The Essential Guide to Using Plant-Based Ingredients for Health, Wellness, and Personal Skincare

Introducing Plant-Powered Beauty: The Essential Guide to Using Plant-Based Ingredients for Health, Wellness, and Personal Skincare, by Amy Galper, a long-awaited resource for those who are ready to harness the power of plant-based energy to maintain their natural beauty and promote health and well-being. The book includes over 50 easy-to-follow recipes to make their own plant-based skincare and beauty products. With tips and guidance from two aromatherapists and natural beauty experts, authors Amy Galper, the Co-Founder of New York Institute of Aromatic Studies, and Christina Daigneault, her former student, also show readers how to deconstruct beauty labels, parse ingredient lists, make informed decisions about the products they use, and better understand how their skin works. Galper says, “I want to continue to educate and celebrate plants as well as use them for health and wellness purposes. We can become better people by having a better sense of smell.”

The benefits of essential oils include:

Increase Productivity & Improve Focus 

The sweet smell of success! Interested in founding out what and how essential oils raise levels of norepinephrine, a brain chemical linked to executive decision-making and motivation? In this immersive workshop, we’ll dive into the essential oils that provide an instant boost in productivity and focus. From relaxing an overactive mind, to improving memory retention and clarity of thought, participants will explore what oils make us laser-sharp.

Reduce Stress

Looking to banish stress and anxiety the natural way? Take action to relieve stress for good health and well- being and learn what essential oils immediately induce the feeling of peace and relaxation, bringing a sense of calm to whatever challenges you might face. In this hands-on experiential workshop, participants will learn and explore how the simple act of smelling can reduce our stress and promote mind-body healing.

Expand Creativity

Have the desire to create, but experiencing that all-too-familiar writer’s block? Aromatherapy can help get the creative juices flowing and increase clarity and vision. Even Leonardo da Vinci is thought to have used them to induce inspiration! In this applied workshop, learn what essential oils stimulate the brain and enhance relaxation and positivity to conjure a mental environment where imagination can flourish.

Sleep Better

Not getting enough shut-eye and feeling even more tired in the morning? Sleep deprivation can lead to a host of issues such as a weakened immune system, cognitive impairment, increased risk of accidents, and poor work performance. In this workshop, learn which essential oils can help get you back to feeling energized and refreshed from a great night’s sleep, so you can tackle that big project or presentation as a renewed you!


Amy Galper, the pioneering educator, entrepreneur, and advocate behind the New York Institute of Aromatherapy, now rebranded as the New York Institute of Aromatic Studies; has provided third-party consultation in aromatherapy and natural beauty for over 10 years. Having worked with many of the top media outlets, Amy lends her expertise to beauty, wellness and lifestyle brands who need an unbiased specialist for media interviews, desk- sides, and events about wellness, essential oils, natural beauty, and ingredients. Amy has appeared as a featured speaker at the Indie Beauty Expo, Women in Flavor & Fragrance Conference, and EcoSessions. She has been a guest lecturer at NYU, and is currently part of the Visiting Faculty at Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism in New York City. She has been featured on FOX NEWS, CUNY TV, and FAT MASCARA, and has been quoted as an aromatherapy expert for dozens of articles and posts about essential oils as seen in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Dr. OZ, Prevention, Well and Good, Mind Body Green, People and many more. Her book, “Plant Powered Beauty,” launched March 2018 with great response.