HAPPY NEW YEAR from Nature’s Gift

This newsletter contains:

  • January Sales
  • CCAP Course in Tennessee
  • Formulas, blends, and recipes
  • Aromatic Quote of the month


January Specials and Savings

Found in Inventory specials, one of a kind and very low stock announcements. Irregulars/special savings. Sale on antiviral oils and products to maintain wellbeing and on moisturizers to protect your skin from winter’s ravages. Price reduction on our NaturaMist diffuser – save 0! See all of these on our January New and Specials Page.

Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Course offered in Tennessee

Christi and I are so excited we can hardly stand it! Kathy Duffy, an old friend and an inspiring teacher will be teaching the R. J. Buckle Clinical Aromatherapy for Health Care Professionals in Clarksville TN.

Course Outline

This course is divided into 4 modules over 12 months. Each module is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. usually Saturday/Sunday. Packs of medicinal strength essential oils (from a selection of suppliers) must be purchased at each module.

Module 1 introduces the core concepts of clinical aromatherapy: evidence-based and research-backed.

Module 2 covers the use of essential oils for infection and stress control within a nursing/healthcare framework.

Module 3 outlines the chemistry of essential oils. Tutorial on student exam project.

Module 4 covers women’s health, chronic pain, cancer, and AIDS. Integration: policies and protocols. Exam prep. Second tutorial on exam project.

Certification Exam consists of two parts: written paper and presentation of project. The results are externally assessed. Successful completion of both parts is required for certification as a Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner (CCAP). Each participant must also complete 33 case studies.

For additional information contact: Aromaherb123 atsign aol.com or janis atsign purejoysoap.com.

The cost for EACH module and exam is 75, or 50 for AHNA members and RJBA Alliances. Participants will be expected to pay for each module at the time it is offered. Additional associated costs will include Clinical Aromatherapy: Essential Oils in Practice book (0), and required essential oils, which vary in price from 0 – 50 per module. Please note that class size is limited.

The course is designed for, but not limited to, health care professionals. It is endorsed by AHNA and offers 12.5 to 13.6 Contact hours per module.

CEU Content: CEU’s are awarded through the AHNA for Nurses, and through the NCBTMB for LMT’s.

If you are in Tennessee or Kentucky, or further away but want the opportunity for a face to face course with a gifted, inspiring teacher, don’t miss this opportunity!


Mod I April 26 & 27, 2014
Mod 2 Aug 23 & 24
Mod 3 Nov 8 &9
Mod 4 March 7 & 8, 2015
EXAM: to be announced

*A non-refundable deposit of 00 must be received by March 1, 2014 in order to reserve your spot for the Module 1 class. The balance is due when the class meets. The deposit check should be made out to Clinical Aromatherapy and mailed to:

Kathleen Duffy, 95 Dunphy Drive, Florence, MA 01062

(Can you tell we are excited about this opportunity?)


You know my book, Essential Oils and Aromatics, is available for your Amazon Kindle.

On Thursday, January 9, 2014, at 8:00 am Pacific Time, it will go on sale for 7 days. The price will start at.99, and increase gradually until the sale is over. The sooner you order the more you will save.

Blends for the New Year

To add more Playfulness to your life

Francoise Rapp suggests

-6 drops Orange
-3 drops Bergamot
-3 drops Basil

This would be a wonderful blend in for the diffuser.

Dieting? Help your body detox with these:

Detox Scrub: to 1/2 cup of sea salt, add enough carrier oil of your choice (Jojoba works well for all skin types) to blend to a “wet sand” consistency. Blend 4 drops Lemon essential oil, 4 drops Juniper essential oil, and 2 drops Fennel essential oil. Stir essential oil blend into scrub base. After showering, while still standing in the shower, scrub the body with this gently detoxifying scrub, paying special attentions to areas of cellulite. Rinse well and dry.

Detox Bath: Blend one cup Dead Sea Salts with the same essential oil blend mentioned above. Stir into warm bath, soak as long as you have patience for.

Energizer: Combine equal parts of peppermint, juniper, and rosemary cineole essential oils. Either use in a diffuser, or, for an energizing shower, put four or five drops of the blend on the shower floor. The steam will diffuse the aromatics.

Resolved to be more creative?

I’m told this blend will encourage/enhance your creativity:

3 drops Rosewood
3 drops Ylang Ylang
2 drops Sweet Orange
1 drops Clove

(I should be diffusing this while I write this newsletter!)

Warm Up!

The midsouth, and most of our nation, is in the throes of a deep freeze as I type. To warm chilly hands or feet scoop one measuring teaspoon of your favorite cream or lotion into your hand. Add ONE drop of either Black Pepper, or Ginger, or Cistus essential oil. Stir in and rub into hands or feet. This will give you a 1% dilution, not enough to irritate any but the most sensitive skin, but enough to warm you. All three oils are warming circulatory stimulants.

Quote of the Month

Some of you may remember an aromatherapy mailing list that existed close to 20 years ago…“The IDMA list” I never knew what the term “IDMA” referred to, but I learned so much from the members. So many “seniors” in our industry shared their guidance, so many of us newcomers shared our discoveries, asked our questions, grew and learned together. There was an Aromatherapist from Poland, Sherrill P. Her signature line on all of her messages read, “Stay Safe and Warm.” I am reminded of Sherrill this evening as I sit here trying to stay warm.

Stay safe and warm, everyone.


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