Learn about Aromatherapy


The West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy offers you the chance to learn about aromatherapy through quality aromatherapy certification correspondences courses.  Explore the wonderful world of essential oils and learn everything you need to know to use them effectively in the comfort of your own home, just like going to an aromatherapy school!

Learn all you need to know about essential oils and their uses in the comfort of your own home at your own pace, via distance learning (self directed home study classes). Aromatherapy Courses delivered directly to you.  We are committed to offering Aromatherapy education of the highest standard at affordable prices. We specialize in aromatherapy education that allows one to naturally progress to the level of expertise desired resulting in Aromatherapy Certification.  Whether your interest lies in using oils for your own use, making products, incorporating essential oils into other modalities, or Clinical Aromatherapy,  your aromatherapy training begins with the Aromatherapy 101 course.  For more knowledge, or to be a Clinical Aromatherapist, it is completed with the Aromatherapy 201 course.  

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The West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy was incorporated in April 1999 and over 1,000 students have successfully worked through our programs under the ongoing expert guidance of Beverley Hawkins, a true professional with many years of hands on experience. After being introduced to essential oils Beverley found that she needed to take about 5 different aromatherapy courses to get the information she felt she needed. If the courses offered through the West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy had been available when she was first starting out, they would have been the ones she would have wanted to take.  She is a lifelong learner and is continually taking workshops and reading books and articles in order to both expand her knowledge and keep it up to date. She would love to welcome you as a student and is eager to share her knowledge with you.  As Beverley also maintains a successful hands on practice in Tsawwassen, BC, she is continually honing her skills and gathering a wealth of experience.  It is the depth of this clinical experience, together with a constant drive to learn more and more, that makes Beverley an incredible mentor and guide to those taking the courses offered through the West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy.

Essential oils can be used in many different ways and for many different purposes from the esoteric through to the medical and everything in between. Our courses are aimed at providing a good solid grounding in the use of essential oils within this broad framework, allowing our graduates to use them with confidence and understanding.

Aromatherapy correspondence courses are our specialty, we will help you acquire the knowledge you require to effectively use essential oils through our well researched and referenced course manuals, we are constantly updating these materials to ensure that we provide our students with the most up to date and current information available. We also provide ongoing support throughout the entire course. We are available to answer questions by phone, fax, mail or email. Students are also invited to join our e-mail groups. These are forums where one can interact not only with the school, but also with others who are taking the courses. If questions are asked on the group lists they are answered on the group so that everyone gets the benefit. This is the closest we can get to a classroom atmosphere without actually having to be in a classroom. One has the benefits of being able to study on their own time schedule at their own pace, while still having the support of others doing the same.

Take advantage of this opportunity to attend Aromatherapy school at home. Learn at your own speed and attain the level of expertise you desire with these comprehensive correspondence aromatherapy courses assembled by an accredited and experienced professional.

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