Code of Ethics

CODE OF ETHICS AND STANDARDS OF PRACTICE

 PRINCIPLES
To professionally implement the highest standards of Aromatherapy through the use of essential oils.

To explain how essential oils work and recommendations according to the clients’ needs.

Transparency with regard to qualifications and expectations.

Work within the safety parameters and limitations to the scope of the therapy.

To advise clients when medical intervention is required or other health professionals.

Educating consumers about essential oil safety.

To keep an open mind and not discriminate against those with any type of disability as well as race and religion.

Furthering your education through proper research of the safe uses of essential oils.

Adhere to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice as defined by the Essential Oil Safety Board and membership type.

Insurance and Licences
Carry professional liability insurance and business insurance as per requirements for Practice premises.

Premises and Therapists
At all times display a hygienic environment and present yourself in a professional manner.

Professional Therapists conducting Aromatherapy massage are required to provide us with a copy of a Police Clearance/Background check before obtaining designation and professional membership.

By adhering to the above check we are ensuring client safety and security.

Treatments
Therapists are not to diagnose or prescribe internal ingestion of essential oils.

Product developers and crafters’ must consider skin safety issues and the safe uses of essential oils.

Always strive for or seek out essential oils and base/carrier oils of the highest quality and in their purest form.

Therapists should avoid working on open wounds and lesions with essential oils.

Therapists should ensure that the client is properly draped throughout the therapy session.

Aromatherapy massage stands on its’ own and the client should be made aware of this when included with other therapies.

At no time should any instrument be included in Aromatherapy massage.

Therapists should be aware of cross reactions and follow details in our Safety Booklet.

Records and Business Practice
Accurate client records are to include medical history including allergies/anaphylaxes and skin cancer/conditions.

Respect client confidentiality at all times.

Client records are to be kept in a safe and secure place.

For proper business practice keep all receipts and financial records.

Always respect a medical professional when a client has been advised against a therapy.

Professionalism
Obtain a maximum of 10 hours of Continuing Education Credits through Board webinars and seminars as well as reading and research as approved by the Board.

Professional attire is required at all times.

Professional ethics is required at all times explaining to the client that this is a purely holistic therapy and none other.

General Practice
Practice with the highest quality of standards and ethics at all times.

Be transparent about fees and charges along with location and length of therapy session.

Display the Professional designation obtained.

Advertise your business in a manner that does not implicate the Board.

By not abiding to terms and conditions or the code of ethics as outlined herein shall result in disciplinary action by the Board.

Grievance Resolution Policy
Any grievances should be addressed in writing to the Board.

Consumers wishing to lodge a complaint should do so in writing to the Board.

No Therapist should portray themselves as an accepted teacher of this Board unless they have completed 2 years of public teaching and kept at least 12 reviews for Board approval.

The Board shall at all times scrutinize materials offered by therapists in a teaching capacity.

Disclaimer
Understand that the Essential Oil Safety Board does not accept liability and save itself harmless of any misuse and misrepresentation of essential oils that have and can cause clients any harm or damage.