Past Webinars

Not a member yet, but would like to stay up to date with CFA Events?

Consider joining our email list to stay in touch.

SIGN UP and receive our e-newsletter today!

TOPIC: Carrier Oils in Your Aromatherapy Practice

Oct 24, 2019 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Carrier Oils in Your Aromatherapy Practice with Danielle Sade.

Getting to know your carrier oils to enhance your formulations and treatments.

This one hour workshop will introduce the therapeutic properties of carrier/fixed oils. You will learn the classification of the fatty acids and how they can influence your aromatherapy formulations.

About Danielle Sade, B.Sc., CAHP®

Danielle Sade has been President of the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA) for three different terms and is an active member of the CFA’s educational committee. She is the founder of Healing Fragrances School of Aromatherapy. Having over 30 years of experience in teaching, practicing, researching plant-based medicine and Aromatherapy internationally, has led Danielle to create unique approaches to understanding and imparting studies in Aromatherapy and the science behind essential oils that make them unique and effective in their therapeutic properties.

Topic: Hot Chixs Trying to Stay Cool but Still Sassy

September 3rd, 2019 7 P.M. EST

Hot Chixs Trying to Stay Cool but Still Sassy – Tips on Balancing Hormones with Irene Hogan.

IRENE HOGAN is the author of Hot Chixs Hot Sex: How to Survive Menopause. She has worked with women for over 30 years and has appeared on local radio and TV as a health expert. She has been recognized by both local and national pharmacy organizations with awards for her women’s health practice. She has spoken to the community and professional organisations about health wellness and healthy aging.


Compassion Fatigue – The Cost of Caring and Finding Strategies to Cope

Date: July 2, 2019 7:00 PM EST
What was learned at this webinar:

  • Caring for others is an extremely satisfying experience, but one that shouldn’t come at the cost of your own health. Sometimes the tools we learned in our 20’s are no longer helpful for supporting us now.
  • Learn a personal ABC (Awareness, Balance, Connection) approach to effectively become aware of when you need to slow down and reassess your coping strategies.
  • This presentation will define and discuss Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, Burnout and Moral Distress and how these may impact you as a health care provider.
  • You will learn an evidence-based stress reduction technique to add to your “tool box” called EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique. This is based on the Chinese meridian system together with western psychology.
  • This is an easy to learn technique that you will be able to use the next time you feel overwhelmed or stressed.
  • This will be a group experiential learning that will be fun, interactive and will only benefit those who are willing to participate.

Vij Richards is a Registered Nurse with a certification in Occupational Health. When she returned to work in a hospital setting in 2006 she was not prepared for the stressors that staff needed help with. This was not the memory of hospital life that she had worked in 20 years earlier. So she went back to school to become a Psychotherapist to better understand why people behave the way they do. She now counsels the staff of a large community hospital 2 days a week, as well as having a private practice in Milton, Ontario, Canada.

The eScential Wellness Approach to Product Formulation

Date: May 7, 2019 7:00 PM EST


What was learned at this webinar::
  • Definition of Aromatherapy – and how it relates to formulation
  • Why Formulate? – Should we always make our own?
  • Where to Start? – Not as easy a question to answer as you might think. Includes modes of use as well as dilution guidelines
  • Formulation – Setting the stage for actually making your product. Includes variables like age, dilution percentages, safety consideration, a nod to supporting ingredients, as well as mentioning Health Canada
  • Two Ways to Select Essential Oils – How do you choose from your short list? Two approaches
  • The Math – The difference between recipes and formulas, and how to calculate your own requirements

About Nancy Scott,  CAHP®

Certified Aromatherapy Health Professional @eScential Wellness

eScential Wellness was established in Burlington, ON in 2005 by founder and CEO Nancy Scott. In January of 2018 Nancy sold the beauty product side of the business so she could focus on her most effective first aid and personal care products. She is an original do-it-yourselfer who feels passionate that we should know (and care!) about what we put in and on our bodies. She is the formulator of all the products at eScential Wellness. Nancy is a Certified Aroma Health Practitioner (CAHP®) and a member of the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists. Nancy is also a certified reflexologist, as well as a Bach Foundation Practitioner. Previously, Nancy worked as a medical laboratory technologist, and has a solid clinical chemistry background. Nancy has trained extensively in the organic chemistry behind the science of essential oils. On-going education and research are an integral part of product development.

Palliative & Hospice Care – Aromatherapy and How I incorporate it into Palliative and Hospice Care

Date: February 5, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Location: Online Webinar
Members: Free
Non-Members: $25


Coming Soon!

