Name: Jade Shutes
Occupation: Aromatherapist, Aromatherapy Educator, and Family Herbalist
Place of Residence: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Background and Personal History: Jade began her study of aromatherapy and herbs while living and working in England over 26 years ago.
After graduating from Simmons College in Boston, Mass., Jade went on a journey to England to discover her true passion. While living south of London, she discovered her inherent passion and love for plants and aromatics. She studied aromatherapy at the Raworth Institute of Natural Medicine in 1989 and has never looked back.
Jade is a leading advocate in the world of aromatherapy where she has been instrumental in setting educational standards and serving as President of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (2 separate terms: 2000-2003 and 2013-2015). She is currently at the Maryland University of Integrative Health completing her Masters of Science in Therapeutic Herbalism.
An integral part of her expression of her love for aromatherapy and herbs, she maintains her own gardens where she makes herbal medicine for her family and friends as well as distills a variety of aromatic plant material. As a mother, Jade shares her love of plants with her son, who is currently refining his skills as a herbal tea maker!
Current Projects: Jade is currently working on a book about seasonal self-care with herbs and essential oils.
More Places to Find Jade on the Web: Jade Shutes is the Director of Education for The East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies. You can also find Jade online at Aromatic Studies.
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