August 3rd, 2015
Join Beverley Gray Oct. 30th – 31st on a journey celebrating wild medicinal, aromatic, and food plants used for health and healing.
Dates: October 30th and 31st, 2015
Times: October 30th- 6:00pm to 9:00pm; October 31st – 9:00am to 4:00pm
Location: The Sidney Hotel, 9805 Seaport Place, Sidney, BC V8L 4X3
Cost: Members – Early Registration Fee: $175.00 until October 1, 2015; Non-members and member registrations received from October 2, 2015: $200.00
Deadline and cancellations: Last day for registration is October 28, 2015. $50.00 will be held back for cancellations after October 15th 2015 to pay for non-refundable meals that have been ordered & paid for by the BCAPA.
Meals: Lunch will be provided on Saturday
CECs: Attendees will receive 6 CE credits for this event.
Topic: Beverley will engage us in a journey through the Northern landscape using wild medicine, food and aromatic plants as the teachers of the sacred. We will explore ways in which wild medicinal plants are used traditionally for health and healing. We will connect through taste, smell, and beautiful visuals of herbal medicines such as Labrador tea, arnica, yarrow, valerian and aromatic essential oils and hydrosols from the most adaptive plants on the planet such as black spruce, balsam fir, pine, juniper and many more. An interactive aromatherapy-herbal workshop that covers usage and health benefits of local wild and cultivated plants. Beverley will demonstrate how to mindfully use medicinal plants and how to make, use and blend delicious and healthful herbal teas, medicinal oils, salves and creams.
please contact Louise Dawson at email@example.com
May 20th, 2015
Level 1 (The Path of Beauty): Oct. 16th – 17th. Early bird special of $395.00 ends June 1st (regularly $475.00). There are only 9 spaces left! More details and registration at http://www.aromatic-kinesiology.com/aromatherapy-and-emotions-one.htm
Level 2 (The Path of Nuture): Oct. 23rd – 25th. $595.00. More details and registration at http://www.aromatic-kinesiology.com/aromatherapy-and-emotions-two.htm
December 1st, 2014
This webinar will answer the following questions and more!
- Who governs cosmetic products?
- What is the difference between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)?
- What is: the FD&C Act? the Fair Packaging and Label Act?
- What roles do these different regulatory agencies play in aromatherapy product packaging and labeling? Including: the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). the United States Department of Agriculture(USDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
- What about Health Canada?
- Is there European Legislation for cosmetics?
- The beginnings: Is it a Soap, Cosmetic or Drug?
- I make bug spray, can I market it as an insect repellent?
- How am I supposed to design and print my labels? What do they need to say?
- What are Good Manufacturing Practices? And am I required to be using them?
- What are the current Labeling Requirements for my aromatherapy products?
- Ounces, fluid ounces, grams, milliliters? What is the correct way to weigh the product I am making?
- I used lavender essential oil, jojoba, shea butter, beeswax and a bit of vanilla infused jojoba. How do I list my ingredients?
- What claims can I make or not make?
- What are INCI codes?
- How are some companies labeling them as ‘nutritional supplements’?
- What does it mean when the FDA sends you a warning letter?
- How do I change the language I am using to be in compliance?
- and additional information.
Sign up today and you will receive a pdf file** that includes:
- The Anatomy of a Label.
- The Art of Language: examples of statements you cannot use and what you can use.
- INCI codes for the most commonly used ingredients used in aromatherapy products.
- Weight and Measurement charts.
**PDF file to be released 3 days before webinar!
Click here to register!
October 29th, 2014
“Essential Oil Kinetics and their Consequences – dosage, absorption, metabolism, excretion, etc…”
July 23rd, 2014
Create skin care blends with confidence! Learn the importance of precise dilution; to what extent essential oils are dermally absorbed; how to use them to address skin problems such as acne, fungal infections, psoriasis, rosacea & sun damage, how to make simple preparations with safe yet effective ingredients, & much more!
The Skin Series is a comprehensive exploration into what is known about essential oils & their effects on the skin. It comprises 9 videos totaling 7 hours of video material. Each covers a different aspect of skin care & healing, & each includes detailed notes in a PDF, with clickable links to scientific research. The webinars of the Skin Series will be released sequentially one-per-week, beginning August 31st with Webinar 1: Healing Oils. Each video is yours to keep and watch as many times as you like. Forever.
Pre-order now, and the Skin Series is $399, a savings of $200 from the list price of $599. This sale is in anticipation of the launch of the Tisserand Institute
Click here for more information!
