"The biggest threats and dangers we face are the ones we don't see - not because they are secret or invisible, but because we are willfully blind." M. Heffernan, 2011
I love this quote. It speaks to so many areas in life, but important to me it speaks to many people's attempts to "sell" essential oils without proper training. Many people are not knowingly harming anyone, but essential oils are different from, say Tupperware - while many are selling both in pyramid structured marketing schemes, Tupperware is not deadly if misused. Sound like an exaggeration? Let me explain myself.
Just because essential oils are natural (should be 100% pure), doesn't mean there aren't issues with toxicity and contradictions to medical conditions or medications. Personally, as a Clinical Aromatherapist, I need to be aware of potential side effects, medication contradictions, and toxicity issues. This includes skin, irritants, allergies, phytotoxic effects, and inhaled toxicity as well. Such considerations are greatly based on concentrations used and frequency of usage based on the oil selected. Oils are extremely complex compounds, thus Memes and Pinterest Posts provide little in the way of true educational support.
For this reason, in 2016 we have started offering FREE classes on safe essential oil usage at least once per month at the shop in Lancaster. In addition, since 2012, we have offered essential oils safety classes at libraries, hospitals, nursing homes and other settings. Safety is such an important aspect of what we do and why we do it.
If your organization is seeking sound essential oils expertise for your speaking event, please contact us (early) in order to set up an educational lecture. **We do not include any sales tactics in our lectures.** Our calendar fills up quickly so please be patient. Our e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
My credential are as follows:
"Ninette has been working with essential oils for over 10 years and has undergone approximately 860 hours of study & testing to obtain her certifications. Her Aromatherapy shop, which she runs with her husband and great supporting staff, Josiah's Oils, has been in business since 2011 serving her customers with the highest quality essential oils and therapeutic blends, as well as diffusers, lotions, shampoos, conditioners, salves and more - ALL hand-made with Ninette's own recipes.
Ninette has experience teaching about essential oils uses and purity at local libraries, chiropractors' offices, parenting groups, nursing homes, Lancaster General Hospital, and alternative health groups. She has contributed her expert advice regarding essential oils in the media to publications including Wellness Magazine, & LancasterOnLine, LNP (newspaper). Ninette's essential oils blends have been featured in Kiwi Magazine, Wellness Magazine, The HealthBarn USA among many others! Ninette has authored the books Essential Oils Use & Safety Guide and Essential Oil Use Guide Second Edition, which are available on Amazon and other sources. Ninette also has a Doctorate degree from Widener University and Bachelors Degree from Rowan University."
Ninette Jackson, J.D. (Clinical Aromatherapist)
8 Meadow Lane, Lancaster, PA