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The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead —his eyes are closed. Albert Einstein A...

I have always loved the title of this book. It perfectly expresses the theories that underpin traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). In preparing for the Advanced Aromatherapy and TCM Masterclass in Melbourne last week I decided to dig out the first book I ever read...

I was privileged to see the Aromatherapy Insight Cards while they were being created. After almost 20 years, I am still profoundly moved by each and every one of the images that Karen Osborne has created to embody the archetype of each essential oil.  Each card so...

Robbi’s partner, Jim, reminded me that it was at one of the first ever NAHA conferences in Seattle when I gave Robbi the advice to write a book if you want to be taken seriously. I am ever so grateful that Robbi did take my advice because she created a book that...

- By Salvatore Battaglia In my essential oil monographs of The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, I have a subsection called Energetics, psyche and subtle uses. The term ‘energetics’ is very broad and is often used in subtle therapies; however, in my book I have used the...

The structure of a perfume A perfume is a blend of aromatic materials, which is perceived as having its own aesthetically unique identity. Jellinek & Calkin describe it as a carefully balanced blend based on a definite structure in which each material plays its part...

The challenges in learning to smell like a professional The challenge has always been to come up with a uniform, structured approach to describing smell; especially in occupations where smell is very important. The most obvious is as a perfumer, but just think about...

National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) – Beyond Aromatics Conference | Oct 24-27, 2018 – University of Utah Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. I have just had the honour of speaking at the NAHA conference in the USA. I would like to express my sincere...

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