What is Aromatherapy?
As aromatherapy as a healing modality has evolved, it has taken on a wide range of definitions, perspectives, and applications. Today, aromatherapy is known as the use of aromatic plant materials in the form of essential oils and extracts to support and promote the balance of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
If you are just dipping your feet into the world of aromatherapy, here are 5 resources to help you learn more:
1. Learn about blending essential oils
Each essential oil combination is unique in its aromas, therapeutic actions, emotional connections and inspirations, as well as its appropriate applications and uses. Check out our blog post on How to Create Successful Essential Oil Blends to learn more.
2. Learn to avoid common essential oil mistakes
As essential oils have become more popular, there is a lack of education on proper use and safety. Read our blog post on 3 Common and Dangerous Essential Oil Mistakes to make sure you are staying safe while using essential oils.
3. Learn about aromatherapy trends
In this online Continuing Education (CE class), ACHS FounderDorene Petersen provides a comprehensive overview of aromatherapy trends, sources, quality, adulteration, and more. She also reviews the top 10 essential oils most popular among aromatherapists. Enroll in the U.S. Trends in Aromatherapy and Essential Oils CE to get started.
4. Learn about the safety of essential oils
Want an even more comprehensive overview of how to use essential oils safety? Download our free Essentials of Essential Oil Safety eBook.
5. Learn about the power of aromatherapy from ACHS Founder Dorene Petersen
In this online CE class, ACHS Founder Dorene Petersen provides an extraordinary amount of information about aromatherapy, generally, as well as detailed information (including the latest scientific research) on nine of the top 20 most popular essential oils. Enroll in Harnessing the Power of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy CE to get started.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent disease. This article has not been reviewed by the FDA. Always consult with your primary care physician or naturopathic doctor before making any significant changes to your health and wellness routine.
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