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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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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.

Note:  I’m an affiliate marketer with links to an online retailer on my website. When people read what I’ve written about a particular product and then click on those links and buy something from the retailer I earn a commission from the retailer.

Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffusers

Diffusers VS Humidifiers

Diffusers vs Humidifiers Reviewed

Prior to commencing my aromatherapy studies I never realized the many varieties of diffusers or the difference between a diffuser and a humidifier. The Mirriam Webster Dictionary defines humidifier as a machine that adds moisture to a room.  Though they are similar a humidifier there are many differences. However both are beneficial to  maintaining good health and wellness in 2016 and beyond.

Diffusers
Enjoy stress relief with this aromatherapy oil diffuser.

The Diffuser – they come in a variety of forms.  There are reed diffusers, electric and ceramic diffusers.  My all time favorite diffuser has been of the ceramic nature.  Simply because they are usually handmade, they come in a variety of styles and colors and can be consider little piece of art to add to a decor. They are found in a large variety of stores making them great gift ideas.   The reed diffusers make great additions to the decor of any home or office and they smell wonderful in any space. These too can be found in an assortment of styles, sizes and scent.  Click here to find a large variety of diffusers in one place. http://bit.ly/1muWH3I

 Humidifiers are awesome products to add moisture to the environment. I recall living in Chicago in the brutal winter weather, while indoor the thermostats were all turned up and the windows were usually closed and the area was dry. The best way I found to combat the treat of getting colds and infections, and combat dry air in my environment was to us a humidifier.  Humidifiers can be found for warm and cold mist form. Click here to view humidifiers.  Be sure to investigate further to find the best one for you and your environment.

Vicks Humidifier
Vicks Ultrasonic 1.2 Gallon Cool Mist Humidifier, Model V5100n 1 Ea From Vicks

Here are seven (7) reasons to use a humidifier:

  1. Soothe Dry Skin – especially in the harsh winter weather.
  2. Faster Healing Process – especially for persons who suffer from allergies. The humidifier is the only thing that relieves my niece when her allergies act up.
  3. Prevent Noise Bleeds – adding moisture to the air helped my little brother. Adding moisture to the air controlled and eventually stopped his nose bleeds.
  4. Relieves Sinusitis – experts in the field have confirmed humidifiers are extremely good for persons suffering from congestion and sinusitis.
  5. Controls Static Electricity – during my years living in Chicago I recall suffering that jarring jolt of static electricity when touching door nobs. A humidifier lessened this potential during those harsh winter months. Don’t get me wrong I loved those winter months.
  6. Reduce Snoring –  It is said that low moisture levels in your nose and soft palate can increase snoring. It is recommended that you drink lots of water and add a humidifier in your bedroom to reduce or prevent snoring.
  7. Indoor Plant Hydration – Low humidity can cause the indoor plant leaves to turn brown and die. Many of this plants come from tropical climates with high humidity.  Most noticeable when a humidifier is added to the environments these indoor plants thrive.

Don’t get me wrong there are some cautions you should note when using diffusers and humidifiers.  When using these items they should be monitored.  Any where a ceramic diffusers and tea light candles are being used please keep out of reach of children.  Also when adding humidifier bare in mind that too much moisture can promote the  growth of organisms.  I must caution you to monitor your moisture levels.  Safety first in all instances.

Diffusers and Humidifiers are available for sale in our online aromatherapy store.
Diffusers and Humidifiers are available for sale in our online aromatherapy store.