Meet Barb


Barb Kurkas Lee

RA, MSN, CNM (ret)

Registered Aromatherapist, Master’s Degree in Nursing, Certified Nurse Midwife, retired

Erie, Pennsylvania


Barb received her Registered Aromatherapist®  from the independent Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC). RA certification confirms high education and safety standards when working with essential oils in a therapeutic treatment setting. Barb’s essential oil training came from the Integrative Aromatherapy® Certificate Program for Health Professionals and the Essential Oil Safety program offered by The Tisserand Institute. She is in the research committee with The Alliance of International Aromatherapists. Barb also enjoys remaining an active retired member of the American College of Nurse Midwives.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing with a minor in Theology from Carlow University, a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Gannon University, she received her Certificate in Nurse-Midwifery from Case Western Reserve University, and has broad experience in many areas of nursing, most recently in hospice and palliative care.

Personalized care, trust, and sharing clinical knowledge are her motives for teaching the tools of essential oils and archetypes. Barb continues her education in Carl Jung’s archetype theory from the C. G. Jung Foundation Continuing Education. Her goals are to partner with clients to grow spiritually by trusting their bodies, minds, and souls to emerge into robust health and wholeness. 

Barb uses custom blends tailored to each individual to minimize physical, emotional, and spiritual pain or discomfort. Overall health can be improved by using the tools of essential oils for self-care. Barb’s private practice is available for phone, Zoom, or Skype consultations. Barb is a public educator, speaker, author, writer, and researcher. All written work on Barb’s site is her intellectual property. If you would like to use some of her material please email for permission, or cite Barb’s work and website. Thank you very much. This work is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 

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