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Where the Magic of Aromatherapy Unfolds, and the Transformative Power of Aromatic Plants Awaits.
Welcome to NYC Aromatica, your ultimate destination to embrace the world of aromatic plants and essential oils.
Amy Anthony, our resident expert with over ten years of dedicated study and seven years of practical experience, invites you to embark on a journey of connection and wholeness through the captivating world of aromatherapy.
At NYC Aromatica, we believe that everyone can benefit from aromatherapy’s ability to create a sense of peace, clarity, and harmony. In a fast-paced world that often dismisses or takes it for granted, we offer a tranquil space where you can pause, breathe, and let the chemistry of aromatherapy work its wonders for you.
Immersed in plants and oils on a daily basis, Amy’s knowledge goes beyond theory. Her practical experience includes maintaining her own garden, distilling aromatic plants, studying herbalism, and educating others. Amy’s contributions extend to teaching levels 1 and 2 aromatherapy certifications at esteemed institutions like the former New York Institute of Aromatherapy and former New York Institute of Aromatic Studies and workshops at the New York Botanical Gardens among several other institutions. Her expertise has been shared through numerous articles, workshops and events where she has collaborated with prestigious organizations like International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF), Memorial Sloan Kettering, Deloitte and Kiehl’s.
What sets Amy apart from the rest isn’t just her expertise in and passion for aromatherapy — it’s her deep care and genuine dedication to her clients. She is not here to simply sell products, but rather offer experiences and education that empower you to embrace aromatherapy fully. Listening attentively and involving you in the process, she creates bespoke aromatic plans and private aroma sessions that cater to your specific needs and desires. With a strong work ethic, unwavering honesty, and high standards, Amy ensures that you receive the utmost care and attention.
At NYC Aromatica, Amy offers a personalized approach to aromatherapy, empowering you to take control of your well-being. With her guidance, you will experience the profound changes that aromatherapy can bring, both in private sessions and educational settings. Amy’s solid background, ongoing pursuit of knowledge, and unwavering curiosity ensure that you receive the highest quality of care and expertise.
We invite you to embark on a transformative journey with NYC Aromatica and discover the profound benefits of aromatherapy. Experience the magic, embrace the connection, and find wholeness through the captivating world of aromatic plants and essential oils.
Together, let’s unlock the power of aromatherapy to nurture your mind, body, and soul.
A Note from NYC Aromatica on Sustainability, Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
Aromatic plants and their essential oils are incredible. As an aromatherapy practitioner and educator, Amy recognizes impact the global essential oil and overall aromatic and herbal trade has on Earth. Driving philosophies of Amy’s practice are accessible aromatherapy, “less is more: small is big” and local focus.
Sustainable aromatherapy in-practice includes working directly with aromatic plants through aromatic gardening, incense, teas and incorporating aromatic herbs into cooking. I believe many people turn to essential oils for their direct impact on emotions, feelings, memory and the unseeable realms such as spirit—yet everyone cannot access essential oils. Recognizing direct contact with aromatic plants in the aforementioned ways can be opening, inclusive and democratic.
Less is More, Small is Big
This aligns with the “less is more: small is big” philosophy, where acknowledging that one drop of essential oil is all that is needed to affect mood, memory and touch a whole person: mind-body-spirit. This means using the least amount of plant needed for the biggest impact. Sharing impactful usage guidelines for all methods of application (e.g., topical, mindful diffusion) support this intention. “Less is more” also encompasses distilling locally grown plants to obtain hydrosols that I incorporate into my practice, as well as seeking artisanal distillers of essential oils and hydrosols when possible.
Think Global, Act Local
Which folds into learning about local aromatic plants. As the saying goes: “think global act local”. Why turn to Cedrus atlantica when Juniperus virginiana grows abundantly around me? Goldenrod and Queen Anne’s Lace are abundant and medicinal. Why turn to Eucalyptus from Australia when Rosemary grows here, even in my garden? Turning to local aromatic plants connects us to where we live and cuts down on immense supply chain issues including transportation and emissions.
Continuing to Learn About Sustainability
“You don’t know what you don’t know.” Thanks to the Airmid Institute, I have greater awareness of sustainability issues and access to information and individuals who appreciate aromatics AND seek ways to reduce environmental, social and cultural harm. This helps me be the best practitioner and educator I aim to be. I am pleased to share that I am a business member of the Airmid Institute.
While we acknowledge the physical benefits of aromatherapy, we focus on its holistic aspects, respecting the boundaries of making medical claims or diagnoses.