Interested in becoming a Certified Aromatherapist?

Our LIVE ONLINE Foundations of Aromatherapy: Level One Certificate Program course has been designed for individuals interested in advancing their journey into aromatherapy by becoming certified.

LIVE ONLINE COURSE with Michelle Ensley and Ildiko Berecz

BEGINS Saturday September 26th and meets every Saturday from 9am to Noon PST (Noon to 3pm EST) over ten weeks.

Classes will be held on Zoom and recorded for attendees who cannot make the live session. *NOTE: There is a one week break in November over Thanksgiving weekend in the United States.

A transformative learning experience, our Foundations program was created for anyone interested in a meaningful exploration of aromatherapy and essential oils. Herbalists, estheticians, yoga teachers, health practitioners, beauty entrepreneurs, massage therapists, psychotherapists and more—all are welcome. The program is interactive, comprehensive and lively—a guided journey into an intricate, beautiful world.

This course provides you with a solid foundation in aromatherapy so that you can begin or add to your practice, build your business, or simply be empowered to care for yourself and your family using the beauty of plant-derived essential oils and other botanicals.

The School for Aromatic Studies Foundations of Aromatherapy Level One Certificate Program meets and exceeds level one educational standards set forth by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. Upon completion of this course, you may join NAHA as a Certified Aromatherapist: Level 1.

The Foundations Level One Certificate Program is for—Everyone! This is an entry-level class.

No previous Aromatherapy training is required!

Live ONLINE Aromatherapy Certificate Program:

 

Due to covid19 restrictions, we are offering this course LIVE ONLINE (live streaming!).

For those students who prefer an in-person learning experience, our live ONLINE program follows the exact curriculum as the online version of this course, but modifies it for a live online classroom setting, while incorporating scheduled class time for students to participate in consulting exercises and blending practice time while being mentored by Michelle and Ildiko in real time.

Enrolling and participating in our Live Online Foundations of Aromatherapy Certificate course allows students exciting opportunities to share the experience of learning together as a community, to be mentored by two extraordinary women and aromatherapy practitioners and, finally, make new lifelong connections.

Although the schedule of topics for each day may change, the curriculum remains the same. Here is a breakdown of the course curriculum:

Foundations of Aromatherapy Level 1

Certificate Program Outline

MODULE ONE

Introduction and Manufacturing Forms

Getting Started, Supply List and Recommended Books, Introduction to Aromatherapy, Holistic Health and Wellness, The Art of Language

MODULE TWO

Plants and Essential Oils

Medicinal Plants, Biological Role of Essential Oils, From Plant to Essential Oil, Absolutes and CO2 Extracts, The Basics of Essential Oils, Quality Assurance, Safety and Essential Oils

MODULE THREE

Exploring 24 Essential Oils

How to Read Essential Oil Monographs, Essential Therapeutics (24 essential oils)
Essential Oil Monographs: Roman Chamomile, Clary sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Juniper berry, Laurel, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mandarin / Tangerine, Sweet Orange, Patchouli, Peppermint, Pine, Scots, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang. Sprout: Insight About Blending

MODULE FOUR

Aromatic Chemistry

Introduction to the Chemistry of Essential Oils, Monoterpenes and Sesquiterpenes, Alcohols and Esters, Aldehydes and Ketones, Phenols and Phenylpropanoids, Oxides and Other Families, Chemistry in Practice

MODULE FIVE

Methods of Application

Body/Facial Oils and Creams, Cleansers and Toners, Aromatic Baths, Spritzers and Scrubs, Inhalation and Diffusion, Gels and Salves, Compress, Hot Towels, and Mouthwash, Undiluted/Neat Application

MODULE SIX

Blending and Consultations

The Aromatherapy Consultation, Developing a 'Treatment' Framework, Developing an Aromatic Blend, Final Steps Blending, Blending Observations, Aromatic Program Charts

MODULE SEVEN

Aromatherapy and the Skin

Understanding the Skin, Essential Oils for the Skin, Vegetable Oils, Other Raw Material, Hydrosols, Common Skin Conditions, Herbal Infused Oils and Salves

MODULE EIGHT

Our Sense of Smell

Introduction to Olfaction, Anatomy of Olfaction, The Limbic System, Aromatherapy and Stress, Flower Essences

MODULE NINE

Aromatics in Health

The Respiratory System, The Digestive System, The Musculoskeletal System, Women’s Health, The Circulatory System, and Aromatherapy for Children

MODULE TEN

Business and Aromatherapy

The Business of Aromatherapy, Business Development, Resources

MODULE ELEVEN

Completion

How to Complete Program, About Case Studies, Submit Case Studies, Foundations Final Exam

Who is this course for?

