April 17th, 2017

Spring CE Event Recap! Thank you Mark Webb!

This years Spring CE Event with Mark Webb has come and gone…. It was focused on the Coles version of Mark’s CO2 Extract Course, his Aromatic Medicine Course, and his Australian Essential Oils course. Although we gained so much knowledge about the benefits and properties of CO2 extractions, vast and novel applications of essential oils, and the incredible variety and benefits of Australian essential oil-bearing plants, we were left wanting more! Thankfully Mark also spent a bit of time introducing us to his courses so that we can hopefully continue to learn from Mark, who brought and delivered his wealth of knowledge with science and experience.

Stay tuned for the announcement of our next CE Event scheduled for early Fall 2017!!


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April 2nd, 2017

Spring 2017 CE Event Registration Closed

Thank you to everyone who registered and we are looking forward to sharing an amazing weekend in Sidney! Registration is now closed. Click here for details about how to reach our venue and the weekend we have planned.

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March 2nd, 2017

7 SPOTS LEFT for possibly the last CE Event under the BCAPA!

Join us for possibly the last CE Event under the BCAPA!

The BCAPA is very excited to announce that one of the world’s leading experts in Aromatic Medicine, Mark Webb BSc, MASCC (Australia) Biochemist, Plant Biologist, Cosmetic Scientist and Author will be the speaker at our Spring 2017 CE Event!

On Day 1, Mark will give us an overview of his Advanced Diploma Course in Aromatic Medicine. This will introduce us to the aromatic prescribing technique and show why aromatic chemistry & pharmacology, toxicology & pharmacology are essential learning and how the various dose forms & application techniques fit within this model. This introduction would also discuss a limited materia medica with a number of clinical case studies that would then allow for discussions to be had within the BCAPA membership about how to approach education upon aromatic medicine and internal dosing applications. Learning about these dosing forms can also assist with both internal and external dose forms and application techniques.

Mark will give a condensed talk on CO2 Extracts, their production technology and how this effects the end product. He will compare and contract a range of volatile and non-volatile constituents.

On Day 2, Mark will be discussing Australian Aromatics including the history, chemistry and uses. These will include some familiar to us such as Tea Tree as well as new species and applications in both complimentary and orthodox medicine; applications in cosmoceuticals and personal care; applications in cuisine and industrial applications.


The venue is limited to only 48 seats and fully we expect to sell out before the registration deadline. Please don’t miss your chance to attend!



Date and Time:

April 8th and 9th, 2017
9:00 am to 4:30 pm on both days




The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa
9805 Seaport Pl, Sidney, BC V8L 4X3
(250) 655-9445


We are pleased to announce that we are now able to book our accommodations for the Sidney Pier Hotel and Spa for this Springs event with Mark Webb. Click here for the price discounts for our BCAPA members. Please note the block code and Block ID that you will need to receive your booking discount. As well we have been notified that here will not be a group reservation, it is on a first come first serve basis, so if you are wishing to book at the Sidney Pier Hotel you may want to do this sooner than later. As mentioned before the Spots for our Spring event are filling up!!



Important Details

  • Attendees will receive 8 CE credits for this event
  • Lunch will be provided on both days
  • Parking at the The Sidney Pier Hotel is complimentary.
  • $100.00 will be held back for cancellation after March 8th to pay for non-refundable meals that have been ordered & paid for by the BCAPA
  • If you have any dietary concerns please make note of them below so that we can inform the caterers.



Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be held immediately following the seminar on Saturday at approximately 4:30 pm. Please attend or prepare a proxy in lieu of attendance so your vote will count!



Registrations received after February 28, 2017: $425.00



Registration Deadline:

Last day of registration is April 1st, 2017

Register Here!

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February 22nd, 2017

Join the BCAPA Board of Directors!

The BCAPA Board of Directors is looking to fill two vacancies this year! If you are an active member of the association and are interested in joining the Board as the Vice President or Chapter Coordinator, please fill out this ‘Intent to Stand for Election‘ form. Serving on the Board is a wonderful way to meet and work alongside some amazing people! It also provides opportunities to enhance upon, or learn new skills, and you will receive 1 Continuing Education (CE) credit for serving one full term. We hope to have you on ‘board’ soon!

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July 19th, 2016

Save the date!! Mark Webb is our speaker for the Spring 2017 CE Event!

Dear Members,

It is with delight and excitement that I announce that our speaker for the Spring 2017 CE Event is Mark Webb.

Mark Webb holds a BSc Degree in Biochemistry and Plant Physiology and Biology from Macquarie University, Sydney, graduating in 1984. He is an associate member of theInternational Aromatherapy and Aromatic Medicine Association (IAAMA), and a member ofthe Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists (ASCC).

