About the Author

''It all started with a trip to Bali in 1990s and a bottle of jasmine oil. I knew nothing about aromatherapy at the time, in fact I had never heard the term before. Yet something took place on that holiday; something alchemical that was to change the course of my life forever. Within a decade, I left teaching and moved to Melbourne to take up a position as head of education for what was to become one of Australia’s leading aromatherapy brands. The rest is history''

Pat Princi-Jones is a Melbourne based aromatherapy advocate and specialist. She is best known for her engaging and inspiring teachings on the therapeutic power of essential oils in the aromatherapy retail sector throughout Australasia.

She conducts seminars and workshops for a wide audience including pharmacy, health food and department stores, and above all the consumer. Her portfolio includes guest speaker at universities, hospitals and industry seminars to consider the growing role of essential oils for health and wellbeing.

Using her teaching background, Pat goes to the heart of what it is to use these aromatic liquids. Her focus is always on practical hands-on use from diffusing essential oils to blending them together. She brings to life the many rituals in aromatherapy through her anecdotes, demonstrations and handy tips. She writes articles for magazines and performs live on youtube to share her knowledge.

Today, Pat works as a freelance aromatherapy consultant. After many years as Education Manager at In Essence Aromatherapy, she has continued on as company expert and advisor. Recently, she joined forces with her long-time colleague and friend Mirella Chiodo to do what they love doing most – teaching, formulating and sharing their decades of experience and passion for essential oils.

Pat has kept abreast of current trends in the industry and her commitment to upholding the principles of safe practice in this fast-growing natural therapy has never wavered.

She remains an advocate and inspiring voice in this industry.

''Essential oils are profoundly moving for me. I love their beauty, their subtlety and complexity and feel ever so grounded when I inhale their aroma. Each time I either use them on myself or share them with others, I am amazed at their remarkable power to delight, to relax and to heal. Their scent alone would always prove enough but they never cease to amaze above and beyond."

Pat’s formal credentials and memberships include:

Bachelor of Arts and Dip Education (English/History) UNSW, Sydney, Australia. Aromatherapy 1, Australian College of Natural Medicine; Cert 1V in Training and Assessment, TAE40110, HBA Learning Centres, Victoria. Associate member of IAAMA, International Aromatherapy & Aromatic Medicine Association.