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Aromatherapy and Self Care: Interview with Mindy Green, MS, RA, RH

Nourish and Shine

Four decades of experience in the natural products and health care industries make Mindy Green a genuine, national authority on botanicals.  Her wellness-industry expertise is complemented by her active, longstanding licensure as an esthetician, herbalist and aromatherapist.  She has taught botanical therapies at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, University of Colorado, Boulder; Metro State College in Denver; and the University of MN. Since 2009 she has taught for the University of Arizona's Center for Integrative Medicine, and, beginning in 2015 for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine.  Mindy has lectured internationally on holistic skin care, lifestyle, nutrition, herbal therapies and essential oils. She worked at the Aveda Corporation (2003-2009) in the botanical research division of R&D as their clinical aromatherapist, developing functional blends and providing training on essential oils and herbs, putting to use her extensive training in the advanced uses of essential oils from Purdue University. She now runs her own consulting company, Green Scentsations, LLC.  Prior to working at Aveda, she founded and owned several herb and essential oil businesses.  She specializes in botanical therapies, product development, writing and aromatherapy education.  Mindy served on the Cosmeceuticals Scientific Advisory Board for the Supply Side West trade show and conference (2008-2013), and as committee chair for Botanicals in Cosmetics for the American Herbal Products Association (2008-2014).  In 2012 she became a health coach certified by Wellcoaches®. Serving now on the Editorial Advisory Board for the publication, International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy, and the Program Advisory Committee for the American College of Healthcare Sciences, her former role as Program Specialist at the Integrative Resource Center of Anschutz Cancer Center at University of Colorado Hospital is indicative of Mindy’s dedication to, and leadership in wellness and healthcare.  From 1995 to 2001 she served as Director of Education and later, Director of Research for the nonprofit medical library, the Herb Research Foundation in Boulder. Mindy is a founding and professional member of the American Herbalists Guild and an advisory board member to the non-profit American Botanical Council, publisher of HerbalGram Magazine.  Ms. Green served on the faculty of the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies (1995- 2003).   The California School of Herbal Studies is among Mindy’s business ventures as co-owner and faculty member (1985-1995).  She is a nationally certified Registered Aromatherapist and has served on the education committees of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists and the Aromatherapy Registration Council. A prolific writer and lecturer, Ms. Green has authored over 65 published articles on herbs, aromatherapy, skin care, holistic health and integrative care.  She is co-author of Aromatherapy, A Complete Guide to the Healing Art; author of Calendula and Natural Perfumes, and has contributed to numerous books on herbs and healing, including two academic texts edited by Andrew Weil, MD.  As a botanical-therapies expert, she has been interviewed more than 400 times by leading magazines and newspapers. A long-time environmental activist, Mindy served as a board member for the non-profit organization, United Plant Savers (2004-2010), and believes plants in all their forms provide healing, globally and individually. https://www.greenscentsations.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/amy-sapola/support


9 Oct 2019

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Aromatherapy and holistic skin care with Mindy Green

Plant Love Radio

Mindy Green is a true pioneer in the field of aromatherapy. She worked as a clinical aromatherapist, regulatory consultant, and contributed to research and development of a national company Aveda. Mindy is a national authority on botanicals, nutrition, essential oils and holistic skin care. ​Her wellness-industry expertise is complemented by her active, longstanding licensure as an esthetician, herbalist and aromatherapist. ​Whether you are just starting to explore aromatherapy and holistic skin care or have been using it for years, this episode is perfect for you. ​ Show Notes: https://plantloveradio.com/41


16 Jan 2019

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Ep 57: Essential Oils & Herbs During Pregnancy & Postpartum with Mindy Green, MS, RA, RH (AHG)

Birth Kweens

In this episode, we’re talking with Mindy Green about the use of essential oils and herbs during pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period. Mindy is a nationally certified Registered Aromatherapist, herbalist, and esthetician. For over 40 years she’s worked in many branches of the natural products industry. She’s an author and speaker with a long, impressive resume and we are so thankful she was willing to share some of her knowledge with us! Here’s an overview of what we cover in this episode: What are essential oils, including a bit about their molecular make up A basic explanation of how essential oils work in the body Why dilution is so important when it comes to using essential oils on the body and specific instructions for proper dilution ratios How safe it is to use essential oils during pregnancy The benefits of using herbs medicinally, and when it’s better to use herbs rather than essential oils Some suggestions on specific oils and herbs to use during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum Guidelines for using essential oils and herbs on children Resources mentioned in this episode: Visit our website to get Mindy’s complete resource list (as mentioned in the episode) Aroma Therapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Mindy Green and Kathy Keville Natural Perfumes: Simple, Sensual, Personal Aromatherapy Recipes by Mindy Green Calendula by Mindy Green Some recommended products from Motherlove: Nipple cream Pregnant Belly Salve Pregnant Belly Oil for Stretch Mark Prevention More Milk Plus Breastfeeding Supplement Moringa Herbal Breastfeeding Support Diaper Balm Organic Sitz Bath Soothing Herbal Spray for Postpartum Birth & Baby Oil for Labor & Infant Massage Hemorrhoid cream Pam Conrad’s website Aromas for Healing --- If you liked this episode of the Birth Kweens Podcast, tell your friends! And go to iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay, and Spotify to rate/review/subscribe to the show. For more from us, visit www.BirthKweens.com to sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram @BirthKweens, join our Facebook group the Birth Kweens Podcast Community, and email us at birthkweens@gmail.com with your questions, suggestions and feedback. Also, be sure to click here so that you can support the show while doing your regular Amazon shopping!

1hr 3mins

18 Oct 2018

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62 Mindy Green - The Healing Power of Plants

On Health

Mindy Green, national authority on botanicals, shares how and why she fell in love with plants, what aromatherapy can add to an herbal practice, and how to start integrating essential oils into your life in an educated and safe way! “When used with skill and education, aromatherapy can add a lot to an herbal practice.” - Mindy Green Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/062

1hr 12mins

2 Sep 2017

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The Herb Walk Podcast Episode with Mindy Green

The Herb Walk with Jessica Baker

This week’s The Herb Walk Podcast interview is with one of my favorite herbalists, Mindy Green. Mindy is a world renowned Aromatherapist and activist for all forms of herbal medicine. We have a great conversation about the importance of conservation in the herbal industry, her consulting business Green Scentsations, and much more! Make sure you download The Herb Walk Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher so you don’t miss an episode! With love, Jessica


22 Aug 2017