…especially when you can hop on Google, find a few recipes, find a couple of the suggested oils at your local health food store, throw it together yourself, in your kitchen…laughing maniacally…with only telltale flashes of lightning emanating from your house hinting at what you’re up to…
I’ll admit, I’ve done it. Once I started hearing about the wonder of essential oils I started looking for ways to use them in my own life for my wellbeing. It’s fun, the hunt, the research, the beautiful smells! So why should I look for an actual “Aromatherapist” if I can do this stuff myself? Well, the most compelling reason is…
IT SAVES MONEY!!!
When you are looking at the 1oz. custom blend that an Aromatherapist has made for you and they say, “ok, that will be $10,” your inner cheapskate/do-it-yourselfer is saying “I think I can do this myself!” And, depending on the essential oils needed in the blend, the cost may be more, and that’s not counting the practitioner’s time. So you are asking yourself, “how does this save money?”
Let’s say you want to make yourself a salve for a scar, and you don’t want to just slap vitamin e on it, you really scour the web. You read about the wonders of Helichrysum essential oil, how it helps the skin to heal quickly, there are even studies on it. So you go shopping for it. You don’t find it in any of your local natural stores. You go online and can find it for under $20 from some discount stores with dubious labeling or from other more serious looking essential oil distributors for 😱 what is that price???
Here’s the thing, a serious Aromatherapist already has it in their fridge (the expensive one). And you will only have to pay for drops of it instead of the whole bottle. And what if you don’t like the smell? Or have a reaction to it? Your Aromatherapist is your teammate who will reblend for you and will work to find what is best for you at a fraction of the cost of your own experimentation. The second great reason to see a Certified Aromatherapist is…
THEY ARE REALLY INVESTED!
These are folks who’ve gone to the trouble to get Certified in an, as yet, unregulated field. They have invested time and money in learning the many applications of essential oils as well as vital safety information about drug interaction, allergies, shelf life and toxicity. So you don’t have to!
They have great resources. Let them thumb through Tisserand’s tome on safety while you binge your Netflix faves. They know which companies offer the highest quality oils and transparency on the exact contents of every bottle. And they can pass the information on to you if you need it. No smoke and mirrors.
Certification in Aromatherapy requires 200 hours of education from a NAHA certified provider. So let their investment of time and money work for you!