Danae Powers, M.S. is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist, Certified Essential Oils Specialist, and Young Living Independent Distributor (#3939765) in California.
“My heart is to learn and teach. My mind craves science. My passion is holistic healing.”
Years ago, when I first decided to use essential oils in my psychotherapy practice to assist my clients during sessions, I wanted to know all the *ins and outs* of the various essential oils: what they can be used for, how to use them, when to use them, and why to use them.
I also wanted to know why they’re not being used in traditional/Western (allopathic) medicine if they were really so effective – as they’ve been used for centuries in homeopathic medicine.
And, of course, I wanted to dive into learning more about the seemingly vast number of companies proclaiming that their essential oils were the purest/best. After much research, I chose Young Living to purchase my essential oils and essential oil-infused products because they were the best fit for my personal and professional needs.
Once I’d done even more research, I realized that (mostly due to the great lack of double-blind studies available to consumers) this search for knowledge of essential oils was going to be a lifelong learning project for me. I wanted to know more about their science, safety, and effective use. And, I wanted that knowledge to be unquestionably evidence-based (from someone other than what could be found through using online search engines or my suppliers).
This thirst for evidence-based scientific knowledge led me to study with a Level III (the highest level) internationally accredited – including the U.S. – school of Aromatherapy. After studying for hundreds of hours in lectures and labs (covering botany, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and essential oil blending), writing a peer-reviewed research paper, and completing over 20 case studies with research participants, I obtained my certification as a Clinical Aromatherapist (and became a Certified Essential Oils Specialist, along the way).
I am excited to bring my academic, professional, and personal experience and knowledge to you to enhance your wellness!