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The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) is an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing public awareness of the benefits of true aromatherapy.
In This Issue
NAHA Director's Corner
Membership Appreciation
Membership Discount Program
Essential News
Quick Links
NAHA Director's Corner 
Claire Schneider
 
Claire completed her certification in Holistic Aromatherapy from The Raworth College in Singapore, where she operated a massage therapy practice.
When she moved to New Mexico in 2001, she joined NAHA and began teaching aromatherapy workshops.

As the owner of Lavendula, she sells a range of organic facial sprays; offers consultations; teaches workshops at the Santa Fe Community College; and has been a guest speaker for the American Holistic Nurses Association. She is a certified Bach flower practitioner and has a AA in Human Services and Healing Touch.
 
Claire incorporates essential oils whenever possible, which includes "green housekeeping" and "aroma cooking". Claire is currently at UNM in the University Studies Program.
 
Ph: (505) 992-0183
Email:claire2000_sg@yahoo.com

Visit Claire via Green by Design
Claire's Blog Series
 

Watch for Claire's aroma-recipes in upcoming NAHA E-Journal Flowering Issue.
 
NAHA Tele-Classes
Are you interested in presenting a tele-class?
 
 
 
If so please fill out the NAHA Online Feedback Form. 
 
Be sure to include your complete contact information. Use the suggestion box at the end of the form to include the tele-class topic, along with a brief description of the 
1 hour long presentation.
 
All submissions will be reviewed by the NAHA Board. If your tele-class is approved you will be notified by email.
 
Based on the amount of tele-class submissions we receive we will then begin the process of constructing a Class Schedule to post on the NAHA website.
 
Each tele-class will be advertised via links on the NAHA wepages:  Front page Announcement box, Bookstore, Calendar of Events, Educational pages, and new Tele-class webpage.
 
The tele-class will also be highlighted in NAHA E-newsletters. An additional weblink will be placed to your website on the NAHA website and in Enewsletters. And as an added way to show our thanks for you sharing your time and energy you will also have the opportunity to post a special complimentary adv. on the NAHA website (details to be finalized).
 
At this time we are working on the tele-class details that include choice of day/time of presentation, scheduling for the year, and the management of each presentation.
 
For NAHA Members we hope to also make the recordings of the classes available via a direct link that you can click-and-listen and save to your computer or a disc. Recordings may also be available on on the NAHA website's bookstore in the future.
 
More details to be posted as this projects develops.
 
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Please Visit the NAHA Online Yellow Pages to view links to Aromatherapy businesses and professionals who offer essential oils and aromatherapy products.
 
 
 
 
Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Safety Awareness

The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) announces the beginning of an official investigation of improper and potentially hazardous use of essential oils.
 
The purpose is to collect data in one central location and assist the public by providing information about any adverse affects that have been experienced due to the undiluted or internal use of essential oils.
 
NAHA has posted a form on their website that such individuals can easily use to provide information for this investigation. Please visit www.naha.org  

NAHA is receiving a growing number of questions and reports about complications due to treatment using unsafe and out of scope practices, such as the use of sensitizing and irritating essential oils undiluted on the skin. Spa and salon owners are often unaware of the liability issues in allowing this practice in their establishments.
 
The NAHA Safety Committee, headed by Sylla Sheppard Hanger of the Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy will compile data and publish a body of evidence and guidelines for correct safety procedures. This will enable more public awareness and build a basis for possible future action to protect the public from unsafe practices. 
 
Visit the NAHA website via this link to more information on Essential Oil Reaction Form. You can also contact Sylla at
www.atlanticinstitute.com
sylla@tampabay.rr.com 

Essential Oil Reaction Form
 
NAHA Enewsletter Layout:
Kelly Holland Azzaro
 
Editorial Team: Shellie Enteen,
Kelly Holland Azzaro
 
Disclaimer:
The information on the NAHA Website or contained in NAHA Email Communications are not intended to diagnose or take the place of professional healthcare. Please consult your health care practitioner if you are pregnant or have been diagnosed with any serious healthcare problems.
 
 
Keep all aromatherapy products out of reach of children. Do not get near eyes.
If essential oils get in the eyes, flush with water and seek proper healthcare advice.
Before using essential oils and aromatherapy products please consult with a professional aromatherapist.
 
