DR NICOLE BOUKHALIL
An aromatherapist in Beirut: A work of persistence, resilience and hope
Nicole BouKhalil is a pharmacist and a certified clinical aromatherapist. She earned her pharmacy doctoral degree from St-Joseph University in Beirut and is a registered pharmacist in the Lebanese order of pharmacist and the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy.
She studied Phytotherapy, Aromatherapy and Medicinal Plants in the faculty of Pharmacy of La Timone in Marseille, and holds a French University Diploma (DU) in Scientific and Clinical Aromatherapy. She also has a Master in Public Health and is certified in natural dermocosmetic care.
A pioneer in introducing aromatherapy practice to Lebanon, Dr Boukhalil committed to promoting aromatherapy, both among the general public and the healthcare professionals.She initiated the first aromatherapy services in a hospital setting in Lebanon, is a trainer and a clinical consultant. She collaborates with physicians and integrative clinics in Beirut where she offers aromatherapy services. Nicole was the first to teach aromatherapy for the general public and continues to give lectures and workshops throughout Lebanon to raise awareness about the benefits of aromatherapy.
Dr Boukhalil runs her own pharmacy in Beirut. She makes personalised aromatherapy blends tailored to her patients’ needs, and provides counselling on plant-derived products and natural beauty skincare. She currently serves as the NAHA director to Lebanon and is the Airmid Institute ambassador to her country.