Three-Day Introduction to Aromatherapy Class

course description

This 3 day Introduction to Aromatherapy course provides an opportunity of learning how to safely use a selection of essential oils, in a variety of ways, for the benefit of the individual, their families and clients Learn about the history and origins of aromatherapy, basic chemistry of an essential oil, safety precautions, Inhalation and dermal absorption, safe dilutions, blending for health support along with uses for every day ailments for the young and the old. Participants will be able to make their own blend and take with them ideas on making their own aromatherapy products and how to use them safely.

course hours

8.30am-5.30pm for three days- 24 contact hours


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define the term Aromatherapy

  • Understand the timeline of the history of Aromatherapy

  • Differentiate between an essence and an essential oil

  • Understand the methods of extraction and the benefits and disadvantages of each

  • Understand the importance of essential oil quality and how it affects the use of the oil

  • Understand Taxonomy and be familiar with plant families that produce essential oils

  • Recognize and define functional groups within the chemical constituents of an essential oil

  • Recognize the adulteration process of essential oils

  • Be able to purchase and safely store essential oils to maintain quality and longevity

  • Demonstrate an understanding of safe dilutions for children, the elderly and the client with impaired health

  • Describe the process of olfaction and it’s effect on the mind and body

  • Understand the mechanical process of dermal absorption

  • Identify the various methods of essential oil applications

  • Utilize therapeutic, creative and synergistic blending techniques

  • Recognize the properties of 28 essential oils

  • Evaluate contraindications for essential oil use

  • Demonstrate the uses of hydrosols

  • Demonstrate the benefits and uses of 6 cold pressed vegetable carrier oils

  • Understand the benefits of essential oils in skincare

  • Identify the use of essential oils to benefit each body system

  • Complete the class with a basic knowledge on making their own products utilizing base products with essential oils

  • Identify reliable sources for research and reference material on safe essential oil use