Hours: 100 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $1,025.00

Course Overview:

As aromatherapy gains in popularity among complementary medical modalities, more and more professionals now integrate essential oils into their practices. This aromatherapy course embraces the expansion of knowledge about the application and benefits of this emerging practice and presents a most complete and authoritative source of information for health care workers, massage therapists and spa professionals. The course begins with the basics on plants, oils, quality, safety, and chemistry. It then progresses into blending methods, an exploration of the skin and olfaction, and finally a discussion about integrating aromatherapy into your practice.

Course Outline:

Aromatherapy Module 1
The Basics of Aromatherapy
  • Defining Aromatherapy
  • History of Aromatic Plant Use
  • Aromatherapy: Modern Developments
  • Plants as Medicine
  • Methods of Extraction
  • Terminology
  • Essential Oil Information
  • Storage Information
  • Basic Purity Tests
  • Safety and Essential Oils
  • Basic Chemistry of Essential Oils
  • Organic Compounds in Essential Oils
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Oxygenated Hydrocarbons
Aromatherapy Module 2
Blending & Pathways into the Body
  • Aromatic Blending
  • Stage One: The Consultation & Assessment
  • Stage Two: Developing a Treatment Framework
  • Stage Three: Developing an Aromatic Blend
  • Measurement and Dilution Charts
  • Aromatherapy & the Skin
  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Skin
  • Common Carrier Oils
  • Aromatic Applications for the Skin
  • Olfaction: The Sense of Smell
  • Anatomy & Physiology of Olfaction
  • The Limbic System
  • Emotions & Aroma
  • Aromatherapy and Stress
  • Disorders of Olfaction
Aromatherapy Module 3
Aromatic Applications
  • Bodywork and Aromatherapy
  • Individualized or Generalized Aromatherapy
  • Aromatic Applications for Massage
  • Gels, Salves, Facial Creams & Oils
  • Undiluted Application
  • Integrating Aromatherapy
  • Healing Properties of Water & Salt
  • Back to Basics: Water
  • Water as Therapy
  • Water-Based Methods of Application
  • Back to Basics: Salt
  • Incorporating Salts in Your Treatments
  • Worksheet: Water and Salt
Aromatherapy Module 4
Aromatherapy in Practice
  • Musculoskeletal Health
  • Nervous System Health
  • Circulatory / Cardiovascular Health
  • Lymph & Immune Health
  • Reproductive Health
  • Digestive Health
  • Respiratory Health
  • Aromatherapy & Special Populations
  • Aromatherapy & Practice Settings
  • Being Self-Employed
  • Working in a Clinic or Spa
  • The Business of Aromatherapy
  • Aromatherapy Supplies
  • Costing Out Your Products
  • Other Equipment Needed
  • Marketing Aromatherapy
  • Continuing Education
Aromatherapy Module 5
Exploring 48 Different Essential Oils
  • Reading an Essential Oil Data Sheet
  • Common Name and Latin Name
  • Botany & History Information
  • Extraction Information
  • Blending Information
  • Safety Information
  • Chemical Feature
  • Chemical Profile
  • Therapeutic Actions
  • Core Aromatic Applications
  • Learning 48 Common Essential Oils
  • Black Pepper, German & Roman Chamomile
  • Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Geranium & Ginger
  • Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Sweet Marjoram & Peppermint
  • And Many More Essential Oils

All necessary materials included.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

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