Why Certified Aromatherapists Aren’t Always Right About Essential Oils

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Do you follow and listen to certified aromatherapists to learn about essential oils and how to use them? So do I. However, I think it is important for you to understand why certified aromatherapists aren’t always right about essential oils and why they don’t always know everything when it comes to essential oils. While I’ve learned a lot from them, there are some key reasons why you can’t just assume they know it all.

1. There are three main different schools of aromatherapy. The German school, the British School and the French School plus there is also an American school that is less known but nonetheless is still in existence. What this means is that each school has different methods of teaching about essential oils and in some cases they even believe different things. For example the French school of aromatherapy has taught for years that safe usage of the right essential oils internally is okay, whereas the British, German and usually the American schools are strictly against it and believe that essential oils should never be used internally.

2. There are literally hundreds if not thousands of providers of essential oils and most certified aromatherapists are only familiar with maybe five providers if that many. Most have 1-2 providers they use and may have used a few others in the past.

3. Many certified aromatherapists seem to have an agenda against essential oils from direct sales or network marketing companies despite the fact that most of them have never even used their oils. There are a variety of reasons but the most common reason is that some distributors ruin things by making health claims about essential oils that they should not make. There are also some who are still holding on to the outdated idea that people should only use essential oils when under the instruction and care of a certified aromatherapist. As much as they would like to believe this, it simply isn’t true anymore. There are lots of ways to learn about essential oils and how to use them safely and effectively.

What things have you heard a certified aromatherapist say that you have questioned? Share below in the comments.

10 Christmas and Winter DIY Crafts with Essential Oils

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Essential oils can help you make a lot of great Christmas and Winter DIY crafts. Here are ten of my favorites.

hand sanitizer and hand soap

1. Hand sanitizers- I make these by using a recycled essential oil bottle that I fill 3/4 full with pure or distilled water. Then I add in 10-15 drops of On Guard Essential Oil Blend and a small amount of witch hazel just enough that the bottle doesn’t overflow.

2. Hand Soaps- I make these with an empty plastic bottle with either a pump or a squirt. Then I fill the bottle almost to the top with castile soap and add in 10-25 drops of peppermint or clove essential oil. If the bottle is larger then I use more essential oil.

3. Holiday Spray bottles

4. Candy Cane Sugar Scrub This makes a great Winter time facial and body scrub.

potpourri with essential oils

5. Potpourri. Who doesn’t love potpourri during the Winter? It adds a great smell to your home and is a healthier alternative to candles and chemical sprays.

6. Ornaments and Gift Tags You can make your own ornaments and gift tags and save a lot of money at the store with these Winter DIY crafts.

7. Bath Salt Ornaments This is another clever and creative Winter DIY project that you can make and then you can use the bath salts in your bath after Christmas.

8. Lip Balm If your lips are anything like mine, they are always cracking and turning red all winter long. Make this Winter DIY essential oil based lip balm to help.

9. Peppermint Chocolates. Ready for some chocolate? Of course you are. Then why not make these delicious peppermint chocolates?

10. Inhalers. You make these by taking a plastic inhaler you can buy from a store like Aroma Tools and then add in 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oils on the wick. Then you inhale the oils via your nose. The breathe and on guard blends are some great ones during the Winter. You can also use something like peppermint and wild orange for an energy boost.

Emotional Wellness with Find Your Mood App

How is your emotional wellness? In my opinion and from my experiences emotional wellness is one of the less talked about aspects of health and wellness. However, it is actually just as important if not more important than physical health and wellness. What if there was a simple and easy to use way to mange your emotional wellness by figuring out which essential oils can help support and improve many of the common negative emotions? Well know there is. With the Doterra daily drop app for iPhone, ipad, and android devices. You can download this emotional wellness app for free and start using it today.

Watch the video below to learn more about how this app and the emotional wellness essential oil blends from Doterra can help you improve your emotional wellness. Learn how to manage your negative emotions and become a happier and more productive person.

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Warning: This information does not take the place of advice from Doctors or therapists for people with severe depression and other medical disorders.