Aromatherapy Workshop – Level I

Info below applies to both Online and Live Clinical Aromatherapy Classes
Live Course = 15 hours / Online courses = 50+ hours (much more in-depth)

Fundamentals of Clinical Aromatherapy

  • History of Aromatherapy from Ancient to Modern Times
  • Current Status of Aromatherapy as a Professional Practice
  • Appropriate Roles and Uses of Aromatherapy as a Complimentary Modality in Healthcare Setting / Staying within Your Legal Scope of Practice when using Essential Oils
  • Definitions and Characteristics of Essential Oils and their roles in the Life Processes of Plants / Basics of Essential Oil Chemistry / How Essential Oils are Extracted
  • How to Evaluate the Quality of Essential Oils and Why it Matters
  • How Essential Oils Enter the Body and React with the Body’s Physiology
    • Oral Administration and the Role of First-pass Liver Metabolism (for discussion only); oral use is not taught in the course and should not be used by allied health professionals
    • Inhalation (extensive discussion of the olfactory system and its connections with the endocrine and immune systems, as well as the effects of inhaled substances on memory and emotional functioning through olfactory connections with the brain’s limbic system)
    • Topical Application; how avoidance of first-pass liver metabolism affects the delivery of essential oils to organs and tissues of the body
  • Methods of Use / Proper Dilution / Safety Issues and Contraindications / How to select a method of use
    • In vegetable oils applied to the skin (“spot” application and full body massage)
    • Compresses
    • Sitz baths / hand and foot soaks
    • Baths
    • Inhalation and the different methods of presenting essential oils for inhalation
  • In-depth profiles of 16 essential oils including
    • Discussion of how to use Latin names to insure proper identification of a plant and its oil
    • Actions of each oil
    • The common uses of each oil in healthcare settings
    • Specific safety data and contraindication for each oil

Essential Oils covered in Level I:

  • Cedarwood
  • Chamomile, Blue
  • Chamomile, Roman
  • Clary Sage
  • Eucalyptus
  • Frankincense
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Orange, Sweet
  • Peppermint
  • Rose
  • Rosemary
  • Tea Tree
  • Thyme linalol
  • Ylang Ylang

All the above essential oils will be provided for students at both live workshops (group use) and online courses . There is no need to bring essential oils to the live workshops but, it is recommended that all students have these oils available for their own use.

If students don’t already have these essential oils, they can purchase a kit from Artisan Aromatics: Level I Essential Oil Kit

FYI – Artisan Aromatics offers a 20% discount off the regular price of the kit for current and former students of both The Aromatherapy School and The Highlands School of Natural Healing.

Aromatherapy Workshops – Levels I, II & III

This series of courses offers three sequential levels of training and is designed for massage therapists, nurses and other healing arts practitioners who wish to integrate aromatherapy into their professional practice. It is assumed that students enrolling in these courses have a foundation in basic anatomy and physiology.

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