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Foundations of Aromatherapy Certificate Program with Katie Vie in Marshall, NC

July 13 @ 9:00 am - July 29 @ 5:00 pm

Aroma 101: Foundations of Aromatherapy Certification Program

To learn more and to register, please email Katie at: Katie Vie <riverislandapothecary@gmail.com>


at Katie Vie’s studio in Marshall, NC
July 13-15 & July 27-29 (don’t worry, I have A/C!)


About the Program:

Course Overview


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

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 Herbal and 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

To learn more and to register, please email Katie at:

Katie Vie <riverislandapothecary@gmail.com>



July 13 @ 9:00 am
July 29 @ 5:00 pm


Katie Vie


Katie Vie’s Studio
Marshall, NC United States
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