Aromatherapy Blog

  • Aromatherapy Gardener’s Almanac for 2023

    Is your green thumb getting itchy like mine? Do you have a hundred seed containers on the kitchen counter vying for your attention? There’s lots to plan. Sort those wonderful ideas into tidy to-do lists so your garden, window sill or front walkways can be full of aromatic plants all through the growing season. Refresh your memory or maybe learn something new from the following gardening guidelines.
  • Three Mistakes I No Longer Make with Essential Oils

    Welcome the world of essential oils, where there is just as much magic as there is misinformation. One of the most common marketing slogans I’ve heard is, “There’s an oil for that!” Anxiety? Here’s lavender! Got a headache? Here’s peppermint. Can’t sleep? Well, vetiver and marjoram are the obvious choice! However, while essential oils work, there is so much more to know—especially when you want to use them safely.

  • Enhancing your Mediation Practice with Essential Oils

    Have you ever considered adding essential oils to your meditation practice? If you haven’t, let me tell you why you’re missing out. If you have, I would love to take this opportunity to tell you why you should definitely keep up the good work! To understand why this is amazing, we must talk a bit about the brain, the olfactory system, and how essential oils work their magic during meditation.

  • Giving the Gift of Relaxation

    ’Tis the season to celebrate with our family and friends! It is a beautiful time of unity, connection, reconciliation and, well, of course, gift giving. Let me tell you about the gift of aroma massage!
  • Three Easy Essential Oil Recipes to Battle Cold and Flu Season

    How do so many people stay healthy while others endure the harsh effects of the changing weather? Here are some (not-so-secret) tools you can use to help keep your immune system supported this fall.
  • The Challenging Art of Aromatherapy

    By Crystal Fares, CAHP® There are several parallels between clinical medicine and the practice of aromatherapy. Clinicians are usually not involve...
  • Slip into a Bath to Slip into Slumber

    September is around the corner, bringing with it the end of summer. As much as we love carefree holidays and staying up late visiting, many of us look forward to having a routine. It is also time to get ready for back-to-school activities and convince kids that they need to go to bed earlier. Not always an easy task! With the hustle and bustle of this time of year, you may find it hard to calm down enough at night to fall asleep easily. One tool you can use to help start to feel sleepy is a warm, aromatic bath.
  • The Aromatherapist's Garden

    Have you ever planned a garden based on the aroma of the plants when combined? As aromatherapists, we know how our olfactory system can stimulate our limbic system, and how aromas can bring up past emotions and behaviours. From walking by and brushing against the plants to just sitting in your yard, these aromas can evoke positive energy and calming stress relief with a whiff of their aromatic scent.

  • Meet your 2022-2023 CFA board of directors!

    Meet your 2022-2023 CFA board of directors!
  • Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils in Pregnancy? Yes and No, and Here’s Why

    I could rip my hair out trying to figure out what is true and what isn’t when it comes to using essential oils when pregnant. The questions are endless, as is the misinformation. The difference is, being pregnant and in need of reliable and safe advice, the stakes are a little higher! I would like to share my experience of being pregnant, confused and wanting symptom relief but having more questions than answers.
  • New Beginnings with Spring

    Welcome to spring 2022! Have you felt the energy? Spring is about shedding. Shedding old habits, shedding metaphorical weight and heavy things on our hearts. This shedding can be positive or negative, depending on where you're at in your emotional landscape.

  • Tips To Using Essential Oils While Cleaning Your Home

    The virtues of essential oils when used in the right dilutions provide a refreshing scent and have an uplifting effect on mood while cleaning. This makes cleaning less of a chore and more of a productive workout.