What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the artful science of using aromatic plant extracts to support a healthy body, mind, and spirit. Essential oils contain naturally occurring chemical components that, when skillfully blended, work in synergy to enhance the body’s innate ability to heal and balance itself. And time and again, I have seen their ephemeral nature reach the most intangible, fleeting parts of our being, transcending the language of emotion.
Holistic aromatherapy cares for you as a whole person – mind, body, and spirit. I don’t aim to cure your medical condition, as that’s not who you are. Instead, we work as a team to create an aromatic approach to fortifying the big picture that is you, so that you can feel healthier, bigger, and brighter than the challenge(s) you are facing.
My blending perspective considers the scientific as well as the intuitive, and my work is a fusion of many wisdom traditions.
I carefully select organic and ethically derived oils from artisan distillers and the vendors who support them by providing proper analytical chemistry documentation. In other words, I work with the best materials and people to deliver you a top-notch custom essential oil blend that gives you the best possible results.
What Happens in a Personal Aromatherapy Consultation?
First, I ask you to complete a confidential New Client Form. When I receive your info, I begin selecting the most appropriate blending options for you. When we meet, we’ll dive deeper into your needs, your personal aromatic preferences, and any questions that arise.
Your consultation and resulting blend are unique to you. Our work will go as deep as you want it to go – we follow your process, whether that’s an interest in the latest research or an intuitive reading from an oracle deck. (Or both.)
After we meet, I ask for up to a week to formulate and create your custom aromatherapy blend. You will receive it in the mail along with thorough written information including usage guidelines. Your blend might take the form of a lotion, bath salts, portable inhaler, blend to diffuse into your home environment, spray mist, salve, or massage oil. Blends are priced separately, not included in consultation fee.
I recommend a follow-up appointment to discuss how your blend is working for you and what shifts you notice.
All blends require a consultation. I work mostly on a referral basis and with a limited number of clients.
As a qualified clinical aromatherapist, I am trained in the safe therapeutic use of essential oils. I have completed over 900 documented hours of formal aromatherapy education. My training includes chemistry, safe usage guidelines, ethics, drug interactions, at-risk populations, application methods, energetic applications, case studies, and written research. Learn more about my background.
An aromatherapy consultation is not a replacement for professional health care or legal guidance. I am not a licensed medical or psychological professional.