Jade Shutes

Carrier Oils: More Than Just Carriers for Essential Oils

Carrier oils have often been used as the medium by which essential oils may be carried onto the skin, and yet, carrier oils offer an array of therapeutic properties. Used either alone or in formulations with essential oils, carrier oils are the rising stars for a variety of inflammatory skin diseases as well as for specific musculoskeletal issues. My emphasis throughout this talk is to provide insights into how carrier oils are valuable allies in maintaining the health and barrier function of the skin.

Jade Shutes is an aromatherapist, herbalist, author, researcher, gardener, and aromatic distiller.

She holds a Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy, Holistic Massage, Anatomy and Physiology, and Reflexology from the Raworth College of Natural Medicine in Dorking, UK, and a Diploma in Aromatherapy from the International Therapist Examining board (ITEC). She also holds a certificate in herbal medicine.

An aromatherapy practitioner, researcher, and educator for over three decades, Jade is passionate about aromatics and believes the sense of smell is one of the most powerful senses for healing the mind/body/psyche in this era of upheaval and change. She is considered to be a thought leader in the aromatherapy community and is highly respected for her balanced, progressive and inspiring education.

Jade is the founder of the School for Aromatic Studies. She is the past president for the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (2000-2003 and 2013-2015), author of “Aromatherapy for Bodyworkers”, co-author of “The Carrier Oil Palette”, and the main author of the “Ultimate Guide to Aromatherapy.”

  • Diploma in Aromatherapy
  • Certificate in Herbal Medicine
  • Certificate in Trauma-informed Care

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