Mindy Green is a consultant known for imparting to others her firsthand experience running a botanical operation. She's also an active, international public speaker due to her unparalleled aromatherapy knowledge. The third industry in Mindy's natural-products triad is healthcare and wellness.
In 2009, she left an impressive position with Aveda Corporation (2003-2009), where she worked in the botanical research division of R&D as their clinical aromatherapist, providing expertise in functional fragrance, product development and essential oil training. She has previously founded and owned several botanical businesses. She now runs her own consulting company, Green Scentsations, LLC where she continues to draw on her skills as an esthetician, massage therapist and former cofounder of Simpler's Botanical Company.
Her leadership in health and wellness is reflected in her position as an ongoing guest speaker for Andrew Weil's Fellowship program for the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine where she lectures on integrating essential oils into a medical practice. She on the governing advisory board of the American College of Healthcare Sciences, and was Program Specialist at the Integrative Resource Center of Anschutes Cancer Center, at University of Colorado Hospital in 2002 and 2003 where she developed specialized education programs and associated resources on complementary therapies. Prior to that position, she served as Director of Education and Director of Research for the medical library of Herb Research Foundation from 1995 to 2001.
Mindy is a professional member of both the American Herbalists Guild and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists. From 1995 to 2003 she was on the faculty of the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies, and co-owned the California School of Herbal Studies from 1985 to 1995. 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.
Among Mindy's credentials in botany, aromatherapy and cosmetics is her position on the Cosmeceuticals Scientific Advisory Board for the Supply Side West trade show and conference, where she advises the organization on its speaker selection. Her tenure in the industry, familiarity with emerging subject matter, and relationships with knowledgeable professionals make her a direct contributor to the event's product. The position of committee chair for Botanicals in Cosmetics, within the American Herb Products Association, was offered to Mindy when the organization realized the need to expand its previous focus on botanicals solely within dietary supplements. Mindy saw that AHPA would naturally grow its membership if it served the many cosmetics companies now emphasizing botanicals in their marketing. She is also on the advisory boards of the American Botanical Council and the American College of Healthcare Sciences.
A prolific writer and lecturer, Mindy has authored over 50 magazine articles on botanicals and skin care. She is co-author of Aromatherapy, A Complete Guide to the Healing Art; author of Calendula and Natural Perfumes, and has contributed to numerous books on herbal therapies. She lectures at seminars and training programs across the country on complementary health care. She has been interviewed more than 400 times by leading magazines and newspapers as a botanical-therapies expert.
Mindy 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.
It is Mindy's philosophy that individual health translates into global health. She is a long-time environmental activist and a board member for the non-profit organization United Plant Savers, where she contributes to a wider awareness of how plants create health for us all.