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Ready to  become a NAHA Level 1 Certified Aromatherapist®?

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

      essential oils
•    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

  • Guest Speaker

  • Spa Consultant/Practitioner

  • Retail Specialist

  • Aromatherapy Educator

  • Integrative Healthcare Practitioner

  • Product Designer

  • Hospice/Palliative care

  • Web Retailer

  • Therapeutic Product line Development

  • Improve the well-being of family & friends

Aromatherapy can also  be integrated into other  professions:

  • Massage Therapy

  • Spa

  • Asian Bodywork Therapies

  • Herbal Medicine

  • Nursing

  • Hospice Volunteers

  • Yoga

  • Reiki

  • Flower Essence Therapy

  • Integrative Medicine

Course Outline


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 Plan



Taxonomy ,Plant Classes & Families ,Essential Oil Families & Their Characteristics, Plant  Parts & Essential Oils,The Role of Volatile Organic Compounds in Plants 


Materia Medica

Identifying 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, Frankincense

(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 (Salvia rosmarinus), Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis), Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides), Ylang Ylang

(Cananga odorata)

20+ Carrier Oil Monographs:
Other Ingredients:
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


Learn about the major chemical families found in essential oils: Therapeutic Properties of constituents
Safety Considerations, Creating chemistry inspired formulas


Safety & Quality

Safety considerations, Safe Handling & Storage. Proper Record-keeping & Labeling, Oxidation, GCMS Testing,How to detrmine Quality, Factors to Consider When Purchasing Essential Oils


Formulation & Blending


Formulation & Blending Guidelines.


Methods of  Application

Methods of application & Formulas, Choosing the appropriate method of application,


Balancing The Mind & Emotions

Olfactory System, Limbic System, Creating remedies to support mental & emotional well-being


Basic anatomy & physiology, Essential Oils for Common ailments, Creating remedies to support respiratory health,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.


$650 USD


Requirements for Certification

This hands 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

  • Complete our online Anatomy & Physiology Program ( included in price )or provide proof of completion of a college level  Anatomy & Physiology 1 from an accredited institution.

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