Aromatherapy Student Creates Essential Oil Blends

essential oil blending for aromatherapy

Sixteen students engaged in a transformational aromatherapy learning experience and a rare opportunity to learn from renowned aromatherapy expert and American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) Founding President Dorene Petersen and ACHS Aromatherapy Program Chair and Registered Aromatherapist Amanda Lattin at a workshop in Kona, Hawaii from November 4-9 in 2018.

Dale graduated from ACHS’s Aromatherapy Certificate Course in 2004. She tells us, “I attended the ACHS Kona Aromatherapy Boot Camp because I especially wanted to learn what is new in aromatherapy and get a refresher in some of the basics of blending. I was also able to earn the Continuing Education credits offered. After completing the workshop, the extra bonus for me was spending time with my son Adam who is a resident of Hawaii.”

Aromtherapy Student Dale Watten with Amanda Lattin and Dorene Petersen

From left: Amanda Lattin, Dale Watten and Dorene Petersen

Dale holds a BS in Agronomy/crop science from the University of Maryland. While studying for her MS in Holistic Nutrition at the Clayton College of Natural Health, she completed an elective in Aromatherapy. This sparked her interest. After obtaining her Holistic Nutrition degree, Dale enrolled in the one year ACHS Aromatherapy Certificate program to obtain more comprehensive training in aromatherapy. Although she enjoys the art and science of blending, Dale is also interested in growing plants for their essential oils. She started offering her original blends of muscle rubs, air fresheners and remedies for sale in 2002 and does so currently through her business Winchester Aromatherapy LLC. Her business website is She can also be reached at

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About American College of Healthcare Sciences

Founded in 1978, is a Portland, Ore.-based, accredited college offering online, on-campus, and study abroad integrative health education. With undergraduate and graduate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and continuing education units in integrative health, makes holistic health and wellness education accessible to a diverse community, including healthcare professionals, military students, stay-at-home parents, and lifelong learners. Specializations include aromatherapy, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, and wellness. is a Certified B Corporation® and was named two of 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon 2017 by Oregon Business magazine. is also accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Visit

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