Meet Dr. Janet Carter: Empowering Veterans Through Herbal Medicine

2023 DEAC Famous Alumni Meet Dr. Janet Carter, the ACHS 2023 DEAC Famous Alumni! Janet graduated with a Master of Science in Herbal Medicine from ACHS in 2022. She is currently a pharmacist employed at the Department of Veterans Affairs, where she is dedicated to finding alternative holistic modalities to serve the needs of Veterans.  Her initial goal in enrolling at ACHS was to integrate her knowledge […]

Meet Sian Seligman: ACHS Grad Making Waves in the Plant Medicine Field

2023 DEAC Outstanding Graduate Sian Seligman is a graduate of ACHS’s Master of Science in Herbal Medicine program and has been selected as the recipient of the ACHS 2023 DEAC Outstanding Graduate for making a positive impact in the herbalism and plant medicine field. Sian also completed the ACHS Integrative Cannabis Specialist™ and Integrative Psilocybin Mushroom Specialist™ micro-credentials. After working as a Brand Marketing […]

White Sage: A Closer Look

  History of White Sage White sage has a long history of use as a healing herb. That is why interest in this shrub’s healing properties, botanically known as Salvia apiana has soared in recent years. There is even a historical reason for this trend. The Chumash, a Native American people living along the central […]

10 Essential Steps to Become a Registered Aromatherapist (RA)

By Dorene Petersen Chair Aromatherapy Registration Council One of the most frequently asked questions I hear from ACHS students, graduates, and aroma enthusiasts is: How do I become a Registered Aromatherapist (RA)? As you may already know, an RA is an aromatherapist who has successfully demonstrated a core body of aromatherapy knowledge by passing the Aromatherapy Registration […]

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 […]

Regaining Smell After COVID: Promising Research From Essential Oils

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Regaining smell after COVID has become a global topic of conversation after many people have experienced temporary anosmia (loss of smell) due to COVID-19 infection. Post viral loss or impairment of the sense of smell is not new, however, and is also referred to as Postviral Olfactory Dysfunction. While we may often take our sense […]

Safety Tips for 13 Essential Oils | Part 2

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By ACHS Founding President Dorene Petersen, BA, Dip.NT, Dip.Acu, RH (AHG) In this blog post, ACHS Founding President Dorene Petersen shares her expertise with valuable safety tips for seven essential oils. You can read part 1 with six more essential oil profiles here, and we hope you find part 2 equally informative. 7. Essential Oil […]

Safety Tips for 13 Essential Oils | Part 1

By ACHS Founding President Dorene Petersen, BA, Dip.NT, Dip.Acu, RH (AHG) In this blog post, ACHS Founding President Dorene Petersen shares her expertise with valuable safety tips for six essential oils. In part 2 next week, she will share tips for seven more essential oils. 1. Essential Oil of Lavender Lavandula officinalis (Chaix.), L. vera […]

Animal Aromatherapy: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) With Paula Warner

Animal Aromatherapy: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) With Paula Warner

By ACHS Diploma in Aromatherapy Graduate Paula Warner After finishing my Diploma in Aromatherapy through ACHS, I wanted to broaden my knowledge base to include working with aromatherapy and Bach Flower Essences through Ashi Aromatics. I want to share with you some questions that always seem to come up in my practice, Paws & Hooves […]

Lemon Oils of Australia: Lemon-scented Eucalyptus, Lemon Myrtle, and Lemongrass

Lemon Oils of Australia: Lemon-scented eucalyptus, lemon myrtle, and lemongrass

By Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT This article originally appeared in the NAHA Journal (Summer, 2021) and it is republished here according to the NAHA Writer Guidelines 2021 copyright statement. Has your well-trained aromatherapy nose ever had a difficult time identifying the lemon-scented species in an essential oil blend? There are a variety […]

Event Highlight: Aromatherapy in Cancer Care

Event highlight: Aromatherapy in Cancer Care

Although we wish it wasn’t the case, most people have had cancer touch their lives in some way, whether they are a survivor, caretaker, relative, or friend.  We are proud to announce that the Aromatherapy Faculty at ACHS will be presenting a special event this November 2021 on the role of Aromatherapy in Cancer Care. […]

Aromatherapy Tips For Going Back To School

By Professor Margaret LaPierre, BS, HHP, CERT. AROMA., LME, LEI It is that time of year and everyone is heading back to school. Are you prepared?  Maybe this is your first time returning to school after a long hiatus or you are on track to complete your educational goals. Juggling work and family while going […]