With a Winter Fayre approaching I can honestly say that I am exhausted. The amount of time and effort that is required to be ready for these events is staggering. Not only making the products (which is the fun bit) but making sure all labelling is correct and meets the relevant requirements but also records are created and maintained.
At events I sell my homemade aromatherapy products, something I have been interest in and wanting to make my reality for over 30 years.
During the past 30 years I have dabbled in making aromatherapy products for myself, friends and family, copying recipes from books or off the internet but how do we know these recipes are safe?
•How do we know that the essential oils we are using are going to have a positive effect on the person using them?
•What happens if someone has an underlying health condition such as high blood pressure and the oils used can potentially make this worse?
We don’t, it’s as simple as that!
It amazes us all at Yve Training that people, including qualified (not aromatherapy qualified) therapist feel it is acceptable to make products and sell them to their clients and the general public.
Essentials oils have been used for thousands of year to treat a wide range of ailments. These tiny drops are incredibly powerful and need to be treated with care and respect.
If you are interest in Aromatherapy, either on a personal level or wanting to become a professional, we strongly advise gaining the relevant qualifications before selling or using products on clients and the general public. Not only will this give you peace of mind that you will be doing no harm, it will also ensure you can gain appropriate insurance and give your clients peace of mind that your products are safe for them to use.
At Yve Training, we offer two levels of courses for want-to-be aromatherapists:
Aromatherapy Workshop – An introduction to Aromatherapy, looking at up to 12 oils, carrier oils and how to blend correctly using appropriate and safe ratios. This workshop also teaches a Back, Neck & Shoulder routine as well as face & scalp and gives students a basic understanding how to use these oils on themselves, friends and family.
Aromatherapy VTCT Level 3 Qualification – A fully insurable Level 3 course for existing therapists or complete beginners. On this course you will learn, in depth about 42 essential oils, carriers, how to blend and ratio’s involved. Students will also learn a full body massage routine.
For more information on these and other courses available at Yve training, please visit our website at www.massagetrainingnorfolk.co.uk
Helen ITEC MFHT Fully qualified and insured blender of oils