Chemistry by and for the Aromatherapist

The Chemistry by and for the Aromatherapist and Health Practitioner Certificate program has been designed for massage therapists, estheticians, nurses, healthcare providers and individuals interested in advancing their knowledge and applications of the chemistry of essential oils.

This is an advanced aromatherapy education program.  A Foundations aromatherapy certification program is required.  We have found that students who take the Chemistry by and for the Aromatherapist and Health Practitioner certificate program are primarily interested in:

  • Advancing their knowledge and applications of aromatherapy and essential oils
  • Deepening their understanding of the chemistry of essential oils
  • Blending based upon the chemical components of essential oils

How do I become certified with the Chemistry by and for the Aromatherapist and Health Practitioner Certificate program?

The Chemistry by and for the Aromatherapist and Health Practitioner certificate program was established in September of 2000 and has been updated and redesigned in 2009.  The course is approved by The National Association For Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA).   This course provides 24 CE hours for Registered aromatherapists (RA).

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

  • Attend 14 hours of live training.
  • Complete all modules in the Chemistry by and for the Aromatherapist program.
  • Complete 12 essential oil chemical biograms.
  • Complete final exam (requested when ready to take).
  • Send in final exam with 12 chemical biograms.

**NOTE: You can take the Chemistry by and for the Aromatherapist program for a Certificate of Attendance only. You would not have to complete the biograms or Final exam. A Certificate of Attendance would provide 14 CE hours.

This program is approved by the NCBTMB for 14 CE Hours for massage therapists.

Course Overview

Topics Covered

  • Aromatic Plants and Chemistry
  • Chemistry and organic chemistry basics
  • Overview of the biosynthesis of essential oil constituents
  • Chemistry: Its place in our field
  • Synergism in essential oils
  • Understanding the structure/energy system
  • Chemical families
  • Components of essential oils
  • Relating to the structure/energy system with essential oil biograms
  • Antimicrobial properties of essential oils
  • Treatment approaches and research for bacteria, fungi, and viruses

Upon successful completion of the Aromatic Chemistry certification program you will be able to:

  • Define what a plant is.
  • Discuss basic pathology including: bacteria, fungi, virus and animal parasites and list potential essential oils which have been shown to be effective for various pathology.
  • Define the term Organic chemistry.
  • Identify some key components within essential oils with known medicinal activity.
  • List and describe the families of organic compounds found in essential oils and their general therapeutic properties.
  • List examples of individual constituents under each essential oil chemical family and its potential therapeutic action.
  • Map individual essential oils to create a Structure/Function biograms .
  • Develop a blend based upon the chemistry of essential oils.
  • Explain why a specific essential oil was chosen based upon its chemistry.
  • Apply your knowledge of the chemistry of essential oils to create therapeutic products for your self, your clients, and family.

Course Enrollment Information

Tuition:  $325.**

**Tuition may vary slightly from location to location. See Calendar of Events.

Included Materials:

  • 14 hours of live training with East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies approved Instructor (includes some distance learning time as well)
  • The Chemistry by and for the Aromatherapist certificate manual designed and written by Jade Shutes, B.A., Dipl. AT
  • The use of over 50 organic or wild crafted ‘therapeutic grade’ essential oils
  • An extensive list of resources for quality products
  • Information about various Aromatherapy organizations and journals
  • Access to network with other graduates online
  • Discounts on additional materials/supplies from our select suppliers
  • Review of chemistry biograms and exam.
  • CE hours for massage therapists. (14 CE hours)
  • Certificate for Aromatic Chemistry by and for the Aromatherapist.
  • Issuance of Certificate.

Students will create and take home at least three of the following products:

  • Bath salts
  • Cream or Lotion
  • Aromatic First Aid Kit
  • Massage oil
  • Aromatic synergy
  • Aroma inhaler

Prerequisites

Anyone may register for this class. A Foundations level aromatherapy education is recommended but not required. To find a course in your area please see our: Calendar of Events