The English Aromatherapist

Sep
22

2017 Health Blog Awards Winner!

Health Blog Awards 2017

 

On 21 September, I had the privilege of attending the 2017 Health Blog Awards ceremony – a fabulous event designed to celebrate the amazingly diverse talents of the blogging community.

 

I’m delighted to say that The English Aromatherapist won the award for ‘Best Ethical Living & Beauty Blog’ (sponsored by Noughty Haircare) – so I am now the proud owner of this super shiny (and surprisingly weighty!) glass trophy:

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Sep
13

Career options in aromatherapy

Aromatherapy career options

Essential oils are en vogue right now, and their popularity shows no sign of abating.

 

I’m often asked for advice about how to start a career in aromatherapy.

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Sep
08

Get ready for autumn!

Get ready for autumn with essential oils

September has arrived, and the mornings have started to feel a little chilly…

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Sep
01

Sorry, there is no “Magic Formula”

There is no magic number of drops

Since I launched my Essential Oil Blending app last year, several users have emailed me to ask: “Why doesn’t the app tell me how many drops of each oil to use?”

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Aug
31

Ravensara or Ravintsara?

Ravensara or Ravintsara?

I’ve been asked quite a few times about the difference between Ravensara and Ravintsara. There is, understandably, some confusion about these similarly-named oils – not helped by the fact that some websites and books even confuse the names!

 

This has been written about before, and I certainly do not intend to tread on anyone’s toes – but I thought it was worth mentioning again, simply due to the amount of misinformation that I have encountered during my research.

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Aug
23

Go for Gold!

Gold Package - The English Aromatherapist

Did you know I have published three ebooks on the subject of essential oils, aromatherapy and the holistic therapy industry?

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Aug
03

All or Nothing?

Aromatherapy is not all or nothing

I recently talked about Why Essential Oils are Not a Magic Wand. In the video, I explained that essential oils alone cannot be used as a quick-fix to solve all your problems in life.

 

Holistic therapy involves taking a wider perspective. More than just focusing on specific symptoms, it’s about treating the person as a whole – mind, body and spirit. Quite frankly, using a few drops of a “weight-loss blend” is unlikely to have much impact if you’re not also addressing your own diet and exercise habits.

 

So, it’s important to see the big picture – BUT… aromatherapy does not necessarily require an “all or nothing” approach.

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Jul
18

HBA Awards 2017

Health Blog Awards 2017 The English Aromatherapist

I’m surprised and delighted to say the The English Aromatherapist has been shortlisted for a Health Blog Award!

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Jun
30

Quick Answers to Common Myths

Quick Answers for Common Essential Oil Myths

There are so many myths about essential oils and aromatherapy. Of course, some issues will always be a matter of opinion. Many things are not purely black and white. I am NOT here to say I know it all!

 

But there are some myths that keep circulating round. When we hear them, it’s not always easy to quickly find articles or links to back up our claims.

 

I thought it would be easy to gather a collection of links in one place, for quick answers to those common myths we hear every day.

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Jun
29

Where’s the scientific proof?

Where is the scientific evidence for aromatherapy

One of the most common objections to aromatherapy is the belief that it has no scientific basis, and therefore should not be taken seriously as a credible treatment.

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