What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is a holistic healing practice that uses natural plant extracts (known as essential oils) to promote physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

The essential oils derived from plants are highly concentrated and potent, and they can be used in a variety of ways such as inhalation, massage, baths, and many more.

Aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years, and it is believed that different scents can have different effects on our minds, body & spirit.

Some of the benefits of aromatherapy include relaxation, stress relief, improved mood, and relief from physical pain and discomfort. Helps us to bring balance to our mental state by using them in our meditation & spiritual healing.

Aromatherapy for Mental Health

Aromatherapy for mental health is very popular because our sense of smell triggers powerful emotional responses. We process so much information through our sense of smell.

In an area of the brain adjacent to the limbic region, according to “Freedom from Anxiety: A Holistic Approach to Emotional Well-Being” by Marcey Shapiro and Barbara Vivino. This is the area of emotional processing and memory recall. 

When the scent of essential oil is inhaled, molecules enter the nasal cavities and stimulate a firing of mental response in the limbic system of the brain. These stimulants regulate stress or calming responses, such as heart rate, breathing patterns, production of hormones, and blood pressure. Aromatherapy can be obtained by using it in a bath, as direct inhalations, hot water vapor, vaporizer or diffuser, fan, vent, perfume, cologne. There are different ways to use aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy Diffusing

Diffusing essential oils gives different types of health benefits such as calming & relaxing feelings, may bring focus, alertness & energy, and give a sense of balance in our mood or changes our emotions & feelings. Making us in a homeostasis state.

Here’s what you need to know about essential oil diffuser safety:

  • Essential oil diffusers are used to vaporize oils, releasing small amounts into the air.
  • Overall inhalation is considered a very safe method when using essential oils
  • Start low when it comes to diffusing essential oils in your home if your new user. 
  • Avoid diffusing essential oils around newborns, babies, young children, pregnant or nursing women, or pets unless you are sure they are safe to use.
  • If you have allergies, asthma or a similar condition you may find that diffusing some essential oils, which have strong fragrances, may trigger respiratory a reaction. Stop inhaling or diffusing essential oils if this is the case. 
  • Use a diffuser for about 30–45 minutes at a time for the most effectiveness. You may want to purchase a diffuser that has an automatic stopper after about 20–30 minutes of use, which means it will turn off on its own if you forget.
  • Keep all essential oils away from flames (candles, gas, etc.) as they can be highly flammable.
  • Clean your diffuser with water & sprits alcohol to wipe excess oils to help it to work effectively and to prevent mold or bacteria from accumulating.
  • Don’t add carrier oils to your diffuser, this might cause it to break
  • Do not use essential oils in a humidifier, since these are not made for essential oil use.

Oral Application

Many essential oils can be ingested by the mouth; however, it is critical to make sure that the oils you use are safe and pure. Many oils on the market may be diluted or blended with synthetics that are unsafe for ingesting. 

The Food and Drug Administration has approved some essential oils generically for internal use and given them the generally recognized as safe (GRAS) designation for human consumption. 

The most effective way to consume them, according to “The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils: The Science of Advanced Aromatherapy,” is to add a drop of oil to a glass of water or a teaspoon of honey. (book) You can simply add a drop or two underneath the tongue. This is beneficial because the blood capillaries are so close to the surface of the tissue under the tongue, allowing them to pass more quickly into the bloodstream and travel to the different areas of the body where they’re needed. (book)

Other oral application options include capsules, adding a drop or two to your favorite beverage, making tea, and cooking.

Safety Tips When Using Essential Oils Internally:

  • Read labels carefully to make sure the oil is appropriate to use internally.  Check the warnings for each oil before ingesting, and only consume essential oils that are Certified USDA Organic and labeled as dietary supplements.
  • Use only very small amounts of oils internally, about 1–2 drops at a time, up to 2–3 times daily.
  • Never use an oil internally that you are allergic to.
  • If you experience any mouth or throat irritation, dilute the oil in liquid or food (honey, applesauce, etc.) before swallowing. It’s also best to take essential oils with food rather than on an empty stomach.
  • Always ask your doctor if you have any safety concerns regarding medication interactions.

Topical Application

Many prefer topical uses of essential oils. Topical application is a process of placing an essential oil on the skin, hair, mouth, teeth, nails or mucous membranes of the body. When the oils touch the skin, they penetrate rapidly. 

Since they are so potent, it is important to dilute and blend them with a carrier oil, such as sweet almond, jojoba, olive, avocado, or coconut oil. You can apply the blend directly to an affected area, on the bottoms of the feet, rims of the ears, using compresses, in baths, or through massage.

