Elizabeth Jones – Founder
Elizabeth began her journey with plants and a desire to use them in essential oil healing back in her teens. She founded the company, Elizabeth Van Buren (originally, Body Love Natural Cosmetics, Inc.) in 1983. Today, she is a leading educator, healer, formulator, and advocate of using therapeutic essential oils for integrative medicine. Elizabeth’s growing knowledge of plants, their properties, their chemistry, and how they interact with human physiology as well as her spiritual intuition enables her to create blends for optimum, holistic healing.
Elizabeth Jones is a leading educator, healer, formulator, and advocate of using therapeutic essential oils for integrative medicine. She and her husband, Larry Jones, a chemist, own Elizabeth Van Buren Inc. offering quality products to practitioners, spas, hospitals, and stores nationwide. Every essential oil sold is GC/MS tested for purity.
Elizabeth’s educational background
- The Master’s School, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. graduated in 1959
- Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. B.S. degree in 1963
- Experiment in International Living, Florence, Italy. One year study 1962
- University of California, Berkeley, Ca., Secondary Cred., Master’s in Education 1972
- Botanical Aromatherapy, Marcel Lavabre, PIA, Kurt Schnaubelt, Aromatherapy and the Brain, Pierre Franchomme, Aromatherapy, Robert Tisserand, Fragrant Nose, John Steele
She is the Director of the College of Botanical Healing Arts, a state approved 501C3 non-profit with a 390-hour program to graduate Essential Oil Practitioners. It provides a curriculum rich in science, energetic healing, and an experiential clinic.The graduates of the school are using essential oils for their own clinical practice, teaching classes at the College, setting up stores with natural perfumery, administering them in hospice and nursing practices, and using them as integrative medicine to heal family, friends, and themselves.
Elizabeth released her own book Awaken to Healing Fragrance in 2010. She is one of the authors in World of Aromatherapy, edited by J. Rose and S. Earle, Frog Ltd., Berkeley, Ca. 1996. She promotes the use of plant energy in the form of essential oils, herbs, nutrition for her own community and nationwide. Elizabeth has been a speaker at many conferences including the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy in San Francisco (2005) on Essential Oils and Viruses and Mammoth Lakes, Life and Wellness with Andrew Weil (2006) on Mind/Body Health.
President – Larry Jones
Larry Jones, co-owner of Elizabeth Van Buren, Inc. and founder of Spectrix Labs, Inc. has over 30 years experience in the chemical industry, including 7 years at Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical and 9 years at the University of California, Santa Cruz Chemistry Board. At UCSC, Larry ran the central research lab specializing Mass Spec and other analytical techniques. In 1991 Larry joined his wife, Elizabeth Jones, at Elizabeth Van Buren, Inc., acquired a GC/MS and established Spectrix Analytical. Spectrix is now one of the few labs dedicated to essential oil, wine, flavor and fragrance analysis. Larry has given lectures and workshops on the value of analysis to uplift the awareness of essential oil purity and quality for therapeutic use.