Three decades of experience in the natural products, beauty and health care industries, make Mindy Green a genuine, national authority on botanicals. She has worked at 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. She now runs her own consulting company, Green Scentsations, LLC.
Decades of wellness-industry expertise is complemented by Mindy’s active, longstanding licensure as an esthetician and massage therapist. She has taught clinical aromatherapy at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, UC Boulder, U Minnesota, Metro State College Denver, and for Dr. Andrew Weil's Fellowship at the University of Arizona's Center for Integrative Medicine. She has trained for many aromatherapy cosmetic companies including Decleor of Paris, is a trained Hauschka and Jurlique esthetician, and lectures internationally on holistic skin care, nutrition, botanicals and natural health.
Prior to working at Aveda, she founded and owned several herb and essential oil businesses, focusing on her specialization in botanical therapies, product development, and aromatherapy education. She co-founded Simpler’s Botanical Company in 1982. The California School of Herbal Studies is among Mindy’s business ventures; she was co-owner and a faculty member from 1985 to 1995. From 1995 to 2001 she served as Director of Education and later, Director of Research for the medical library at Herb Research Foundation in Boulder.
Mindy served on the Cosmeceuticals Scientific Advisory Board for the Supply Side West trade show and conference, and as committee chair for Botanicals in Cosmetics for the American Herb Products Association. Currently serving on the Governing Advisory Board of 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. 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. Mindy is a founding and professional member of the American Herbalists Guild and an advisory board member to the American Botanical Council, publisher of HerbalGram Magazine.
A prolific writer and lecturer, Ms. Green has authored over 65 published articles on botanicals, skin care and wellness. She is co-author of Aromatherapy, A Complete Guide to the Healing Art (2009); author of Calendula and Natural Perfumes, and has contributed to numerous books on herbs and healing. She conducts seminars and training programs across the country and abroad on integrative health. As a botanical-therapies expert, she has been interviewed more than 400 times by leading magazines and newspapers.
Ms. Green holds a bachelor’s degree in Holistic Health Sciences and a master’s in Health and Human Services from Columbia Pacific University. From Purdue University she received extensive training in the advanced uses of essential oils.
She has worked for Pharmaca, an integrative pharmacy in Boulder, CO as an herbal practitioner and esthetician.