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On this site, you will find:

* An introduction to and excerpt from three subtle aromatherapy books: 

     Daily Aromatherapy

     Aromatherapy & Subtle Energy Techniques

     Aromatherapy Anointing Oils

* Answers to frequently asked questions​ (FAQs)

* Essential Oil Safety Guidelines

Information about the authors

* Ways to Use Essential Oils for Subtle Aromatherapy

* Programs

* Aromatic Practices & Articles

welcome to

Aromatic Practice


      Aromatic Practice is the use of the subtle properties of essential oils combined with lifestyle and spiritual practices such as meditation, journaling, art, affirmations, prayer, and self-care. Aromatic Practice can be used regularly, for special occasions, for celebrations, and for whenever so inspired.

About Our Logo

      The sprig of lavender represents the world of essential oils. Lavender was chosen because it is where the art and science of aromatherapy began. The spiral shell of the chambered nautilus symbolizes the repeating cycles of life’s journey and spiritual evolution through birth, growth, release, renewal, and expansion. Together, they represent the foundation of Aromatic Practice.


Daily Aromatherapy

Transforming the Seasons of Your Life with Essential Oils

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Aromatherapy &

Subtle Energy Techniques

Compassionate Healing with

Essential Oils

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Anointing Oils

Spiritual Blessings, Ceremonies & Affirmations


for Daily Aromatherapy 


“Using essential oils, Daily Aromatherapy takes us on a journey that helps us connect more intimately to nature, the seasons of the year, and the emotional seasons within us. There is no better way to be uplifted and to experience joy, hope, clarity, and inspiration than sitting down with a daily aromatic exercise that fully engages our body, mind, heart, and spirit.” – Christel Lukoff, PhD, psychotherapist and Hospice social worker


On Amazon, verified purchase: “I've been working with essential oils for several years and even took a 16-week certification class. I wanted an additional educational tool that would help me to learn the oils one at a time. This is the perfect solution because I can take 5-7 days each week and focus on one oil.”



for Aromatherapy & Subtle Energy Techniques 


“In Aromatherapy & Subtle Energy Techniques, Joni Keim and Ruah Bull shed new light on how the power of essential oils and the concepts of aromatherapy can be introduced into subtle energy therapy. As the aromatherapy industry grows and diversifies into greater specialization, subtle aromatherapy will take its rightful place as a dynamic healing alternative for body mind, soul, and spirit. This book’s contribution to the healing arts will help to usher in a new foundation for aromatherapy.” – Joan Clark, Aromatherapist, Educator, Aromatic Consultant


On Amazon verified purchase: “This book is great for understanding how to use subtle aromatherapy and oils. I enjoyed the simple techniques and understanding how to use them personally and for friends and family.”



for Aromatherapy Anointing Oils 


“Authors Joni Keim and Ruah Bull offer us an aromatic avenue for enhancing our spiritual lives. Including wisdom from a variety of traditions, this book is a bouquet of delights: a compendium of essential oils and their spiritual significance, a guide to making anointing oils, and an invitation to create special ceremonies. They write that “aromatherapy anointing is a spiritual blessing”– and with this book, they have given a spiritual blessing to us all. – Maggie Oman Shannon, author of The Way We Pray


On Amazon, verified purchase: “Extraordinary and precise! If you are looking for one book that contains a plethora of information – this, is it! Ruah Bull and Joni Keim have taken their knowledge, experience, and passion to a new level. Weaving practicality with spirituality, you can easily navigate to find multi-layered information, oil by oil, that speaks to your curiosity and questions. As a fan of this duo, the 30 new oils in this book that they added uncovered yet more for me to learn and appreciate. Their suggestions on anointing, affirmations, and prayer offer gentle invitations that remind each of us to blend the sacred in everyday life! Bravo Ruah and Joni!”

How It Began

      In 1998, the authors of these three subtle aromatherapy books, Joni Keim

and Ruah Bull were both studying at the Transformational Healing Arts Institute

in Sonoma County, but they had not met. One of Joni’s homework assignments

was to have a “session” with an advanced student. Joni didn’t know any and

asked the instructor for a recommendation. She recommended Ruah and

Joni set up the appointment. 

      At that time, Joni was writing for natural health magazines and was in the

process of researching and writing an article on subtle energy therapy. Ruah

and Joni met for the appointment and when it was over, Joni asked Ruah if she would be interested to be interviewed for the article, and Ruah said she would be.

      Ruah and Joni were both drawn to and inspired by the healing arts, and they worked well together for that article. After it was published, Joni asked Ruah if she felt the article could be expanded into a book. If so, would she be interested in writing that book together? The book would be about using essential oils with subtle energy techniques and would integrate their joint personal and professional experiences with spiritual practices and development. Ruah agreed to collaborate on the project.

      The process of delving deeply into their subject, writing, and publishing was rewarding for both Ruah and Joni. The first book was Aromatherapy and Subtle Energy Techniques, followed by Aromatherapy Anointing Oils, and then Daily Aromatherapy--completing the trilogy. The books were published by North Atlantic Books in Berkeley, CA. They are all now in 2nd editions. These timeless books are the foundation of Aromatic Practice.

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Ruah and Joni in 2000

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Ruah at home in Massachusetts

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Joni at home in California

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The information on this Site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, prescribe for, treat, or claim to prevent, mitigate, or cure any disease or condition. If you have physical or mental health concerns, consult with a qualified healthcare professional. If you have serious medical conditions, consult with your doctor before using essential oils. Any application of the information herein provided is undertaken at the reader’s sole risk and discretion.

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The material on this site may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed

in whole or part without express written permission. 

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