NAHA website is a resourceful area for information on Aromatherapy Safety, Applications & Uses. www.naha.org
 
All Questions pertaining to essentail oils and aromatherapy must be submitted via the online Feedback form which is on the Contact NAHA page and Membership Resources page. All incomplete forms will be returned to sender.
 
NAHA can not diagnose or prescribe essentail oils, please note that any information shared is for educational purposes only.
 
Claire Schneider
 
NAHA E-News  Issue: 2009.1 June
Dear NAHA Member and Aromatherapy Supporter, 
 
Welcome to NAHA's E-News. You are receiving this email as a current Member of NAHA or if you signed up to receive NAHA Enewsletters. If your contact information has changed please let us know so we can update enewsletter database.
 
June Highlights
*Membership Appreciation
*Approved Schools Renewed and New Listings
*Membership Discount Program
*E-Scents-green tips for aromatherapy awareness
*Calendar of Events
*Aromatherapy in the News
*Director's Corner
*Tele-Class Submissions
 
NAHA Membership Appreciation 
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THANK YOU to the following members who recently joined or renewed their membership.
 
Diane Braybrook, Belfast, ME.
Ming-Wen Chang,Taipei City, Taiwan
Mei-Hui Chen,Taipei City, Taiwan
Pei-Ti Chi, Taipei City, Taiwan
Ya-Min Chuang, Taipei City, Taiwan
Lisa Erawoc, Leesburg, VA.
Noel P. Gilligan, Chicago, IL.
Christine A. Goldsmith, Frisco, TX.
Hui-Yen Hsieh, Taipei City, Taiwan
Shwu-Lin Hsieh, Taipei City, Taiwan
Pin-Miao Lai, Taipei City, Taiwan
Shu-Man Lai, Taipei City, Taiwan
Szu-Chi Lin, Taipei City, Taiwan
Sonia Elisa Masocco, Albuquerque, NM.
Justin Quigg, Toronto, Canada
Marc Revenson, Milwaukee, WI.
James P. Rodowca, Greenville, WI.
Peter Rogers, Brampton, ON.
Pamela Ruiz, Lima, Peru
Lucy G. Scarbrough, Jackson, TN.
Keng Wei Shen, Puzih City, Taiwan
Sylla Sheppard-Hanger, Tampa, FL.
Su-Jen Shiao, Taipei City, Taiwan
Joan Sorita, Kenmore, WA.
Shu-Ling Tang, Taipei City, Taiwan
Marilyn Vail, Woodinville WA.
Carol Walter, Seattle, WA.
Shi-Chang Wang, Taipei City, Taiwan
Barbara Ward,Silt, CO.
Nien-Wen Yang,Taipei City, Taiwan
Su-Yun Yang, Taipei City, Taiwan
 
NAHA Approved Educators-Schools
click on the direct link to find out more on aromatherapy schools and educational programs available in the USA, Canada and Internationally around the world. Many schools also offer distance learning, homestudy programs and online courses.
 
Aromatherapy Educators and Schools are a wonderful source for building strong foundation and awareness in true aromatherapy. Please support the NAHA Approved Schools & Educators.
 
New and Recently Renewed Schools:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Click on the above link to view
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The Professionals, Schools and Businesses that offer a discount to NAHA Members. Please mention that you are a active member of NAHA when placing an order in order to receive a discount.

Do you want to offer a discount to NAHA Members?

If so, please fill out the Online Feedback Form and be sure to include your complete contact information along with discount amount and for what items; ie; products, services etc.
 
$100.00 off Event Tuition. Contact Annette Davis davis@eimcenter.com if you are interested in attending at the discounted rate.

July 30, 2009 Through August 1, 2009
Event Title: Aromatherapy, Clinical Phytotherapy & Endobiogénie Retreat & Trade Show
Educator: Mindy Green, RH et al
Facility: Snowbird Resort
Address: Highway 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird Utah
Contact: Name Belen Flores 208-478-8400
Email: belen@eimcenter.com | EVENT WEBSITE
 
NEW NAHA Member Discount Offer from Aromatherapy Thymes Back Issues
 
 
email: veronica@aromatherapythymes.com
15% off for a year subscription to magazine
$8.00 for back issues and $5.00 for current issues
25% off Advertising in magazine

*Special- 50% off advertising for Vol. 2 # 1 sandalwood and Vol.2  # 2 juniper berry.
Essential News-Going Green
E-tips for Aromatherapy Awareness
Contributed by Shellie Enteen BA LMT
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from the free monthly Astralessence Newsletter
(sign up via website at the end of article) 
 
To Green Clean with essential oils, all you need is some distilled white vinegar, baking soda, essential oils, water, a measuring cup and some recycled spray bottles or jam jars.