Everyone! This course is your doorway into the world of aromatherapy.

  • The Aromatherapy Entrepreneur who would like to develop or expand their existing business.
  • Massage Therapists and Estheticians who would like to add aromatherapy into their practice.
  • Individuals who would like to be empowered to care for themselves, their family and friends with natural plant-based remedies.
  • Herbalists interested in integrating essential oils into their herbal practice and formulations.
  • Brand wellness advocates and representatives who would like to deepen their knowledge while selling a line of essential oils.

What you will learn:

  • The incredible history of aromatherapy and its modern development.
  • The origins and purpose of essential oils within the plant
  • What an essential oil is and how it is produced.
  • How to ‘smell’ an essential oil and….key elements to identifying quality of an essential oil.
  • Learn about the amazing sense of smell and how it can transform emotions and well-being.
  • How to formulate and blend to support emotional well-being.
  • How the chemistry of an essential oil supports its therapeutic properties.
  • A common-sense approach to safety with essential oils.
  • The basics of anatomy and physiology of the skin and key factors which support the skin’s health and beauty.
  • How to formulate a variety of aromatic and herbal products.
  • How to make a variety of aromatherapy-based skin care products that nourish the skin.
  • 24 essential oils, including Latin binomial, safety information for each oil, plus the therapeutic and/or energetic properties of each individual essential oil.
  • Essential Oil Monographs: Roman Chamomile, Clary sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus globulus, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Juniper berry, Laurel, Bay, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mandarin / Tangerine, Sweet Orange, Patchouli, Peppermint, Pine, Scots, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang

Foundations of Aromatherapy: Level One Certificate Program LIVE ONLINE

 

LIVE ONLINE COURSE with Michelle Ensley and Ildiko Berecz

 

BEGINS Saturday September 26th and meets every Saturday from 9am to Noon PST (Noon to 3pm EST) over ten weeks.

Classes will be held on Zoom and recorded for attendees who cannot make the live session.

Due to covid19 restrictions, we are offering this course LIVE ONLINE (live streaming!).

Tuition: $850.00

Aromatic Studies Foundations of Aromatherapy Course Book (full color and bound) and 30 hours of live online education and mentoring with two extraordinary teachers: Michelle Ensley and Ildiko Berecz.

Supplies not included. Supply List for Foundations of Aromatherapy

ENROLL (1x payment plan) ENROLL (2x payment plan)

What you will be able to do:

Graduates of the School for Aromatic Studies Foundation of Aromatherapy Certificate Program have a wide range of potential careers to explore including:

  • Aromatherapy practitioner
  • Aromatherapy entrepreneur
  • Aromatherapy writer/blogger
  • Spa consultant/practitioner
  • Retail specialist
  • Aromatherapy educator
  • Integrative healthcare practitioner
  • Product designer
  • Hospice/Palliative care practitioner

Meet YOUR Instructors

Michelle Ensley

Michelle Ensley: Lead Instructor

Michelle attended massage school at Brenneke school of massage, became an energy worker, studied aromatherapy, flower essences, gem essences, and herbal medicine. She opened her massage practice in 2002 and began her aromatherapy studies with Jade Shutes and the IDA (now Aromatic Studies). She has been teaching the Aromatic Studies curriculum since 2005 and became involved in Hospice work in 2003 with MultiCare Home Health and Hospice, working as a comfort therapist providing massage, reiki, and doing clinical aromatherapy consultations.

To learn more about Michelle, visit here.

Ildiko Berecz

Ildiko Berecz

Ildiko Berecz is a modern-day alchemist, bringing her business leadership background dissolved into her roots with nature, creativity and education. Her initiation into holistic disciplines started in 2003, gaining diplomas in complementary practices from Traditional Ushui Reiki, Metaphysical Studies, Tibetan Sound Therapy to Kinesiology, Aromatic Kinesiology, Hawaiian Bodywork, and Aromatic Studies.

To learn more about Ildiko, visit here.

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Foundations of Aromatherapy Level One Certificate Program LIVE ONLINE

 

LIVE ONLINE COURSE with Michelle Ensley and Ildiko Berecz

 

BEGINS Saturday September 26th and meets every Saturday from 9am to Noon PST (Noon to 3pm EST) over ten weeks.

Classes will be held on Zoom and recorded for attendees who cannot make the live session.

Tuition: $850

Aromatic Studies Foundations of Aromatherapy Course Book (full color and bound) and 30 hours of live online education with two extraordinary teachers.

Supplies not included. Supply List for Foundations of Aromatherapy

ENROLL (1x payment plan) ENROLL (2x payment plan)