There are many professional dealers that work with essential oils. This is a major industry in today's marketplace and all kinds of retail businesses need natural or herbal essential oils for daily use and distribution. As a professional in this business, you will handle oils of all scents, from peppermint, to lavender, to eucalyptus. Many of these essential oils are pure and used for therapeutic massage, aromatherapy, and to heal skin conditions. For example, jojoba and rosemary oils are both used to hydrate and heal, while tea tree oil is used to treat acne.
It is very important to know your way around essential oils and aromatherapy products if you work in the essential oil business. This is knowledge you can often acquire on the job from demonstrations and customer assistance. For instance, you should be aware that bergamot is an oily substance that is taken from fruit rinds. You should also know that some essential oils used in perfumes and aftershave products include sandalwood, patchouli, lemon, and lavender. These substances are also used for body massages and bath products. Customers typically appreciate your knowledge about essential oils, because it helps them make important choices regarding their purchase and their health. As a dealer, you often have to discuss essential oils such as eucalyptus, peppermint, and sandalwood with clients that are interested in purchasing them in large orders.
You will interact with several different clients in the aromatherapy business. Whether you work at a day spa, bath and lotion product store, or specialty fragrance shop, customers will appreciate your guidance in finding the right essential oils for their needs.