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Essential oils are the highly concentrated extracted distillates of certain herbs, woods, barks, flowers and resins and provide incredible opportunities for holistic care in herbal medicine practice. Over the past decade, the use of essential oils has increased by healthcare professionals and the common consumer alike. Methods of application, what is safe and what is to be avoided are not always agreed upon. With the rise in this usage, production and distribution, we find ourselves in a place where certain botanicals are now at risk, the essential oil industry directly bearing part of this responsibility.

Navigating the complex world of essential oils takes quality education and critical thinking to filter through the information and arrive at an informed decision on how to integrate this type of herbal medicine into your world.

Join Colleen Emery, Clinical Aromatherapist and Herbalist for a dynamic 4-part series exploring the foundational concepts of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, providing the necessary structure and tools to navigate the complexities of the Art and Science of Aromatherapy.

Week One:

Essential Oil Production: Plant to Extraction
General Safety Considerations

Week Two:

Theories and Mechanisms of Essential Oils
• Pharmacological
• Olfaction, Sensory Integration and Aromatherapy
• Odour and Psychological Effects
The Organoleptic Process

Week Three:

Phyto-Chemistry Chemotypes
Purchasing Essential Oils: Ethics and Safety

Week Four:

The Essential Oils to Include
Routes of Administration and Dosage


colleen emery 1 150x150 1 150x150Colleen Emery, Cl. H, RHT (BCHA)  Educated and trained in both Clinical Aromatherapy and Herbalism, Colleen Emery has been involved in the professional healing arts for over two decades. Passionate about providing access to herbal medicine support, Colleen operates Emery Herbals Botanical Dispensary, Healing Suites and Teaching Centre in the rural West Kootenay Mountains in British Columbia.  

Colleen has developed an ethical aromatherapy line of proprietary products and single oils,  providing access to quality essential oils curated through the lens of ethics and integrity. These  and all of Emery Herbals offerings can be found at www.emeryherbals.com

This event takes place exclusively in the Wild Rose Herbal Village, our online community and herbal learning platform, which is packed full of multimedia learning resources and fellow herb nerds! Join now and grow your herbal knowledge and circle of herbal friends!


June 9 @ 4:00 pm
June 30 @ 5:00 pm
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