As an aromatherapist, you’re responsible for using holistic healing treatments to promote wellbeing. 


Your treatment primarily uses essential oils from natural plant extracts such as flowers, seeds, barks and roots which are known to have both physical and emotional benefits, helping to improve the health of the body, mind and spirit. Unfortunately, some essential oils may not be suitable for everyone. If you fail to identify this, and the customer were to suffer an adverse reaction to an oil resulting in a claim against you, the rewarding nature of your job can be dampened if you don’t have a robust insurance policy in place to protect you from this. 


As one of the UK’s leading aromatherapy insurance providers, we’ll provide £6m public liability, product liability and treatment liability cover to protect you in the event a compensation claim were to be made against you. Using our simple quote and buy system you can be immediately covered from the moment you purchase insurance for aromatherapy through Professional Beauty Direct. 



What Does Our Aromatherapy Insurance Cover Include?


We understand that you do your job out of a passion to help others feel better. To ensure you can devote your time and energy to delivering a relaxing and therapeutic service, and so it remains rewarding, our aromatherapy insurance will take away any stresses or worries should something go wrong. You will have the protection of a great insurance policy looking after your specific needs as an aromatherapist.
Our aromatherapy insurance policy includes £6m public liability, product liability and treatment liability cover, as standard. 



The Professional Beauty Direct Thai massage policy includes £6 million in public liability, product liability and treatment liability cover. 


  • Public liability cover is designed to protect you if a client suffers from a non-treatment related injury when in your company, either at your premises or if you accidentally damage their property e.g. spilling essential oil on their carpet.


  • Product liability cover is designed to protect you if your client has an allergic reaction or falls ill as a result of a product sold or supplied by you in relation to the treatment you provided. 


  • Treatment liability cover is designed to protect you if a client suffers an injury or illness as a direct result of your aromatherapy treatment.


We can also provide cover at an additional cost for kit and equipment cover and teacher training insurance. 


Why is Aromatherapy Insurance Important?


As an aromatherapist, you’ll frequently use some of  the following oils:

  • Lavender oil
  • Tea tree oil
  • Chamomile oil
  • Frankincense oil
  • Rosemary oil
  • Citrus oils
  • Peppermint oil
  • Eucalyptus Oil
  • Bergamot Oil
  • Ylang Ylang oil
  • Lemongrass oil
  • Sandalwood oil
  • Jasmine oil
  • Almond Oil
  • Patchouli Oil
  • Geranium Oil
  • Teatree Oil
  • Clary Sage Oil


These essential oils can be used in various ways including application directly to the skin through massages and lotions, as well as be added to diffusers, vaporisers, facial steamers and oil burners. When using heated oils, hot water and candles there is a risk of you burning or scalding a customer’s skin and causing injury by accident.


Based on your client’s symptoms, conditions and requirements, you’ll select an essential oil(s) designed to enhance their well-being. Unfortunately, if you fail to thoroughly understand your client’s medical history, lifestyle and health problems, you could use essential oils which could be harmful to their health. Essential oils aren’t appropriate for everyone, especially if your clients are;

have sensitive skin;
suffer from allergies;
have high blood pressure;
have a type of cancer;


It is also harmful to swallow or put essential oils inside your body such as your eye, nostril or ear as they can be toxic. 
If your client suffers an injury or allergic reaction as a result of your treatment or suffers from any of the side effects above, they could make a claim against you. This can be particularly damaging to the livelihood of your business if you don’t have insurance in place to protect you. 



What other insurance cover do we offer?



As leading insurance providers for the beauty, hair and nail industry, we don’t just provide insurance cover for aromatherapy treatments, we also cover over complementary therapy treatments and holistic therapies such as:


Massage therapy such as warm bamboo, lomi lomi, hot stone. lava shell, lymphatic drainage, pregnancy massage, Ayurdvedic, body and face, baby, Balines, Chieneitsang, Chinese foot, Hands Free, head, Indian head, Indonesian Traditional, Korean Hand, Linn T, Mongolian Hot oil, Sky Energy, Pinda Sweda, Swedish, Thai, Thai Compress, Thai foot, Thai Yoga and  TuiNa, to name a few.

  • Intuitive Massage
  • Crystal Wand massage
  • Crystal Ki
  • Crystal Sound
  • Crystal Healing
  • Chinese Cupping
  • Angel Reiki
  • Chakra Healing
  • Emmett Technique
  • Energy Massage Therapy
  • Flotation Tanks
  • Flower Remedies
  • Meditation
  • Shireen Poring Method
  • Ear Candling or thermo Auricular Therapy
  • Reiki
  • Sports massage therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Alexander Technique
  • Bowen Technique
  • CranioSacral Therapy
  • Shiatsu


Our beauty policy covers hair, nail and beauty treatments as well as massage, aromatherapy and holistic and complementary therapies as standard for one great price of £52.50 per year.  Some examples of the treatments covered under the beauty policy include:

  • Spray Tans
  • Eyelash Extensions
  • Makeup Artistry
  • Barbering
  • Nail Art
  • Hairdressing & Styling
  • Microblading
  • Massage Therapy
  • Holistic Treatments
  • Face Painting
  • Reiki
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Reflexology
  • Sports Massage
  • Complementary Therapy
  • Micropigmentation
  • Electrolysis
  • Thai Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Facials
  • Dermaplaning
  • Aromatherapy
  • Cryotherapy


How Can Professional Beauty Direct Help?


As a small team of friendly insurance professionals, We adopt an approachable stance to insurance.  We avoid using technical jargon and focus on making the process as stress-and-hassle-free as possible for you. 


Using our simple quote and buy system you can buy your insurance policy online and be covered straight away. What’s more, you also have the option to add extra cover for kit and equipment and teacher training. 


If you would like to discuss your aromatherapy insurance cover requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us online, via 0345 605 8670 or email info@professionalbeautydirect.co.uk.

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