Your First Assignment: Apply for Admission

Congratulations! You’ve decided to go back to school and learn more about health and wellness. You’re super excited to study what you’re passionate about and have told your friends and family that this is what you’re going to do. Maybe you’ve already talked with an ACHS Admissions Advisor to learn about the holistic health programs […]

Quality of Essential Oils: Extenders, Adulterants, Diluents…Oh My!

When practicing aromatherapy, every Registered Aromatherapist (RA) should be working with the best oils to achieve the desired therapeutic effects. Learning to assess the quality of an essential oil is much like developing a “nose” with which to enjoy fine a wine and distinguish the complexities in the flavor. The aromatherapist’s “nose” is one of […]

Quality of Essential Oils: I say Lavender, You Say Lavandin…Is it the same?

For this reason, it is very important to identify the oil specifically by Latin name as L. intermedia has its own therapeutic uses and must not be interchanged with L. angustifolia. Camphor is a ketone known to have a stimulating effect. In addition, 1,8 cineole (eucalyptol) also has a stimulating effect. Since lavender’s reputation is primarily that […]