Site Accountability and Credibility

The Bard's Apothecary seeks to provide relevant and accurate complementary health education materials. Every effort will be made to provide appropriate documentation for further consumer research. This site was last modified September, 2015.


The primary source of information is aromatherapist and health coach Nancy Sherry Baker. She is not a medical practitioner. She has completed 300+ hours of aromatherapy coursework from schools that are members of the main non-profit advocacy groups in the essential oil world AIA and NAHA. There is no standard of certification for aromatherapy.

Any medical or health advice provided and hosted on this site will only be given by medically trained and qualified professionals unless a clear statement is made that a piece of advice offered is from a non-medically qualified individual or organization.

The information on the website is not meant to replace the advice of a health professional Any information provided in this website should be used to support regular medical care, not replace it. Please see disclaimer.

Respect the privacy of site users. Please see privacy statement.


The Bard's Apothecary is a consumer education and storefront website within North America for those over the age of 18. Its mission is to guide and coach those seeking personalized wellness services on the prudent use of essential oils and strategic implementation of the gluten-free diet.
residing in the website's country of origin.


To the best of out ability where appropriate, information contained on this site will be supported by clear references to source data and, where possible, have specific HTML links to that data. Information will be documented: referenced and dated

FDA Compliance

While seeking providing actual usable health resources for consumers The Bard's Apothecary to the best of its ability will adhere to FDA guidelines. The Bard's Apothecary has adopted a structure/ function model for discussing the health benefits of Essential Oils. The stories provided should not be construed as medical claims.

Justification of Claims
All information on this site will be backed up with scientific evidence (medical journals, reports, textbooks etc.) HTML links will be provided when available. Unless otherwise noted, the majority of content is derived from the textbooks:

  • Thompson, C. (2012) Aromatherapy Certification Course Level 1 revised 2014
  • Tisserand, R and Young, Essential Oil Safety Second Edition (2013) Elsevier Health Sciences

Please contact us using the online contact form or through Info@thebardsapothecary.com.


This website is primarily funded through the consulting business of The Bard's Apothecary but is also supplemented through online streams of income. See Advertising Policy

Conflict of Interest

Although, there is no known conflict of interest is known, there is no separation of sales and education on this website. In the spirit of transparency, please know that www.GloballyGlutenFree.Com is a partner site to www.TheBardsApothecary.com. Nancy Baker holds wholesale selling accounts with:

  • doTERRA
  • Neal's Yard Remedies

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  • I own my words. Even if I occasionally have to eat them.