Diane holds workshops on many aromatic topics in her AromaCottage on the bay in Midcoast Maine. She specializes in custom blending for the practitioners in the area as well as for the general public. She also does blending for dogs. She does aromatherapy presentations to various groups, including hospice, women’s health conferences, yoga and massage studios.
Her focus is to educate the public about aromatherapy and empower them to integrate it into their life by offering support, supplies, and knowledge. She recently attended the level 1 training in Aromatic Kinesiology taught by Robbi Zeck,ND and is looking forward to doing level 2 next fall. Her goal is to expand her offerings by using this method with individual consultations.
As well as being a professional member of NAHA, Diane is also a member of the International Aromatherapy Association. She holds a certificate in Aromatherapy, Aromatherapy Chemistry, and Holistic Health Consulting from the American College of Healthcare Sciences She also holds a Master of Arts in Education. She has been involved in Aromatherapy for over 15 years, being led to this effective but gentle modality by her own need to find natural alternatives to the chemicals, perfumes, and dyes in body and environmental products.
Diane has lived in Belfast, Maine, for 3 1/2 years, after retiring as a school library media specialist from Sparta Pubic Schools in Northern New Jersey.