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Hi, I'm Pamela! Certified Aromatherapist, Author and Founder of Oh Natural Aromatherapy and it's my aim to provide effective aromatherapy solutions to achieve good health, wellness and relaxation. Thank you for stopping by my blog. May I offer you a Free 15 Minute Aromatherapy Consultation? Some consider me an influencer in Aromatherapy. However, I think of myself as a knowledge bank will to share to improve the quality of life of my fellow man. :) A graduate of St. Xavier University, The College of The Bahamas and continuing to study Aromatherapy at Aromahead Institute.

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Essential Oils Toxic To Dogs


Essential Oils can be toxic to dogs. Protect them by being mindful when using essential oils in a shared environment. Pets (dogs, cats, horses, hamsters etc.) are a part of the family. So give them the same care and attention you would give other family members.

Recently, I heard of a case where a lady came home from work and her dog didn’t recognize her. She monitored the dog that evening and noticed that the dog had been behaving strangely.  She then took the dog to the vet who did a thorough examination, and asked if there was any essential oils in the home? The lady said yes. She had been using Tea Tree Essential Oils and the dog may have been exposed. She was advised the discontinue the use around the dog. He may have tapered with the container and now showing signs of poisoning. This came as a shock as she thought essential oils were safe to use around pets.

In the meantime the dog was treated for toxins and monitored at home.  His behavior was out of the ordinary. A normally energetic puppy was lethargic and evasive. Hiding in closets and behind furniture. The vet determine that the dog may have ingested the essential oil. Therefore causing damage to his live and kidney’s.  The dog is recovering but it was a horrible experience for both.


Essential Oils are very popular now and if used correctly can be a proactive measure to your health and wellness routine.  However, some of these oils can be toxic to our pets. Essential Oils that are toxic to pets include the following: cinnamon, citrus oils, wintergreen, sweet birch, pine oils, clove oils, eucalyptus oils, tea tree and peppermint.

Lastly, as pet owners we consider them a part of the family be it a cat, dog, horse or hamster we want to ensure their health and safety. As a pet owner myself, I sometimes clean the dogs beds with a diluted form of natural cleaning products. This has been a good experience and my pets seem to love their clean and fresh smelling beds. Though mindful that if used incorrectly this can be harmful.  So I’m admonishing all pet owners to be aware that some essential oils can be toxic to the family pet whom we love dearly.

Aromatherapy Book Launch

At last, my Aromatherapy Book Launch is near.  It’s been several years since the idea of writing a book surfaced.  I’ve drafted manuscripts and dis-guarded them.  I’m grateful to a group of people who call themselves Work and Focus. This group of persons each with their own strengths met by coincidence on an online platform that no longer exists.  However, we all benefited and have forged lifelong friendships and in some instances partnership.

As a result of peer mentoring, sharing and challenging one another to peruse our goals. I completed and self-published my first book. The title is Top 10 Essential Oils for Health and Wellness.


The book is scheduled to be released in September 2017 and I am now taking pre-orders at a cost of $12.99 + Shipping. In the spirit of gratitude, I personally autograph and ship all pre-orders. The price will increase on the release date.  Order your copy of Top 10 Essential Oils for Health and Wellness now.



Thank you for your support and I am excited to share with you my aromatherapy journey to health and wellness with essential oils and becoming a Certified Aromatherapist. At the time of this article, there was no official office hours setup or physical location established but if you are desirous a one on one aromatherapy consultation at a minimal cost of $65 you can reach me by private message on my website http://www.ohnaturalaromatherpy.com



Studying as an adult can be tough with the additional responsibilities. In October 2017, I completed my studies in aromatherapy at Aromahead Institue and qualified as a Certified Aromatherapist.  The milestone was made easy by the online platform and the engagement of the staff and students in the online forum.  However, the additional reading in my spare time also contributed to a successful completion of the Aromatherapy Certification Program. Hence, I can recommend the following books about Essential Oils and Aromatherapy to anyone wishing to learn more about essential oils and aromatherapy.

 1. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy   

A necessary resource for anyone interested in alternative approaches to healing, this book contains more than 600 easy-to-follow recipes for essential oil treatments and aromatherapy.

2. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals 2nd Edition


The second edition of this book is virtually a new book. It is the only comprehensive text on the safety of essential oils and the first review of essential oil/drug interactions and provides detailed essential oil constituent data not found in any other text. Much of the existing text has been re-written, and 80% of the text is completely new. There are 400 comprehensive essential oil profiles and almost 4000 references. There are new chapters on the respiratory system, the cardiovascular system, the urinary system, the digestive system and the nervous system.
For each essential oil, there is a full breakdown of constituents, and a clear categorization of hazards and risks, with recommended maximum doses and concentrations. There are also 206 Constituent Profiles.

