Aromatherapy 101 Course


Aromatherapy 101 is the basis of our aromatherapy program. It starts at the beginning and gives you everything you need to know to safely and effectively use essential oils every day. In this course you will learn how essential oils can be used to enhance the health and happiness of yourself, your family and friends. This is a stand alone course and for those who just wish to increase their knowledge of essential oils and use them privately this may be the only course you ever need to take. Those who wish to use essential oils professionally will benefit from continuing on with the Aromatherapy 201 course which carries on where the Aromatherapy 101 course leaves off.

In the Aromatherapy 101 Course the student will cover the following:

Introduction to the World of Aromatherapy and its History.
Essential Oils,  what they are, where they come from, how they are extracted, the factors affecting their quality and chemistry.
Chemistry of essential oils, an introduction.
Effective use of essential oils and the Safety Precautions to be aware of.
Methods of Application, including the effective dilution ratios to use, what carriers to use and what method of blending is most appropriate for each application.
30 essential oils are covered in depth:  Chamomiles: Chamomile, Roman (Chamaemelum nobile), German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita); Citrus Oils: Bergamot (Citrus bergamia), Grapefruit (Citrus x paradise), Lemon (Citrus x limon), Lime (Citrus x aurantifolia), Mandarin/Tangerine Citrus reticulate), Orange, Bitter and Sweet (Citrus aurantium var. Amara) (Citrus sinensis), Yuzu (Citrus junos);  Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea); Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens); Eucalyptus Oils: Lemon (Corymbia citriodora);  (Eucalyptus dives) (Eucalyptus globulus) (Eucalyptus radiate) (Eucalyptus smithii),;Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens); Ginger (Zingiber officinale); Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis); Lavenders: Lavandin (Lavandula x intermedia), Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Spike Lavender (Lavandula latifolia), Spanish Lavender (Lavandula stoechas);  Marjoram (Sweet) (Origanum majorana); Mint oils: Peppermint (Mentha x piperita), Spearmint (Mentha spicata);  Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis); Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia); Lemon scented Tea Tree (Leptospermum petersonii); Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata).
13 carrier oils: Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus amygdalus var. dulcis), Apricot Kernel Oil (Prunus armeniaca), Borage Oil (Borago officinalis), Canola Oil (Brassica napus), Castor Oil (Ricinus communis), Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera L), Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera biennis), Grapeseed Oil (Vitis vinifera), Hemp Seed (Cannabis sativa), Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Kukui Nut Oil (Aleurites moluccans), Olive Oil (Olea europaea), Tamanu Oil (Calophyllum inophyllum). 2 Macerated Oils: Calendula Oil (Calendula officinalis), Hypericum – St. John’s Wort (Hypercium perforatum); 3 Butters: Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao); Mango Butter (Mangifera indica), Shea Butter (Vitellaria paradoxa); Clays; Gels; 20 Hydrosols covered.
Blending, Therapeutic and Creative.
Skin Care including an Aromatherapy Home Facial.
Perfumes and Perfume Blending
First Aid
Making Products , Labeling, Good Manufacturing Practices, Pricing.
Interaction with your Client, Simple Client Briefs.
Recipes and Sample Blends.

The Workbook is divided into 20 individual lessons.  Each lesson highlights the material in the course book to be studied for that lesson.  Then there are hands on experiential exercises for the student to complete.  These give one a first-hand experience of working with the essential oil/s and building up a personal relationship with that oil.  We find that when we have a personal relationship with an oil we have a much better recollection of what that oil will work for.  The plus is that these exercises are fun and easy to do!  At the end of each chapter are some multiple choice questions and answers.  These prepare one of the final exam.

Exam requirement is 100 Multiple Choice Questions plus a 500 – 2000 word essay.


Loved doing this – at home, at my own pace. Aromatherapy has always interested me and I learned so much. Being a nurse, I feel I can help some of my family and friends now. BH, Ft. McMurray, AL.

Who is the Aromatherapy 101 course designed for?
Anyone and everyone with an interest in using essential oils safely and effectively. On successful completion of the optional Aromatherapy 101 exam, the student will receive a Certificate certifying that they have successfully completed the course of study (170 hours) and the exam required by this institute in Aromatherapy 101. This aromatherapy distance learning course gives one a really good grounding in the subject matter while allowing one to go to an aromatherapy school in your own home and study on your own schedule.

What are your options once completing the Aromatherapy 101 course?
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.

This aromatherapy course starts at the beginning and gives you everything you need to know to safely and effectively use essential oils every day.

I have been studying almost all my life and I am confident today to say that this course was probably one of my best experiences.RTT, North Burnaby, BC

What will you receive with the Aromatherapy 101 Course?

Aromatherapy 101 Course Notes
The aromatherapy course notes consist of over 200 pages which are fully referenced from both traditional aromatherapy texts and scientific resources.

Aromatherapy 101 Course Workbook
This workbook consists of over 100 pages divided into twenty lessons designed to take you step by step through the aromatherapy course notes and fully understand them.  One essential oil will be studied per lesson.  The practical exercises will give you hands-on experience of safely working with essential oils from day one.

I was very pleased with the amount of information shared. I learned a lot from this course and would recommend it to anyone interested in aromatherapy.. SH, Tuscola, IL

Time Line and Exam Requirements
You have a time line of 9 months within which to complete this course and request the exam. The exam is a closed book exam, 100 multiple choice question, that is sent out with a Proctor Form. In addition to the exam there, is also the exam requirement of an essay, minimum 500 words and maximum 2000. The essay to be chosen from one of three topics. A Certificate will be issued on the successful completion of exam and essay.

Brief Description of the Aromatherapy 101’s 20 lessons – rated at 175 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.

Thank you for putting so much effort and time into creating this course. It’s very thorough and easy to understand.JR, Pahrump, NV

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 20 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.