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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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.
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.
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.
If you’re a regular Facebook user, you’ll probably have noticed that conversations on there can get pretty heated, to say the least. A friendly post can descend into flame wars in a matter of minutes.
As essential oil popularity explodes, so does the amount of unauthorised information. We’re now facing information overload from an array of conflicting sources – much of it inaccurate, unsafe or outright dangerous.
I’ve previously written about what to do when we see bad advice, but I thought it would be useful to talk about logical fallacies and how they relate to aromatherapy advice.
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