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Thank You

Thank You

Soon, I plan to write more about how essential oils can be supportive during profoundly stressful and fearful times.

In the meantime, I'd love to extend my deepest gratitude to all of the healthcare providers, first responders, the staff of businesses deemed necessary/essential and to all of the many other heroes that are showing the best in humanity right now. Thank you so very much.

Love,

Wendy

300 Shareable Essential Oil Images Available on AromaWeb

Essential Oil and Aromatherapy Images

Looking for essential oil information to share with your friends, colleagues and your social media audience? Visit AromaWeb's expanded Shareable Images area to choose from over 300 free, eye-catching images that can be used to share links to helpful essential oil articles, guides, recipes and oil profiles

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A Tribute to Marge Clark of Nature's Gift

Marge Clark of Nature's Gift

Marge Clark of Nature's Gift and I first "met" online back in the 1990s when I was an aromatherapy newbie on the IDMA aromatherapy mailing list.

This is before I launched or even conceived of AromaWeb. Marge was an incredibly supportive and helpful voice to so many participants on the list. She became a trusted mentor to me in my beginnings, helping to guide me towards safe and proper essential oil usage. Even to this day, she continues to generously offer her time and is active in sharing her knowledge and expertise in social media and Facebook groups.

Since my aromatic beginnings, Marge has been my mentor, my inspiration, my dear friend, and she has been so supportive of my vision for AromaWeb. She has also given me the incredible honor of advertising on AromaWeb continuously since the day I first accepted banner advertising 20 years ago.

Marge has been such a blessing to so many of us, and I would love to invite you to visit AromaWeb to view my personal remembrances and tribute that I've prepared to honor Marge. It's hard to properly express the impact that Marge has had on my aromatic and personal life, but I very much wanted to try.

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By my preparing this tribute to Marge, I do not mean to ignore or discount the many amazing educators, authors and valued advertisers that have also played an important role in my life and AromaWeb. I love and am grateful for you all.


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Uncommon Scents Aromatherapy Documentary


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Uncommon Scents is a pre-production essential oil and aromatherapy documentary that will feature the aromatherapy educators and experts who hold the industry to its highest standard.

Executive Producer and Director Angela Jensen Ehmke and Executive Producer and Writer Kristina Bauer received their aromatherapy certifications from Aromahead Institute, School of Essential Oil Studies. Kristina will complete her Masters of Science from American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) after Uncommon Scents is completed.

Executive Producer Angela Jensen Ehmke and Writer and Executive Producer Kristina BauerWith their combined film, writing and aromatherapy education and experience, Jensen Ehmke and Bauer are uniquely qualified to use the documentary medium to educate and enlighten viewers to the realistic benefits and applications of essential oils and holistic aromatherapy. Their energy, enthusiasm and dedication to Uncommon Scents is apparent and contagious.

Uncommon Scents Participants and IntervieweesJensen Ehmke and Bauer have arranged for aromatherapy educators and experts who hold the industry to its highest standard to participate in Uncommon Scents. I'm honored to have been asked to participate, and am humbled to be amongst so many of the educators, authors and experts that I hold in such profound esteem. You can view a complete list of the participants and interviewees that will be contributing to the film here: http://www.uncommonscentsmovie.com/#!participants/nfcc1.

Once filmed, Jensen Ehmke and Bauer will strive to procure significant distribution for the documentary, including but not limited to Netflix and Hulu which have subscriber bases in the millions. As a full length aromatherapy documentary, Uncommon Scents has the potential to go far in expanding our educational reach and helping to dispel the inaccuracies and myths surrounding essential oil usage and aromatherapy.

This will be an incredible opportunity for us, as a community of passionate and caring aromatherapy and essential oil professionals and enthusiasts, to ensure that essential oil usage and aromatherapy is covered accurately and responsibly.

But time is limited and your help is needed...


Uncommon Scents Crowdfunding on IndieGoGo

Uncommon Scents is presently undergoing crowdfunding through IndieGoGo.

What that means is that each and every one of us can play a part in making the documentary a reality by making a financial contribution to the campaign. Even small contributions can make a big difference.

If you aren't able to contribute financially, you still play an important part by liking/following Uncommon Scents on facebook and twitter (more info is below) and by sharing, retweeting, blogging and telling your friends. Spread the word!


Wow - Take a Look At the Crowdfunding Perks!
There are many amazing contribution perks available on the IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign page, donated by some of the most reputable names in aromatherapy educators and essential oil suppliers. Perks that have been offered include aromatherapy certification courses, essential oils and CO2s, aromatherapy books, and so much more. Many perks sell out fast, so I hesitate mentioning any specific examples here because they could be sold out by the time you get there. You're just going to have to take a peek for yoursef! :)

At the time of this post, there are only 16 more days to the fundraising campaign. For the documentary to become a reality, $60,000 must be raised. If contributions fall below $60,000, the documentary will not be made and every contributor will be refunded.


How You Can Help:

  • Make a financial contribution to Uncommon Scents' IndieGoGo Crowdfunding Campaign. There are many great perks available for your contribution.

