1 lifetime achievement award 2 companies founded 3 books written 6 book forwards written 15 countries lectured in 22 research articles written 25 live events taught 27 conference presentations given 36 business partners 45 years of experience 47 cities lectured in 90+ commercial products developed 100+ blog posts written 500+ essential oils owned 800+ aromatherapy and health related books owned 1,000 biggest crowd addressed 2,000+ slides created and presented 9,000+ total people addressed 10,000+ hours teaching and presenting 15,000+ research papers read 30,000+ followers on Facebook 95,000+ hours worked in the field of aromatherapy 800,000+ words written in books 1,000,000+ words written about essential oils
“Robert is an esteemed colleague recognized in our aromatherapy industry as the leader and world expert. I have worked closely with Robert on many levels including co-ordinating his seminars in Australia and Asia. Robert holds a knowledge base that far exceeds most people’s comprehension. He is grounded, extremely detail orientated, fun and a pleasure to work with.”
Jennifer Jefferies, Managing Director, Jennifer Jefferies International.
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Robert Tisserand is an international speaker, educator and consultant on the science and benefits of essential oils and their safe and effective application. In the last few years he has inspired live audiences in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Czech Republic, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, & Japan on topics ranging from the Therapeutic Foundations of Essential Oils, to detailed examinations of the relation of essential oils and the skin.
Instrumental in bringing widespread professional and public recognition to aromatherapy, he wrote one of the first books to bring awareness to aromatherapy in 1977: The Art of Aromatherapy. In 1974 he established The Aromatic Oil Company (a predecessor of Tisserand Aromatherapy, currently part of First Natural Brands) and in 1988 he founded The Tisserand Institute in London, setting new standards for vocational aromatherapy education. That same year he launched The International Journal of Aromatherapy, which he published and edited until 2000. In the 1990s, Robert orchestrated three international AROMA conferences at British Universities, each attracting some 300 attendees.
He is most recently author of the second edition of Essential Oil Safety published by Elsevier, a book that sets industry standards for the safe use of essential oils, and in 2015 relaunched The Tisserand Institute, as a one of a kind online education portal for fact-based education on the potency and potential of essential oils for human well-being.
Today Robert lives in the United States where he continues to follow his passion for aromatherapy by working as an independent industry expert consulting to practitioners, colleges and corporations around the world and by sharing his knowledge through his blog, live events and online training) at the Tisserand Institute.
Robert has 40 years of experience in essential oil blending and aromatherapy product development including creating “functional fragrances” for products that combine perfumery principles with the therapeutic, hygienic, and dermatological properties of essential oils. He is familiar with the foundations of oriental medicine, and Western herbal and naturopathic traditions, with their emphasis on cleansing, protecting, strengthening immune function and aiding natural healing processes.
When not consulting or traveling for events, you might find Robert among his collection of over 500 essential oils, absolutes and CO2 extracts at home, and his large library of reference materials, tracking new research in peer-reviewed journals, and pursuing his life-long goal of creating science-based awareness of the transformative, natural power of essential oils.
Robert is on the International Advisory Board of Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, and is a member of the Natural Perfumers Guild. In recognition of his pioneering work, he has been awarded Honorary Lifetime Membership of the International Federation of Aromatherapists, the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists, and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA). He was privileged to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the AIA in Denver in 2007, and is a member of the AIA Research Committee.
1977-1997 Ten radio interviews, eight TV interviews.
1977-present Estimated over 200 newspaper/magazine articles on aromatherapy featuring RT
Some quotes from way back!
It is only in the last decade that aromatherapy has begun to make progress in Britain, largely through the efforts of Robert Tisserand.
– The Alternative Health Guide 1983
Britain now has its own well-established tradition of lay aromatherapists. One of the most dedicated is Robert Tisserand, whose book The Art of Aromatherapy has been the standard reference work since it was published in 1977.
– Beauty & Health in Vogue Spring/Summer 1984
Robert Tisserand is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in his particular field of medicine.
– Evening Argus 1985
Robert Tisserand, 42, set up his aromatherapy practice in 1969. Today, he is the United Kingdom market leader with a flourishing manufacturing side, as well as teaching aromatherapy and massage.