Four decades of experience in the natural products and health care industries make Mindy Green a genuine, national authority on botanicals. Her wellness-industry expertise is complemented by her active, longstanding licensure as an esthetician, herbalist and aromatherapist. She has taught botanical therapies at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, University of Colorado, Boulder; Metro State College in Denver; and the University of MN. Since 2009 she has taught for the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine, and, beginning in 2015 for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. Mindy has lectured internationally on holistic skin care, lifestyle, nutrition, herbal therapies and essential oils.
She worked at the Aveda Corporation (2003-2009) in the botanical research division of R&D as their clinical aromatherapist, developing functional blends and providing training on essential oils and herbs, putting to use her extensive training in the advanced uses of essential oils from Purdue University. She now runs her own consulting company, Green Scentsations, LLC. Prior to working at Aveda, she founded and owned several herb and essential oil businesses. She specializes in botanical therapies, product development, writing and aromatherapy education. Mindy served on the Cosmeceuticals Scientific Advisory Board for the Supply Side West trade show and conference (2008-2013), and as committee chair for Botanicals in Cosmetics for the American Herbal Products Association (2008-2014). In 2012 she became a health coach certified by Wellcoaches®.
Serving now on the Editorial Advisory Board for the publication, International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy, and the Program Advisory Committee for the American College of Healthcare Sciences, her former role as Program Specialist at the Integrative Resource Center of Anschutz Cancer Center at University of Colorado Hospital is indicative of Mindy’s dedication to, and leadership in wellness and healthcare. From 1995 to 2001 she served as Director of Education and later, Director of Research for the nonprofit medical library, the Herb Research Foundation in Boulder.
Mindy is a founding and professional member of the American Herbalists Guild and an advisory board member to the non-profit American Botanical Council, publisher of HerbalGram Magazine. Ms. Green served on the faculty of the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies (1995- 2003). The California School of Herbal Studies is among Mindy’s business ventures as co-owner and faculty member (1985-1995). She is a nationally certified Registered Aromatherapist and has served on the education committees of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists and the Aromatherapy Registration Council.
A prolific writer and lecturer, Ms. Green has authored over 65 published articles on herbs, aromatherapy, skin care, holistic health and integrative care. She is co-author of Aromatherapy, A Complete Guide to the Healing Art; author of Calendula and Natural Perfumes, and has contributed to numerous books on herbs and healing, including two academic texts edited by Andrew Weil, MD. As a botanical-therapies expert, she has been interviewed more than 400 times by leading magazines and newspapers. A long-time environmental activist, Mindy served as a board member for the non-profit organization, United Plant Savers (2004-2010), and believes plants in all their forms provide healing, globally and individually.
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