What qualifications and experience should an aromatherapist have?
At present, there are no legal requirements to stipulate the levels of training an aromatherapist must have to practice. The industry seeks to comply with the standards of practice and speaking generally, aromatherapists should have a high standard of training in anatomy and physiology, as well as in the use of essential oils. Many will also be trained in aromatherapy massage.
There are several professional bodies that voluntarily regulate the industry. If a professional joins one of these bodies, they will require specific training. Many bodies also ask members to develop their skills with a continued professional development course.