Imagine something with me . . .
You dream of running a magazine about Aromatherapy and herbs. (That’s not hard to imagine . . . it sounds amazing!)
You aren’t quite sure how you’re going to get started.
You just know that you love essential oils, herbs, making products, and natural living. They are a big part of your life, and you want to share that with others in a way that helps them learn and share their knowledge, too.
So you talk to a few friends . . . and they think that starting a magazine is a great idea for you!
Some of your friends are even excited to write articles for it.
Before you know it, you have assembled the very first edition of your Aromatherapy magazine! It includes a few pieces you wrote about making Lavender body butter and bath salt, and several articles from your friends about how to formulate different textures of salves and butters, and the differences between true Lavender and Spike Lavender.
You aren’t sure whether anybody else is going to read your magazine, but even if it’s just you and your friends, you love it! And you have a blast finding gorgeous pictures and putting it all together.
When others start asking how they can purchase copies of your magazine, sharing it with their friends, and telling you that they absolutely love it . . . you know you are onto something special!
You immediately begin planning the next issue, and this time there are more people who want to be involved and contribute pieces! Your magazine is becoming a sweet community of like-minded people, each of whom has different knowledge to share.
Each edition of your magazine “is like a mini course in Aromatherapy and herbalism!”
Before you know it, you have created your very own custom Aromatherapy career, and you get to live your passion every day!
Publishing a magazine is exactly what Erin Stewart is doing with her Aromatherapy Certification.
The quote above was shared by a reader of her magazine, AromaCulture.
Each issue is absolutely gorgeous, and centers around a different theme.
Past issues of AromaCulture have focused on topics such as Anxiety Disorders, Sleep, The Cardiovascular System, Herbs and Oils for Children, and (the December 2018 issue) Formulation.
AromaCulture is an online magazine, which means that Erin can sell as many copies as people would like to purchase, and does not deal with printers. Readers can access it on their laptops, tablets, or mobile devices. Each issue is formatted so that it can be printed out into a physical copy from the reader’s own home.
AromaCulture keeps growing, too. Erin, who is a graduate of Aromahead Institute, also has a beautiful blog, as well as a podcast that you can listen to every Thursday (or whenever you like!) Her Facebook page and group both have around 2,000 members.
If you have ever dreamed of writing about essential oils, Aromatherapy, herbs, or natural living, I want to encourage you that it is very possible . . . and it’s a beautiful way to use your Aromatherapy Certification!
You can begin by writing blog posts, and by writing for others’ blogs and magazines (maybe even AromaCulture!) Or you can jump right in and start your own publication!
If you write from a place of knowledge, experience, and dedication to quality, people will appreciate what you have to offer.
You can start with Aromatherapy Certification (like Erin!) and give yourself a solid, credible education that people look up to and respect. Aromatherapy Certification can add depths of knowledge to your understanding of essential oils, and adds more credibility to your publication when asking others to contribute to it.