This Aromatherapy Certification Program is endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) providing ANCC continuing education hours (CNE) for nurses, and approved to offer NCBTMB contact hours for massage therapists and body workers. Essential Health is an approved school by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), offering this Level 2 Certification Program.
Nursing Contact Hours Approved: 103.5 CNE
NCBTMB Approved Provider: 108 CE Hours
NAHA Approved School: 235 hr Level 2 Certification
This program has been peer-reviewd and is endorsed by AHNA. This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
Approval for contact hours through the American Holistic Nurses Association is based on an assessment
of the educational merit of this program and does not constitute endorsement of the use of any specific
modality in the care of clients.
This Home Study Program provides an intuitive learner-paced curriculum including an on-line manual, instructional videos, student and instructor interaction, and activities to reinforce your aromatherapy knowledge.
Some of the major topics we cover:
Aromatherapy and Essential Oil History
How Essential Oils Are Extracted From Plants
Ways to Use Essential Oils
Blending and Formulating Products
Essential Oil Synergy
Safety Concerns including Medical Conditions and Medication Interactions
Interesting, Understandable Botany, Anatomy, and Chemistry
Essential Oil Testing
Choosing High-Quality Essential Oils
Aroma Notes & Characteristics
Emotional and Energetic Qualities of the Essential Oils
Carrier Oils, Salts & Hydrosols
Ethical and Business Considerations
Consultation Skills and Practice
Aromatherapy in Healthcare Settings
Homeopathy, Flower Essences & Herbal Medicine
Research and Resources
Trusted by the Industry
We work with healthcare leaders on
aromatherapy education and program implementation
Why should I become Certified?
To deepen your understanding and to gain a strong scientific foundation regarding aromatherapy. To comfortably and confidently discuss the science of essential oils with others. Certification gives you the credibility to use aromatherapy professionally.
Are there any prerequisites for the course?
No, anyone and everyone can take this course.
Do I need to have essential oils to take this class?
In this program, we study 47 essential oils. You do not need all 47, but you will need to have a selection. Your essential oils must have batch-specific gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) reports. That’s how we study chemistry and know the oils are pure and unadulterated. If you have questions about your oils or which oils to purchase, we will be happy to talk with you and/or provide several essential oil company options upon registration. (We do not profit from our recommendations.)
Are there any other supplies that I will need?
As part of the ACP, you will be doing 10 case studies and 12 blends. You will need a few containers and carriers. In your welcome letter, we will outline exactly what you need. In addition, we look at Tisserand & Young (2014) for some of our safety information. It is a great reference to have on hand. It is available for purchase, rent, and as an e-book.
Is there interaction with an instructor or other students during this course?
Prior to beginning the program, you will have a personal Zoom meeting with Denise to discuss your goals, timeline, and details of the course. You may connect with Denise as needed via email, phone, or by Zoom throughout the program. You will also have access to a private facebook group and group Zoom meetings where we will discuss elements of the program and share case study recipes and results. You will be studying as part of our Essential Health Community.
How long does this program take?
This is a learner-paced program, meaning you can move through the material as quickly as you would like, or take as long as you need. Students have finished in six weeks, and taken up to 1½ years. The average length of time is five to six months.
Do you offer in person certification?
Yes! They are currently on hold due to covid, but we teach through Minneapolis College, at our Mendota Heights location, and Denise is willing to travel to teach groups upon request.
Do you offer a payment plan?
Yes! Choose to pay your tuition in full, or in five or ten automatic monthly payments.