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Webinar: Ebers School of Aromatherapy & Blend Precisely

Apr 02, 2021

 

Blend Precisely meets an Aromatherapist's need!

 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 :-)

 

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#23 Live - The FOUR areas I would FOCUS on in my Aromatherapy Business if I...

Dec 07, 2020
 
 

 

DECEMBER 6th, 2020 by Katrin & Seth from Blend Precisely

Live Stream – FOUR areas I WOULD FOCUS on if I were to start MY Aromatherapy Business AGAIN

NOBODY WANTS TO GUESS WHAT YOU DO!

Be BOLD & CLEAR in your message, in your actions, in your social media profiles, and be TRUE to yourself.

 A quick overview of what we have talked about in this live stream. I HAVE ALSO A
  • [2:27] VALIDATING YOUR IDEA
  • [06:56] EXAMPLES OF VALIDATING YOUR BUSINESS
  • [10:21] MINIMUM VIABLE PRODUCT EVALUATION (MVP)
  • [15:29] BEING TO SCATTERED
  • [18:29] WHAT IS YOUR WHY?
  • [20:52] TRACI'S EXAMPLE OF HER WHY AND WHAT
  • [33:41] BEING SIMPLE! CHOOSE ONE THING!
  • [37:34] HAVING A CLEAR MESSAGE 

I really hope you enjoyed this live. Feel free to share with anyone who might find this useful in their Aromatherapy Business.

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#21 LIVE Blend Precisely & Aromatherapists in Business

Nov 16, 2020
 

 

NOVEMBER 16, 2020 by Katrin & Seth from Blend Precisely

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

 A quick overview of what we have talked about in this live stream:
  • [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

 

Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to our weekly live streams. We love to talk about everything Aromatherapy business, growing your business, creating profitable blends, finding clients and so much more!  

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Scales, Scales, Scales for your Blending of Essential Oil Blends and Cosmetic Products

Oct 25, 2020

 

When creating aromatherapy and cosmetic products we need a scale. But which one is the right one for our Aromatherapy Businesses?

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:

  1. Accurate blending techniques are required to produce SAFE products.
  2. You are able to re-produce the EXACT blend.
  3. Essential oils come in different bottles with different orificers. Their viscosities are different as well. So counting drops is INACCURATE.
  4. Often, for cosmetic blending, essential...
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Our new Release of Blend Precisely 2.0!

Oct 08, 2020
 

 

Since our launch in June 2020, we have been looking forward to our next release, and it is finally here! 

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,...

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Interview with Marju Kivi (Naturalness Distillery in Portugal)

Sep 29, 2020
 

 

Marju Kivi and her husband Marco started Naturalness Distillery a few years back, coming from two completely different backgrounds.

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...

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Creating good boundaries when working with Essential Oils

Aug 07, 2020


Aromatherapy is a fantastic tool in the hands of a knowledgeable person, and they are mostly safe enough to avoid getting into too much trouble. 

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.

LEGAL ISSUES

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/cosmetics/cosmetics-labeling/cosmetics-labeling-claims

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...

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The size of an essential oil drop

Jun 23, 2020

 

What measurement should I use to be most accurate in my essential oil blending exercises?

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...

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Why we created Blend Precisely - an Aromatherapist's best friend

May 26, 2020
 

 

Why go through all the trouble creating a software tool for a niche market such as Aromatherapists and Essential Oil Educators?

 

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...

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Migraine and Tension Headache Recipes

Jun 05, 2019

Below I will give you a few different Migraine and Tension Headache recipes.

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:

  • Hydration
  • Stress Management
  • Sleep Patterns
  • Exercise Program
  • Diet (food intolerances)
  • Migraine Triggers (such as perfumes, chemicals in your home, etc.)
  • Mood and Anxiety disorder
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Teeth Grinding
  • Jaw Clenching

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...

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