About Michelle

Michelle Gilbert, CCA, APAIA, R.SPE.P. is an educator and writer who helps aromatherapy businesses excel at supporting their clients and customers with essential oils.

Michelle is passionate about strengthening the organizational systems, fluency, and professional integrity that create a successful aromatherapy business.

Since 2005, her career has focused on holistic wellness, writing and editing, and the natural bath and body products industry. Her work has been featured in Prevention, AromaCulture, and Health. She serves on the Education Committee for the Alliance of International Aromatherapists and is an instructor at the world-renowned Aromahead Institute, School of Essential Oil Studies.

Michelle has studied with the world’s leading aromatherapists, and is one of few people worldwide to be a Registered Practitioner of Spiritual PhytoEssencing™, an approach to aromatherapy that fosters soul-level healing.

She now offers education, coaching, and freelance writing focused on building fluent blending skills, improving client consultations, and aromatherapy for holistic wellness professionals.

In her free time, Michelle enjoys finding new life in old stories, whether renovating her historic home or writing love letters with vintage fountain pens, and music is her favorite hiding place.

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.