Rosemary Essential Oil ~ Powerful, Penetrating and Rising

By Marc J, Gian, L.Ac., LMT


Rosemary: Cardinal Oil for Upward Direction   marcsheadshot-crop

There are 4 major directions when working on clients: Upward and Outward corresponding to Yang energy (as with Rosemary and Lavender), Inward and Downward- correlating to Yin (as with Myrrh and Spikenard)


To understand the directionality of Essential Oils, it is important to know the temperature and the depth that oils will penetrate into the body — or in terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Wei, Ying or Yuan levels. It is also important to understand how and where the plants from which the oils are obtained grow. Understanding these basics help us to accurately predict and anticipate the desired effect. As this is the first blog in a series, we will begin with the Upward direction.  Read more ...

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.  
Learn more about AIA Teleseminars.


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

Stressless with Essential Oils

Mountain Region MEET UP and Membership Drive 

November 30, 2013 1:00 to 3:00pm Mountain Time

Program - Stressless 

Dr. Raphael d'Angelo and Nancy d'Angelo

All are welcome, join us for an aromatherapy educational program
and learn about AIA membership.

For more information contact:

Nancy d'Angelo
Mountain Region Representative
Phone: 303-668-4884



Soul Journey Health, 12211 W. Alameda Parkway, Suite 103,

Lakewood, CO 80228, Phone: 720-519-1548


Web Info

*CPDs are available for the educational presentations.

We hope to see you there.  

You have local networking opportunities through AIA Regional Meetings.

Each Regional and state Representative will be offering quarterly networking meetings or teleconferences. These gatherings are designed to bring aromatherapists together to learn, share ideas, make connections and get updates on what's developing within AIA.


Teleseminar – Taming the Parasitic Monsters with Essential Oils

d'angeloOur Presenter: Raphael d'Angelo, M.D.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 ~ 6:30 – 7:30 pm Mountain Time

About the Teleseminar Dr. Raphael d’Angelo, medical doctor and microbiologist will provide you with an eye opening account of the world of parasites. These fascinating creatures can cause symptoms from mild to misery when they encounter the human host. From his early days detecting these critters in an Air Force hospital in Viet Nam to his current parasite research lab studies, Dr. d’Angelo will give the details of modern day exposure, symptomatology, detection and treatment. Some essential oils are mentioned in textbooks but there is very little published research on the use of essential oils for therapy of parasitic infections. Dr. d’Angelo will be sharing his treatment experiences with essential oils from his ParaWellness Research program.

Meet Raphael d’Angelo, M.D. Raphael d’Angelo, M.D., a holistic medical doctor, provides consultative services in the area of natural health. Dr. d’Angelo has over 45 years in medical microbiology and parasitology and conducts research in various aspects of infectious diseases. Certified in family medicine, integrative holistic medicine, medical microcurrent, clinical aromatherapy, and medical technology, he practices as a Native American Medicine Man under the jurisdiction of the Native American Free Exercise of Religion Act of 1993 and a Ninth Amendment Declaration of Individual Rights as filed.

Contact Information: Email: Web:

Dial in information is emailed to the members. Not a member? Join Now.

Conference Speaker Spotlight – Joan Morais

Create Your Own Skin Care Line morais

Learn how to create facial cleansing grains, steam herbs, toner and serum with natural plant ingredients. Most people misdiagnose their skin type. Once you know your skin type you can create nourishing face care products to balance and promote radiant skin. Joan shares tips from her natural cosmetic formulating experiences.



Joan Morais is an aromatherapist, herbalist, natural cosmetic formulator and instructor. Joan has completed courses with The Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy, Dhyana Center Ayurvedic Clinical Aromatherapy, Living Awareness Institute Herbology, Cosmetic Chemist Certificate Program and teaches courses on Natural Body Care Product Making. She has written many "How To" books.

Conference Speaker Spotlight – Ann Harman

Hydrosols: Exploring These Ancient Medicinal Waters
We will explore the history of the distillate waters we call "Hydrosols." We will discuss Good Manufacturing Practices, microbes and shelf stability, Myths vs Facts surrounding the distillate water and look at the chemistry and current research of Hydrosols and their uses in a clinical practice.

Ann Harman is a Certified Organic Farmer, Botanist, Herbalist and Artisan Distiller. She is owner of IAG Botanics LLC, a certified organic business in Washington State, USA. Ann has been making herbal products for decades and distilling hydrosols for more than 17 years. She loves sharing her knowledge of the world of distillation and hydrosols and works directly with Medical doctors, Aromatherapists, Naturopaths, Herbalists, and Organic Personal Care manufacturers. 

Atlantic Region Meeting via Teleconference

Marilyn AddisonProgram: Energy-Body & Chakra Clearing — A Radical Forgiveness Experience 

March 7, 2013, 7:30 pm EST


Regional Representative: Marilyn Addison, Charlotte, North Carolina

Guest Speaker: Shari Claire


Description: Transforming Negative Energy Patterns in Your Etheric Field Into Love and Forgiveness Through Etheric Cleansing & Chakra Balancing. An Emotional and Spiritual Detox.



Members will receive email information about the teleconference and call in information.


Information: Call 1-877-531-6377

January 2013 Teleseminar

Lia Whitmore Topic:   Aspergers Autism and Aromatherapy

  Our Presenter:   Lia Whitmore, CA

  About the Teleseminar:

Asperger’s is a form of autism that presents unique challenges and opportunities to those of us in aromatherapy. I am hoping to educate others about Aspergers and its unique challenges and the gifts that come with it, as well as present creative alternatives to using oils with the sensory challenges that are often present in Aspergers clients.