With “Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils” being in the stores and the year being 2011 it was interesting to revisit what we had to say on our ten year anniversary in 1993. Here is the original article from our, then, “inside aromatherapy” newsletter:
History of Firsts
Ten years ago, Bill Mandel’s feature article about Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt and Original Swiss Aromatics appeared in the San Francisco Examiner. It has been an exciting decade filled with many firsts in American aromatherapy. Since 1983, Original Swiss Aromatics and the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy together have been the first…
…to establish the concept of genuine and authentic essential oils in the US,
…to create the Aromatherapy Course, the first comprehensive text on scientific aromatherapy to come out of the US and the first and foremost course with a pharmacological basis that is internationally recognized,
…to bring Robert Tisserand to this country for his first major US seminar,
…to set the stage and present Dr. Daniel Penoël, aromatherapy researcher, author and lecturer, who has since become practically a household word in American aromatherapy,
…to present Pierre Franchomme, Master Aromatherapy Scientist and aromatherapy consultant for the Origins product line,
…to coordinate the original two American aromatherapy conventions in the US,
…to speak out not only about the quality of essential oils but to start a rigorous program of purity analysis by GC/MS.
Many have adopted our concepts and now espouse essential oil purity and others have copied or adapted our innovative and academically oriented course materials as a basis for their own training programs. Graduates of our International Certification Seminars include corporate executives, spa directors, medical professionals and representatives from almost every major manufacturer of aromatherapy products or importer of essential oils in this country. Inviting distinguished aromatherapists from France has now become a must for virtually any business even remotely involved with aromatherapy.
In retrospect, so much has occurred in aromatherapy in the last 10 years, but it seems that we are only now beginning to grasp the enormous potential this modality has in our lives, our work, and for our health. Aromatherapy is currently the fastest growing, most dynamic, alternative healing method being explored today.
As we peer into the future, we see even more exciting possibilities on the horizon. Learn with us, if you want to be on the cutting edge of scientific aromatherapy.
Watch out for more innovation and “firsts” in our field.
Join us on our journey into the world of aromatic plants, and that gentle, effective art of “sustainable” medicine…AROMATHERAPY.