Aroma101: Foundations of Aromatherapy Certificate Program

The EWSHAS Online Aromatherapy Certification Program

Hi Jade, The information for the new ONLINE program is great!! I’ve already started on the course material reading and watching the video. It is so interesting and informative. It is hard for me to put the material down as it is fascinating and I am learning so much already. Thank you for putting this all together! – Michelle (CA)

Jade, I just have to thank you again for putting together such a marvelous course. I am loving every minute of it and wish I could sit and study all day! I am becoming more and more amazed at the healing abilities of essential oils. I am still in the process of balancing out hormonally since my miscarriage and last night made my first aromatherapy bath using lavender, grapefruit, clary sage, lemon, and geranium. It was heavenly. I was so amazed at how much better I felt after that bath – tension and irritability were gone and I was so relaxed. I soon went to bed with a drop of lavender and neroli on a cotton ball near my pillow and had a most restful night of sleep. I wish I could take that bath every night! Your course is changing my life. I feel so much the richer for having these oils as a regular part of my life! – Jessica (CA)


You will receive access to the Aroma101 Foundations of Aromatherapy On-Line Certification program for LIFE. Yes, for life. So you will be able to keep up to date with any new materials we add to the program.

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SPECIAL OFFER THROUGH JANUARY 31st: $450. (that’s a savings of $50.)  Use code: learn at checkout.

Tuition: $500.00

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DETAILS ABOUT OUR AROMA101 Foundations of Aromatherapy Certificate Program

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.

Students interested in becoming professionally qualified with the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy  will want to take this  Foundations certificate program before moving into our Aroma201: Advanced Aromatherapy Certification Program. This program covers 100 hours of training.

This is an entry-level class.  No previous Aromatherapy training is required!  This class can be taken by anyone, but we’ve found that students are primarily interested in:

  • Developing a new career in Aromatherapy
  • Enhancing an existing health care practice
  • Integrating natural remedies into home care self care
  • Simply learning more about aromatherapy

As a rapidly growing complementary health care profession, Aromatherapy education offers abundant career opportunities. EWSHAS graduates have gone on to create successful aromatherapy retail businesses, online essential oil and organic body care businesses, botanical perfume businesses, therapeutic product lines, chakra or yoga based lines, sustainable green businesses, web based radio shows, and consultation services.

How do I become certified with the Aroma101: Foundations Aromatherapy Certificate Program?

The course is approved by The National Association For Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and the WA state Workforce and Training Board.

In order to receive the East-West School for Aromatic Studies certification students must:

  • Complete all modules in the Aroma101 program.
  • Complete 5 case studies on family, friends, self, or existing and willing clients.
  • Complete final exam (requested when ready to take).
  • Send in final exam and 5 case studies.

This program is approved for 100 hours of aromatherapy training and 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

Career opportunities for graduates of the Aroma101 Foundations Aromatherapy Certificate Program:

What are East-West School for Aromatic Studies graduates doing?

  • Creating dynamic therapeutic aromatherapy products and/or organic body care lines
  • Designing and creating botanical perfumes
  • Establishing on-line website stores selling aromatic and herbal products
  • Educating the public and healthcare practitioners about aromatherapy
  • Writing articles for aromatherapy magazines, online publications and health magazines
  • Integrating aromatherapy into an existing practice to enhance client health

Course Enrollment Information

Tuition: $500

Included Materials

    • The Aroma101 Foundations of Aromatherapy certificate program ONLINE designed and written by Jade Shutes
    • Full materia medica profiles on 20 essential oils
    • Discounts on additional materials through Lunaroma
    • Email/phone tutorial support
    • Review of case studies and exam.
    • CE hours for massage therapists.
    • Issuance of  certificate for 100 hours of aromatherapy education. (40 CE hours through the NCBTMB)
    • Aroma101 Student kits are available for purchase from: OR


You will need to purchase additional supplies to complete your case studies if you do not already have supplies.

The student kit from Lunaroma includes the following (pricing included)

The student kit from Stillpoint Aromatics can be ordered here!


Anyone may register for this class. No previous Aromatherapy training is required.

Register TODAY:

Tuition  for Aroma101: Foundations only: $500.00

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