an emerging field of western science that embraces holistic health. Key to understanding PNI is understanding the function of the hypothalamus.


Olfaction has a powerful affect on the hypothalamus. Understanding what this really means is the focus of this teleseminar. Learn the connection between olfaction, the limbic system, the hypothalamus, perception, stress and health.


Use your understanding of olfaction and PNI to get better results when working with aroma to support health.



Meet Cindy Black, L. Ac. 

Cindy Black, L.Ac.,  NCCAOM Diplomate Chinese Herbology and Acupuncture, Founder of Meridian Massage Institute.

Through fun, educational, inspiring sessions, Cindy instills confidence and competence in her students.  She combines intellect and intuition in order to make complicated Chinese medical and western scientific theories accessible and easy to apply in everyday life.  In addition to her work at Meridian Massage Institute, Cindy teaches Anatomy and Physiology at Aromahead Institute. 



Contact Information:
Phone:  941-323-3493



AIA teleseminars are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM Mountain Time. The call-in number and access code along with a description of the talk and biography of the speaker are sent two times before each teleconference and again on the day of the conference.

Continuing Education Credit (CPDs) are available for those participating. Details for CPDs are given at the time of the call. The AIA website is also a source for teleseminar information and you can purchase CDs of our past teleseminar programs for a nominal investment.