  • Be sure to frequently spread the word about Uncommon Scents and the IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign. Links to the Uncommon Scents' Web site and social media are listed below.


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Learn About Uncommon Scents a feature length documentary and supports its crowdfunding efforts


AromaWeb Has Moved!

AromaWeb Has Moved
AromaWeb has moved. Sort of...

The server (computer) that AromaWeb was living on was starting to age. Over the Labor Day holiday weekend, all of the files that comprise AromaWeb were moved to a brand new, faster and much more secure server.

Everything on AromaWeb should look and function as before. However, there's a chance that I missed copying something over or properly updating a spot of code.

If you stumble upon a broken or problematic page on AromaWeb, please let me know.


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Why Doesn't AromaWeb/AromaTalk Publish Product Reviews?

Essential OilsI routinely receive requests from companies/artisans asking me to review their products on AromaWeb or AromaTalk. On the surface, having the opportunity to explore a multitude of essential oils and perform reviews greatly peaks my interest. But sadly, I must politely decline such requests.

After founding AromaWeb in 1997, I discovered that the possibility exists for companies to submit an oil or product for review that is superior than what they may sell to customers. In other words, there is a potential risk that the quality/true contents of the essential oil/product that I personally receive for review may not be the exact oil or formulation that a company sells to its customers. Because product reviews are likened to product "endorsements" and there is no efficient, timely or cost-effective way that I can absolutely verify that the product that I review is the exact product sold to customers, it is best that I refrain from performing or publishing individual product reviews.

Although I do not personally review or assess individual essential oils or products, I do feature aromatherapy book descriptions and reviews within AromaWeb's Book Shelf area. Most recently, CRC Press submitted a copy of the Handbook of Essential Oils: Science, Technology, and Applications, and I was delighted to have the opportunity to include it on AromaWeb. If you are the publisher or author of an essential oil or holistic aromatherapy book and would like for me to consider reviewing it, please use AromaWeb's Book Review Request Form to begin the process.

I also welcome advertising on AromaWeb by companies that give me confidence that they are ethical and knowledgeable about aromatherapy. Although I cannot endorse any advertiser that appears on AromaWeb or AromaTalk, I will never knowingly accept advertising from any company that I suspect promotes unsafe aromatherapy practices or that may be misleading. (I have lost count of the number of companies that I have turned down for advertising on AromaWeb over the years.)

For more information about what to look for when you shop for essential oils and aromatherapy products, please read the following AromaWeb articles:

Potential advertisers, I welcome you to learn more about advertising on AromaWeb by visiting AromaWeb's Advertising Information and In the Media areas.


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Hydrosol Profiles Now Available On AromaWeb

Hydrosols"I'm pleased to announce that AromaWeb has just launched a section that includes several especially helpful hydrosol articles. The new Hydrosols Directory also offers profiles for about 35 different individual hydrosols.

A hydrosol is the aromatic water that remains after producing an essential oil via steam or water distillation. (Some plants are specifically distilled for the resulting hydrosol instead of the hydrosol being simply a byproduct of a distillation.)

Hydrosols are water-based and are far less concentrated than essential oils. Hydrosols are a highly beneficial addition to those that practice holistic aromatherapy as well as for those that strive to use natural ingredients whenever possible for personal care applications and fragrancing work.

Visit the new Hydrosols Guide and Directory on AromaWeb


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New Outlines and Sitemaps Added to AromaWeb

AromaWeb has exceeded over 500 pages of content. To help give visitors an alternative method of navigating around the site, I've added a sitemap and outlines to the largest areas of AromaWeb. I'll admit it... sitemaps are typically a bore to look at. But definitely take a peak at AromaWeb's new sitemap. It's a great added way to see all the content that's available.



Area Outlines Also Added to Largest Areas on AromaWeb

You will also see links entitled "View outline (sitemap) for this area" within the following areas of AromaWeb:

Aromatherapy Articles & Guides
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Essential Oil Properties & Profiles
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Carrier Oil Properties & Profiles
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Aromatherapy Recipes
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Global Aromatherapy Business Directory
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Aromatherapy and Anosmia - Loss of the Sense of Smell

Aromatherapy and AnosmiaEvery so often, I receive emails from individuals with anosmia asking if aromatherapy can help them. Anosmia is the formal name for the loss of sense of smell. Holistic aromatherapy may benefit those with anosmia because aromatherapy utilizes the other benefits of essential oils that span beyond just their aromatic properties.

I'm pleased to finally write a brief article on the subject. Click here to read the full article on AromaWeb...


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Aromatherapy and Essential Oils at Bathtime

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils at BathtimeInspired by a question about bath salts from a visitor to AromaWeb (thank you Elizabeth), I have updated AromaWeb's Aromatherapy Baths article to include more information on bath salts. I've also added a section on Bath Bombs and a section on the simplicity of my own bathing routine. In the future, I will likely write an article dedicated specifically to the therapeutic benefits of salts.

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