Watch video on YouTube: Webinar replay
This was a lovely webinar with Raghda Abdelmaksoud, the owner of Ebers School of Aromatherapy.
Ebers School of Aromatherapy is an online school offering Aromatherapy certification & classes approved by NAHA, Level 1 Aromatherapist Certification course is over 75 hours, you will have 1 year from sign up date to finish and graduate.
This 1-year program is an entry-level Aromatherapy certification Program no previous experience is required; it covers a variety of subjects including essential oil usage, chemistry, the science of aromatherapy, anatomy, physiology, 20 essential oils data and application, four body systems, in addition to Anatomy & Physiology and Materia Medica.
We demonstrated Blend Precisely during this live webinar; you might find it helpful to take a peek at what this tool might be able to do for you :-)
Live Stream – FOUR areas I WOULD FOCUS on if I were to start MY Aromatherapy Business AGAIN
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Live Stream – How using scales is essential in your essential oil business. How I create my Stock Blends.
Scales will give you a more accurate product than drops
[00:27] WELCOME AND TALKING ABOUT SCALING A STOCK BLEND
[03:20] RELIABLE MEASUREMENTS
[04:35] SHOWING YOU LIVE HOW TO MEASURE AND TARE A STOCK BLEND OF LAVENDER, PEPPERMINT, EUCALYPTUS GLOB., ROSEMARY CAMPHOR
[08:00] GIVING YOU AN OVERVIEW HOW THIS BLEND CALCULATES IN BLEND PRECISELY, LOOKING AT BLEND PARTS, PERCENTAGES, PLANT NOTES…
[09:45] UPLOADING YOUR OWN PRICES AND CREATING PROFITABLE BLENDS
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Here at Blend Precisely and Aromatherapists in Business we have been talking a lot about weighing out your Essential Oils instead of counting drops.
We believe, after studying Aromatherapy, taking various cosmetic classes, talking to many wonderful formulators including Hana & Robert Tisserand, that the best way to blend is to use SCALES and weigh your ingredients. We have talked about it in other articles quite extensively. We also have talked about weighing your essential oil blends in many of our live videos.
The obvious reasons are:
Our Blend Precisely community's feedback was rewarding, and it was for us also a gradual learning curve.
When this software tool idea was born, to create Blend Precisely, it was basically in its baby shoes. It was meant as a tool, for me as an Aromatherapist for my Petal & Stem Aromatherapy Business, who is not necessarily in love with spreadsheets or calculations.
I certainly could do all of the calculations yet, the time I spent calculating my profit, double-checking the safety information, making sure that I could repeat my blends (drops are so unreliable), save my recipes, print them, and so much more, I hardly had time to play around with my essential oils.
I wanted to blend with an explorative mind again, experiment with new essential oils, distill my hydrosols, learn more about all the different carrier oils, create courses,...
Naturalness is an artisanal essential oil distillery located in a tiny village called Louriçal do Campo in central Portugal.
Marju and Marco's Naturalness product line includes Hydrolats Essential Oils Carrier Oils.
And now in their own words:
Naturalness is an artisanal essential oil distillery located in a tiny village called Louriçal do Campo in central Portugal. Our day starts early in the morning. Silence is around us!
Nature has developed an incredible force of survival for wild plants. The ones, we wish to work with, release the sweet, woody, green, and fresh aroma. A sickle is used in the cutting process.
Our distillery is adapted to a 19th-century watermill with thick granite walls. Built aside the Ocreza river with crystalline water born on Gardunha mountain.
When pressure is stable, the red round valve is...
The fact that you can buy them in many health food stores and specialty shops is a clear enough signal from the FDA or whatever regulatory body exists in your country that they are not considered to be excessively dangerous.
It is, however, essential to know where the boundaries are with
Aromatherapy legally and ethically.
The legal perspective is the easiest to see. In the United States, the FDA spells it out very clearly, but it depends on what you are trying to do.
Here is what the FDA says about cosmetics: https://www.fda.gov/cosmetic
Excerpt: "The law does not require cosmetic labeling to have FDA approval before cosmetic products go on the market, and the FDA does not have a list of approved or accepted claims for cosmetics. However, there are limits that...
Drops of essential oils are the most known measurement to make an essential oil blend, but they are far from accurate or reliable across brands. It is not an issue if you are just doing experimentation where safety and repeatability are not necessary.
According to Robert Tisserand, in his blog about drop sizes (https://tisserandinstitute.org/learn-more/drop-size/), he cites three "empirical investigations" which give the conclusion that there are, on average, 30 drops per gram (or per ml since the density of most essential oils is close to 1 g/ml).
But that is an average, which may or may not be the case for your blend. He concludes that there are anywhere between 20 and 40 drops per gram. Some of the factors are viscosity, orificer size, purity, actual density, temperature, and other physical properties.
Let's break this down a bit and see what differences there could be by...
Blend Precisely is an online business tool for accurately calculating the costs of Essential Oil recipes, including sales tax, shipping, and profit factor. It also quickly identifies safety issues, blend percentages, and visualizes the ever-so-important dilution ratio, which is a critical item for Aromatherapists.
Katrin, the founder of Petal & Stem Aromatherapy and a certified Aromatherapist, was happily puttering about her shop in Lisbon, Portugal, when she received another client request, which required several custom blends.
It took her 4 hours to go from analyzing the clients' needs to calculating the recipe with the tools she had learned from the Aromahead Institute, then packaging it and figuring out all the costs involved. What should she charge her client? What would be her net profit? She needed to calculate the cost of the...
Please note that it is super important to find the source of your Migraines and headaches. We can cover up the symptoms, but it is truly worth your while to dig a little bit deeper.
I have suffered since the age of 12 of severe migraines; blurred vision, needles pinching my eyes, dizziness, nausea, and complete exhaustion. It sometimes could last days. For me, it was a combination of stress and hormones.
Just a few possibilities you might want to look at:
Understanding your body, environment, and daily habits might enable you to make changes. Maybe even have a Migraine diary for a while. Write down what you eat, how much you drink, how long you sleep, did you have a stressful...