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Alexandria Brighton is an Aromatherapy formulator, educator, and owner of the Brighton Institute of Botanical Studies with over 30 years of experience in the Ayurvedic Medicine, Aromatherapy, herbal, and natural remedy world.
She began her holistic alternative medicine career in the early 1970's when she participated in a study group led by Dr. Paul Wedel. Dr. Wedel was an oncologist and a true pioneer in the study of traditional and alternative medicine. He was one of the first American doctors to introduce alternative medicine to the United States. Dr. Wedel was studying with Dr. Hans Neiper, a German oncologist who started the German Cancer Society.
In the early 1980's Alexandria started The Degenerative Disease Clinic in Mexico while using Dr. Wedel's methods. She continued her herbal education by completing Dr. Christopher's Herbal Medicine course. All this education led Alexandria to create her own herbal pharmacy.
The herbal pharmacy became an herbal supplement company, which then became a Multi-level Marketing company. During this time Alexandria was given an herbal supplement that had a drop of an Essential Oil in it. This led Alexandria onto her Aromatherapy path. Alexandria searched for Essential Oil education and found it through French and English doctors.
Through the late 1980's Alexandria continued to run the Multilevel Marketing company from the United States all while forging ahead to create herbal supplements, herbal tinctures, herbal teas, and now Aromatherapy blends. It is during this time that Essential Oils, Aromatherapy, and Ayurvedic Medicine were starting to come into the United States.
In the early 1990's Alexandria left the Multi-level Marketing company she had founded and once again started another company, focusing on the need for Essential Oil and herbal supplement education, and, most importantly, safety. At this point in addition to her herbal supplement blends, Alexandria had formulated over 100 different Aromatherapy blends. She was sourcing her Essential Oils from a French laboratory owned by a biochemist. It's during this time that Alexandria realized the importance of specific healing collections. She began creating Essential Oil and Ayurvedic Medicine classes with a focus on safety and treatment protocols.
In the mid to late 1990's Alexandria felt the need to be close to her aging mother so she closed her company and moved home to Idaho. Yet during this time, Alexandria was highly sought after for her innate ability to formulate therapeutic properties. She worked as a contracted formulator for Multi-level Marketing companies and natural based cosmetic, spa, and perfumery companies. Alexandria found the time to travel throughout Northern India and the Himalayas where she once again studied under medical doctors with a focus on Aromatherapy and Ayurvedic Medicine.
Based upon Alexandria's unconditional belief and trust in Ben and Paula Scarcella, in 2012 they formed a partnership to offer Alexandria's formulas exclusively through goDesana, and later, in early 2017, Heart & Body Naturals. The beautiful partnership of Alexandria Brighton with Paula and Ben has opened the door to her sourcing from artisan distillers - allowing the expansion of her pristine-sourced Essential Oils and Ayurvedic Herbs.
The collaboration of Alexandria Brighton and Paula and Ben Scarcella ranks superior. Aromatherapy and Ayurvedic Medicine have become the frontline of preventive healthcare. The importance of aligning yourself with a reputable company and a prominent formulator and educator is of the highest importance. Many lives have been, and will continue to be, touched by Alexandria Brighton through her education, formulas, and friendship.
Those are two of the words that come to my mind quickly when I think of Alexandria. She has taught us over the years to be truthful. If we don't have the answer, look it up. Don't just tell someone something because you think it may be correct. She has worked tirelessly over the past 8+ years to get good, safe training out to us. Thank you Alexandria!!
Alexandria is one of my favorite people on the planet. I went to a class with her a couple of years ago, and found her to be genuine, kind, sincere, and very knowledgeable. She instilled in me a deep respect for her and her body of work. I was moved by the compassion she possesses for her fellow human beings and other sentient beings that share our planet. She was a person whose knowledge I could trust at a time when I was searching for truth in this field.
I trained with Alexandria for a few years when I lived in Utah and she did many classes in Salt Lake City. She is a gifted teacher. She always made time to meet each person attending, answered questions, and just made learning so enjoyable. Those years training with her and meeting many lifelong "Oil Kindred Spirit Friends" are some of my best memories. Anyone able to meet her and learn from her is blessed! Her qualities are unique and one of a kind. As are her oils.