Jennifer Rhind was born in Scotland, where she sill lives and works. She is a biologist, writer and blogger on all things aromatic who has specialized in plant aromatics and their therapeutic applications, including aromatherapy, for over 15 years. She has a special interest in the role of scent in promoting and maintaining wellbeing, artisan perfumery and therapeutic horticulture. Jennifer has also worked as lecturer in Higher Education, and prior to that she was a therapist and partner in a multidisciplinary complementary alternative medicine (CAM) clinic, and co-founder of a CAM education school. She has also worked in research, product development, and quality assurance in the food/flavor industry.
Her education includes: BSc (Hons) Applied Microbiology and PhD Mycotoxiocology (University of Strathclyde). She is a Chartered Biologist and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and holds vocational qualifications in massage, aromatherapy, reflexology and horticulture.
She is the author of the books Essential Oils – A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice, Fragrance and Wellbeing, A Sensory Journey: Meditations on Scent for Wellbeing and the forthcoming Listening to Scent.