About the author

The alchemist, Pieter Breughel de Elder, 1558

Hi, thank you for visiting me here. Some background info about me:

Born in Brugge, Belgium, 31/10/1957

Languages: Dutch, French, English, German

Moved to France, 1974
Experience in organic farm, Alpes de Haute-Provence 1974 -1980
Baccaleuréat in France

Herbalist study, together with my wife, Hilde Bovijn 1985/86/87

Owner Healthshop “De Kiem” Zulte, Belgium, from 1985-2000

Co-founder of Sjankara (Essential oils), Tielt, Belgium

Co-author with Geert Devlieghere: Dutch book on essential oils:
“Etherische oliën, handboek”, 1993, De Eenhoorn, Belgium, 11 edition

Conferences on Aromtherapy in Belgium, Flanders from 1985-2000

Teacher for Aromatherapy courses in Belgium, Flanders
for herbalist courses in Ieper, Antwerpen, Hasselt, Kortrijk…
(Vorminginstituut Ieper etc)

Consultant for Biover nv, Brugge, Belgium, creator of Aromatherapy product line,conferences for Biover all over Belgium, Flanders +/-1996-2006

Speaker on Hydrosols (hydrolats), with Herviane Viaud,
2éme Symposium International D’Aromathérapie Scientifique, march 1999

Moving to France august 2000

Création of C&D Ecological, Zwevegem, Belgium, co-owner

Consultant: creation of first Flanders distillery (Netelvuur, Oost-Eeklo)

Création of Cevenat sarl (Aromatherapy products): 2001

From 2003:
Interventions on Essential oils with Parc National des Cévennes

Member of Orobanche association, distillation

Aromatherapy workshops initiation & advanced

2013: Conference on hydrolats, Phyt’Arom, Grasse

2015 Prague: Wellnes Hotel: Aromatherapy weekend, as sole speaker: Aromatherapy in France, Creating synergies…

I’m organizing aromatherapy workshops.