Biography of Jeanne Rose, Grande Dame of Aromatherapy and American Herbalism
Jeanne Rose, a California native daughter, is the leading pioneer in the revival of herbal and natural remedies and aromatherapy to maintain good health. She is also an international authority on the therapeutic uses of herbs, and a well-known teacher of aromatherapy since 1972.
In her work, Jeanne Rose relates herbal & aromatic applications to questions concerning health, hygiene, beauty, women’s care, pet care, as well as the environmental uses of plants, tradition and history, and the uses of essential oils to heal both the mind and the body. She has lectured extensively year upon year “All Things Herbal and Aromatic.” Her aromatic garden is world-famous and has appeared in Herb Companion, Country Gardening, and the Japanese publication Herb. Country Gardens, Spiritual Gardens and others.
She is the author of twenty-five herbal and aromatherapy books, a three-volume Herbal Studies Course™ & Aromatherapy Studies Course-Practitioner Level by Distance-Learning. These courses are accepted by the CA Board of Registered Nurses, and accepted for CEU’s. She holds a Lifetime Credential with the California Board of Community Colleges in Botanical Science; Consumer and Family Education; Marine Sciences and Zoological Sciences. Ms. Rose has a rich background in plant and essential oil use. Recently published is the 2nd edition of her early works, as well as Herbs & Aromatherapy for the Reproductive System and recent books on Distillation, hydrosols, herbal and aromatic therapies for personal health.
With a degree in zoology, graduate studies in herbal and pesticide research, a graduate degree in marine biology, and through her ongoing private and public research, Jeanne is an ‘academic enthusiast’, refining her work on the medicinal uses of herbs and therapeutic values of essential oils through relentless research. She has a world-class personal library containing most of the important volumes in herbal studies and aromatherapy. This 1500-volume library has recently been donated to the Lloyd Library in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Jeanne Rose has appeared on television and radio, and has been the national spokesperson for Bath & BodyWorks Aromatherapy. She was aromatic consultant for The Donatello Hotel in San Francisco, and regularly designs original aromatics for her clients. Humorous and folksy in her writings and has inspired many by her teaching. Books by Jeanne Rose include: Herbs & Things, The Herbal Body Book; Kitchen Cosmetics; Ask Jeanne Rose, The Herbal Guide to Food, The Modern Herbal, The Aromatherapy Book: Applications & Inhalations, Herbs and Aromatherapy for the Reproductive System, and The Herbal Studies Course TM; The Aromatherapy Studies Course; 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols; World of Aromatherapy; Distillation, How To; and others.
She is the past President of the National Herbalist Association, President Emeritus of NAHA, and is the current Executive Director of The Aromatic Plant Project The mission of the APP is to support local and organic production of aromatic plants; to provide resources for growers and distillers; to ensure high quality aromatherapy products and to educate consumers as to the appropriate and beneficial uses of these aromatic products.
MISSION STATEMENT: Cultivating today for a fragrant tomorrow.