About the author


<strong></strong> KG Stiles is&nbsp;the Founder and&nbsp;Formulator&nbsp;of PurePlant Essentials aromatherapy company and specializes in formulating wellness blends. She began her professional practice in 1980 and is a licensed and accredited integrative health specialist with state massage licenses in both Hawaii #6351 and Oregon #2313.<br><br>KG has utilized essential oils and formulated blends for clients in her healing arts practice. She&nbsp;has advanced training and certification in several energy medicine and metaphysical healing modalities, including Bowtech®&nbsp;(Bowen Therapy), BodyTalk® and 2nd Degree Reiki Certification.<br><br>KG has assisted with integrating aromatherapy and caring touch into hospital based integrated health care systems and presently serves as the Oregon (South) Director for the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy.<br><br>KG has taught aromatherapy certification programs at hospitals and schools, as well as online. She’s trained allopathic and alternative health care professionals, as well as business owners, students and lay people in the use of essential oils for health and well-being.<br><br>KG’s published articles have appeared in national, international and industry trade magazines like Massage Therapy Journal, Massage Today, Breast Cancer Wellness magazine, Aromatherapy Today (Australia) and the NAHA Aromatherapy Journal. She’s also the author of numerous self help books and programs, as well as more than a 85&nbsp;titles about aromatherapy and holistic health for international media outlets like Amazon, iBooks and Barnes and Nobles.&nbsp; Her newest award-winning book,&nbsp;<em>The Essential Oils Complete Reference Guide: Over 250 Recipes for Natural Wholesome Aromatherapy</em>, won an IPPY Gold Medal and was a Nautilus and Indie Next Generation Book Award Winner. KG lives in Ashland, Oregon.<br>