What do you think of when you hear people talk about essential oils and aromatherapy? Often it is a polarizing topic as uneducated people make claims that essential oils cure diseases and similar. Which is of course not true, in the same way that food does not cure disease.
However, essential oils do support your body being in homeostasis which then allows you to be the healthiest version of yourself and thus avoid getting sick and prevent or improve symptoms of disease.
We are all exposed to aromatherapy on a daily basis if you eat fruits, vegetables, herbs, and etc as the oils from the plants create aromas that your bodies systems react too. If you love eating oranges as an example, when you peel the orange it smells like the aroma of the orange peel, which is essentially aromatherapy at a base level. The same thing can be applied to most plant based food items.
Now, when you work with a Registered Aromatherapist who is formally trained by a College or University then you get the best experience possible with essential oils as they can overlap science with aromatherapy and help you get back into homeostasis while finding the right oils for you to be using day to day.
Any properly educated and formally experienced aromatherapist is also registered with the British Columbia Alliance of Aromatherapists (BCAOA).
Not all essential oils are the same so you have to educate yourself on brands that are high quality and pure. Unfortunately many companies dilute their oils with other products to make them go further to increase profits, which is not in the best interest of the end customer.
With that said, we are highlighting below the best and most trusted providers of aromatherapy and essential oils in the Lonsdale Avenue corridor of North Vancouver.
Mandala Essentials – 310 – 111 W Windsor Rd, North Vancouver
Saje Natural Wellness – Lonsdale Quay Market #203, North Vancouver
Utopia the Mystical Sanctuary – 1826 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Nature’s Creations – 205 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Balanced Health – 135 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
What we suggest that you do is contact one of the local aromatherapists above for an intake consultation and meet with them in person to get a feel for their knowledge and to ask any questions that you might have.
Using essential oils, diffusers, and aromatherapy can be a great aspect of your overall health and wellness program including eating well, hydrating, resting and other areas.
Essential oils make a great perfume or cologne instead of using synthetic smells which are not aromas from department store products, as a man using lavender seems to work wonders.
And if you are going to sell your home, condo, or townhouse, using a diffuser for aromatherapy is a great way to stage the house and make it feel both inviting and warm.