At this time, there are no state laws or regulations governing aromatherapy practitioners. Aromatherapy practitioners can work in any state, as long as they restrict their practice to providing consultations, recommending aromatherapy products to clients, creating aromatherapy mixtures for clients and providing non-touch information and services. In some states aromatherapy practitioners are required to obtain a license in another modality in order to be able to apply essential oils on clients’ skin, such as a massage therapist license or a registered nursing license.
Although there are no state certification or licensure requirements to provide aromatherapy services, certification is available through aromatherapy schools and programs and many aromatherapy practitioners choose to join professional organizations that require members to adhere to a specific code of ethics, such as the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy.
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