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About Kolbjorn Borseth
- Natural Skin Care Expert
- Passionate Educator
- Founder-Manager of Aromantic Natural Skin Care and the Aromantic way of making your own natural skin, hair and body care products
"Kolbjorn is an inspiration to the
industry and promotes all aspects of his beliefs and knowledge, wisely,
eloquently and patiently. He has inspired many people through his work and
through his inspiration and guidance, I personally have been able to overcome
many obstacles in the setting up of my organics business. He is a true
alchemist of the modern age, and there is no finer man to consult in my
knowledge who exists today who knows or holds Kolbjorn’s host of wisdom on all
elements of the alchemic world. His teaching is invaluable and he is always on
hand with no gain to himself, to serve others; worthy of an honour indeed after
a lifetime commitment."
April Westley, Cupcake
Organic Divine Skin Care, UK
When voting for
Kolbjorn to receive the CAM Outstanding Achievement Award, 2009. Read more
about Kolbjorn winning the award here (PDF).
Aromantic is the inspiring
result of the 30 years of experience, passion, dedication and vision of
Aromantic’s founder, Kolbjorn
Borseth and his team.
In his own words:
"Teaching and sharing this knowledge is not a hobby, or even work... but a mission."
to the Aromantic website. I’m very proud to share with you the result of many
years of work and dedication. Originally from Norway, I have 30 years of
experience in complementary health and had the pleasure of opening my first
natural cosmetics manufacturing company in Sweden 25 years ago, which employed
10 people and was part of a small co-operative. After working in Sweden, often in partnership with leading complementary health experts, such as Lilly
Johansson - Lilly was a natural health icon who run her own complementary
hospital and wrote 15 books. I was instrumental in getting 2 of the books
written. After doing all of that I knew what my next passion was - to come to
the United Kingdom and to share the secrets of the cosmetics industry with both
professional therapists and to ‘ordinary people’. As I’ve said many times
before, teaching and sharing this knowledge is not a hobby, or even work…it’s a
mission. I am fulfilling my dream, which is always evolving into unknown but
My vision for the future is to:
- Continue to support and educate therapists about new and
innovative as well as classic raw materials that they can use to tailor make
products for their clients and so enhance their therapeutic practices.
- Keep on showing people that they can make their own natural skin,
hair and body care products, whatever their level of ability!
- Expand my efforts to share my knowledge about the therapeutic
value of vegetable oils so that they become part of a prescription instead of
using them simply for their lubrication properties.
- To write more books!
Stay innovative and on the cutting edge of new raw materials for
natural skin care, effectively making my customers pioneers of the natural skin
care movement while at the same time finding as many organic or bio-dynamically
grown materials that are also fairly traded from community co-operatives.
- To constantly improve what Aromantic offers.
- All of these things are very close to my heart.
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“He truly is a very decent and very
genuine guy. I am very inspired by him and by what he does. Just made 20 pots
of lavender foot cream for an event in our town hall. Many thanks to you and
your team.” Luzia, UK
"The reason I do this work is right in front of me: the people who want to learn what I know...together we can all make the world a better place."
from writing and publishing my books, I developed a range of courses and started
teaching therapists and the public how to make their own natural skin, hair and
body care products in 1997. I, along with my co-teachers, teach up to 50
courses a year in different settings in the United Kingdom. It has a been a
great source of pleasure to me to be invited to teach by UK holistic
health/beauty departments of colleges and private schools and of course to set
up and run my own courses in Scotland and London. Therapists come from all over
the world to my London courses to make their own natural cosmetic products. I
love teaching the courses even though they are hard work in terms of logistics,
the physical moving and setting up because the reason I do this work is right
in front of me: the people who want to learn what I know. I consider it a
career highlight every time I get positive feedback from a course participant
or a customer, whether I’ve met them before or not! Together, we can all make
the world a better place, each playing our own unique part.”
|“I never met Kolbjorn personally but he
had been for me a constant light of inspiration during all these years that I
had been working with Natural Cosmetics. I only spoke with on the phone for a
couple of times, many years ago, but still his voice full of inspiration and
motivation for me to start my own recipes and developments still resound in my
ears. And through all his books, articles and exclusive selection of
ingredients, definitely that for me he is my reliable guide. He deserves this
award and more. Maybe one day I will be lucky to meet him. I don't know, I am
in Spain and is not easy to get to Forres. But who knows, maybe one day it can
happen. I will love it. Best regards,”
Stella Zambrano, Spain
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Aromantic’s Natural, Organic, Ethical and Fairly Traded Policy
“Kolbjorn has made a huge difference to
many, right down to the smallest snippet of information. He is forever
tirelessly sharing information, researching the latest ingredient trends,
providing workshops, access to ingredients and written information. Without
Kolbjorn’s dedication many people would never have had the opportunity to make
their own healthy cosmetics or grow their passion to become successful
businesses. It is his inspiration that has helped many of us. Keep up the good
work, cheers from Australia.”
Sharon Elvin, Platypus
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|“I have the utmost respect for Mr
Kolbjorn's work, his standards to select the most innovative natural &
organic raw materials, the risks that he his willing to
make promote the great cause of healthy ingredients in the making of
Carle, ArômArgil-Botanik, Canada
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