Rhiannon Lewis has been active in the field of clinical aromatherapy for the past 30 years as a practitioner, author and educator. Her interest in essential oils and related plant extracts effectively dovetails with her passion for making a difference to health and quality of life using plant-derived remedies.
Rhiannon's background in healthcare (nursing), education and publishing has enabled her to effectively share her knowledge, experience and skills with professionals working in diverse clinical settings around the world. Her overriding goal is to demonstrate measurable improvements in health and quality of life using evidence-based, safe, effective aromatic interventions.
Rhiannon is motivated by the potential of essential oils and plant extracts to improve health and quality of life. She is driven by the desire to make evidence-based information accessible to therapists who are looking to integrate essential oil use alongside regular medical care. She is passionate about promoting the field of clinical aromatherapy and herbal therapeutics worldwide.
Based in Provence, France, as director of Essential Oil Resource Consultants, Rhiannon hosts classes in advanced clinical aromatherapy near her mountain home as well as lecturing on a range of subjects concerning clinical aromatherapy and essential oil science. She is also lecturer on essential oil chemistry and advanced clinical aromatherapy at L'Ecole Internationale de Santé Bien-Etre in Toulouse.
Since 2004, Rhiannon has been editor of The International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy: the only professional aromatherapy publication in the world with a clinical focus, taking an evidence-based approach to help and inspire practitioners to use essential oils and related products in a range of healthcare settings.
She is organiser and host of the internationally acclaimed “Botanica” conference series, celebrating clinical aromatherapy and herbal therapeutics, is host of the hospital seminar: "The Essence of Clinical Aromatherapy” and serves on the steering committee of the conference “Phyt’Arom Grasse”.
Rhiannon’s contribution and deep dedication to the field of aromatherapy has not gone unnoticed; in 2000 she was made a fellow of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (UK); in 2009, she received an Outstanding Achievement award from the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (USA) and in 2019 she received the Lifetime Achievement award from the same organization, AIA (USA).