Schools OF Aromatherapy
Schools of aromatherapy
- British – Only use diluted oils topically, don’t take them internally
- French – It’s ok to take them internally but they need to be prescribed
- German – Focuses on aromatic use (inhalation), especially for emotional support
- American – Use oils topically (neet and diluted), internally and aromatically
British school of aromatherapy
French school of aromatherapy
The French school of aromatherapy tends to focus on using essential oils medicinally. French doctors may prescribe aromatherapy and it is available in their pharmacies for internal use. They also utilize oils topically, and are comfortable doing so neet (undiluted).
German school of aromatherapy
The German school of aromatherapy is said to have begun when a psychiatrist noticed that his patients improved when they went for a walk in the pine forests, where they could inhale the aromatic scents of the pine trees. This seemed to calm and center them. So, the Germans prioritize inhalation, especially for emotional support.