Q: What exactly is an essential oil?

A: Essential oils are aromatic oils that are extracted from certain aromatic plants. They are highly concentrated products that have a variety of supportive health care properties, along with their beautiful fragrances.

Q: How do essential oils work?

A: The power of the sense of smell is well known, and is associated with our ability to remember, to learn, our general emotional state, and more. In addition to the power of scent, essential oils support our health when physically applied on the skin or inhaled.

Q: What are the qualifications of a Certified Aromatherapist?

A: The practice of effective Aromatherapy requires the study of anatomy and physiology, chemistry, botany, the safe and effective use of essential oils, and clinical supervision. To insure that your Aromatherapist is a professionally qualified practitioner, they should be certified by either the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA) or the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists (NAHA). My qualifications include over 600 hours of formal training, including certification from The Aromahead Institute.  I have also studied with Penny Price-USA, and taken continuing education with various leaders in the industry.

Q: How long is an aromatherapy consultation?

A: Your first session is an hour and half. Follow up sessions vary from 30-60 minutes. Follow up sessions are a time for refining and refilling blends, addressing any new concerns, and for learning more ways to use essential oils to support your health.

Q: Are there any safety concerns with aromatherapy?

A: As with any product that is applied to the skin, there are a few basic guidelines for using these products safely. Safety Guidelines are discussed in both Workshops and in Consultations.

Q: What kind of classes do you offer?

A:  Some popular classes include Aromatherapy Basics, Stress Relief, and Skin Care.  I also offer seasonal workshops such as Essential Oils for Colds & Flu, Beating the Winter Blues and Insect Repellants.  For more specialized groups, like massage therapists, I can customize a class geared towards your interests, such as Essential Oils for Aches & Pain, Deep Relaxation, etc.  If you have some suggestions, I'd like to hear about them.

Q: I am a business owner and would like my own line of aromatherapy products, do you create product lines for business?

A: Yes.  Please use the 'Contact Me' form to send me an inquiry and we can set up a meeting.