The PhytoVolatilome is here to bring biology to aromatherapy.

I’m Petra, the person behind The PhytoVolatilome. Biologist, researcher and educator, but most of all, plants enthusiast.

My main interests are biology and pharmacology of essential oils and aromatic extracts. I hold a PhD in the field of medicinal and aromatic plants, of which a large part was focused on evaluating quality, safety and efficacy of local herbs and their essential oils.

For the past few years, I have been engaged in the phyto- and aromatherapy community as a lecturer, and I work as a tutor at the Tisserand Institute. I’m also a co-founder and president of a newly established Association of Aromatherapists of Slovenia.

I believe that understanding the plants themselves, together with human biology and some critical thinking is crucial for understanding the wider context and acquiring true knowledge.

The PhytoVolatilome is for you, if …

  • You get annoyed by endless indication lyrics (anything is for everything) and shallow content
  • You’re looking for independent and unbiased information that is understandable without over-simplification  
  • If you want to see the forest instead of trees