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Aroma 101: Foundations of Aromatherapy Certification Program


When: September 19, 2014 to October 5, 2014

Instructor: Katie Vie

Location: Boone Healing Arts Center

Contact: Boone Healing Arts Center


Full Event Details:

AROMA101 Foundations of Aromatherapy Certificate Program with Katie Vie

The Aroma101: Foundations of Aromatherapy Certificate program has been designed for massage therapists, estheticians, nurses, healthcare providers and individuals interested in exploring aromatherapy and the benefits of essential oils.

This program is approved by the NCBTMB for 40 CE Hours for massage therapists.

Course Overview

Topics Covered

    Aromatherapy Foundations
    The Holistic Framework
    Essential Oils Study
    The Quality of Essential Oils
    The Therapeutic and Energetic Properties of 20 Essential Oils
    Safety and contraindications
    Aromatic Skincare
    Olfaction and Aroma Psychology
    Methods of Application
    Blending Approaches and Techniques
    Aromatic Treatment Design and Implementation
    Self care and Healthcare with Aromatherapy.
    Basic Chemistry of Essential Oils
    Basic Case study for family, friends and existing healthcare professionals.
    What to do next?


Upon successful completion of Aroma101: Foundations you will be able to:

    Discuss the history of aromatherapy and its modern development.
    Compare and contrast a true essential oil with a fragrance oil.
    Identify key elements in determining the quality of an essential oil.
    Understand and discuss methods of production and the various end products these methods produce.
    Identify the origins and purpose of an essence in a plant.
    Define what an essential oil is and how it is produced.
    Demonstrate knowledge of 20 essential oils, including Latin binomial, safety information, and key therapeutic and/or energetic properties of each individual essential oil.
    Understand current up-to-date information on safety and essential oils.
    Describe the basic physiology of the skin and its key functions.
    Design an effective blend for a basic skincare.
    Describe the basic anatomy & physiology of the sense of smell.
    Specify key parts of the limbic system and their function.
    Create a blend of essential oils for an emotional purpose.
    List and describe various methods of application techniques and delivery systems.
    Demonstrate basic knowledge of the chemistry of essential oils.
    Design aromatic blends for a range of common household ailments.
    Assess your needs for advanced education in aromatherapy.
    Develop clear career goals and a path to become an Aromatherapist.

You will learn about the following essential oils:

    Clary sage: Salvia sclarea
    Roman Chamomile: Chamaemelum nobile syn. Anthemis nobilis
    Cypress: Cupressus sempervirens
    Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus globulus
    Fennel: Foeniculum vulgare
    Frankincense: Boswellia carteii syn. thurifera
    Geranium: Pelargonium graveolens
    Ginger: Zingiber officinale
    Grapefruit: Citrus paradisi
    Lavender: Lavandula angustifolia
    Lemon: Citrus limon
    Lemongrass: Cymbopogon citratus
    Orange: Citrus sinensis
    Patchouli: Pogostemom cablin
    Peppermint: Mentha x piperita
    Rosemary: Rosmarinus officinalis
    Tangerine/Mandarin: Citrus reticulata
    Tea Tree: Melaleuca alternifolia
    Vetiver: Vetiveria zizanoides
    Ylang ylang: Cananga odorata

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