Aromatherapy (Intermediate to Advanced)

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Course Description

From the beginning of time, man has turned to nature, 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 Advanced Aromatherapy, you will learn more about the use of essential oils, how they are extracted, how they are administered and used, and what makes them appropriate for use in certain situations.  You will understand 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, understand 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.

Course Requirements


Anyone who's interested in learning about aromatherapy is welcome to enroll in this class. You won't need a background in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books are required.


Course Topics


Lesson 1: Aromatherapy Basics

Lesson 2: Tools of the Trade

Lesson 3: Essential Oils

Lesson 4: Developing Essential Oil Profiles

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

Lesson 6: Blending Chemistry

Lesson 7: Safety Concerns

Lesson 8: Aromatherapy for the Home

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

Lesson 10: Aromatherapy for Children and Teens

Lesson 11: Aromatherapy in Pregnancy and Babies

Lesson 12: Aromatherapy for the Elderly

Lesson 13: Aromatherapy and Animals Part I

Lesson 14: Aromatherapy and Animals Part II

Lesson 15: General Health Maintenance and Support

Course Materials


All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class.
If you plan to try mixing oils to create your own aromatherapy products you'll need: essential oils, carrier oils, containers and various kitchen type supplies. All this will be explained during the lessons. You do not have to have any of this equipment to start the class. You do not have to buy this equipment to take the course.

Grading Policy

You'll be graded on short assignments and tests, 70% is considered passing. You can also take the class just for the information.

All information contained in this class is for educational enhancement and should be considered common knowledge. Please check with a licensed health care provider when dealing with any illness as the course information is not intended to replace medical care by a doctor. Registration in the class constitutes understanding and acceptance of this disclaimer.

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.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction5
Lesson 1 Assignment25
Lesson 1 Exam10
Lesson 2 Assignment25
Lesson 2 Exam10
Lesson 3 Assignment25
Lesson 3 Exam10
Lesson 4 Assignment25
Lesson 4 Exam10
Lesson 5 Assignment25
Lesson 5 Exam9
Lesson 6 Assignment25
Lesson 6 Exam9
Lesson 7 Assignment25
Lesson 7 Exam9
Lesson 8 Assignment25
Lesson 8 Exam10
Lesson 9 Assignment25
Lesson 9 Exam10
Lesson 10 Assignment25
Lesson 10 Exam10
Lesson 11 Assignment25
Lesson 11 Exam10
Lesson 12 Assignment25
Lesson 12 Exam9
The Final Exam118
Total Points:539

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