About

1912 Aromatherapy is the creation of Shelagh Lenon, Certified Aromatherapy Health Professional (CAHP).

Shelagh is a professional member of the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists and an International Professional Member of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. 1912 Aromatherapy blends Shelagh’s knowledge and skill as an aromatherapist with her passion for natural wellness and green beauty.

Welcome to 1912 Aromatherapy

Sharing my love of the natural aromatic world, the science of aromatherapy, and fragrant plant-based wellness is a true delight for me.

I offer aromatherapy consultations for individuals and businesses and facilitate engaging, informative, hands-on aromatherapy workshops.

Connecting with clients one-on-one, facilitating aromatherapy workshops, collaborating with local businesses, and introducing others to aromatherapy and its ability to soothe and nourish the body, mind, and spirit is such an honor.

I bring my years of experience as an aromatherapy practitioner to the formulation and blending of just right aromatherapy blends, based on your unique needs and specific intentions.

I thoughtfully formulate and create exquisite bespoke aromatherapy products – nourishing and restorative face oils, serums, diffuser blends, aromatic roll-ons, bath salts and more.

I use unrefined plant oils & extracts and source authentic, organic or wild-crafted, GC/MS tested, pure essential oils and hydrosols grown and distilled from around the world. I am not associated with any multi-level marketing essential oil companies.

All customized aromatherapy blends are vegan, not tested on animals, use glass recyclable bottles and are free from synthetic ingredients.

Why 1912?

1912 is the year that my grandmother Daisy was born in Calgary. Her 99 years of living a life of beauty, generosity, and service are a source of inspiration to me.

1912 is also the year that my home was built. I like old things, and I am fascinated with our oldest sense – the sense of smell.

My first scent memory is the smell of roses and carnations while sitting on the floor of my grandfather’s flower shop when I was 3 years old.

What is an aromatherapist?

An aromatherapist is professionally trained in the properties of application and contra-indications of essential oils. Certification is required to ensure that an aromatherapist is trained to professional standards for the safety of the public. In Canada, certification by the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists  allows a professional aromatherapist to utilize the designation CAHP – Certified Aromatherapy Health Professional (CFA, 2015). This certification requires a minimum standard education of 200 hours, plus a completed exam.

Canadian Federation of Aromatherapist members must complete ongoing professional development every year. Here is a selection of some of my recent professional learning:

  • The School for Aromatic Studies: Aromatic Applications for the Skin – 61 hour course, completed December 2016
  • National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy: March 2016 webinar: Aromatherapy for Atopic Dermatitis and other Inflammatory Skin Conditions.
  • Joyessence Aromatherapy Centre: Essential Oils in Colour Chemistry Course – 15 hour course, February 2016
  • National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy: January 2016 webinar: Phyto-Aromatherapy for Emotional Balance