Online Aromatherapy Certification

Level 1: Foundations of Essential Oil Therapy Course

Interested in becoming a Certified Aromatherapist?

Foundations of Essential Oil Therapy Certification Course ONLINE

Our signature Foundations of Essential Oil Therapy certification course is essentially our Foundations of Aromatherapy certification course with an extra module on internal use. Note: Due to this module on internal use, this course is NOT eligible for CE hours for massage therapist.

If you are already a student of our Foundations of Aromatherapy course, you DO NOT need to sign up for this course. You may purchase the internal use course separately which is comprises this extra module!

This is a Level One certification and fulfills & is approved by NAHA Level One certification guidelines.

Module One: Introduction and the Basics of Aromatherapy

Welcome to Foundations of Essential Oil Therapy
Lesson 1: Supplies
Lesson 2: Introduction to Aromatherapy
Lesson 3: Holistic Health and Wellness
M1 Review Quiz
Health Disclaimer

Module Two: Plants and Essential Oils

Lesson 1: Medicinal Plants
Lesson 2: Biological Role of Essential Oils
Lesson 3: From Plant to Essential Oil
Lesson 4: Absolutes and CO2 Extracts
Review Quiz: M2 L 1-4
Lesson 5: The Basics of Essential Oils
Lesson 6: Safety and Essential Oils
Review Quiz: M2 L5 and 6

Module Three: Essential Oil Monographs

Lesson 1: How to read an essential oil monograph
Sprout: How to Pronounce Latin Binomials
Lesson 2: Therapeutic Actions
Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Roman, Cinnamon, Bark, Clary sage, Copaiba, Cypress, Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus radiata, Fennel, Frankincense, Ginger, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Laurel, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Sweet, Orange, Sweet, Oregano, Peppermint, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Thyme, Vetiver, Review Quiz: Module 3

Module Four: Basics of Aromatic Chemistry

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Chemistry of Essential Oils
Lesson 2: Monoterpenes and Sesquiterpenes
Lesson 3: Alcohols and Esters
Lesson 4: Aldehydes and Ketones
Lesson 5: Phenols and Phenylpropanoids
Lesson 6: Oxides and Other Families

Module Five: Pathways into the Body

Lesson 1: Pathways into the Body
Lesson 2: Oral Use
Lesson 3: The Skin
Lesson 3b: Essential Oils and the Skin
Lesson 3c: Vegetable Oils for the Skin
Lesson 3d: Hydrosols
Lesson 3e: Aromatherapy and Common Skin Conditions
Sprout: Herbal Infused Oils and Salves
Review Quiz: Skin
Lesson 4: Olfaction
Lesson 4b: Anatomy of Olfaction
Lesson 4c: The Limbic System
Lesson 4d: Essential Oils, Emotions, and Stress
Review Quiz: Olfaction

Module Six: Methods of Application

Lesson 1: Body/Facial Oils and Creams
Lesson 2: Cleansers and Toners
Lesson 3: Aromatic Baths
Lesson 4: Spritzers and Scrubs
Lesson 5: Inhalation and Diffusion
Sprout: Diffusing Video
Lesson 6: Gels and Salves
Lesson 7: Compress, Hot Towels, and Mouthwash
Lesson 8: Undiluted/Neat Application
Review Quiz: Methods of Application

Module Seven: Introduction to Aromatic Medicine

Lesson 1: Introduction to the internal use of essential oils
Lesson 2: Methods of applications
Lesson 3: The Oral Route
Lesson 4: Safety and Internal Use
Review Quiz: Oral Use

Module Eight: How to Formulate and Blend

Lesson 1: The Aromatherapy Consultation
Lesson 2: Developing a 'Treatment' Framework
Lesson 3: Developing an Aromatic Blend
Lesson 4: Final Steps Blending
Lesson 5: Blending Observations
Aromatic Program Charts
Review Quiz: Blending

Module Nine: Aromatics in Health and Wellness

Lesson 1: Aromatherapy & the Respiratory System
Lesson 2: Aromatherapy & the Digestive System
Lesson 3: Aromatherapy & The Musculoskeletal System
Lesson 4: Aromatherapy and the Female Reproductive System
Sprout: Aromatherapy for Children
Lesson 5: The Circulatory System
Review Quiz: Aromatics in Health

Module Ten: Business Basics

Lesson 1: The Business of Aromatherapy
Lesson 2: Business Information
Sprout: Legalities of Practice
Module Ten: Business Basics PDF

Module Eleven: Completion

How to Complete Foundations of Essential Oil Therapy Certificate Course
About Case Studies
Submit Case Studies (FEOT)
Final Exam

This online course is self-paced. Begin as soon as you sign up!

This online course is self-paced. Begin as soon as you sign up!

Watch the videos and read the lessons on any device, at your own pace and convenience.

Meet Your Online Aromatherapy Certification: Foundations Instructor: Jade Shutes

About Jade Shutes Aromatherapy
Jade Shutes

Jade Shutes is an aromatherapist, herbalist, author, researcher, gardener, and aromatic distiller.

She holds a Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy, Holistic Massage, Anatomy and Physiology, and Reflexology from the Raworth College of Natural Medicine in Dorking, UK, and a Diploma in Aromatherapy from the International Therapist Examining Board (ITEC). She also holds a certificate in herbal medicine.

An aromatherapy practitioner, researcher, and educator for over three decades, Jade is passionate about aromatics and believes the sense of smell is one of the most powerful senses for healing the mind/body/psyche in this era of upheaval and change. She is considered a thought leader in the aromatherapy community and is highly respected for her balanced, progressive, and inspiring education.

Jade is the founder and visionary of the School for Aromatic Studies. She is the past president for the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (2000-2003 and 2013-2015), author of “Aromatherapy for Bodyworkers”, co-author of “The Carrier Oil Palette”, and the main author of the “Ultimate Guide to Aromatherapy.”

This online course is self-paced. Begin as soon as you sign up!