Melani Kovač devoted her last 10 years solely to promoting aromatherapy. To serve this purpose she’s founded Aromainstitut through which she organises and supports different aromatherapy projects, collaborates with colleagues, non-profit organisations, homes for the elderly, hospitals, universities and anyone who can benefit from aromatherapy or is hoping to incorporate aromatherapy in their work. Her IT background, curiosity as well as working as an educator for a very wide variety of students along with collaborating with distillers, sellers, nurses and scientists inspired her to create a global online platform for all essential oil users and sellers - Dropsmith. Her goal is to make aromatherapy simple, fun and as precise and as safe as possible.
"O my thank you for that. I forgot a little how resourceful and ful of knowledge Dropsmith and Melani can be :). Finally will upgrade my Dropsmith :)" - Teja Kadunc
"Thank you for showing how to use the platform....Its really intresting to dive into essential oils world in such a guided way...." - Lina Augutiene
"Thank you Melani for this excellent course and access to Dropsmith, which is a genius tool. ;) Also the pdf on blending is extremly useful! Can't wait to see and read more! Thanks again!" - Mateja Prosek Grima
"Thank you so much , so informative. Blending safely, I will certainly be making my future blends at a lower concentration." -Báirbre Moore
"Wonderful, very interesting, helpful, opening the mind and creativity! Thank You, Melani :)" - Lina Gedvilienė
"I really appreciate your words of caution and reminders of the importance of safety. I never thought of how much we would apply an insect repellent in a day, and how this could result in sensitization." - Sylvia Provenski
Melani's analytical and rational approach to aromatherapy is always at the forefront. On the other hand, her ability to combine her deep life experiences with aromatherapy provides a strong basis for her holistic approach.
Melani is an experienced and professional aromatherapy educator. She perseverantly seeks new information Her teaching is a combination of precision and a trustworthy style. She well deserved a spot in our Beyond the Essential Oil Recipe Summit amongst the other 60 plus world renown educators.
I had the pleasure of being introduced to Melani‘s project at the Botanica2018 conference. She presented her labour of love in a very contagious way. Were I not into evidence-based aromatherapy she would have probably had convinced me to dive into it!
We are extremely grateful for this transfer of knowledge. It is a very new view point in aromatherapy: not based on books but on live constantly growing scientific database of knowledge and on precise chemical blueprint of each individual oil. This brings long awaited novel approach into knowing and using our beloved essential oils. It was a breakthrough for us and we greatly appreciate your effort to bring it to us.
I collaborate with Melani for almost a full decade now and appreciate her work and effort. Her excellence and dedication to aromatherapy are why she is a guest lecturer to my education programs, furthermore, I invited her to participate in the National Vocational Qualifications committee where we created the first-ever National Vocational Qualification catalogue for Aromatherapy in Slovenia.
I met Melani during a seminar in Provence (France) where her lectures and contribution was greatly appreciated for her professionalism and relevance. She manages to make aromatic biochemistry accessible to everyone in a practical and fun way. Her work is so good that I recommend Dropsmith site to all my students at Myrtéa formations my school of aromatherapy in France.
Melani and Dropsmith thrilled me with their essential oils information, supplier and distillery information, and notably their research and access to numerous scientific publications.
I followed Melani's activities and her contribution to Aromatherapy a long time before I met her at the 2019 AIA International Aromatherapy Conference while attending her workshop ‘Connecting the Dots in Aroma Chemistry’. As a chemist, I am critical of the approach to how the chemistry of essential oils is presented and taught, but this time I was satisfied, with Melani’s simple yet interesting demonstration and the logical application of essential oils (aroma) chemistry.
Also, from a U.S. point of view, I appreciate Melani’s and Dropsmit’s efforts to unite the individual aromatherapies across countries and continents.
After meeting Melani Kovac (Dropsmith) at Botanica 2014, we have delighted in watching the development and growth of Dropsmith. What a tool this is both for students, aromatherapists, formulators and researchers – congratulations!
Melani speaks and educates from the heart, with great passion & knowledge. Her message and the message from Dropsmith is conveyed with integrity, clarity and conciseness.
We wish you well Melani Kovac (Dropsmith) and thank you for the contribution you and your team make to our industry – congratulations!
What the GC-MC profile of an essential oil means to a modern scientist, Dropsmith means to aromatherapy. Or simply put, I see Dropsmith as a powerful tool to strengthen the evidence-based perspective of aromatherapy in terms of its therapeutic value. In addition to its scientific-medicinal context, it should become the leading global platform for essential oil producers.