Salvatore Battaglia has been passionate about natural therapies for most of his life. He holds qualifications in natural therapies, herbal medicine, acupuncture and aromatherapy. Salvatore’s dedication to aromatherapy has seen him hold positions in professional associations and government committees to ensure that the educational standards of professional aromatherapy are maintained and improved.
Salvatore has been teaching aromatherapy since 1988. He is often called upon to speak at international conferences about aromatherapy, running a holistic and ethical business and what it means to go natural and organic.
Salvatore has been an advisor to hospital boards and nursing homes to establish aromatherapy clinical trials for pain management, intensive care and depression and for the management of dementia and aged care.
He is the author of The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, which was first published in 1994. To date, more than 130,000 copies of The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy have been sold. In 2018, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Volume I – Foundations & Materia Medica was published. Two more volumes will soon be published. Volume II – Science and Therapeutics and Volume III – Psyche & Subtle. The book is internationally acclaimed as the most comprehensive text book on aromatherapy. It has now been translated into Japanese and Korean.
Salvatore is the author of Aromatree in which he outlines a concept that can be used to teach aromatherapy. The Aromatree identifies the relationships that exist between the individual essential oils and the different parts of a plant such as leaves, roots, resin, wood, fruits, seed or flowers. He has also just completed Aromatherapy and Chakras which examines the relationship between essential oils and chakras.
In 1991, Salvatore created Perfect Potion, a manufacturer of certified organic aromatherapy products, natural skin care and essential oils, whose purpose is to naturally enhance people’s lives. Perfect Potion has been regarded by government and industry regulators as having established the benchmark for aromatherapy products in Australia.
Perfect Potion has enabled Salvatore to see his lifelong dreams come true – expressing creativity by creating a diverse range of holistic products and by creating innovative education programs to empower people to take responsibility of their wellbeing through natural means such as aromatherapy.
He shares his passion for the world, natural therapies and aromatherapy with his wife, Carolyn Stubbin and his two beagles, Charlie and Lucy and Cat, Abbey.