Rhiannon Lewis

Rhiannon Lewis

Rhiannon Lewis

Rhiannon Lewis has been active in the field of clinical aromatherapy for over 30 years; she is an experienced aromatherapist, author, editor and gifted educator. Her interest in essential oils and related plant extracts effectively dovetails with her passion for making a difference to health and quality of life using plant medicines. Her overriding goal is to demonstrate measurable improvements in health and quality of life using evidence-based, safe, effective aromatic interventions.

Rhiannon's background in healthcare (nursing), education, and publishing has enabled her to effectively share her knowledge, experience and skills with professionals working in diverse clinical settings around the world. Her extensive experience in the clinical uses of essential oils stems from undertaking training in the UK, France and the USA. Rhiannon is a Fellow of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (GB).

Rhiannon is motivated by the potential of essential oils and plant extracts to improve health and quality of life. She is driven by the desire to make evidence-based information accessible to therapists who are looking to integrate essential oil use alongside regular medical care. She is passionate about promoting the field of clinical aromatherapy and herbal therapeutics worldwide.

Rhiannon has been living in the mountains of Provence (France) since 1999. Since 2004, Rhiannon has been editor of The International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy (IJCA): the only professional aromatherapy publication with a clinical focus, taking an evidence-based approach to help and inspire practitioners to use essential oils and related products in a range of healthcare settings. In 2021, she launched the International Clinical Aromatherapy Network (ICAN): a virtual platform for facilitating exchanges, connections, collaborations and learning between professional users of essential oils.

Rhiannon is also the host of the renowned international conference series, Botanica. This biennial conference is a natural extension of Rhiannon's work – aiming to promote the safe, effective use of essential oils and related extracts and to encourage their use in clinical settings alongside mainstream healthcare. Now in its sixth edition, Botanica2022 is taking place May 21-23 2022 as a fully virtual conference and trade show event. A companion biennial educational event that Rhiannon also hosts is the Essence of Clinical Aromatherapy International Seminar, the next edition of which will be in May 2023.

Rhiannon’s contribution and deep dedication to the field of aromatherapy has not gone unnoticed; in 2000, she was made a fellow of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (UK), in 2009, she received the Outstanding Achievement award from the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (USA) and in 2019, she received the Lifetime Achievement award from the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (USA).

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