About Michelle

Michelle Gilbert, CCA, APAIA, R.SPE.P. is an aromatherapy educator and clinician based in Cleveland, Ohio. She has mentored hundreds of aromatherapists and makers who have gone on to create thriving businesses centered around safe and effective use of essential oils.

Her background and approach is broad, ranging from the clinical to the esoteric. She is fascinated by the convergence of science and spirit, and her coaching emphasizes the value of bridging these realms to create products and client experiences that deliver results.

Michelle is an instructor at the internationally renowned Aromahead Institute, School of Essential Oil Studies. She is a contributing writer for Aroma Culture magazine, and has appeared in Health Magazine and other publications. She also serves on the Education Committee for the Alliance of International Aromatherapists.

She is one of very few people worldwide to be a Registered Practitioner of Spiritual PhytoEssencing™, an approach to aromatherapy that fosters deep personal soul-level healing.

Michelle’s background also includes 15 years in medical editing, and she is the former founder/owner of a natural and organic bath and body company. During her tenure as an aromatherapy practitioner, she has trained in several complementary and alternative health modalities. This uniquely positions her as a consultant, freelance writer, and editor in the natural health sector. She loves working with the “information” aspect of aromatherapy, using her knowledge to help essential oil-related businesses shine.

She has studied with the world’s leading aromatherapists, formulators, and perfumers including Andrea Butje, Mark Webb, Rhiannon Lewis, Robert Tisserand, Cathy Skipper, Tim Miller, Lisa Andersen, David Crow, Lorraine Dallmeier, Peter Holmes, Roxana Villa, Anya McCoy, Jennifer Jefferies, Marc Gian, and Bruce Berkowsky.

Andrea Butje, Aromahead InstituteI am so impressed and inspired by Michelle’s consulting skills! One of Michelle’s many gifts is her attention to detail. If you are looking for aromatherapy-related content appropriate for your brand, you have found the right person. She can also offer extensive coaching and evaluation of essential oil formulation, while teaching safety, exposure considerations and blending techniques/dilution. Michelle has an intimate understanding of the questions people have about working with essential oils, from the personal (working safely) to the professional (how to formulate a safe, effective, beautiful product).

I love working with Michelle and feel genuinely confident recommending her.

Neal SzpaturaMichelle’s practice is uniquely augmented by her being well-versed in a broad range of spiritual paths and alternative healing modalities through her own long and comprehensive personal exploration.

She knows her stuff. Her study of aromatherapy is deep, practical and wide-ranging, from the intellectual to the profoundly spiritual, from the intensively scientific to the broadly holistic.

Michelle is considerate, engaging, well prepared…I will certainly work with her again as needed, and I am happy to recommend her to friend and client alike.