Airmid Institute’s webinars feature topics focused on sustainability and conservation of medicinal and aromatic plants, and animal products used in aromatherapy, perfumery, aromatic herbalism, and on the traditional use of medicine in Indigenous communities.

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Upon purchase of a webinar, the link and password to the video will be emailed to you. If you’ve purchased an upcoming webinar we will send you an invitation to attend the live event, and the link and password to the video when the recording is ready.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, July 6th at 10:00 am PT
Natural Perfume and Wellbeing

Presenter: Slobodanka Postic

Cost: $40 USD

It is well understood that when one can connect and value Nature, including natural scents used in perfumery, one is more likely to protect it, and that overall well-being is important to preserve as impacts of climate change do impact global health. In this webinar, Slobodanka Postic, author of Fragrant Signatures: manual for creating natural perfumes (2022), will teach you what the term natural perfume actually means, she will provide a brief insight into our smell experience, present arguments as to why it would be good to learn how to create natural perfumes, and explore results of her ongoing survey which reflects what students who completed Fragrant Signatures education learned about the impact of creating and wearing self-created perfumes.

If you haven’t become a member of Airmid Institute, join today and receive indefinite access to this webinar, and many more!


Tuesday, April 24th at 6:00 pm PST
Pure Australian Sandalwood oil: cultural, environmental and societal considerations

Presenter: Guy Vincent

Cost: $40 USD

The production of Santalum spicatum oil into a highly valued perfumery, cosmetics and aromatherapy ingredient is nuanced and complex. Guy Vincent, CEO of Dutjahn Sandalwood Oil will talk about plantation and wild harvested wood supplies, discussing cultural, environmental, societal and quality aspects of a fascinating species that spans an area of around 1.4 million square kilometres (540 000 square miles) more than the combined land masses of France, Italy, Portugal, Great Britain, California and Ecuador.

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Date: Coming in 2022
A sustainable future for the Ethiopian civet and its aromatic paste

Presenter: Dan Riegler

Cost: $40 USD

The Ethiopian civet provides a rare and valuable perfume ingredient. The aromatic paste has been collected from captive civets for hundreds of years by Muslim farmers and its collection is considered an act of piety and devotion. However, many of the traditional methods are outdated and seen in the West as barbaric. This led to a western boycott on Civet products and the collapse of the market for Civet paste and left impoverished farmers in a struggling economy with few resources and little incentive to develop a new and more modern industry. For this reason, little has changed over the past 60 years for the animals and the remaining, reduced number, of captive Civets, experience little improvement in their conditions. Though much could be done to modernize methods and habitat, resources to implement change have been insufficient and this will not change until there is a market demand for a more animal-centric and modern product. It is a catch 22. Dan has met with Civet farmers and exporters in Ethiopia gaining their support for a new model Civet farm. But without an increased interest in the end product and the development of a healthy Western market demand nothing much will change. We need to engage the problems head-on with our full attention, commitment and resources if we hope to see it change.

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Past Events

Thursday, February 24th at 6:00 pm PST
Regenerative Agricultural Practices of Elemi in the Philippines

Presenter: Jirbie Go, CA

Cost: $40 USD

As of Aug 2019, Elemi (Canarium luzonicum) was classified as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List. In this webinar, Jirbie will introduce you to the different kinds of Elemi available in the Philippines and their properties, the different uses of Elemi resin, and the country’s current sustainable farming programs to preserve the Pili Tree. She will also introduce you to C. ovatum, a more sustainable alternative to C. luzonicum, and the regenerative agricultural practices in producing the Elemi oil.

If you haven’t become a member of Airmid Institute, join today and receive indefinite access to this webinar, and many more!


Tuesday, December 7th at 10:00 am PST
Energetic Herbalism: A Tool for Stewardship

Presenter: Kat Maier, RH (AHG), PA

Cost: $40 USD

From her recently released book Energetic Herbalism, Kat states “The word energetic may conjure images of New Age crystals, and the term is sometimes misapplied to any and all new healing modalities. In truth, though, energetic herbalism is as old as the Earth herself. This mode of healing is based on the truth that the vital force of nature and the vital force of an individual human are one and the same. Indigenous cultures the world over call this force spirit in their native language. Ancient Greeks called this force vitality, the Chinese call it Qi (chi), the Iroquois nation calls it Orenda, Ayurveda calls it prana, West Africans call it Ashe”.

