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 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, then 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 Aromatherapists 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.