Aromatherapy Has Gone To The Dogs!

I recently sent out a survey asking my subscribers what aromatherapy topics they are interested in reading about. At least one respondent indicated they were interested in learning how to use essential oils with pets. I need to disclose upfront that pet aromatherapy is outside of my scope of practice and so I am not qualified to administer essential oils to anyone but humans. However, if a subscriber says that a certain topic is important, then I’m going to do my best to provide the information he or she needs.

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Why Would You DILUTE Something Good For You? I’ll Give You 5 Reasons.

A significant portion of my practice is educating consumers on safe aromatherapy techniques. We all know essential oils are highly concentrated substances derived from plants. It seems counter-intuitive to dilute something that is all-natural and healthy. In this article I’ll give you five reasons why diluting essential oils is in your best interest.

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Why You Don’t Always Get What You Pay For With Essential Oils

You know the old adage “you get what you pay for.” In aromatherapy, this is not always the case. In this article we are going to pit multilevel marketing (MLM) essential oil companies against direct (non-MLM) sellers. We’ll compare product offerings and find out the reasons behind the price discrepancy.

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If It Can Melt Styrofoam, Why Are You Drinking It?

Some time ago I joined a Facebook group for essential oil users. The first post I read talked about how citrus essential oils (lemon in particular) can actually melt Styrofoam. In another post, someone claimed that it’s perfectly safe to add a couple drops of lemon essential oil into a glass of drinking water because it “maintains optimal health,” or words to that effect. Yet another poster asked if she could get her child to consume Thieves® essential oil by putting it in ice cream. I resisted making a comment because I am only in that group to lurk, in other words, get fodder for stories about unsafe aromatherapy practices.

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Do You Spit or Swallow?

To drink or not to drink. That is the question.

A number of aromatherapy multilevel marketing companies advocate the practice of putting drops of essential oils in a cup of water, and then drinking them. I won’t name names here. If you’ve been involved with essential oils for any length of time, you probably know that there are at least two of these companies. Marketing reps advocate this practice to their customers without disclosing basic safety information.

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