"Broadly, aromatherapy refers to the use of aromatic plant extracts to enhance health and well-being."
______ Robert Tisserand Institute
What Is Aromatherapy?
When we use natural plant extracts such as essential oils, vegetable oils, hydrosols, to help us improve our physical and emotional states in order to maintain balance and health through inhaling, skin application, or massage, is a process called "Aromatherapy".
We can regard aromatherapy as an art, a science, or as a part of "holistic therapy" and "natural therapy". All the aromatherapists who study aromatherapy are not only learning from nature how to strengthen and manage our health, but also actively learning how to balance our thoughts and state of mind.
Benefits of Aromatherapy
• Create an indoor aromatic space
• Improve physical and emotional state
• Maintain beauty
• Indulge in a relaxing massage
• Take an aromatic bath
• Put together cleansing and antibacterial remedies
• Create natural skin care products and cleansers
• Enhance a variety of relationships including life partner, family, social, etc.
• Establish the concept of self-care
Is aromatherapy an alternative to orthodox medical treatment?
No matter how much we love aromatherapy, we still advise you not to use essential oil formulations or aromatherapy as a substitute for orthodox medical treatment. There are still many achievements throughout mainstream and Western medicine that cannot be achieved in the field of natural therapy, such as the use of sophisticated instruments, surgical techniques, blood drawing and X-ray equipment.
When you or your family members encounter any health problems, please seek the assistance of a professionally trained medial specialist. For self-care at home, regardless of the use of any essential oil formula, it is recommended to absolutely abide by the correct way of use and discuss it with a professionally trained aromatherapist or your family physician before implementing it in your daily routine.
Can essential oils be eaten?
We do not recommend that you take essential oils orally, especially if you drink essential oils in water or in dishes, this can be very dangerous.
Additionally, never trust an untrained salesperson in the field of aromatherapy. Most of the time, their recommendations for essential oil use are incorrect. This might include the common myth of drinking lemon essential oil in water every day to help whiten the skin. This is absolutely false. Even adding essential oils to various dishes can be detrimental to your health. Ultimately, this type of negligent information may not help you maintain your health but is rather more likely to send you to the hospital unexpectedly.
How should I use essential oils correctly, and what should I think about aromatherapy?
We suggest that you treat aromatherapy as a complementary therapy and natural medicine, but more often, it is regarded as lifestyle. You don't need to rub essential oils on your body, you just need to pick them up and take a gentle whiff to start receiving benefits. When the aromatic molecules of natural essential oils pass through your olfactory nerves, they can start affecting your emotional and mental state.
If you are aching to know the answers to the questions: why are essential oils therapeutic? What is their mechanism? What is the healing effect that each plant essential oil can achieve? You are more than welcome to refer to our aromatherapist certification course and join our systematic learning program to help you use various essential oil formulas more professionally and responsibly.
Is aromatherapy the same as a spa masseur?
No, they are not the same.
Although we learn about beauty in the field of aromatherapy, it only accounts for a small portion of the material. More often than not, aromatherapy focuses on emotional mediation. Some areas are researching more in-depth topics, such as aromatherapy for pets, aromatherapy for children, postpartum care, and general health care. Therefore, the work of an aromatherapist is not the same as that of a SPA beautician.
I'm interested in aromatherapy but don't want to take a long certification class, where should I start?
You may wish to start with aromatherapy books or go to professional aromatherapy brand counters and stores to choose your favorite scent. The smell of essential oils is key, and you should start with a smell you appreciate and speaks to you. It will only be your partner if you like it and are willing to use it. Then, start your journey of aromatherapy by reading and learning, and gradually discover essential oils and aromas available around you.