The internet is a vast place. If you are looking for information on aromatherapy or essential oils, you’re sure to find everything you need and more. If everything you want to know is free and available online, what’s the point of putting time and money into a certification?
This is the mindset of a lot of people. Those who eventually do get an aromatherapy certification quickly realize how important it is. While the internet and books are good sources for quick facts, nothing compares to the knowledge you gain from certification classes.
Here are a few of the reasons we think aromatherapy certification is necessary.
Dispel Aromatherapy Myths
We’ve heard many, many essential oil horror stories (we even have a whole online class about them). Some are truly heartbreaking examples of Facebook advice gone bad, perpetuated by sellers of MLM essential oils who don’t need as much as a class to start selling oils and dishing out advice. A good certification class will deeply explain the dangers and powers of essential oils. As we’ve seen first hand, this isn’t the stuff you can count on the Internet to be truthful about.
Get Hands-On Essential Oil Experience
The best way to learn is through trial and error, and you can waste less precious oil and catch on faster when you have the structure of a certification class to guide you. In a certification class, you’ll work with a wide range of oils—more than you would purchase on your own. With the guidance of a good teacher with vast experience, you’ll learn tips and tricks you can’t get anywhere else. This brings us to our next point, which is learning from the best.
Learn from Experts in Aromatherapy
You don’t know what you don’t know until you learn it. This same philosophy should be applied to aromatherapy. Contraindications, phototoxicity, application methods, and absorption—these are just a few of the things that experts know and can teach you. The opportunity to tap into an aromatherapy expert’s vast knowledge should not be missed.
Go Further with Your Wellness Career
Outside of being more knowledgeable about aromatherapy in general, one of the most compelling points is the opportunity to go further in your career. Health practitioners, yoga instructors, and therapists are just a few of the career paths that be enhanced by aromatherapy knowledge. In order to ethically use essential oils at your practice, you need to be certified. A certification will attract a whole new set of clientele, enhancing your business and ultimately your life.
We teach an aromatherapy certification class every year, and have many other classes year round. Explore our class offerings, and reach out if you have any questions!