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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!

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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 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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Essential Oils

Online Aromatherapy Consultation

Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic plant extracts that are taken from the plant, bark, stems and roots of the plant that are called essential oils.  These oils are used to support  healing & balance to the body, mind and spirit.

Pamela S. Gomez, the founder of  Oh! Natural Aromatherapy has been practicing natural aromatherapy for more than 10 years. She continues to update her knowledge by doing courses at Aromahead Institute. She works with clients that are looking for a holistic approach to health & wellness.

If you’re speculating which essential oils are safe to use during pregnancy, or you’d like to know which aromatherapy essential oils can be safely administered to and around small children,  or you’re keen in recognizing which essential oil you must avoid if you or someone you know suffers from epilepsy, high blood pressure  or any other health conditions – we’re happy to let you know that we’re now offering Comprehensive Online Aromatherapy Consultations that best fits your needs.

Essential Oil
Innoo Tech Essential Oil Diffuser 300ml

Our Aromatherapy Consultations start with a review of your information. Then we will help you choose essential oils that’ll support your requirements. Our essential oils can be employed in different ways to improve your health on all levels. Honesty is always the best policy, the more honest you are regarding the questions we ask, the quicker we would complete the assessment, offer a solution and you see results.

Each consultation we offer is customized according to your personal background & needs. Each essential oil we suggest for you will be selected based on the information we gather in our session.

Essential Oil Wooden Box
Essential Oil Box Organizer

The Online Consultation Involves The Following :

  • Pre-consultation Requirement – Complete a questionnaire.
  • Online review & discussion of the questionnaire
  • A recommendation of Essential Oil Solutions to treat your condition.
  • A specific list of essential oils to use in blending recipes for your concern.
  • Specific Instructions on how to use the Essential Oils at home.

We Will Help You Make An Informed Decision:

Essential oils are 100x concentrate their original plant materials and provide both healing benefits and also health risks if not used correctly. Pamela will train you in proper dosage and blending methods for essential oils that will prevent adverse side effects.

100ml Aroma Essential Oil
Swiftrans 100ml Aroma Essential Oil

So, what are you waiting for? Fill out our Consultation Scheduling Form found at www.ohnaturalaromatherapy.com  and book your Free 15 Minute Consultation today with Pamela S. Gomez.  One of the most knowledgeable persons in the Bahamas on the topic of Aromatherapy and Essential Oils.  You can also book her for speaking engagements at your organizations internationally.

Combating Zika Virus Disease

In recent weeks the news headlines in some way included the Zika Virus Disease .  The Zika Virus is mosquito born disease.  It is caused or spread when people come into contact with a infected Aedes Mosquito.

Aedes Mosquito
Aedes Mosquito

The most common symptoms are fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis (red eyes).  In the Bahamas we say, “Pink Eye”.  The illness is usually mild and lasting several days to a week after being bitten an infected by the mosquito.

The CDC is urging the public especially pregnant women to be aware when traveling to countries and territories with active Zika Virus transmissions being reported.  Some of these countries and territories include Brazil, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and several states in the United States.

Four (4) Things Can Do To Prevent Contracting The Zika Virus:

  • Check Gardens and Yards To Remove Standing Water.
  • Research Affected Areas Before Booking Travel Plans
  • Use Topical Mosquito Repellents Made of Essential Oils
  • Essential Oils Sprays
  • Wear Long Sleeves at Dust When Mosquito Appear
  • Vector Surveillance and Control

As a means to bring awareness to the Zika Virus Disease spreading and to advocate for  preventative measures this video was created.

Oh! Natural Aromatherapy Awareness Video

This virus should be of global concern because of its affect on infants.  Children are being born with small heads due to the mother being infected during pregnancy. This disease is of great concern because in my aromatherapy training we always cautioned pregnant women about using essential oils during pregnancy.  However, I do not support that these women use this essential oils directly on their bodies.  I do support using it in the environment as a mosquito repellent.

The following essential oils are recommended to be used as repellents or to create repellent sprays:  Citronella Cymbopogon Nardus, Lemon Eucalyptus , Eucalyptus Eucalyptus Globulus , Cedar, Catnip, Lavender, Peppermint, Geranium, Thyme, Lemon, Orange, Pine.

Home Made Essential Oil Repellent Spray

Directions: Fill the spray bottle with the choice of either 1.5 fl. ounces of distilled water and 1.5 fl. ounces of alcohol or 3 fl. ounces of distilled water. (Even though a 4 oz. bottle is suggested, leave about 1 oz. unfilled so you can shake the bottle well between uses.) Then, add the essential oils.

To Use Follow Directions Carefully: Shake the bottle before each use. Essential oils do not fully dissolve in water and alcohol and will settle. If you do not shake the bottle, you risk having concentrated droplets of essential oil irritate your skin.