A guide to ethical and sustainable aromatherapy

Enjoying essential oils with minimal impact on our planet
A guide to ethical and sustainable aromatherapy

A guide to ethical and sustainable aromatherapy

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Aromatics International +
The Aromahead Institute

Partners in educating essential oil enthusiasts 

In addition to providing vibrant, high-quality essential oils and aromatherapy products, we believe in helping our customers get the most out of every drop by educating themselves on effective uses, benefits, and safety guidelines. We partner with the Aromahead Institute, an accredited and industry-leading aromatherapy school and certification program, to share educational content with our community. The Aromahead Institute offers evidence-based online courses that make the study and therapeutic use of essential oils accessible to thousands of engaged and active students across the globe.


Most people start using essential oils out of a love of nature and a desire to enhance wellbeing using natural solutions. But like all-natural resources, sustainable practices are vital to ensuring we can continue to enjoy essential oils for generations to come. By using essential oils in favor of harsh chemicals, you are already taking a step toward a cleaner environment. And by learning more about how to use essential oils sustainably and ethically, you can feel confident that you are supporting our planet, global economies, and your health.

Here’s what we will cover in this guide:

Table of Contents


Essential oil sustainability: What you need to know

Essential oils can help you live in harmony with nature while reducing the use of chemicals that can damage your health and the environment. But high demand is beginning to take a toll on some plant species.


Tips for sustainable use of essential oils

As a consumer, you have the power to choose the types of practices you support. Learn what to look for and what to avoid to minimize potential environmental impacts and build a sustainable future for aromatherapy.


Ethical & sustainable growing practices

Learn how to spot the best types of essential oils to purchase, why multiple growing methods can be considered pure and natural, and the differences between sustainable cultivation methods.


Small-scale harvest & distillation

Once plants are grown, whether in the wild or on a farm, it’s time for harvesting and distillation. We’ll share the reasons why we believe in small-scale production and take the time to develop ongoing relationships with distillers.


Eco-friendly business practices

The final step in evaluating essential oil sustainability is to take a look at the steps companies are taking to reduce the environmental impact of their business practices. We’ll share some examples of how Aromatics International puts our beliefs into action.


Next steps

Join us to help ensure a sustainable future for essential oils for generations to come.

A guide to ethical and sustainable aromatherapy

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