 
Essential oils to have on hand are Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), which are known to have strong antibacterial properties, especially when mixed together. More of the effective essences used for cleaning are Lemon (Citus limon), Orange (Citrus sinensis), Pine (Pinus sylvestris), Eucalyptus (E. globulus), Thyme (Thymus vulgaris), Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata) and others can be added for their fragrance and other properties.
 
In the near future, I will be announcing a free tele-seminar about making products.
For now, I will tell you one of my favorites: creating a healthy, "green" laundry experience that will also diffuse a fabulous fragrance into your home.
 
It is important to find an all plant derived laundry liquid or powder. Many will be surprised to learn that Borax was banned in the UK 40 years ago because of toxicity to the human body. The phosphates that we abhor in the US don't affect us, but do create algae that harm fish populations. Not all brands in the health food store are Borax free. Ecover is a Borax free brand in health food stores and one in the main stream, is Purex. (You may well find others by reading labels.)
 
It's also important to stop using fragranced products which contain synthetic chemicals. Many holistic practitioners know that lots of 'symptoms' and environmental sensitivities are exacerbated or created by exposure to chemical fragrances.
So, begin by adding a Borax and fragrance free laundry product. Then measure out a cup of white vinegar and add at least 15 drops of a blend of Lavender and Tea Tree - with Eucalyptus if you want to rid laundry of dust mites, too. You can add other favorite essences, but not any that have a strong color...like Chamomile or Cedar. Then, just pour the vinegar and essential oils into the washing machine as it is filling with water and add clothes or linens.
 
A wonderful feature of using vinegar is the softening effect. And vinegar plus antibacterial essential oils will get your laundry cleaner in cold water washes than just using laundry soap.  Create your own blend or purchase my favorite laundry blend that comes with a dropper top for easy dispensing.
 
If you try green cleaning with essential oils in your home, I'd love to hear your experiences!
 
Please contact Shellie directly at shellie@astralessence.com www.astralessence.com
 
Shellie is also a regular contributor to MASSAGE TODAY Publication sharing her professional views on True Aromatherapy within the Massage Community.
 
Want to contribute to the NAHA Essential E-News column? We'd love for you to share your helpful aromatherapy recipes and green-awareness tips. We are also looking for information on the following: Marketing your aromatherapy business tips, diffusion blends, what do you do to be green etc.
 
Please fill out the Online Feedback Form
and submit your writings in a WORD Document to Kelly at ashitherapy@skybest.com If your e-news is accepted for publication in a future NAHA e-newsletter you will be notified via email.
NAHA Calendar of Events
Click on the above link to view more classes, lectures, workshops and educational programs
 
JUNE-JULY 2009
 
If you are interested in events that have already passed, please contact that presenter directly for more information on their upcoming events as many offer the same, as well as different courses throughout the year.

May 25, 2009
Event Title: CERTIFIED CLINICAL MASTER AROMATHERAPIST
Educator: Marlene M. Mitchell 
Facility: International Certified Aromatherapy Institute
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Contact: School Staff   Email: aromatherapyinstitutes@sympatico.ca
(contact Marlene for info. on upcoming course dates)

June 6 and 7 2009
Event Title: Aromatic Applications for the Skin
Educator: Jade Shutes Facility: Miller-Motte Technical College Cary NC Contact Name: Josh Herman Phone: 919-532-7176 Email: jherman@miller-motte.edu |
www.theida.com
(contact Jade for info. on upcoming course dates)

June 9, 2009 Through July 14, 2009
Event Title: Equine Aromatherapy 100; A Holistic Horse in a Botanical Barn Educator: Kelly Holland Azzaro RA CCAP LMT
Hosted by: Penzance Equine Solutions Address: Online Course 6 weeks Contact Name: Kelly Holland Azzaro
Email: ashitherapy@skybest.com | www.horsecourses.net
(contact Kelly for info. on upcoming course dates)

June 10, 2009 through June 16, 2009
Event Title: SS301 Summer Session in Greece
Educator: Deborah Halvorson Facility: Syros, Greece
Contact Name: ACHS Admissions Phone: 800-487-8839
Email: admissions@achs.edu |
www.achs.edu
(contact ACHS for upcoming course dates)

