A token from her first academic love, Lauren holds a B.A. in Anthropology. She went on to study aromatherapy under the instruction of Sylla Sheppard-Hangar, LMT through the Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy and then furthered her education by completing an Advanced Diploma in Aromatic Medicine under Mark Webb, BSc, MASCC.
Lauren studied cosmetic formulation through Chemists Corner and completed the Practical Cosmetic Formulation course. She has also done continuing education in perfumery as well as completing the Tisserand Institute’s Essential Oil Safety Masterclass. Her fervent desire for research and a fair representation of the field she has come to love inspired the creation of The Aromapologist where she writes about issues the essential oil and aromatherapy industries face as well as informational conflicts. Lauren is the owner of Aromapologie, LLC, a consulting company that works with other business owners that sell aromatics and aromatherapy products to assure product safety, informational quality, and regulatory compliance.
She is looking forward to offering her first educational opportunities as well as opening the beginnings of Aromapologie’s Formulary, which aims to serve business owners who do not have their own cosmetic services in expanding their offerings.