Alkynes of Awesome: Dr. Tim’s Free Radical Love Has Revolutionized Aromatherapy Chemistry

If you’ve ever met Dr. Timothy Miller, you know that his love for life in general is absolutely insoluble, and his infectious enthusiasm only deepens when he’s talking about two of his greatest loves: aromatherapy and chemistry. (Do you see why aromatherapy chemistry was a perfect calling?!)  
It’s no secret that truly understanding chemistry concepts can be challenging, if not completely Bohr-ing, and once the high school class is passed, most folks’ memory of it all quickly vanishes into the ether.

But What If There Was Another Way?

In this 30-minute interview hosted by Nyssa Hanger of the Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy and Inner Sanctum, Dr. Tim chats about how he fell in love with chemistry (and teaching aromatherapy chemistry!) long before he ever picked up a vial of essential oils, his advice on how to start delving deeper into the chemistry of aromatherapy, and best of all, his all-time favorite aromatherapy compound. You may be surprised which one it is!
Trust me, it’s that adorable, and dare I say it, Dr. Tim has made this molecular cell biologist-turned-naturopathic doctor want to bond with chemistry all over again. (*gasp*)

Learn More

Interested in taking your essential oil chemistry knowledge to another level? Taking Dr. Tim’s aromatherapy chemistry online course is a must: AromaChemistry: Full Course.
You can also check out the Atlantic Institute and Inner Sanctum here:
Be sure to check out some of our other clinical aromatherapy continuing education offerings. With the #ultimatearomanerd, Dr. Tim, as your guide, we’re positive (proton-style) you’ll be in your element.


Sarah E Ouano ND

After graduating from National University of Health Sciences (IL) as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine in 2011, Sarah completed a residency in Seattle, WA, which focused on infectious disease and Autism Spectrum Disorder. While there, she also served as a volunteer physician at an LGBTQIA homeless shelter, acting as a primary care physician for both youth and adult patients. In 2016, she completed a term of AmeriCorps VISTA service, and has since become heavily invested in the intersection of public health and social justice, and how an individual’s health picture shapes a community.

Timothy Miller ND, LAc, RA

Timothy Miller ND, LAc, RA is a naturopathic physician, licensed acupuncturist, and registered aromatherapist. He is a graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR.

Dr. Tim is a chemistry nerd. He is fascinated by the chemistry found in the natural world. Fueled by the abundant, potent, and unique components within aromatherapy, Dr. Tim has sought to understand how essential oils act on the body and identify which clinical applications are best incorporated into practice.

Dr. Tim first began his aromatherapy studies in 2005. He has since traveled the world to advance his understanding of essential oils and their clinical implications. Dr. Tim has studied with Rhiannon Lewis, Mark Webb, Gabriel Mojay, Kurt Schnaubelt, and Jeffrey Yuen. He has successfully completed a National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) approved course and has completed the requirements to become a registered aromatherapist. He is a member of the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC).

Beyond his love of aromatherapy, Dr. Tim is an avid traveler and student of foreign languages. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, and being in nature. Dr. Tim loves to learn new things and is driven by self-improvement and emotional intelligence.

Dr. Tim believes deeply in Docere and loves to teach. He is an international speaker, workshop leader and contributing author. He believes learning should be fun and makes every attempt to engage his students in a profound and meaningful way.

Dr. Tim has taken part in several podcasts discussing a range of topics. Please find them below:

1. AromaChemistry with Dr. Tim – NAHA’s Beyond Aromatics Podcast
2. How to Fall in Love with Essential Oil Chemistry with Dr. Tim – Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy and Nyssa Hanger
3. Conscious Living with Dr. Tim – The Orson Wells Show
4. The Naturopathic Journey with Dr. Tim – Eight Billion Podcast
5. Don’t Throw Away Your Shot with Dr. Tim – LabAroma Podcast