June 13, 2009 through June 15, 2009
Event Title: Introduction, Advanced Blending, Body Technique, 18 CE for Massage Therapists Educator: Shellie Enteen
Facility: Marriott Courtyard, The Parkway, Greenville, SC
Contact Name: Shellie Enteen Phone: 864 877 8594
Email: shellie@ccmeseminars.com |
www.ccmeseminars.com
(contact Shellie for upcoming course dates)

June 15, 2009 Through October 4, 2009
Event Title: Aroma 101 Introduction to Aromatherapy
Educator: Deborah Halvorson, RA
Hosted by: American College of Healthcare Sciences (formerly Australasian College) Address: Online Course Contact Name: Tracey Miller 800-487-8839 Email: admissions@achs.edu |
http://www.achs.edu
(contact ACHS for upcoming course dates)

June 15, 2009 Through October 4, 2009
Event Title: Aroma 304 Aromatherapy III
Educator: Deborah Halvorson, RA
Hosted by: American College of Healthcare Sciences (formerly Australasian College) Address: Online Course Contact Name: Tracey Miller 800-487-8839 Email: admissions@achs.edu |
http://www.achs.edu
(contact ACHS for upcoming course dates)

June 27, 2009 through July 3, 2009
Event Title: Nat 309 Holistic Nutrition II Based on the Mediterranean Diet
Educator: Deborah Halvorson Facility: Syros, Greece
Contact Name: ACHS Admissions Phone: 800-487-8839
Email: admissions@achs.edu |
www.achs.edu
(contact ACHS for upcoming course dates)

June 28, 2009 Through July 4, 2009
Event Title: French Study Tour Educator: Shirley Price
Address: Monasterie du Ste. Croix, Provence, France
Contact Name: Lora Cantele, RA CSRT
Email: info@pennyprice-usa.com |
www.pennyprice-usa.com
(contact Lora for upcoming course dates)
 
July 17, 2009
Event Title: Lavender Open House
Educator: Deborah Halvorson, RA
Hosted by: American College of Healthcare Sciences (formerly Australasian College) Address: 5940 SW Hood Avenue, Portland, OR Contact Name: Tracey Miller 800-487-8839
Email: admissions@achs.edu | http://www.achs.edu
 
July 18, 2009
Event Title: Lavender Distillation Class
Educator: Robert Seidel & Dorene Petersen
Hosted by: American College of Healthcare Sciences (formerly Australasian College)
Address: 5940 SW Hood Avenue, Portland, OR
Contact Name: Tracey Miller 800-487-8839
Email: admissions@achs.edu | http://www.achs.edu
 
July 28, 2009 Through September 29, 2009
Event Title: Equine Aroma 101; the Tao of Horse; Animal Meridian Theory and Aromatherapy Application
Educator: Kelly Holland Azzaro RA CCAP LMT
Address: Online Course 10 weeks
Contact Name: Kelly Holland Azzaro
Email: ashitherapy@skybest.com | www.horsecourses.net
 
July 30, 2009 Through August 1, 2009
Event Title: Aromatherapy, Clinical Phytotherapy & Endobiogénie Retreat & Trade Show
Educator: Mindy Green, RH et al
Facility: Snowbird Resort
Address: Highway 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird Utah
Contact: Name Belen Flores 208-478-8400
Email: belen@eimcenter.com | www.eimcenter.com
 
 
Have an Aromatherapy Class, Lecture, Workshop or Event?
 
Post it to the NAHA Calendar of Events webpage. FREE for NAHA Members and only $10.00 per listing for non-members. 
 
Calendar of Events will also be included in NAHA e-newsletters at no charge for Members.
 
If you are not a member and would like to have your COE listed in NAHA E-newsletters please pay an additional $10.00 per listing when you submit your COE via the Online Calender of Event Listing Form. Please make a note 'COE E-newsletter' when submitting your payment information.
 
 
Disclaimer: NAHA does not officially endorse any Calendar of Event listing for Conferences, Workshops, Classes, Lectures or Online programs. It is up to the participant to research each program prior to registration. NAHA does not take responsibility for any losses, financial or otherwise that may be incurred from event changes, cancellations or misprints. NAHA recommends that you contact each program educator in advance to confirm that all event information listed is accurate and to get clarity about cancellation and refund policies. 
 
 

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