The English Aromatherapist

Dec
10

What’s the Future?

What's the future for the aromatherapy industry?

The essential oil industry is booming, with a market value that’s predicted to exceed 27 billion US dollars by 2022.

 

Is this surging interest and awareness of essential oils a good thing? In general, yes. They’re now more widely available and accessible than ever before (read more: Why Are Essential Oils Everywhere?) I strongly believe in educating people about holistic options where appropriate. We need to move away from the idea that every symptom requires a pill.

 

It could be argued that the two big players of the MLM world – doTerra and Young Living – have massively raised the profile of essential oils among the general public. But popularity is a double-edged sword. So many people have now signed up to be “Distributors” (Young Living) and “Wellness Advocates” (doTerra) that the internet is drowning in misinformation about essential oils.

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Nov
22

Top 10 Homemade Gifts

Top 10 Homemade Aromatherapy Gifts 2017

Yes, it’s that time of year again! Christmas is on the way, and thoughts are turning towards all things festive.

 

Last year’s How to Make Aromatherapy Christmas Gifts was so popular that I’ve decided to publish an updated version for 2017!

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Nov
09

Essential Oil Vaping

Essential oil vaping

What’s the deal with “essential oil vaping”? If you’re a social media user, it’s likely that you’ve come across adverts for these portable aromatherapy vapourizers – yes, I’m talking mainly about MONQ, although there are others.

 

Barely a day goes by without seeing questions about this on Facebook. MONQ adverts are all over the place and – on the face of it – essential oil vaping seems to be the hottest thing in aromatherapy right now.

 

So, what’s it all about? And is it really safe? Quite a few readers have emailed me about this, so I thought I would investigate.

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Nov
07

Polarizing Scents

Why do we love some smells more than others

If you were an essential oil, which one would you be?

 

I’ve always been drawn towards Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens). There’s something about its scent that I find amazingly calming and comforting – it’s powerful, without being overpowering. It’s sweet, without being sickly. To me, it’s the scent of nature: floral and green, with earthy undertones.

 

How do we perceive smells, and why do they elicit such strong reactions from us? Why do we like some smells more than others? How can one person love a scent that another person finds repulsive?

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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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