This is a continuation of my recent post addressing why I don't use MLM essential oils, products or the like. Below I'd like to explore the most common questions I get asked about essential oils, essential oil sourcing and literature. All comments, questions and opinions welcome. For upcoming workshops I am presenting please visit the Workshops page on this site. I look forward to guiding you on your scented journey ~
Being a certified aromatherapist for over 19 years, I get asked “what’s the best essential oils,” “where should I buy essential oils” and most often, “have you ever heard of this company?” When I started using oils back in 1995, the majority of the US hadn't even heard of essential oils, let alone knew how to use them. Fast forward to today and you’d be hard pressed to find someone who hasn't heard of them. It seems every day there’s a new aromatherapy company out there!
But with using essential oils comes responsibility. They are not just smell good perfumery. If you are going to use essential oils, know how to use them safely and how to determine a good quality oil. I just read a terrible story of how a woman put undiluted peppermint oil on her 13 month old baby’s feet at the advice of an untrained aromatherapist from a Multi Level Marketing (MLM) company and the infant had a seizure, spending 2 weeks in the hospital. So please, I encourage everyone to take essential oils seriously, use them correctly and with caution.
How to decipher the good from the mediocre? Here’s some things everyone should look for:
I always wanted to be a writer and I love to teach people things so here is where I am going attempt to do both. Feedback always welcome~