I would say that essential oils are the soul of the plant, as they evaporate.
No essential oil, no plant.
Dried plants do not have essential oils. They are gone in the ether...

I am truly passionate about living foods nutrition, Aromatherapy and teaching piano. I love people and love sharing what I know. 

Being close to nature and being with children gives me tranquility and joy.

I've been using many wholistic therapies for many years, including juicing, reflexology, raw living foods, homeopathy, Reiki, urine,  and others.    However, my latest enchantment is with therapeutic grade essential oils.  I have never used anything more effective as Young Living essential oils. 

Here is a picture of me taking a seminar with Gary Young. 

(It was supposed to be a more candid photo, but the person taking a shot was not skilled, taking forever, and Gary was busy, so...)

I have had good results using essential oils, and decided to dedicate my life to learning how to use them, so I could take care of myself and my family, as well as share my knowledge with others

Here are some posts about me.
Be Your Own Healer  (it is just a title of the post.  I do not consider myself a healer)

Below is the list of classes I have gotten a certification for.  Additionally, I have taken learning seminars with Dr. Gary Young (ND), internationally recognized authority on aromatherapy, essential oil production, and the originator of Raindrop Therapy)., Marc Schroeder (Young Living Vice President of research), and many others.  

Professional Development: 
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DateProfessional DevelopmentWhat I learntSchool/Instructor
DateProfessional DevelopmentWhat I learntSchool/Instructor
September 10, 2011 Certification in Raindrop I and II, Auricular Technique (for hearing Improvement), Lymphatic Drainage The purpose of Raindrop technique ® is to stimulate every organ, muscle and bone of the body at a cellular level through the oils, boosting the immune system, bringing the body into structural/electrical balance, and enabling the release of toxins or disease wherever they may be lodged- including those illnesses lodged in the mind and emotions.   Center for Aromatherapy, Research and Education (CARE) ...................................... * CARE is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider 
September 10, 2011 Certification in Applied Vitaflex with essential oils Vitaflex, an ancient Tibetan healing methodology, which means “vitality through the reflexes”. It consists of a specialized form of digital electrical stimulation using the pads and nails of the fingers in a rolling motion to fire voltages into the body through reflex points.  Center for Aromatherapy, Research snd Education (CARE) ...................................... * CARE is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider 
March 9, 2013 Secrets of Success seminar  Using essential oils for emotions to be successful in health and life endevours Dr. Gary Young, ND 
November 10, 2013 Certification in Neuro Auricular Technique (NAT) (as taught by Dr. Gary Young, ND The purpose of the Neuro-Auricular Technique (NAT) is to jump-start and reconnect all of the synapses of the brain and upper spine, particularly in the locus ceruleus and vagal ganglia. Joan Apter 
November 11, 2013 International Certification in Aromatherapy (course written by Kurt Schnaubelt) Expert knowledge in aromatherapy: Essential Oils, Structure and Energy, Treatment of Disease, Cosmetology, Psychology of Fragrance, Toxicology Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy  
January 15, 2014 Certification in Living Foods Essentials  I learnt self-sufficiency by doing; got training in growing, sprouting, and preparation of living foods; application of their healing properties; wheatgrass therapies; connecting and working closely with nature; balancing the body, mind, and spirit; internal cleansing; mental clarity, longevity, and prevention of all illness. Ann Wigmore Natural Health Institute, Inc. 
March 27, 2014 Certification in French Aromatherapy Metabolic Pathways and Strategies in Aromatherapy Chemistry, pharmacological approach, safety measures, interaction with digestive system, absorption and transformation, interaction between bacteria and aromatic molecules, fundamental difference with the interaction between bacteria and antibiotics, Intro to Quantum Aromatherapy Dr. Daniel Penoel, MD (Medical doctor and aromatic medicine practitioner; has an international reputation for his work in aromatherapy and as an essential oil researcher and educator) 
May 12, 2014 Ordination as a Holistic Minister Practitioner (a Reverend) Soul Thoughts Minister Practitioner Research Assignment The Art of Service Rituals Entering the World Within Healing Ourselves, Healing Our Planet Fusion of Soul, Spirit and Self Meditation, Creative Visualization, Prayer Awakening Activities, Legal Guidelines and protections Lightwing Center of Life Spirit Seminary 
October 4, 2014 Certification in Aromatherapy for beauty and health Using essential oils for healthy skin and wellbeing Young Living Beauty School  
March 13, 2015 19 Hour Certification Course in Master Cleanse, Vitaflex, Color Therapy Cleansing, balancing your energy through reflexive energy work, and reaching abundant health with deeper self-awareness. Enhance your ability to quickly and effectively help people with the just the use of your hands Hands-on Vita-Flex supplemented with Essential oils and the use of Color Therapy. Giving others energetic healing and emotional feedback Tom Woloshyn, Author of "The Complete Master Cleanse" 
June 25, 2015 1 month internship and rejuvenation at Ann Wigmore Natural Institute, Inc.; certification Hands on growing and preparing raw living foods; lost over 11 toxic lbs Everyone working at the institute 
December 13, 2015 Ohashi's 4-day Practical Course Ohashiatsu  Integral Yoga Institute/Ohashi 
October 1, 2016 ACU-AID Acpressure “first aid”  acu-points traditionally used for relief of temporary common ailments and imbalances such as headache, sinus congestion, indigestion, insomnia, nausea, eyestrain, constipation, backache and more; the use of a series of points for calming the mind, promoting spiritual peace and promoting/initiating a meditative state Jin Shin Do® Foundation;Gail Kellstrom 
May 25, 2017 Completed Jin Shin Do Acupressure (Basic, hands on) Jin Shin Do Acupressure - basic level Deborah Smith 
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