3. Essential Living 2nd Edition By Andrea Butje 

Andrea brings the therapeutic use of essential oils to your home in Essential Living. Her easy-to-follow recipes teach beginners and experts alike how to create natural, safe products to replace synthetic chemicals and toxic ingredients found in many store brands. With a modest collection of essential oils and tools from around the kitchen, learn how to create cleaning scrubs, natural air fresheners and healthy body products. Neatly organized by room and purpose, these recipes give readers the power to replace unwanted chemicals with handmade, effective, aromatic products.

4. The Aromatherapy Bible: The Definitive Guide to Using Essential Oils

Inside each bottle of essential oil lies the key to beauty, health, and wellbeing-and this comprehensive illustrated reference contains all the information needed to work aromatherapy’s magic. It includes complete instructions for skin and body treatments; recipes for creams and lotions; remedies to overcome negative emotions; advice on psychic cleansing; and techniques to enhance meditation and massages of all kinds. There are first aid therapies to relieve simple ailments and to use during pregnancy and with babies, children, and the elderly. A Directory of Essential Oils gives the properties and applications of 75 common and exotic oils.

5. Top 10 Essential Oils for Health and Wellness

Top 10 Essential Oils for Health and Wellness was created to bring awareness to the benefits and uses of essential oils. My goal in this book is to share my top ten essential oils that I have used over the years. Additionally, I aim to share the awesome wonders of these natural resources. While doing so, I wish to remove the misconceptions about essential oils and industry. One misconception is that body oils and the essential oils are the same. This is not a fact. Essential Oils have numerous therapeutic properties. Second, the person that sells essential oils, candles, and incense is not known as the incense person. This is a profession and the individuals are called an aromatherapist, an aromatherapy practitioner or an aromatherapy consultant. You will learn about Oh Natural Aromatherapy the business and purest essential oils sourced from around the world that are available on our website. A journal is included for your recipes and notes about essential oils.
6. Essential Oils: Aromatherapy – Top Essential Oils Guide, Essential Oils for Fat Loss, Anti-Aging, Natural Cures, Remedies and Essential Oil Recipes for … Weight Loss, Aromatherapy Guide Book 

Discover the Power of Essential Oils and Transform Your Life with This Essential Oils Guide! From #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR Joy Louis! PLUS Free Bonus Inside!Here Is A Sneak Peak of the Simple Essential Oils Guide for Beginners…What You MUST KNOW About Essential Oils!

Oils can be Dangerous:

a) Learn How To Use Essential Oils Safely. b)The Exact Blueprint on Topical Application c) Which Essential Oils to Use for Weight Loss. d) Specific Essential Oils Used for Healing and First Aid e)Strategies Used in Holistic and Alternative Medicine f) How-To Guide for Personal Use, Shampoos, Natural Beauty Products, Natural Cleaning and Cosmetics g) Discover the Most Popular and Most Used Essential Oils
Learn the Top Essential Oil Recipes
Much, much more!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Disclaimer: Some of the links within this blog are affiliate links. “We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.”

The Best Way To Learn Aromatherapy

FREE Introduction To Aromatherapy Class with Aromahead

Here is the best way to learn about aromatherapy and essential oils. For years I longed to become an Aromatherapist.  This seemed impossible as a working professional. However, persistence paid off when I met Robert Tisserand on Linkedin.  That was the beginning of my journey to becoming an Aromatherapist.

In a brief conversation with Mr. Tisserand, I asked what school would you recommend for Aromatherapy Studies. Without any hesitation, he said the Aromahead Institute with Andrea Butje.  At that time the Institute only offered in classroom courses and it was nearly impossible for me to take a leave to pursue my interest. None the less I contacted the Institute and as my luck would have it, I spoke with Andrea herself. She was warm, pleasant and delightful.  She put all my fears to rest.  Most of all she announced that she will be discontinuing the in-class requirements and moving to an Online Institute.  This was good news for me. Now I could stay at home and study toward becoming a Certified Aromatherapist. I did not enrol immediately. I still had the cost of tuition and the purchase of the Essential Oil ahead of me.

Andrea then offered me the Free Introduction To Essential Oils Course.  Which I did and passed.  Then, I enrol in the Anatomy and Physiology for ACP and passed. Now was the time to purchase my oils to begin the Aromatherapy Certification Program. She invited me to a webinar in which all of the attendees were given a discount coupon to purchase their oils.  As soon as my oils arrived, I enrolled in the Aromatherapy Certification Program Online and I have not been disappointed.  Now I have started my very own online business where I sell essential oils.  Thus allowing me to make money while learning.

There are so many benefits to studying online.  Aromahead offers payment plans, a student support forum, and regular online webinars to name just a few.  The staff, alumni and current students all support and encourage each other.  This is by far the best Institute of Learning I have ever come across in all my studies.

Courses At Aromahead

Here is just a sample of some courses currently being offered online at Aromahead Institute:  Body Butters and Lip Balm, Aromatherapy for Natural Living, Aromatherapy for the Massage Therapist and the Aromatherapy Certification Program Online.  Visit Aromahead and see what the can do to assist you on your journey to becoming a Certified Aromatherapist.

