The Certificate in Holistic Aromatherapy course is a comprehensive course for beginners to aromatherapy who want a solid education but don’t want to take the full length Certificate in Professional Aromatherapy. This course is designed to empower aromatherapy users at home to safely and effectively use aromatherapy. It gives a good foundation for those who are thinking about starting an aromatherapy business but who have no experience in the subject area.

How the Aromatherapy Course is Set Up

You don’t need any prior experience to start this course. The course is divided into eight modules with a total of thirty lessons. At the end of each lesson, you’ll need to complete a table or short answer question. At the end of each module, you’ll need to complete a practical project. As this is an introductory course, you don’t need to worry about completing essays or reading assignments! The aim of this course is to make learning fun, but educational!

If you want to take the certificate to meet the requirements of NAHA Level 1 Certified Aromatherapist®, you will also need to complete Module Nine. This is an assessment module. You’ll need to successfully complete five case studies (over a minimum period of three months), a five to ten page research paper on aromatherapy, and a multi-choice exam.

Aromatherapy Products that you will Make During the Course

You will learn to make the following aromatic products during this beginner’s course in aromatherapy:

  • aromatherapy sprays

  • aromatherapy oils

  • aromatherapy scrubs

  • aromatherapy salts

  • infused aromatic oils

  • aromatherapy inhalers

  • aromatherapy compresses.

Unique Selling Points about the Certificate in Holistic Aromatherapy

This is one of the few comprehensive foundation courses in aromatherapy on the market available, without having to take a combined level 1 and level 2 aromatherapy certificate. On the successful completion of this course, you will:

  • be able to apply for NAHA level Certified Aromatherapist® membership.

  • Be proficient in making seven different types of aromatherapy products.

  • Be able to competently assess and choose essential oils/carrier oils/hydrosols to make a suitable aromatherapy blend.

  • Understand where, how, and why aromatic plants are extracted to produce aromatic oils and waters.

  • Understand the basic chemistry of essential oils.

  • Understand how to use essential oils safely.

  • Understand different dilution rates for different groups of people.

  • Understand labeling and language used for aromatherapy products.

  • Understand the scope of practice of an aromatherapist.

You will have the necessary skills to begin to use aromatic plants at home for your your health and well-being.

About the Author and Course Provider:

The author of this article has a 23 year history in the health care and aromatherapy industry. She is UK-certified aromatherapist and a NAHA Certified Professional Aromatherapist®. She is both a published author and editor in aromatherapy, a consultant, custom blend formulator and herbal studies student. She is the author of Authentic Aromatherapy and the current chief editor of the NAHA Aromatherapy Journal. She has taken the online Master Gardener short course series with the University of Oregon. Sharon works from her garden studio in Sedona, Arizona, where she takes care of aromatic gardens and teaches from her workroom and still room, surrounded by one acre of native flora and fauna.

Post updated December 2018.

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