Information about Essential Oils and Natural Remedies are everywhere. Just type in either of those into an Internet search bar and see how many hits come back immediately. With so much information (and mis-information) available, where do find trustworthy resources? After all, when it comes to you or your family's health, you don't want just any site that pops up. We believe that essential oil safety and education go hand in hand.
We understand there are different approaches and perspectives on how to utilize essential oils. Our goal is not to change your current perspective, nor to get you to utilize essential oils in the same way we do. We simply want to offer you safe and inspiring ways to achieve the most beneficial outcome from your oil use. Any credible source will agree that to ensure maximum benefit of these powerful, yet amazing oils, safety and education MUST be understood and practiced.
We are available to educate and consult on the safe and effective use of essential oils. A thorough understanding of the properties and safety issues of essential oils must be an integral part of any oil journey, and is a benefit you will receive when our Certified Aromatherapist provides a consultation, class or collaboration.
Listed below are a few resources that we completely trust and feel comfortable listing on our site. Wherever you choose to get your information, insist on safety, quality, proper dilution and be aware of any circumstance a particular oil might not be safe with your medical conditions and/or current medications. Don't fall prey to anyone or any company that makes a claim that their oil will "cure" you. Essential oils do not cure, they simply assist the body in achieving and maintaining homeostasis.
As with any healthcare decisions you make for you and your family, take the time to be informed and knowledgable.
Founded in 2006, the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the professional organization representing aromatherapists.
AIA aims to increase awareness of and expand access to aromatherapists, help its members build successful practices, expand the body of aromatherapy research, and serve as a resource for members, the media and the public.
AIA recognizes the importance of establishing and maintaining advanced education standards for Clinical Aromatherapists. In 2009, the AIA launched its School Recognition Program, the first organization in the USA to establish the most comprehensive educational standards for Clinical Aromatherapists.
AIA’s members include aromatherapy professionals, medical doctors, naturopathic doctors, nurses, reflexologists, massage therapists, Reiki Masters, other health care practitioners, students, and corporate members who collectively strive to advance the profession of aromatherapy and to serve the public.
The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy is a 501(c)3 member based non-profit association devoted to the holistic integration and education of aromatherapy into a wide range of complementary healthcare practices including self-care and home pharmacy. They offer scientific, empirical and current information about aromatherapy and essential oils to the public, practitioners, businesses, product designers, bloggers/writers, educators, healthcare professionals, and the media.
NAHA is actively involved with promoting and elevating academic standards in aromatherapy education and practice standards for the profession. NAHA is also devoted to increasing the publics knowledge and understanding of aromatherapy and its safe and effective application in everyday life.
The American Holistic Nurses Association continues to emphasize the nurturing and valuing of self and client. Currently leading the way in holistic and integrative health care practice, research and education, AHNA serves more than 4,500 members as the definitive voice for holistic nursing. AHNA is also responsible for the recognition of holistic nursing by the American Nurses Association as an official nursing specialty with its own defined scope and standards of practice.
Holistic Nursing is defined as “all nursing practice that has healing the whole person as its goal” (American Holistic Nurses’ Association, 1998). Florence Nightingale, considered to be the founder of Holistic Nursing, taught nurses to focus on the principles of holism: unity, wellness and the interrelationship of human beings and their environment.
Holistic Nursing is not merely something we do. It is also an attitude, a philosophy and a way of being that requires nurses to integrate self-care, self-responsibility, spirituality, and reflection in their lives. This often leads the nurse to greater awareness of the interconnectedness of self, others, nature, spirit and relationship with the global community.
Since 1999, Andrea Butje and her qualified team at The Aromahead Institute seek to make the study and therapeutic use of essential oils widely accessible to casual learners and healing arts professionals around the globe through their state-of-the art online study program. By following an evidence based curriculum approach to incorporating intensive science and practical hands-on instruction, The Institute aims to elevate the science and study of aromatherapy to deliver its ability to heal and enhance wellbeing to individuals and professionals alike.