When we work with the elements of nature we understand that we are nature and to read our patterns and those of the plants become the most elegant and sustainable form of practice. In this hour we will give an introduction to the various systems of energetic herbalism and look at the concept of medicine of place.”Plants are the ultimate alchemists, and the land a plant calls home is part of its medicine story. This is where apothecary practices begin. When we harvest and work with a medicine, we are gathering so much more than simply the leaf, flower, or root”. This then will lead us to discuss where we as practitioners are on the front line of preserving not only our medicines but the habitats/homes in which they dwell.

To pre-order Energetic Herbalism through November 26, 2021, please visit KatMaierHerbalism.com (highly recommended!)

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Sunday, October 17th, 2021 at 10 am PDT
Say It with Flowers!


Presenter: Anita James

Cost: $40 USD

We show our love with flowers. They are gifts to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and achievements.

But how sustainable are the flowers you are giving as a gift? Are you showing your love for the planet in your choice?

In this webinar we will explore the plants used for producing cut flowers, growing methods, transportation, and packaging. We will also look at how to make more sustainable choices when gifting flowers.

If you haven’t become a member of Airmid Institute, join today and receive indefinite access to this webinar, and many more!


Wednesday, August 18th 10:30 -11:30 am PDT
Buying oils and herbs as if the future matters: threats on the horizon for aromatic plants


Presenter: Dr. Kelly Ablard

Cost: $40 USD

The webinar will explore the revised Airmid Institute Biannual List of Threatened, Near Threatened, and CITES-Protected Plants, Mammals, Fungi, and Seaweed Species Used in Aromatherapy, Perfumery, and Aromatic Herbalism released on July 1, 2021, highlight key plant species of Least Concern (IUCN), and review vital considerations for ethical sourcing. Attendees will also receive a list of those key plant species of Least Concern.

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Monday, July 19, 10:00 am – 11:30 am PDT
Discovering our native, wild and medicinal plants: why our living ecology is so paramount at this time


Presenter: Lori Snyder, Indigenous Herbalist and Educator

Cost: $40 USD

Discover our wild, native and medicinal plants that are growing outside our door. The wild weeds, the ones our ancestors ate who offer lessons on how to be a good guest. Who are our native plants and why they are so important for our local ecology and the gifts and teachings they bring. And who are the medicines we can grow in our gardens to make teas, salves, tinctures, incense and who help us build good relationships with our living world. Practices of reciprocity where we take care of each other, honourable harvest, respect for our Mother, remembering our responsibility, and giving thanks with reverence.

If you haven’t become a member of Airmid Institute, join today and receive indefinite access to this webinar, and many more!


Saturday, April 24th, 2021
The Struggles of Indie Perfumers

Presenters: Heather D’Angelo, Mauricio Garcia, Molly Brennan, and Sydney Buffman

Cost: $40 USD

This webinar will explore the struggles of being indie perfumers trying to run their businesses as sustainably as possible, and will highlight unique solutions to overcome common challenges.

The Coalition of Sustainable Perfumery is a network of environmentally and socially conscious creators who through resource sharing, inter-industry relationship building, informed discussion, and collaborative accountability seek to create and distribute scent products that are as sustainable for people and the planet as possible.

If you haven’t become a member of Airmid Institute, join today and receive indefinite access to this webinar, and many more!


Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
Sustaining Frankincense in the 21st Century

Presenter: Stephen Johnson

Cost: $40 USD

The webinar will focus on the conservation statuses, sustainability practices and challenges commonly traded frankincense (Boswellia spp.) species and community harvesters face. We will also touch on some tips for ethical sourcing of high quality frankincense essential oil.

Stephen Johnson has been working on the sustainability of wild-harvested products since 2016. He has conducted field research and analyses in West Africa (Burkina Faso, Ghana), East Africa (Ethiopia, Somaliland, Puntland), and the Arabian Peninsula (Oman), and has published almost a dozen peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and reports on non-timber forest products, especially frankincense. As the founder of FairSource Botanicals, Stephen focuses on building socially, ecologically, and economically regenerative supply chains, as well as celebrating and promoting the brilliant rainbow of diversity in the scent, chemistry, and ecology of different frankincense and myrrh species. He also runs FrankincenseHoney.com, which uses honey production to provide additional value for the trees and to support propagation and regeneration of frankincense species.

Website: www.fairsourcebotanicals.com

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