Why We Recommend Having an Aromatherapist

June 28, 2016

Why we recommend having an aromatherapist

Safety has become our top priority at Edens Garden, as we believe the safety of our customers comes before selling a product. We do not know the medication quantities, allergies and medical history each individual customer has, and thus, we cannot always comfortably make a product recommendation. Most people wouldn’t use a medication without instruction from a doctor or pharmacist, and the same reasoning behind this applies to why we always suggest customers first speak with a certified aromatherapist before using essential oils. An aromatherapist can take in your personal needs and provide you with more specific instructions, ratios, recipes and suggest other oils and carriers that will meet your needs.

The internet is filled with information regarding essential oils, and while we love that essential oils are becoming more recognized for their healing properties, we also can’t stress enough that not every recipe and recommendation you read is safe. Everyone is different, and even if a recipe is safe for most people, it may not agree with you! An aromatherapist or a natural health practitioner who specializes in essential oils can be a crucial asset in finding  what works, and what is safe for you and your individual needs.

With that said, we have some helpful tips on how to find a reliable aromatherapist to get you started. When seeking out an aromatherapist, we recommend asking about their education and background. The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy offers a list of approved schools for aromatherapy certification. If an aromatherapist has received certification from any one of these schools, than you’re on the right track. You may even go a step further in asking the school how the aromatherapist you’re considering did in school (did they seem interested in the material? How long did it take for them to complete their education? etc.). Finally, ask the aromatherapist you’re considering a lot of questions. What area do they specialize in? Is there anything they don’t make recommendations for (i.e. using essential oils on pregnant women, children, etc.). What is their availability? What forms of payment do they accept? And more. Most aromatherapists are open to answering your questions and some may offer trial consultations to potential clients. This may help you when deciding which aromatherapist to work with.

Find an Aromatherapist in Your Area: 

The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy has a “Find an Aromatherapist” feature that many have found useful when seeking out an aromatherapist in their area.

Using NAHA’s approved schools list is also helpful, in that most schools keep a graduate directory, such as Aromahead for example.

We hope you have found this information helpful and are happy to provide you with more tips and guidelines on finding an aromatherapist in the comments section below, or by contacting us.


These comments were contributed by customers without influence from Edens Garden. The opinions expressed in these comments are 100% the authors' own and do not reflect the views or opinions of Edens Garden.

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Carol! Here is some information on organic vs non-organic essential oils: http://bit.ly/2lR4eg8

    On March 06, 2017

  • carol ray says...

    I would like to purchase organic oils. Are all your oils certified organic? Are they labeled as such?

    On March 05, 2017

  • Jane VanOsdol says...

    Thanks so much for sharing this! As a NAHA-certified aromatherapist, I do see quite a bit of misinformation in the field of aromatherapy, which can be dangerous. I appreciate your suggestion for people to consult with an aromatherapist.

    On July 21, 2016

  • Tanya says...

    Thank you! New to EO’s and am trying to educate myself along the way.

    On July 05, 2016

  • Maddie says...

    Thanks for the information! I’ve been interested in getting certified in aromatherapy, and I’ve always looked into medication interactions before using certain oils. This was before I found out the hard what that I was allergic to fennel, lol.

    On June 30, 2016

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