Ready to become a NAHA Level 1 Certified Aromatherapist®?
(Online course coming late this summer)
Are you interested in being professionally qualified as an Aromatherapist?
The Aroma Institute Level One Foundations of Aromatherapy Program is offered ONLINE as well as on location in Nacogdoches, Texas, located in the heart of the Pineywoods of East Texas. Considered the Garden Capital of Texas, Nacogdoches is the perfect place for this guided journey into the intricate world of plant medicine, aromatherapy & essential oils.
Who is this certification for? Everyone!
The continued growth in the interest in complementary and alternative approaches to health has lead to an increased demand for therapeutic aromatherapy based products and practices. Whether you want to open a practice as an aromatherapist, be a consultant, incorporate aromatherapy into an existing healing modality or be empowered to improve the health of you and your family, being a certified aromatherapist open the door to a vast array of opportunities.
What will I learn?
This course is designed to empower you to confidently use essential oils to effectively formulate and create aromatherapy blends using a variety of applications for various issues supporting mental, emotional and physical health. You will gain knowledge in ayurveda to assess doshic imbalances , aromatherapy history, safety, quality, application methods and sustainability issues.
By the end of this course students will be able to:
• Evaluate essential oils based on organoleptic qualities
• Utilize foundational Ayurvedic skills & evaluation
techniques to assess constitution & doshic imbalances.
• Formulate & create a variety of effective, unique
Aromatic products for skin-care, respiratory and mental
and emotional wellness
• Assess the quality & purity of essential oils
• Make educated & ethical decisions when buying
• Formulate using 5 different blending techniques
• Integrate essential oil into their lives to support wellness
• Choose an appropriate method of application
• Conduct aromatherapy consultations
What will I be able to do as a Certified Aromatherapist?
Aromatherapy or Aromatic consultant
Aromatherapy business owner
Aromatherapy Writer/ Blogger
Integrative Healthcare Practitioner
Therapeutic Product line Development
Improve the well-being of family & friends
Aromatherapy can also be integrated into other professions:
Asian Bodywork Therapies
Flower Essence Therapy
Introduction To Foundations of Aromatherapy
Orientation, Introduction to Aromatherapy.What are Essential
Oils? Aromatherapy as a Healing Art
Multicultural History of Aromatherapy
The Role of Aromatic Plant Use Throughout History,.Creating
an Ancient Aromatic Blend
Making Sense of Scents
Language of Aroma, Experiential Sensory Training, The Art
of Organoleptic Analysis, Creating blends using Aromatic
Aromatherapy the Ayurvedic Way
The Five Elements of Nature, Foundational Skills of
Ayurvedic Assessment I ,Aromatic Plants- Essential oils,
Carrier Oils & Their Doshic Effect, Formulating & blending
from an Ayurvedic Perspective
Aromatherapy in Practice I
Client Consultation, Completing a Client Intake Form,
Consent Form & Ayurvedic Assessment, Evaluation and
Aromatherapy Treatment Plan
Taxonomy ,Plant Classes & Families ,Essential Oil Families & Their Characteristics, Plant Parts & Essential Oils,The Role of Volatile Organic Compounds in Plants
Identifing endangered species in the plant kingdom,
Making educated & ethical decisions
21 Essential Ol Monographs
Cedarwood Atlas, Cedrus atlantica, Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea), Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus), Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare, Frankinsence
(Boswellia carteri ) Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens),
Grapefruit ( Citrus paradisi, Ginger Zingiber officinale, Juniper Berry Juniperus communi, Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Lemon(Citrus x limon), Lemongrass, Cymbopogon flexuosus,
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) Peppermint Mentha x piperita), Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis),Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis), Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides), Ylang Ylang
12 Carrier Oil Monographs:
Sweet Almond Carrier Oil (Prunus amygdalu) Avocado Carrier Oil (Persea americana), Apricot Kernel Carrier Oil (Prunus armeniaca)
Coconut Carrier Oil (Cocos nucifera), Grapeseed Carrier Oil (Vitis vinifera ), Hemp Carrier Oil (Cannabis sativa), Jojoba Carrier Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Olive Oil Carrier Oil (Olea europaea),
Rosehip Carrier Oil (Rosa rubiginosa/R. eglanteria), Safflower Carrier Oil (Carthamus tinctorius), Sesame Carrier Oil (Sesamum indicum) Sunflower Carrier Oil (Helianthus annuus),
Hydrosols, Gels, Butters, Salts, Clays, Creams & Lotions
Methods of Extraction
Understand the nature and origins of essential oils, Different methods of extracting essential oils, Processes used, both past and present, to obtain aromatic extracts.
Essential Oil Chemistry
Therapeutic Properties of main chemical families
Safety Considerations, Creating chemistry inspired blends
Safety & Quality
Safety considerations, Safe Handling & Storage. Proper Record-keeping & Labeling, Oxidation, Quality Control, Tests for purity, Common forms of adulteration, GCMS Testing
Formulation & Blending
Formulation & Blending Guidelines. Quantities and proportions when blending essential oils, Calculating cost of blend
Methods of Absorption & Application
Factors affecting absorption, Methods of application, How to choose the appropriate method of application, Recipes
Balancing The Mind & Emotions
Olfactory System, Limbic System, Creating remedies to support mental & emotional well-being
Basic anatomy & physiology, Respiratory System,Common respiratory ailments, symptoms and therapeutic goals, Creating remedies to support respiratory health, Integumentary System, Skincare routines Common skin conditions ,Creating unique artisan aromatic skincare products
The Business of Aromatherapy
Basic Business Skills for the Aromatherapist, Marketing & Business Development
Resources & Course COMPLETION
Final Exam Modules 1 – 15 and Five (5) Case Studies.
Coming late this summer
Requirements for Certification
This hand on program is interactive, comprehensive and includes a total of 70 total hours of training.In order to receive your official certification from Aroma Institute and call yourself a certified aromatherapist, you will need to:
Complete all modules
Complete 5 case studies and the final exam with a grade of 85% or better
Proof of completion of Anatomy & Physiology 1 from an accredited institution, or the equivalent class taken from a NAHA approved school