5 Resources for Learning More About Aromatherapy

5 Resources for Learning More About Aromatherapy

What is Aromatherapy? As aromatherapy as a healing modality has evolved, it has taken on a wide range of definitions, perspectives, and applications. Today, aromatherapy is known as the use of aromatic plant materials in the form of essential oils and extracts to support and promote the balance of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. If […]

5 Resources for Herbal Beginners

5 Resources for Herbal Beginners

Interested in learning about herbalism? Here are some free and low-cost resources to get started! 1. Learn about herbal teas An easy place to start is by learning to prepare herbal teas! Download the Preparing Herbal Teas eBook for free to get started. 2. Learn about herbs in the kitchen Learn from ACHS Alumna Lisa […]

Aromatherapy in the Home: Four Festive Fall Scents


With the first big rain of Fall in Portland this past week, the fresh pine and citrusy aroma of my neighbor’s majestic 50-foot douglas fir tree has been floating through the air. It is one of the first, and among my favorite, signs that Fall has arrived. It’s an intoxicating aroma that greets me in […]

What to Look For When Choosing CBD Products

We met with Frogsong Farm, an Organic certified Hemp farm in the Willamette Valley, to learn the details of what you should be looking for when you purchase a CBD product. Fun fact: Frogsong Farm is the first CBD Company to obtain a B Corp Certification!

What to Look For: Choosing CBD Products Part 2

In Part 1 of “Here’s what to look for when choosing CBD Products” [insert link once active], we outlined the minimum information that customers want to look for when purchasing a CBD product, whether it is ingestible or not.

Science Supports Viola’s Traditional Medicinal Value

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By Dorene Petersen BA, Dip.NT, Dip.Acu, RH (AHG) and Glen Nagel, ND, RH(AHG) This article is republished with permission from the International Herb Association’s book Viola: Herb of the Year 2022. Exquisite wild violet (Viola odorata L.) flowers fluttering in a gentle wind, like small, purple butterflies never fail to delight. Equally delightful is embarking […]

Adult Skills Scholarship Recipient: Carolyn Critchelow


“Don’t quit don’t give up on what your dreams are. Surround yourself with like minded people!” ~ Carolyn Critchelow Discovering Holistic Health Carolyn Critchelow is a recipient of the ACHS Adult Skills Scholarship. Carolyn is currently a nurse but has become passionate about integrative health and wants to learn more about the holistic approach to […]

Making Your Own Incense Cones

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Creating your own Incense Cones or Incense Sticks is easy, fun, and also makes great gifts! This blog post was written by Robert Seidel, and reposted with permission from The Essential Oil Company. What do you need for making Incense Cones? – Blank incense cones or incense sticks – Essential oil, fragrance or blend of […]

DEAC Awards 2022: Michael Ford is our Outstanding Graduate!

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Michael Ford is a graduate of several certificate and diploma programs, as well as, our Associate of Applied Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine, Master of Science in Herbal Medicine, Master of Science in Aromatherapy and Master of Science in Integrative Health Sciences. Herbal medicine was his first step into the world of holistic health in […]

ACHS Graduation 2022: A time for reflection, celebration and inspiration!

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With Commencement Ceremony just around the corner, and the pandemic still lingering, how do you plan on celebrating your graduation? Will you be walking across the stage this year or joining your ceremony virtually? Even if your institution has chosen not to have an in-person ceremony this year, there are still lots of ways for […]

DEAC Awards 2022: Our Famous Alumni is Farante Ager!

Farante Ager is a graduate of our Graduate Certificate in Complementary Alternative Medicine, Graduate Certificate in Wellness Consulting, Graduate Certificate in Holistic Nutrition, and Master of Science in Health and Wellness. She initially became interested in integrative health when exploring organic and fresh foods. Where Farante lives, organic and fresh food options are limited, and […]

Discovering Holistic Health with Jennifer Langsdale

Jennifer Langsdale has been a wellness advocate, practitioner, and yoga instructor for the past twenty years. She is a graduate of the Master of Science in Aromatherapy at ACHS and since the completion of her program, she has opened two yoga studios, Wild Nurturer, in her community and created her own yoga therapy – Inner […]