No longer do you have to wait weeks for your grades or certificate upon completing a course.  At Aromahead, when you have completed a segment or a chapter you receive a congratulatory email. Which I found to be a bit of inspiration to continue on my journey towards certification.

I encourage you to stop procrastinating and go for it!

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Three Ways To Treat A Migraine Headache

Just for you, that individual that suffers a migraine suffers.  When nothing else seems to work.  Here are three ways to relieve a migraine headache without spending hundred of dollars, going to see a physician immediately or taking over the counter painkillers.  The are all methods that the average person has in his or her medicine cabinet at home.  If you do not, you can purchase all of these items at ohnaturalaromatherapy.com/store.

Solutions For A Migraine Headache

  1. Inhalation Therapy: On a clean cotton ball place 3 – 5 drops of peppermint essential oil, hold the cotton ball at least 12 inches away for the nose and inhale the vapours. Continue to inhale until you feel a noticeable difference. Bearing in mind that peppermint essential oils have a cooling, minty and refreshing aroma. Inhaling peppermint will also help to relieve respiratory issues, like colds, flu, bronchitis, sinus problems and asthma.  It also helps to clear your mind if you are feeling tired and can’t focus.
  2. Another Inhalation Therapy:  Get a diffuser to use in your personal environment.  There are several types to choose from and you can fine them in our Aromatherapy Store Online. There you will find ceramic, reed, electric diffusers and jewellery to dispense the essential oils in your environment of choice.  In the video below, I demonstrate how to use a ceramic diffuser.

3. Topical Massage Blend: In a small glass bowl or container add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 3-5 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil. Blend together and massage both temples.

Take caution when using essential oils and in this case peppermint essential oil.  Essential Oils are very potent and should not be used directly on the skin undiluted. In addition, you should not use essential oils on children under the age of two years, pregnant women and the elderly.  Please, you should consult an Aromatherapy Practitioner or Aromatherapist before starting any essential oil therapy.  Last, by no means do I suggests that you should ignore or avoid treatment recommended by your family doctor. But rather, use aromatherapy as a preventative treatment that can and will complement or prevent the need for traditional treatments.

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The Aromatherapy Story and How it Evolved

Over the years, I have read so many stories and interpretations of the evolution of Aromatherapy. However, the best and most intriguing one was told by these two gentlemen: René-Marice Gattefossé (author) Robert B. Tisserand (editor) 1993 Gattefossé’s Aromatherapy: the first book on aromatherapy. CW Daniel, Saffron Walden, p 87

The Aromatherapy Story

Read the excerpt for yourself and share this miraculous wonderful discovery with fellow Aromatherapy students, practitioners and persons interested in aromatherapy around the world:  According to Wikipedia (as of November 13th, 2007), “The word “aromatherapy” was first used in the 1920s by French chemist René Maurice Gattefossé, who devoted his life to researching the healing properties of essential oils after a lucky accident in his perfume laboratory. In the accident, he set his arm on fire and thrust it into the nearest cold liquid, which happened to be a vat of NOx Ph232 or more commonly known as lavender oil.  Immediately, he noticed surprising pain relief and instead of requiring the extended healing process he had experienced during recovery from the previous burns-which caused redness, heat, inflammation, blisters, and scarring.  This burn healed remarkably quickly, with minimal discomfort and no scarring.”

It’s remarkable how the mythical aspects of “Gattefossé’s burn” have continued, becoming more and more elaborate, long after the publication in English, in 1993, of his 1937 book Aromathérapie, which did indeed represent the first introduction of the word (though not in the 1920s). Yes, he burned his hand in his laboratory (he was a chemist) and yes, he treated it with lavender oil, but the notion that this was a eureka-like, lucky-chance moment is somewhat exaggerated. And there was no “vat” of lavender. And he did not “devote his life” to researching aromatherapy. Translated from French, this is Gattefossé’s own description of the incident, and this is all he has to say about it:

How It Evolved

While the incident did not initiate his study of aromatherapy, it was certainly a strong hint – a definite push in a direction he was already headed. Subsequently, he collaborated with a number of doctors who treated French soldiers for war wounds using lavender and other essential oils. The accounts of these cases constitute a large part of his text.

In Gattefossé’s book, we also find the first written record in modern times to the skin as a route of administration for essential oils. He talks about oral, rectal, inhalational and injection (they had all been used by then) and continues: “Why not add cutaneous absorption to this list?” This hint was later taken up by Marguerite Maury, but that’s another story.

The Modern Influencer

It is widely known that Robert Tisserand is one of the world’s leading experts in aromatherapy. He works as an independent industry consultant, online educator and live presenter. He keeps his finger on the pulse of scientific developments in aromatherapy, following the newest research and developments.

One of the world’s leading experts in aromatherapy.

He is an influencer who was instrumental in me beginning my journey into Aromatherapy.  For this, I am truly thankful.  Because of his personality and willingness to share information in aromatherapy. I pursued my studies in Aromatherapy at Aromahead Institute in Florida and online under the tutelage of Andrea Butje. The author of Essential Living and The Heart of Aromatherapy.

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