Essential Oil Safety Tips for Your Skin: 

  • Always perform a small patch test to make sure you are not allergic to the oil before using it on a larger section of your skin or taking it internally. Stop use immediately if irritation occurs.
  • Avoid the application of known dermal irritant essential oils or allergens. This is especially important if you have any type of inflammatory or allergic skin condition such as eczema or rosacea.
  • Use caution when using essential oils that are more likely to be dermal irritants or to increase sensitivity to the sun (photosensitivity), which may lead to sunburns. These include cinnamon bark, clove, citronella, cumin, lemongrass, lemon, oregano, bergamot, and thyme. 
  • Avoid application on open or damaged skin, wounds, burns, or infected scrapes. 
  • Certain essential oils rich in aldehydes (such as cinnamon) and phenols (such as clove and oregano) may cause skin reactions so they should always be diluted prior to skin application. Oils that may be more easily tolerated by people with skin Sensitivity include Marjoram, Frankincense, German Chamomile, Myrrh, Thyme, and lavender. 
  • Essential oils should never be applied to the eyes or ear canals. If any essential oils get into the eye, place a few drops of carrier oil in the eye and blink until the oil clears out. 

Thoughts on Essential Oil 

Essential oils are generally safe but can be irritating or cause problems when used in the wrong ways. This is why a proper education from a certified Aromatherapist or certified Essential oil coach is essential.

  • When using essential oil, it’s important to have the knowledge to use them safely
  • Essential oils may be applied on the skin (dermal/topical application), inhaled, diffused, or taken internally (essential oil safe to ingest)
  • Certain essential oils must be used with care by pregnant or nursing women, people with sensitive skin, infants, children, or the elderly.
  • Knowledgable what essential oils may increase sensitivity to sunlight or cause irritation to the mucous membranes, so caution should be taken.
  • Always ask your doctor if you have any safety concerns regarding medication interactions.


“Aromatherapy for Everyday Use” 
In our day-to-day activity, we encounter toxic chemicals in some products. We can avoid these harmful chemicals by using essential oils if we know how, when & where to use them.

In this workshop, you will learn the following:

  • What is an essential oil?
  • Where it came from and how it is made?
  • What are the benefits & uses in our daily life?
  • How do you choose essential oils?
  • What are the 5 essential oils must-have for everyday use?
  • Create your blend (experience blending with Essential Oils)

Conclude with Aroma meditation
Duration: 2 and half hours
Fee: AED190.00

1. 10ml roller bottle 
2. You can choose a blend that I created or you can create your own

“What are the Best Essential Oils for Skin and body Care?”

Skin is the largest organ in our body. This is our first line of defense and we have to learn how to take care of it. There are plenty of products that cause irritation and damage to our skin. Essential oils are a good support to our skin without side effects if used properly.

In this workshop, you will learn the following:

  • What is an essential oil?
  • What is the best essential oil for skin care?
  • How to use them?
  • What are the benefits of each essential oil to the skin?
  • Create your blend (experience blending with Essential Oils)

Conclude with Mindful Skin Meditation

Duration: 2 and half hours
Fee: AED200.00


  1. Face & Skin body recipe
  2. 5ml bottle with a dropper
  3. You can choose a face or skin blend that I created or create your own

“Awakening your Energy Body with Aromatherapy” 

Essential oils have been here before mankind. These are the so-called ancient medicines and Natural remedies for all conditions, diseases, & discomfort. Our ancestors have great knowledge and wisdom using them in their rituals from anointing Kings down to anointing the sick. 

In this workshop, you will learn the following:

  • What is an essential oil?
  • How do they serve you?
  • What are the essential oils to help awaken our energy body?
  • Create your blend (experience blending with Essential Oils)

Conclude with Meditation and activation of your energy body (Chakras)

Duration: 2 and half hours
Fee: AED220.00
1. 10ml Roller bottles & essential oils
2. You can choose a blend that I created or you can create your own

“The Art of Blending with Essential Oils” Discover the Aroma that suits you

Your body dictates what aroma or scent it resonates with. The use of our senses especially the sense of smell is the main key when using Essential Oils.

This workshop is all about discovering the Art behind the sense of smell. learn how we can use them to help support wellness in ourselves & our family 

“The Art of Blending with essential oils is more of an Art than Science”

In this workshop, you will learn the following:

  • What is an essential oil?
  • Where do they come from and how are they made?
  • What are the benefits & uses?
  • Know essential oils according to condition & scent?
  • Create your own blend (experience blending with Essential Oils)

Conclude with Breathing Meditation using the blend they created

Duration: 2 and half hours
Fee: AED190.00
1. Nasal Inhalers & essential oils
2. You can choose one aroma blend from my own personal favorite blends or create your own

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