Professional, Business and Donor members shall:
1.1 Demonstrate commitment to provide the
highest quality aromatherapy service to those who seek their professional
1.2 Conduct myself in a professional and ethical
manner in relation to my clients, fellow aromatherapists & colleagues
and the general public so as to comply with the highest standards
of moral behavior & integrity and to uphold the dignity and status
of my profession under all circumstances.
1.3 Share professional knowledge, research,
and experiences with fellow aromatherapists and colleagues to support
the advancement of aromatherapy.
1.4 Treat clients in accordance with holistic
principles (Recommend treatment based upon the specific needs of
the client.) and render professional services for no other purposes
than the total well being of my clients.
1.5 Educate clients in the quality and availability
of true aromatherapy products and services.
1.6 Refrain from engaging in any sexual conduct
or sexual activities involving clients.
1.7 Recognize that my primary obligation is
always to the client and agree to practice Aromatherapy to the best
of my ability for my client's benefit. My client's comfort, welfare
and health must always have priority.
1.8 Provide clients with informed consent/disclosure
statement and information that includes training, certification,
scope of practice, payment structure, benefits, limitations and
expectations of both the practitioner and client.
1.9 Endeavor to serve the best interests of
my clients at all times by providing the highest quality of service
and I shall undertake continuing education and improve upon my Aromatherapy
skills and professional standards whenever possible.
1.10 Provide services within the scope and
the limits of my training. I will not employ techniques for which
I have not had adequate training and shall represent my education,
training, qualifications and abilities honestly. I shall acknowledge
the limitations of my skills and when necessary, refer clients to
the appropriate qualified professionals.
1.11 Not diagnose, prescribe or provide any
service, which requires a license to practice unless specifically
licensed to do.
1.12 Maintain client confidentiality and not
divulge to anyone the findings I acquire during consultation, or
in the course of professional recommendations, without my clients
consent except when required by law.
1.13 Support other Consultants at all time
and shall never criticize, condemn or otherwise denigrate other
Consultants in the presence of a client or other lay persons.
1.14 Respect the rights of other healthcare
professionals and aromatherapists and will cooperate with all health
care professionals in a friendly and professional manner.
1.15 Where another Consultant refers a client
to me, I shall return such clients to the original Consultant when
the specified recommendation is completed. I will not denigrate
another Consultants recommendations.
1.16 Not make false claims regarding the potential
benefits of Aromatherapy and shall actively participate in educating
the public regarding the actual benefits of True Aromatherapy.
1.17 Not give guarantees regarding the results
of any recommendations, nor exploit a client for financial gain
through inferences or misrepresentation of any sort.
1.18 Practice honesty in advertising, promote
my services ethically and in good taste, and practice and or advertise
only those skills for which I have received adequate training or
1.19 Maintain my premises in a hygienic condition,
and ensure that my premises offer my Clients sufficient privacy.
1.20 Maintain complete records of each Client,
including specific details of my recommendations.
1.21 Refrain from the use of any mind-altering
drugs, alcohol, or intoxicants prior to or during a professional
Aromatherapy consultation or while representing the National Association
for Holistic Aromatherapy.
1.22 Dress in a professional manner, proper
dress being defined as the attire suitable and consistent with accepted
1.23 Represent a united front to the public
and refrain from criticism of colleagues either in writing or verbally
before clients or the general public.
1.24 Shall, upon being found to have transgressed
any of the By-laws of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy
and/or this Code of Ethics voluntarily surrender and return my membership
certificate to the Association.