Madeleine Kerkhof-Knapp Hayes - The Netherlands (CO2 extracts – a way forward in clinical aromatherapy)

With over 20 years of experience, she has succeeded in helping professionalize and integrate complementary therapies in home care, hospices, nursing homes and hospitals in The Netherlands. Madeleine is the author of the book “Complementary Nursing in End of Life Care” with aromacare as a main topic. Her passion and main fields of expertise lie in the care of the most fragile patients – in palliative care, care for the elderly and people with dementia. Madeleine is also an expert in the use of CO2 extracts in aromatherapy in addition to classical distilled and expressed oils. The use of CO2 extracts, with their exquisite fragrances and many active molecules have great potential. Madeleine will discuss their benefits for different situations in aromatherapy through cases and studies.