Jade Shutes, BA, Dipl. AT, Cert. Herbalist has been practicing and studying forms of natural healing for nearly three decades. She was one of the vanguard of professionals who helped introduce aromatherapy to the US in the early 1990s. A prolific writer, Jade has influenced a generation of aromatherapy practitioners and home users with her balanced and progressive approach to the use of essential oils. She is the former President of National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA). Her course Aromatic Medicine was a landmark course providing worldwide education on the internal use of essential oils.
An aromatherapy educator for over 30 years, Jade opened one of the first aromatherapy schools in United States. Jade spends much of her time in the Appalachia mountains of Virginia growing and distilling aromatic plants on her land, offering retreats, and expanding her relationship with the land and her community.
Amy Galper, BA, MA, has been a Certified Aromatherapist since 2001, as well as a passionate advocate, entrepreneur, formulator, and consultant in clean beauty and wellness. She is the co-author of Plant Powered Beauty and endorsed by beauty industry visionary Bobbi Brown, Credo Beauty’s Annie Jackson, Sophie Uliano, and Tata Harper. Amy is a member of Credo Beauty’s Clean Beauty Council, celebrating, advocating and educating for Clean Beauty and Wellness, along with other influencers and thought leaders in the field.
She is a guest lecturer at NYU, and has presented at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). She has been featured on Fox News, Thrive, Reuters, and has been quoted as an aromatherapy expert for countless print articles, TV, podcasts, and online posts about essential oils, including Allure, Cosmopolitan, Womens’ Health, Vogue.com, Extraordinary Health, Dr. OZ, Prevention, Well and Good, Better Homes and Gardens, Mind Body Green, People, Refinery29, and many more.