Stephanie McBride is a passionate advocate for the use of essential oils as a form of natural self-care and in clinical practice, from the moment of conception on. Her 25 years of botanical medicine study, coupled with practical experience as a certified clinical herbalist, professional aromatherapist, and functional nutritionist, qualify her to provide the in-depth knowledge necessary to simplify an ancient health modality for others.
Born and raised in the US in Portland, Oregon, Stephanie is dedicated to her work as a health care professional, published author, and professional public speaker. Prior to her current occupation she spent five years in a clinic providing natural health support to women and babies during maternity and in postpartum. She has led case studies and consumed research related to the use of essential oils during each phase of maternity and in infant care. With feedback from a team of birth professionals, she has written two guidebooks and an e-course on the topic of the use of aromatherapy in childbearing. She has been a keynote speaker at wellness events throughout the United States and in Europe.
"Birth Kit Essentials.“ May 2019 Essentoils Health Expo. Düsseldorf, Germany. Keynote speaker.
“Aromatouch in Childbearing.” May 2019- Essentoils/ Daily Nectar Essentials. Europe, Australia, and U.S.A. Key presenter, ongoing webinars.
“Essential Oils for the Self-care.” February 2019. National Broadcasting Radio FM. Radio interview.
“Birth Kit Essentials.” October and November 2018 Essentoils European Health Tour. Bucharest, Romania; Belfast and Glasgow, UK; and Oslo, Norway. Keynote speaker.
“Birth Kit Essentials.” June 2018 Winterpark Midwifery Conference. Winterpark, Colorado. Keynote speaker.
“A Modern Approach to Essential Oil Use in Maternity.” April 2016 Gold Midwifery Online Conference. Keynote speaker.
“Birth Kit Essentials for Lactation.” February 2016 Gold Lactation Online Conference. Keynote speaker.
“Essential Oils for the Birth Kit.” 2015-16 Daily Nectar Essentials Midwifery Conferences. Portland, Oregon and Ashland, Oregon. Key presenter.
“Birth Kit Essentials.” June 2015 Aromatools Week of Wellness. Orem, Utah. Featured presenter.
“Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond.” June 2014 Essential Oil Education Series. Portland, Oregon. Keynote speaker.
“Essential Oils for Pregnancy.” June 2014 Essential Oil Education Webinar Series. Online. Keynote speaker.
“Deep vs. Deep: Essential Oils in Massage Care.” October 2014 University of Western States. Portland, Oregon. Guest presenter.
“Nutrition in Pregnancy.” September 2014 Prenatal Yoga Training Yoga Bhoga. Portland, Oregon. Guest presenter.
“Week of Wellness: Lunchtime Nutrition.” October 2013 Adidas Employee Health Week. Portland, Oregon. Presenter.