June 24th, 2014
Insecticidal and repellence activity of the essential oil of ‘Pogostemon cablin’ [patchouli] against urban ants species
Ants are highly abundant in *Neotropical regions, with certain species adapted to the urban environment, where they can cause damage to human health. The main method for controlling ants consists of using organosynthetic insecticides, which are potentially toxic to the environment. Essential plant oils are considered a viable alternative to the use of conventional insecticides. In this study, we analyze the bioinsecticidal activity and repellence of patchouli essential oil (Pogostemon cablin) against three species of urban ants: Camponotus melanoticus,Camponotus novograndensis, and Dorymyrmex thoracicus. The chemical composition of the essential oil was analyzed by GC-MS and GC-FID. The major compounds were patchoulol (36.6%) followed by alpha-bulnesene (13.95%), and alpha-guaiene (11.96%). Toxicity and repellency bioassays were performed using the essential oil over the ants, and mortality evaluations were performed at 4, 24, and 48 h after performing the bioassays. Mortality percentage of the ants on 7 mu g/mg was on average 84%. The essential oil of P. cablin displayed toxicity against all three species of urban ants, with the lowest LD50 being observed for D. thoracicus (2.02 mu g oil/mg insect) after 48 h of exposure compared to C. melanoticus (2.34 mu g oil/mg insect) and C. novogranadensis (2.95 mu g oil/mg insect). The essential oil of P. cablin was strongly repellent to the three species of ants in all concentrations tested (0.01% and 1% v/v). Considering the potential toxicity and repellency of theP. cablin essential oil to the urban ants, future studies could investigate the practical application of this oil to control of these insects. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
*Although this study focuses on Neotropical urban ants, there are many urban ant species in BC under the genera Camponotus and Dorymyrmexwhich may also be repelled by P. cablin. This would be a great line of research!
June 24th, 2014
Find out more about the conference here: http://nahaconference.com/
April 29th, 2014
The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy is hosting the World of Aromatherapy VII International Conference and Wellness Exhibit. This year it’s at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington on September 12-14. However, the Early Bird discount expires on May 1st! Be sure to register today for the early bird discount.
March 28th, 2014
N. Mimica-Dukić, S. Kujundžić, M. Sokovićand M. Couladis (2003) Essential oil composition and antifungal activity of Foeniculum vulgare Mill. obtained by different distillation conditions. Phytotherapy Research, Volume 17, Issue 4, pages 368–371.
Abstract: The inﬂuence of different hydrodistillation conditions was evaluated from the standpoint of essential oil yield, chemical composition and antifungal activity from seeds of Foeniculum vulgare Mill. Three hydrodistillation conditions were considered. The main constituents of the oils were: (E)-anethole (72.27%–74.18%), fenchone (11.32%–16.35%) and methyl chavicol (3.78%–5.29%). The method of distillation signiﬁcantly affected the essential oil yield and quantitative composition, although the antifungal activity of the oils against some fungi was only slightly altered. Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
March 24th, 2014
BC Association of Practicing Aromatherapists
Registration Form for Continuing Education Days
A Weekend with Valerie Ann Worwood
Working with cellular memory – psycho-emotional and cellular threads, past, present and future in ones aromatherapy practice. This includes the inherited emotional threads that result in physiological conditions and ancestrally inherited emotional threads passed from generation to generation until resolved.
For more information please visit the website at www.bcapa.org
April 5th and 6th, 2014
9:00am – 4:00pm
Location of workshop will be:
The Coast Tsawwassen Inn
1665 56th Street, Delta, B.C. V4L 2B2
Members: Early Registration Fee: $325.00 until February 28, 2014
Non-members and member registrations received from March 1, 2014: $375.00
Last day of registration is April 3, 2014
Lunch will be provided both days
$100.00 will be held back for cancellations after March 16th to pay for non-refundable meals that have been ordered & paid for by the BCAPA
Attendees will receive 8CE credits for this event
For more information please contact Colleen at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Please mail completed registration form and payment to: Colleen Thompson, 20729 93A Avenue, Langley, BC V1M 2W7
The BCAPA AGM will be held immediately following Valerie’s seminar on Saturday (approximately 4:30 p.m.)
The Tsawwassen Inn has blocked off 10 rooms for the BCAPA at a rate of $111.00 per night. Please reserve as soon as possible to receive this rate.
Parking at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn is complimentary
If you have any dietary concerns please make note of them on your registration form so that we can inform the caterers