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Since the beginning of time, man has turned to nature for help, specifically using essential oils extracted from seeds, flowers, bark, resins, and other parts of plants and flowers for a variety of reasons.  The Western world has departed from the wisdom of nature, and by learning about aromatherapy, you are bringing the world back to nature.


Aromatherapy is not to be used instead of conventional medicine, but rather, as an adjunct to it.  Aromatherapy subscribes to a holistic approach to wellness, and that includes focusing on the human body as a whole, rather than as parts to be farmed out to specialists.


In this next level aromatherapy course, you will learn more about the use of essential oils, how they are extracted, how they are administered, and what makes them appropriate for use in certain situations.  You will learn the chemistry of essential oils, how they are to be properly blended and administered, understand the methods of production and the various products that are produced, know the difference between food grade and industrial grade essential oil, and learn the key therapeutic and energetic properties of a number of essential oils.


By the end of this class you will be able to put together some basic formulas for your own personal use.  While this class will not qualify you to be a Master Aromatherapist, it will put the power of essential oils into your hands as you learn, understand, and master the various essential and carrier oils in terms of improving the quality of your life, or for minimizing discomfort during periods of illness.

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Lesson 1: Aromatherapy Basics

Aromatherapy is the use of any aroma for a beneficial purpose. 40 Total Points
  • Review Article: What is aromatherapy?
  • Take Poll: Aromatherapy
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Tools of the Trade

Essential oils are the most powerful healing component of a plant. 35 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Essential Oil Properties; Aromatherapy Benefits
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Essential Oils

As a student of aromatherapy, it is important to understand the chemical components that nature has used to create these essential oils. 35 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Essential Oil Recipes; Youn Living essential Oils
  • Take Poll: Essential Oils
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Developing Essential Oil Profiles

This lesson is designed to get you started on about 50 essential oil profiles and will be your only exercise for this lesson. 35 Total Points
  • Review Article: Profiles of Essential Oils
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Anatomy, Physiology, and How These are Affected by Essential Oils

Essential oil aromas have a very powerful effect on our mental state of mind. 34 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Uses of Essential Oils; Essential Oils for Skin
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Blending Chemistry

Synergy occurs when two or more components combine forces to create a new and more powerful force. 34 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Therapeutic Essential Oil Blending; Adaptogens
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Safety Concerns

Essential oils are very powerful. Never underestimate this statement. While they are natural, they are not without danger. 34 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Essential Oil Safety; Safety with Essential Oils
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Aromatherapy for the Home

There are a great many ways to use aromatherapy in your life. 35 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Aromatherapy in the Home; Tips for Aromatherapy in the Home
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Aromatherapy in the Office, Car, and Gym

Here we will look at some of the essential oils that can change your working environment from a thing of dread to one of efficiency and productivity. 35 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Office Aromatherapy; Combating Office Stress
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Aromatherapy and Animals, Part I

In this lesson, you will learn which essential oils are appropriate for use with your various pets, the best ways to apply them, and whether you should use essential oils or hydrosols on them. 35 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Aromatherapy for Pets; Safety and aromatherapy for cats.
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Aromatherapy and Animals, Part II

Canine aromatherapy is the most common use of essential oil aromatherapy in animals because dogs respond very well to such natural remedies. What seems to be safe for use for your dog, or even for yourself, is not necessarily safe for your cat. 35 Total Points
  • Review Article: Aromatherapy for Horses
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: General Health Maintenance and Support

Essential oils help bring the body back into harmony by working with the forces of nature, as a complement of, not a replacement for medical treatment. 152 Total Points
  • Review Practice Worksheet: GlossaryforAromatherapy.docx
  • Review Article: Aromatherapy for Better Health
  • Take Poll: Aromatherapy
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Exam
  • Complete: The Final Exam
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Course Title: Aromatherapy (Intermediate to Advanced)
Course Number: 7550566
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: General Education
CEU Value: 1.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Cathleen Chouinard
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what aromatherapy is and understand basic aromatherapy techniques.
  • Describe tools of the trade used for aromatherapy.
  • Describe essential oils and their use in aromatherapy.
  • Know proper methods for developing essential oil profiles.
  • Know anatomy, physiology, and how these are affected by essential oils.
  • Know blending chemistry techniques.
  • Identify safety concerns.
  • Know aromatherapy use for the home.
  • Know aromatherapy use in the office, car, and gym.
  • Know aromatherapy use for animals, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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