I started taking the occassional class nearly 30 years ago. I wanted to make something that would help my mother sleep. When I was taking a metaphysical class, we were told to put Cinnamon essential oil on our foreheads to help open our third eyes. We all had a reaction to the oil, from redness and heat to a minor burn. That was when I knew I had to be careful from whom I learned and not just blindly trust anyone out there with oils.
Three years ago I wanted to really learn about essential oils. I started doing research and this was when I found Aromahead Institute and Andrea Butje. I took a class from her and was hooked! I then signed up for her Aromatherapy Certification Course, whichi is accredited through the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapists (NAHA), The Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA), International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists, International Institute for Complementary Therapists and America Association of Drugless Practitions (AADP). I am currently still a student of that program.
I have been certified in Aromahead's Aromatherapy Teacher Training as well as certified by Tisserand Institute as a Master in Essential Oil Safety.
I am currently teaching essential oil classes with a focus on safety. Also, I have recently received my retail sales license and have a line of essential oil products that I sell.