Aromatic Medicine VS Taking Essential Oils Internally

Did that title leave you scratching you head? It was meant to. Completing my advanced training in Aromatic Medicine showed me that there is quite a difference between the two. Here are some examples that I will be covering today. Nowhere in Aromatic Medicine training are we taught about how to use essential oils as preventative medicine. Nowhere are we taught about placing essential oils…

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Who Is Our Competition In The Aromatherapy Community

    As I sit here, post conference from the 2017 Alliance of International Aromatherapists, I sit in a busy airport, quite calm and quiet despite all the goings on around me in contemplation of some of the things that I said on stage yesterday (Sunday) afternoon. One of them is competing with one another, or being at odds with one another, which I do…

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The Professionals Weigh in on Essential Oil Safety & Usage

I recently asked experts, practitioners, and students in our community this important question: “What do you see, as a professional in the community, to be the hurdles regarding educating others about safety and usage of essential oils?” This is a topic near and dear to my heart and my practice, and I wanted to see how others weighed in on the issue. Are you ready…

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Measuring by drops…What are the issues?

There is often much discussion over the best way to measure essential oils when formulating. The quickest way may not be the most accurate way, for a number of reasons. Which way is this? Measuring drops directly from the essential oil bottle. This is the way that aromatherapy is initially taught, but perhaps it is time to look at the accuracy of this method, and…

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