“As a youngster I loved mixing up scented liquids with creams. Often a cream would lack fragrance and to enhance its smell, perfumes or fragrant oils would be added to create a lovely aromatic experience. My first real use of essential oils occurred while I was a massage student at Finger Lakes School of Massage (FLSM). A two day aromatherapy class was part of the massage curriculum and I was hooked.
After graduating from FLSM, I began co-teaching Swedish Massage and Constitutional Hydrotherapy. When one of the co-owners of the school, Andrea Butje, started the aromatherapy certification program I jumped at the opportunity to be in that class. My initial training as a Certified Aromatherapist in 2001 eventually lead to co-teaching the very same aromatherapy class I had taken at FLSM.
My vision developed into creating a school to educate others about my passion; teaching students about the molecular components of essential oils and their use in Aromatherapy applications. My primary focus grew into providing information on the proper use and safety of how to use them proportionately in creating products. In 2013 I became certified to teach Andrea’s Aromatherapy Certification Program (ACP) that I had graduated from and in the 3 years since my first class in 2014 I have successfully graduated dozens of students at my school.” ~ Cha Roberts – AromaEducators School of Essential Oil Studies
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