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The medicinal use of herbs and the essential oils derived from them has been practiced for thousands of years in many cultures. However, it was not until 1928 that Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, a French chemist, coined the term "aromatherapy" after he discovered that lavender was not only able to heal a severe burn he had on his hand, but also prevented subsequent scarring.

Modern Researchers such as Robert Tisserand, Len Price and Andrea Butje continue to teach us about the impact essential oils and the botanical oils used with them, can have on our health. Aromatherapy has a popular appeal as a complimentary alternative for modern medicine. It is, therefore, imperative that as consumers and practitioners we stay informed. 
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The Tisserand Institute 
Robert Tisserand began researching the effectiveness of essential oils more than 40 years ago. Today he continues to be one of the top names in the field. For those interested in learning more about the science behind aromatherapy he offers on-line resources and classes through the his website..
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National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy 
NAHA is a non-profit resource center for the professional Aromatherapist as well as those interested in essential oils. NAHA provides a touchstone for those  looking to expand their knowledge of essential oils beyond what is available to the general public. 
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Aromahead Institute 
Andrea Butje infected me witih a passion for essential oils during her first Aromatherapy Certification Class in 2001. Her clarity and willingness to share her knowledge as well as her excitement for the art of Essential Oils continues through her website, the Aromahead Institute.