Course Description

This all-inclusive Certificate Program comes complete with all you will need for your independent study and at-home blending practicums:

  • Two aromatherapy resource books:
  1. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, (S. Battaglia, 2003);
  2. Aromatherapy: A Holistic Guide to Natural Healing with Essential Oils, (V. Cooksley, 2015)
  • Two (2) volume comprehensive training manual (540+ pages)
  • 50 essential oils in 0.5 and l ml size samples
  • Carriers (specialty oils, lotion, bath salts, French clay, aloe vera)
  • Assortment of blending supplies (bottles, inhaler, mister, pipettes, scent strips, labels)
  • All forms and outlines needed to complete independent work and to use in consultation and practice
  • Nursing and Massage Therapy contact hours
  • Diploma certificate
  • Qualification for liability insurance through the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) for an office-based aromatherapy practice

Integrative Aromatherapy Course Content: 

Reading assignments and home blending practicums are from three primary textbooks included in the course as well as the two spiral-bound program manuals.

  • Essential oil material medica and pharmacology: botany, extraction, chemical constituents, properties
  • Scientific case study methodology: client intake consultation, intervention development and application, evaluation of outcome
  • Safety in-use: contraindications, sensitization, special populations
  • Therapeutic process: A body systems approach to essential oil administration
 – Circulatory system, Musculoskeletal system,
 Digestive system, Nervous system,
 Endocrine system, Olfactory system,
 Integumentary system, Respiratory system, and Lymphatic system
  • Psycho-emotional imbalances
  • Special care populations
  • Blending theories and practice: therapeutics, perfumery, sacred blending
  • Intervention guideline development
  • Multi-cultural history of aromatics
  • New paradigms in healing and integrative lifestyle philosophy
  • Professionalism and ethics: documentation, practitioner norms
  • Research process: scientific and non-experimental approach
  • Successful business strategies

The following elemental topics are included in this program and set it apart from other programs being offered:

  • Integrative Aromatherapy Principles
  • Integrative medicine and holistic practitioner norms and ethics
  • Ethno-botany origins of medicine and aroma-chemistry
  • Anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system
  • New paradigms in healing
  • Embrocation techniques
  • Blending theory and at home practicums
  • Expert nursing faculty
  • Creation of 20 customized aromatherapy products

Purpose & Objective:
To educate health professionals in learning advanced aromatherapy practice skills for the deliberate and safe uses of essential oils for identified outcomes, through the personal mentoring of an experienced nurse-aromatherapist educator. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of how essential oils work therapeutically, the underlying science that supports their evidence-based application, how to perform clinical intake assessments, develop integrative plans of care, and create individualized therapeutic blends, to integrate aromatherapy in a private practice or clinical setting.

Certificate Program Requirements:

Each student is required to fulfill thirty-six different experiential blending at home practicums, ranging from simple skin patch tests and dilution math problems, to formulating a facial blend according to their skin type, a steam inhalation, therapeutic foot soak; blending a first aid aloe vera treatment and creating an Ayurveda blend according to their dosha.

•         Twenty case studies (10 basic, 10 advanced)
•         Two essential oil profiles
•         Two aromatherapy intervention guidelines
•         Ten page theme paper, including research references
•         Written home exam (80% pass)
•         Program evaluation

Course Price: $2,850
All-inclusive price: Text books,  program manuals, blending supplies to create 20 aromatherapy-based products, 100 Essential Oil Profiles, Diploma, Nursing and Massage Therapy educational contact hours, and free insured shipping within the Continental U.S.

Your instructor will review your case studies, edit your theme paper and offer helpful commentary and feedback on all your homework assignments to aid your learning process.
 Your instructor will be readily available to answer questions regarding your studies via email.

Bonus Course Supplies:

• A natural-bristle body brush for the “skin brushing” home practicum. When used with aromatherapy, skin brushing supports personal skin care, aids the lymphatic system and supports immunity.

• Bees wax, 2 oz, for optional salve or ointment formulation

• Polysorbatesample, a dispersant for essential oils with water based carriers, such as for a bath, spritz or mouth wash

• Vegetable squalene sample, a useful add-on ingredient for mature skin to minimize wrinkles and provide additional moisture in a facial skin product

• Start-up labelsto record the date of opening essential oil bottles for use