What are some of the things you need to watch out for?
- People who take weekend workshops or train via their upline in an multi-level marketing company are not properly prepared to be teaching aromatherapy treatments safely and effectively.
- People who call themselves aromatherapists and refuse to dilute Essential Oils before putting on the clients skin in an aromatherapy treatment should not be doing this
- People who use undiluted essential oils on babies should be reported immediately to health professionals.
Many people claim that they have aromatherapy training when in fact they have not even taken a proper aromatherapy course prior to giving aromatherapy treatments. Many people are self taught or taught by their managers in a company that sells essential oils,but that is not enough to start using aromatherapy treatments on the public.
Although it is true that their is no governing body set up by the government to regulate Aromatherapy practitioners there are organizations which keep watch over us to make sure that we are trained properly before we offer aromatherapy treatments.
The only way to train properly is to take an aromatherapy course. I know most aromatherapy courses are quite expensive and beyond the scope of spending budget of a lot of people but there are affordable aromatherapy courses around if you just look more closely.
Be sure that if you do find an affordable aromatherapy course that it is a good one. Find out what you will be learning in the aromatherapy course before you sign on the dotted line, so to speak. Make sure that you will receive some type of aromatherapy diploma that can further you along the road in your aromatherapy journey.
Aromatherapy courses usually come in two parts: Level 1 and Level II Some people refer to their aromatherapy courses as Aromatherapy 101 and Aromatherapy 102. There are guidelines that are set up by the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy which clearly states what should be included in any decent, recognizable Aromatherapy Course.
These are not little 6 Week Aromatherapy Courses or Weekend Aromatherapy Courses. No, you will need to learn much more than what the little courses offer if you wish to give safe and beneficial Aromatherapy Treatments.
Don't be dismayed, now that you know that you need 2 Aromatherapy Courses. Perhaps you can only take a Level 1 Aromatherapy Course for now. Do it! Take the Aromatherapy II course a little down the road when you get a bit more money.
The important thing is that you learn to use Aromatherapy safely and effectively but at an affordable price so that you can use aromatherapy treatments that will benefit and not unintentionally harm those you love.