Aromatherapist vs. Aromatherapy

Hello friends!

Today we want to talk a little bit about the benefits of utilizing the skills of an aromatherapist versus simply using aromatherapy.


The difference might seem inconsequential; aromatherapy by nature is a do-it-yourself method of staying healthy. And it is! Which is one of our favorite things about it.

But did you know that the knowledge and resources of a certified aromatherapist can be even more helpful in empowering you to take charge of your health?

Yes, you can buy an essential oil that’s good for the nagging joint pain you’ve been dealing with, and yes, it can be immensely helpful. But only an aromatherapist knows the chemical intricacies of every essential oil, and whether the full properties of every oil are best for your specific needs. Essential oils have many uses beyond what they’re primarily “good for”!


We’ve talked about consultations on the blog before, and we’re currently working on modifying our business in order to focus Honest Aromas toward a more personalized model. Why? Because we believe a personal, one-on-one interaction with a certified aromatherapist is the best for your health. It’s what made me want to pursue aromatherapy in the first place! I love meeting with a client, learning about who they are, what they do, and what they need, and crafting a one of a kind essential oil blend that fits them. I’ve done this for many clients already, with amazing results!

As an aromatherapist, not only do I have the more specific knowledge about every essential oil that a specialized aromatherapy practice requires; I also have the resources to find the more rare, expensive essential oils and carriers that will be perfect for specific health concerns. The blends I can make are far from cookie-cutter health solutions!

Of course, you might not be interested in a full-blown health consultation, but I am always available for any questions you may have about aromatherapy, from the most basic to the more complicated. Give us a call or send us an email, or visit us on Facebook and Twitter to get fast, reliable information on the amazing world of aromatherapy. There is so much more to holistic health than meets the eye, and we love to be able to share it with you!

And don’t forget to stop by the Oil City Farmer’s Market from 9-4 today. Fall is fast approaching, which means our summertime Farmer’s Market days are coming to a close!

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Only For You!

These days, it’s easy to get what you need. Products line the shelves of every grocery store, pharmacy, or mall. We have something for everything, and everything for something.

20160314_093122However, the fact that our society runs on mass-produced products means that while getting what you need is convenient (and usually cheap), it also means that you lose a personalized aspect to whatever you’re consuming. The clothes you wear, the cold medicine you take, and the items in your home are likely the same ones used by thousands of people.

Of course, sometimes this is just a necessary part of modern life. But it’s still nice to get a more personalized treatment every so often, which is why we love small businesses. The experience of getting to know and invest in the people in your community, while benefiting yourself, is invaluable.

That’s why we also love catering to each individual client’s needs. While we love each of our ready-made products, which we’ve taken great care to blend and market, sometimes a customer needs a little extra something to really boost their health.

Enter custom blends! If you have a specific health issue that you’re trying to deal with, or even if one of our proprietary blends needs to be weaker or stronger to suit your personal needs, let us know! We offer consultations where Julia can asses what the best blend of essential oils is for you.

Of course, if you ever have any questions, let us know! Call us, email us, or stop by the Oil City farmer’s market on Mondays and Thursdays.We want to hear from you!


3 Reasons to Have an Aromatherapy Consult

Happy Friday everyone!

One service we offer at Honest Aromas is an aromatherapy consult. This is my favorite thing to do as an aromatherapist, because I get to meet my clients, learn their health history, and come up with an essential oil blend personalized to their specific health needs!

You might have never heard or thought of an aromatherapy consult, so here are three reasons you should consider it!

It’s more effective.

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It’s nice to buy a ready-made aromatherapy product, especially ones like ours which have helped so many people. But if you are dealing with a health issue, it’s even better to get a personalized product tailored to you!

In a consult I am able to learn your symptoms, stressors, and history, which all play a part in which essential oils would work. I am able to balance the amount of each according to the situation.


It’s more safe.

Less is More

All of our products, when taken with proper knowledge and instruction, are safe. But with a consult I can learn what allergies or sensitivities you may have, and adjust the balance of oils according to that. Many of my clients need a stronger blend than what I usually sell, while to others a gentler solution is more helpful.

I can also give you practical advice at a consult, such as what is more appropriate to use on children and pets, as well as some ways to utilize your aromatherapy in daily life. All of this information would be hard to impart online, at a busy festival, or at one of our store locations!


It’s more holistic.


Here are Honest Aromas, we value holistic health. This means treating the body as a whole unit of many different parts, and not compartmentalizing what is hurting off to its own little category. Sometimes when we’re ill we see the problem – say, a congested nose – as the only problem. But many other factors – diet, stress, lifestyle, mood, etc. – play a part. An aromatherapy consult takes all of this into account instead of only treating the nose, which in the long run leads to fuller, more whole health.

Because a consult is more personal, it also helps create community in that we are all working toward better health together. This is a holistic concept as well, because like the human body we are not just isolated members but a single unit that depend on one another, whether we realize it or not.

Meeting together, whether it’s in person or by phone or email, in order to grow in health also helps to heal the mind and soul as we work on the physical body. As we’ve talked about before here, this is what holistic health means. As a Christian, I know that God created us to have a soul and mind as well as a body, and I think it’s important to make sure these are healthy as well. Community helps with that!

If you are interested in a consult (or need more reasons to have one!) email us at, or check out our store for more information. We offer consultations for $35 and a personalized product separately. We love working with our clients and hope this encourages you toward fuller health!