Consulting

Consulting with Robert

Robert has worked in the aromatherapy industry for more than 45 years and now offers his expertise to both large and small businesses and entrepreneurs as an independent consultant.

He offers his services in the following areas, for example:

  • Essential oil blending for personal care products
  • Research on the safety of specific essential oil based products
  • Bulk sourcing of essential oils
  • Advice on essential oil testing and quality control
  • Research-based information sourcing for new product development
  • Report writing

Robert’s competences include data mining, functional fragrances, pharmacology, safety, delivery systems and technical writing. He has a passion for innovation, and has decades of experience in developing essential oil-based products.

Project scope varies greatly, from one hour to several years. For more detailed information, contact Robert here.

Robert’s Achievements

Robert has worked in the aromatherapy industry for more than 45 years and now offers his expertise to both large and small businesses and entrepreneurs as an independent consultant.

He offers his services in the following areas, for example:

  • Essential oil blending for personal care products
  • Research on the safety of specific essential oil based products
  • Bulk sourcing of essential oils
  • Advice on essential oil testing and quality control
  • Research-based information sourcing for new product development
  • Report writing

Robert’s competences include data mining, functional fragrances, pharmacology, safety, delivery systems and technical writing. He has a passion for innovation, and has decades of experience in developing essential oil-based products.

Project scope varies greatly, from one hour to several years. For more detailed information, contact Robert here.

More About Consulting with Robert

A small company offers a range of essential oil blends to be used for small children. Robert was approached to assess the safety of these products and consult on potential changes to the formulations.

An on-site presentation on the safety of a company’s products

Writing a constituent database for an aromatherapy school.

A large retail company engaged Robert long-term to assist with establishing an efficient quality control system, including sourcing ans assessment of samples. The same company used Robert’s expertise to develop a child safe range of functional blends.

An emerging small manufacturer offering an innovative product asked for safety a assessment and a report that can be used as a public safety statement.

  • The impact of proposed safety guidelines on the natural perfumery movement. USA. 2009
  • The safety of distilled lemon oil and lime oil in a proposed dietary supplement, with special attention to pregnancy. Australia. 2011
  • Essential oils and phototoxicity, for an established manufacturer. USA. 2011
  • The safety of lavender oil in a line of baby products. Australia. 2015

Below are some of the entities that Robert has either carried out consultancy work for, or has partnered with for live events.

Alliance of International Aromatherapists
Aromahead Institute
Asia-Pacific Aromatherapy
Avalon Organics
Back Porch Soap Co.
Biomedica Nutraceuticals
Bramble Berry
British Columbia Association of Practicing Aromatherapists
Czech Aromatherapy Society
Eden Botanicals
Erbaviva
Fragrance Journal
GAIA Skin Naturals
International Aromatherapy & Aromatic Medicine Association
Jennifer Jefferies International
Kerstin Florian International
Learning About Essential Oils
Maty’s Healthy Products
Organic Earth
Plant Extracts International
Plant Therapy
Shirley Price Aromatherapy
The College of Botanical Healing Arts
The Nova Studio
Tisserand Aromatherapy

Robert has also been engaged as an expert witness for legal proceedings in the UK, USA, and Australia.

Baby girl smelling giant rose

If you are involved in the manufacture of skin care, personal care, air care, OTC health, or cleaning products, I can help you with new product development.

I have a personal collection of over 500 essential oils, absolutes and CO2 extracts, and a library of some 10,000 journal articles.

My competencies include data mining, functional fragrances, pharmacology, safety, delivery systems and technical writing. I have a passion for innovation, and I have 35 years experience in developing essential oil-based products.

Key Acheivements

  • Produced more than 50 new functional fragrances by combining natural perfumery with the therapeutic, hygienic, or cosmeceutical properties of essential oils.
  • Established the first company in the UK to market aromatherapy products, promoting the industry-leading Tisserand branded products.
  • Many of these products have won awards in the UK.
  • Early pioneer of using lavender as a product concept for skin soothing and calming products despite negative connotation; lavender oil and products now account for a large portion of company sales.
  • First innovator outside of Australia to commit to the use of tea tree oil in natural products, developing a tea tree shampoo.
  • Expansive knowledge of essential oil chemistry, metabolism, pharmacology, and toxicology, as well as the understanding of the psychological and behavioral effects of odor.

If you would like my help with a product development project, please contact me.

I am the co-author of Essential Oil Safety

Safety-related projects have included:

Report writing

  • The impact of proposed safety guidelines on the natural perfumery movement. USA. 2009
  • The safety of distilled lemon oil and lime oil in a proposed dietary supplement, with special attention to pregnancy. Australia. 2011
  • Essential oils and phototoxicity, for an established manufacturer. USA. 2011

Editing

  • Edited a chapter about essential oils in an aromatherapy book. USA. 2011

Expert witness in legal disputes

  • A product used by pregnant women. USA. 1995
  • The safe use of undiluted essential oils in the home. Australia. 2011

If you would like my help with a safety-related project, please contact me.

Questions?

For more detailed information about consulting, contact Robert here.

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