Aromatherapy Blog

  • 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.

  • Show Your Love with Aroma Massage

    February is the month of love, and what better way to show your love for someone (or yourself!) with the gift of massage. An age-old practice, mass...
  • Immunity: Where does it begin?

    It’s January 2022 and the new year is upon us, amidst a worldwide pandemic that just keeps spreading viralloads across the globe. That may be more than enough to stress out our clients in their increasingly stressful lives. But with the cold weather season, we also see a rise in a variety of cold symptoms: sneezing, coughing and myriad influenza viral strains that bring on fevers and achy joints. Is this ever-growing roster of illness stressors avoidable? If yes, then how? And how can we best help our clients build a stronger immune system?

  • Essential Oils to Support You in the New Year

    It’s that time of year when we have had our fill of holiday meals and festive libations and our body is craving healthy habits. People often turn to aromatherapy to support them through what can be for some a difficult transition period. Is there any validity to the claims that inhaled essential oils can help curb cravings, or is it all placebo?

  • How To Pick The Best Aromatherapy School for You

    There are hundreds if not thousands of schools offering aromatherapy education all over the world. How does one choose the right program? The answer is it depends on many factors.
  • Canadian Essential Oils for Respiration

    It’s no secret that the last couple of years have been challenging. With fall and winter approaching, many of us will be looking at preventing the ...
  • Keeping Your Cool in School

    School has been back in session for six weeks now; however, many parents are not enthusiastic about sending children back into a COVID-designed classroom where students need to wear masks and maintain distance from their friends. What can aromatherapists do to help students and parents achieve a mental health state that is productive to learning? 
  • How to Avoid Extreme Sunburn this Sunny Season

    Did you know that some essential oils are phototoxic? In this article, we will cover the best practices for using essential oils safely in order to avoid extreme sunburn this sunny season.
  • Not Your Standard Father’s Day Gift

    Celebrate dad with this easy-to-make aromatic gift!