Denise Joswiak

Denise Joswiak created the Aromatherapy program for the Allina Health system. She enjoys teaching patients, families and nurses, and has taught throughout her 35 years as a nurse. At Allina Health, Denise taught Transformative Nurse Training, Infant Massage, Stress Reduction, Aromatherapy and other classes involving self-care and integrative therapies. Denise is an author and international speaker.

Denise is excited to share her knowledge and empower people with tools to maintain or improve their health and the health of those they love. Our classes help individuals support their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. Essential Health teaches people how to make the highest quality aromatherapy products, while maintaining a commitment to business practices that respect the earth and environment.


    • Healing Beyond Borders 2018 Conference Speaker
    • Mayo Holistic Health and Wellness Conference - Pre-conference Workshop
    • American Holistic Nurses Association Annual Conference Speaker
    • Alliance of International Aromatherapists
      • Board of Directors - Director

      • National & State Representative
      • Education Committee
    2017 2016
    • Botanica Conference—Speaker: Holistic Aromatherapy; Decreasing Pain, Nausea & Anxiety in Hospitalized Patients, England
    • Journal of Nursing Administration article: Development of a Health System-Based Nurse-Delivered Aromatherapy Program; Volume 46, Number 4, pp 221-225.
    • Complementary Therapies in Medicine article: The effectiveness of nurse delivered aromatherapy in an acute care setting; Volume 25, pp 164-169.
    • Allina Health/George Institute Workshop: How to Successfully Launch an Aromatherapy Program within a Hospital or Health System; MN, USA
    • Advanced Clinical Aromatherapy: Essential Oil Resource Consultants, France
    • Board Certified Holistic Nurse: AHNCC
    • ANCC Nursing Magnet Conference Poster Presentation: Nurse Delivered
      Aromatherapy in a Large Healthcare System
    • Alliance of International Aromatherapists Conference: Panel Presentation
    • Member of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine
    • American Holistic Medical Association Poster Presentation: Health-System
      Based Aromatherapy
    • Penny George Institute for Health and Healing Trainer
    • Aromatherapy Certification Program Teacher Training: Aromahead
    • Clinical Aromatherapist: Aromahead
    • Bachelor of Science Nursing: Augsburg College
    • Healing Touch Level 3 Student
    • Advanced Graduate Program: Aromahead
    • Aromatherapy Certification Program: Aromahead
    • EFT level 2 Student
    • Reiki Master
    • Transformative Nurse Training: PGIHH
    • Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner: RJ Buckle Aromatherapy for Healthcare Professionals
    • Certified Infant Massage Instructor: IAIM/WINC
    • Certified Lactation Counselor: ALPP
    • Certified Childbirth Educator: ICEA
    • Basic Swedish Massage Techniques: Healing Arts Educational Center, MN
    • Associate Degree Nursing: IHCC, MN

    A Message of Thanks:
    Several amazing, intelligent people have mentored me and nurtured my passion regarding integrative health, aromatherapy, education and training: Mary Ellen Kinney, Andrea Butje, Lisa Baker, Rhiannon Harris, and Cheryl Kirchner. I am filled with gratitude and wish to thank them. Many thanks to Mike and Josh for their intuitive counseling, photographer Sarah Joswiak, art director Jessica Banks, website wizard Peter Griggs, and intern Nicole Finnegan for their expertise and hard work. I also thank my family and friends for their unfailing support as this dream became reality! -Denise Joswiak