About Robin B. Kessler, CAA

Certified Clinical Aromatherapist @RBK Aromatherapy LLC
Robin B. Kessler is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist. She received her certification from Aromahead Institute and The School for Aromatic Studies, and continues to take courses in a wide variety of related subjects and is currently studying for her Advanced Graduate Certification. Robin consults professionally with (and prepares aromatherapy blends for) practitioners including medical doctors, acupuncturists and chiropractors. She gives seminars on aromatherapy safety topics and is the lead Aromatherapist for the Stein Hospice Group, and Right At Home, where she works with seniors to help support them with a better quality of life. She has written several articles which have been published in Aromaculture Magazine and Aromatherapy Today and continues to give seminars and workshops on Aromatherapy and also on the usage of resins, especially Frankincense. She created two Facebook groups. One called Safe Essential Oil Recipes Only! and Frankincense Resins and Other Tree Resins.

Aromatic Psychodynamics in Skin Care: Beyond the topical approach to skin care

Date: December 4, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Location: Online Webinar
Members: Free
Non-Members: $25


The intentional outcome of this seminar is to give the participants an understanding that when treating skin conditions with essential oils, the aromatherapist must look beyond topical approaches and address the emotional state of the individual and create an equilibrium of physical and emotional comfort.

This 1-hour seminar will introduce, how the nervous system and the integumentary system interact with each other and the importance of how emotional well-being plays a vital role in skin’s health and beauty.

Danielle will introduce an integrative approach to skin care using essential oils and carrier oils to achieve the mind and beauty approach to Aromatherapy skin care applications.

What was learned at this webinar:
• The effect aromatics on the nervous system and how it relates to the skin
• Beyond topical applications in skin care
• Beauty and healthy skin come from within
• Recruiting the parasympathetic in skin care protocol
• Steps to consider when addressing skin care

About Danielle Sade, B.Sc., CAHP®

Danielle Sade B.Sc. in Nutrition; CAHP® and author of “The Aromatherapy Beauty Guide” is the founder of Healing Fragrances School of Aromatherapy.

Having over 30 years of experience in teaching, practicing, researching plant-based medicine and Aromatherapy internationally, has led Danielle to create unique approaches to understanding and imparting studies in Aromatherapy and the science behind essential oils that make them unique and useful in their therapeutic properties.

AromaChemistry: An Introduction

Date: November 2, 2017
Time: 7pm – 9pm EST
Location: Online Webinar
Members: $50
Non-Members: $75


Ready to get acquainted with a little AromaChemistry? Now is the time! Let’s face it: AromaChemistry can be challenging. So many different molecules, chemical families, technical drawings, and not to mention the hard-to- say names. Despite the visceral reaction we might have in response to all-things chemistry-related, essential oils are, after all, potent chemical cocktails. As such, understanding chemistry is the backbone to understanding the safe and effective use of aromatherapy.

In this 2-hour webinar, we are going to get our toes wet by discussing some of the fundamental concepts of AromaChemistry. We will highlight some functional groups and specific examples of components within that functional group, like our good ole friend d-limonene!

This course is designed to be a low-pressure, fun, interactive learning environment where we start at the most fundamental, basic level for all topics discussed. Absolutely no prior understanding of chemistry needed – we are starting at Square 1 and we will use easy-to-understand language throughout the webinar! Chemistry is fun! Let’s do this!

About Timothy Miller ND, MAc, LAc, RA

Timothy Miller ND, MAc, LAc, RA is a naturopathic physician, licensed acupuncturist, and registered aromatherapist. He is a graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR.

Dr. Tim is a chemistry nerd. He is fascinated by the chemistry found in the natural world. Fueled by the abundant, potent, and unique components within aromatherapy, Dr. Tim has sought to understand how essential oils act on the body and identify which clinical applications are best incorporated into practice.

Dr. Tim first began his aromatherapy studies in 2005. He has since traveled the world to advance his understanding of essential oils and their clinical implications. Dr. Tim has studied with Rhiannon Lewis, Gabriel Mojay, Mark Webb, Kurt Schnaubelt, and Jeffrey Yuen. He has successfully completed a National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) approved course and has completed the requirements to become a registered aromatherapist. He is a member of the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC).

Beyond his love of aromatherapy, Dr. Tim is an avid traveler and student of foreign languages. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, and being in nature.

Dr. Tim loves to learn new things and is driven by self-improvement and emotional intelligence. Dr. Tim believes deeply in Docere (the naturopathic medicine tenet of ‘Doctor as Teacher’) and loves to teach. He is a speaker, teacher, practitioner, and contributing author. He believes learning should be fun and makes every attempt to engage his students in a profound and meaningful way.