Mark teaches an Advanced Diploma Course which covers such topics as the safe use of external and internal dosing and advanced therapeutic use of essential oils in a clinical setting.  Below is a taste of what is included in this course:

  • Formulation Calculations – complex mathematical concepts made simple for working with different measurement systems such as drops, millilitres (mls) and milligrams (mgs).
  • Capsule Formulation – the various types of capsules, how they differ, when they are appropriate and how they are manufactured.
  • Suppository & Pessary Formulation – the various excipients and their use in safe, simple and accurate manufacturing methods. The appropriate dose loading for each size will also be discussed.
  • Oral Liquids – the application and manufacture of the different types of oral liquid dose forms — from syrups to delicious aromatic beverages!
  • Inhalation and Respiratory Dose Forms – from nasal inhalers to deep lung nebulisers,the various dosing forms for both the upper and lower respiratory tract, and when each is appropriate. The available excipients, including surfactants and emulsifiers, will also be surveyed.

As well, Mark teaches a two-day course on CO2 extracts.

Mark will be giving us a taste of all of these areas at the CE Event.  Your feedback from this past Spring’s Event clearly indicated a desire to learn more about dosing and in particular internal dosing and how it can be used safely.  Although this is not approved in Canada, or for that matter North America, the tide is slowly shifting and as a progressive association we want to make sure that our members are fully informed and prepared for any changes that may come.

Warmest regards,


BCAPA President

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April 18th, 2016

NAHA 2016 World of Aromatherapy Conference & Wellness Exhibit Oct. 2016

The NAHA (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy) 2016 World of Aromatherapy Conference & Wellness Exhibit is scheduled for October 20-23, 2016 (Oct 24th Post- Workshops) at the University of Utah Conference Center and Botanical Garden. The conference will host over 20 National and International Speakers who will present on a wide variety of different aromatherapy topics in lecture and workshop formats. There are also two post-conference workshops scheduled for Oct. 24th.

To learn more about NAHA’s Aromatherapy Conference, please click on the following links listed below:

NAHA Conference: www.nahaconference.com

Conference Sponsorship: http://nahaconference.com/get-involved/sponsor-information

Donate to Welcome Bags: http://nahaconference.com/get-involved/donate-gift-bag-items

There is an early bird registration discount and an additional discount of $25.00 (US) off for fellow aromatherapy organization’s members.

Registration: http://nahaconference.com/product/the-world-of-aromatherapy-vii-international-conference-and-trade-show


Use COUPON CODE: Affiliate at online checkout for additional $25.00 discount to be applied.

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February 16th, 2016

Early-bird deadline for the Spring CE Event is Feb. 29th! Register today!!

Upcoming BCAPA Sponsored Event

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January 14th, 2016

Submit a case study for the BCAPA Spring CE Event!

As Suzanne is focusing on practitioners and their practice she’d like that everyone who registers submit one case study*, in writing, at least 2 weeks prior to the event (no later than Friday, March 18th), that the attendees can discuss as part of the class. It is optional, confidential, and case studies can be submitted anonymously or not.

If you choose to submit a case study, please email it to Suzanne directly at:

*Per Suzanne Catty: “A case study is the notes for a client and each practitioner may do it differently depending on how they were taught. It generally includes intake form, consultation data (identifying data; eg: age, name; removed) treatment notes, outcomes etc… everyone has clients that are major successes but generally we also have clients that are problematic or do not respond to treatment. Analysing case studies in the context of the class can show us where we are going right, where wrong, what works, what doesn’t and why and also where our skills as practitioners need honing.

A client who is on 8-10 medications for instance, requires us to examine the meds and potential interactions, both with the other meds and with treatment options. This is important for the quality of the practitioners work, regulatory compliance and scope of practice, and understanding human health. Fear of expanding the scope of practice is a big stumbling block to practitioners. The French vs British aromatherapy ‘rules’ is a good example of how limitations are entrenched through fear.”

If you still haven’t registered for the event go ahead and…

Click Here to Register »

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January 12th, 2016

What you’ll learn at Suzanne Catty’s workshop this spring!

The Professional Practice: The role of Aromatherapy and Complementary Medicine in 2015

Many CAM practitioners have developed part-time businesses but are unable or hesitant to make the leap to a full-time professional practice. This is true in many modalities but especially in the practice of Aromatherapy.

This 2 day workshop will help practitioners understand why and how to make the full-time step and the knowledge and responsibility that accompanies such a move.

What will keep your clients coming back year after year? How can you build a clientele even without accepting insurance? What is the public really looking for from CAM practitioners? What level of expertise is required of the practitioner to meet the needs and expectations of the public?

Take the leap and join Suzanne Catty for this intensive professional training based on 20 years of clinical practice. We will work from sourcing supplies, to navigating local laws, from practice beyond massage.

Register today! The exceptionally low rate for those taking advantage of the early bird fee is $275.00, for members only.  The early bird deadline is February 29, 2016.  The rate for non-members and after the early bird deadline is $350.00.  Last day of registration is March 28, 2016!

Click Here to Register »

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January 12th, 2016

Register for ‘A Weekend with Suzanne Catty’!

The BCAPA will be hosting a two-day seminar (April 2nd and 3rd ) with noted author, keynote speaker and aromatherapist Suzanne Catty.  The exceptionally low rate for those taking advantage of the early bird fee is $275.00, for members only.  The early bird deadline is February 29, 2016.  The rate for non-members and after the early bird deadline is $350.00.  Last day of registration is March 28, 2016!

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