Aromatherapists honor the individual constitutions of their clients. As we often repeat in the integrative health industry, everyone is an individual. So, it’s important to recognize that each person has a unique metabolism, vitality, physical makeup, and personal history.

For example, an acceptable dose for a 45-year-old female in good health may not be appropriate for her 75-year-old frail uncle or for her 20-year-old daughter.

Additionally, aromatherapists consider aroma memory. For example, if our 45- year-old female had a negative experience with lavender, in the past, and does not like the aroma, she may experience stress and anxiety rather than a sense of calm, even though we know lavender Lavandula angustifolia (Mill.) is traditionally calming.

Makes sense, right?