Aromatherapy 101 is the starting point. In Aromatherapy 101 we start at the beginning and systematically go through everything you need to know to safely and effectively use essential oils every day. You learn how essential oils can be used to enhance the health and happiness of yourself, your family and friends. If you only intend to use essential oils privately this may be the only course you ever need to take. On the other hand, if you are intending to incorporate them into a business venture, continuing on with the Aromatherapy 201 course may be appropriate.
Aromatherapy 101 consists of the Workbook with 20 lessons and 3 Course Books (745 pages).
These books are delivered as downloadable PDF files which, in addition to being viewed digitally, may be printed. The cost of this course is Canadian Dollars $555.00.
Covered in the Aromatherapy 101 Course:
As the essential oils and carriers are an aromatherapist’s ‘tools of trade’, you will need to have your own selection of supplies to get started with. It is not necessary for you to purchase ALL of the essential oils and carriers covered in the course, however as there are many experiential exercisers to help expand your understanding of the essential oils and carriers, the more you have, the more you can play with. To help you get started you will be able to download a list of Suppliers who offer our students a Student Discount, from the Student’s Corner.
The Workbook is divided into 20 individual lessons. Each lesson will guide the student on what to read and which essential oil to experience. Then they will be guided on how to complete the hands-on exercises. Finally, they are able to review what has been learned by working through the questions and answers at the end of each lesson. This also prepares them for the final exam.
Students will work through the course material at their own pace however, our experience has shown that having a timeline does help to keep students motivated and on track and the Timeline for Aromatherapy 101 is 9 months.
Even while working at your own pace, provided the material is worked at consistently, it is certainly possible to complete the coursework and exam requirements in much less time and many students do.
The Exam is a closed book 100 multiple choice question exam written in front of a Proctor. In addition, there are also the additional exam requirements of a 500 – 2000 Essay and 5 simple Case Studies. A Certificate is issued on successful completion.
After completing Aromatherapy 101, you will be able to effectively use Aromatherapy and the essential oils covered in the aromatherapy course for yourself and family. This aromatherapy course could also prepare you to work in the Aromatherapy Industry. Examples of career opportunities include working in retail outlets selling essential oils as well as product formulation and blending.
Brief Description of the Aromatherapy 101’s 20 lessons – rated at 180 hours.
Each lesson contains unique exercises based on the material covered in that lesson.
Lesson 1 – Introduction to Aromatherapy; World History of Aromatherapy. The essential oil profile of Bergamot.
Lesson 2 – Botany, Endangered Species. The essential oil profiles of Roman Chamomile and German Chamomile.
Lesson 3 – Methods of Extracting Essential Oils. The essential oil profile of Clary Sage.
Lesson 4 – How does Aromatherapy work. The essential oil profile of Cypress.
Lesson 5 – Chemistry of Essential Oils. The essential oil profile of Yuzu.
Lesson 6 – All Things Safety. The essential oil profile of Geranium
Lesson 7 – Application; Methods of treatment; Useful Measurements. The essential oil profile of Ginger.
Lesson 8 – Essential Oil Profiles Introduction; Brief explanation of Ayurveda. The essential oil profile of Juniper.
Lesson 9 – Brief explanation of the Chakras. The essential oil profiles of Lavender, Lavandin, Spike Lavender, Spanish Lavender.
Lesson 10 – Odor Profiling. The essential oil profiles of Lemon and Lime.
Lesson 11 – Carriers. Carrier Oils, Butters, Clays, Salts, and Gels. The essential oil profile of Sweet Marjoram.
Lesson 12 – Floral Waters/Hydrosols/Hydrolates. The essential oil profiles of Mandarin and Orange.
Lesson 13 – Therapeutic and Emotional Indexes (based on the 30 oils covered in 101). The essential oil profiles of Peppermint and Spearmint.
Lesson 14 – Therapeutic Blending (two different ways of blending are covered). The essential oil profile of Lemon Eucalyptus.
Lesson 15 – Creative Blending, Blending by Chemistry. The essential oil profile of Rosemary.
Lesson 16 – Perfumes. The essential oil profile of Grapefruit.
Lesson 17 – Making Products; Product Labelling. The essential oil profile of Rosemary and its chemotypes.
Lesson 18 – Product Pricing; Business Set Up; Home Facial; Cellulite. The essential oil profiles of Tea Tree and Lemon Tea Tree.
Lesson 19 – Research; First Aid; Pets. The essential oil profile of Ylang Ylang.
Lesson 20 – Professional Ethics; Interaction with your Client, Client Briefs.