Marco Valussi studied Forestry in Italy before moving to the UK where he gained his Diploma in Bodywork and aromatherapy from ITHMA, and his BSc (Hons.) in Herbal Medicine from Middlesex University. He’s been involved with medicinal plants and essential oils for 25 year, as a professor at various Master Degrees in Italy (Padua, Siena, Pisa and Florence), as a consultant for the herbal and EO industry and for the medical and pharmacists professional organizations, as a writer, a researcher and as a distiller.
He's currently production manager and scientific director of a distilling company in the heart of the Dolomites, a local, short production chain for high quality artisan essential oils and aromatic waters. His recent research interests are in Forest Bathing, antiviral activities of EOs, and the biological activities of EOs in light of evolutionary theory. He has published more than 100 articles on professional magazines, 15 scientific papers, and a University textbook on EOs.