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Aromatherapy Correspondence Course

This course of home study will provide the student with an in-depth understanding of Essential Oils, their therapeutic properties and uses.  This program is set up in 2 modules:

bulletModule 1 - all about essential oils
bulletModule 2 - anatomy/physiology/pathology

Upon successful completion of both modules, plus 30 written case studies, a certificate in Aromatherapy will be issued.

Module 1 - Materia Aromatica - Essential Oil Profiles

Lesson 1
  • about your teacher
  • comments on lesson 1
  • history, history questionnaire
  • properties of essential oils
  • essential oils: basil, bay (West Indian, laurel) benzoin, bergamot, black pepper
  • terminology, definitions
  • review
Lesson 2
  • comments on lesson 2
  • extraction methods of essential oils, purity of essential oils
  • hydrosols
  • carrier oils, infused oils
  • essential oils: cajeput, cardamom, carrot seed, cedarwood, chamomile, German & Roman
  • review
Lesson 3
  • comments on lesson 3
  • blending essential oils, essential oil "notes"
  • skin types/facial oils
  • methods of absorption
  • essential oils: cinnamon, clary sage, clove bud, coriander, cypress
  • terminology review
  • review
Lesson 4
  • comments on lesson 4
  • chemistry, chemistry review
  • essential oils: eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, ginger
  • review
Lesson 5
  • comments
  • contra-indications, toxicity, toxicity myths
  • methods of use, medical aromatherapy, bath salts recipe, creating an aromatic environment
  • case studies - to be returned for marking
  • essential oils: grapefruit, helichrysum, hyssop, jasmine, juniper, lavandin, lavender
  • review
Lesson 6
  • comments
  • plant families index, plant families
  • detoxification reactions
  • essential oils: lemon, lemongrass, lime, mandarine/tangerine, marjoram, melissa
  • review
Lesson 7
  • comments
  • limbic system, olfactory
  • psychological effect of essential oils - mood altering
  • consultation and treatment program design, making perfume
  • essential oils: myrrh, myrtle, neroli, niaouli, nutmeg, orange
  • review
Lesson 8
  • comments
  • pregnancy, tips from a doula, fever
  • essential oils: palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, petitgrain, pine, ravensara/ravintsara
  • test your knowledge - to be returned for marking
  • review
Lesson 9
  • comments (includes meditation, energy transfer)
  • major chakras, diagram
  • essential oils: rose, rosemary, rosewood, sage, sandalwood
  • menopause/andropause
  • palliative/long term care
  • review
Lesson 10
  • comments
  • aromatherapy facial
  • recipes
  • cellulite treatments
  • black spruce, Canadian tsuga, balsam fir
  • business practice - creating a business
  • essential oils: tea tree, thyme, vetiver, yarrow, ylang-ylang
  • review
  • business practice test questions
  • bibliography

Module 2 - Anatomy/Physiology/Pathology

10 Lessons - Learn about the human body.

Course content includes:  skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, limbic system, digestive system, excretory system - urinary, integumentary and respiratory, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, reproductive system.

Pathology - a look at some common and not so common diseases and essential oils that can help.

The Certification will be issued upon successful completion of both modules, a written examination and the required number of case studies.

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Last updated on July 18, 2016