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“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”
~ Albert Einstein

How Does The Course Work?

  • Join in on the Institute's LIVE weekly class instruction.
  • Prepare your assigned homework independently.
  • Take advantage of related videos in the library.
  • Rejoin the class to review assignments and observe student presentations and evaluations.
  • Take advantage of group discussions on recommended reading materials.
  • Participate in monthly Q&A sessions.
  • Participate in student forum.
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You will be able to interact with students and teachers in real time from the comfort of your own home. Online classes lack the clarity, support and mentorship needed to gain the proper understanding to be an effective therapist. In-person classes are great, but can be very costly, and require time away from home and family.

The Institute's live streaming, virtual instruction accommodates the growing demand from students worldwide whose schedules conflict with traditional classroom instruction. Our contemporary format supports a variety of learning styles, creating unique, effective and dynamic learning experience. 

The Institute provides active support and mentoring throughout your learning journey. Helping you to gain a solid aromatherapy foundation.

Who Can Benefit From This Program?

Essential Oil Enthusiasts

This program is designed to benefit anyone who seeks to use their passion for aromatic knowledge to improve the overall health and wellness of their family.

It gives careful, detailed attention to the skills needed to make therapeutic preparations which support wellness and recovery from illness.

Emerging Aromatherapy Professionals

The curriculum is designed for emerging professionals with a desire to enter the field of aromatherapy as a new career or business.

It includes thorough direction in organic cosmetic formulation, designing safe body products that support wellness, and contributing to an overall healthy lifestyle.

“A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.”
~ Lao Tzu, Chinese Proverb

The Institute's Core Curriculum Certification Program Includes:

  • 50 Essential Oil Profiles
  • Introduction to the History of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy
  • Methods of Extraction
  • Quality of Essential Oils
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Methods of Absorption
  • Body Systems
  • Methods for Creating Effective Blends
  • Data Sheets for Each Oil
  • Developing Effective Client Protocol
  • Essential Oil Safety & Contraindications for Various Methods of Application
  • Carrier Oils
  • Methods of Application
  • Essential Oil Energetics
  • Aromatic Chemistry & Botany
  • Essential Oil Chemistry
  • Effective Consultation Skills
  • Legal & Ethical Responsibilities
  • Business Development & Branding Guidance & Support
  • Ethnics in Aromatherapy
  • GCMS Essential Oil Chemistry Reports
  • A Private Resource Guide of Products & Services
  • Case Studies
  • A Research Project

“Oil and incense make the heart rejoice.”
~ Proverbs 27:9

The Institute's Advisory Board
& Distinguished Guest Lecturers:

mark-webb

Mark Webb BSc

Mark Webb holds a BSc Degree in Biochemistry and Plant Physiology and Biology from Macquarie University, Sydney, graduating in 1984. He is an associate member of the International Aromatherapy and Aromatic Medicine Association (IAAMA), and a member of the Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists (ASCC).

Mark is the author of the acclaimed reference book, Bush Sense: Australian Essential Oils and Aromatic Compounds. It is the first book to catalog and explain the therapeutic benefits of the aromatic treasures of the ‘Great Southern Land’. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, Bush Sense answers all the questions asked when encountering Australian essential oils and aromatic compounds for the first time.

Mark also contributed a chapter on aromatherapy within An Introduction to Complementary Medicine – the first university-level, evidence-based textbook on complementary medicine, published in 2003.

Following the publication of Bush Sense in 2000, Mark went on to lecture for the next six years at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT), Sydney as well as the Technical and Further Education Institute of New South Wales. He has also lectured at the Health Arts College, Melbourne in Aromatic Medicine and Aromatherapy.

Mark regularly provides training and continuing education to those working within various branches of complementary medicine, including clinical aromatherapists, medical herbalists, and naturopaths in particular. He has presented lectures at conferences both nationally and internationally and has provided numerous articles for industry journals.

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Dr. Elizabeth Winter ND

Dr. Elizabeth Winter is a licensed naturopathic doctor offering personalized integrative and functional medicine in person in San Diego and for patients at a distance via Skype. Dr. Winter prioritizes understanding the goals of each patient and works with her patients to develop an individualized treatment plan, combining the best of evidence-based natural and conventional medicine.

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Bruce Boynton MD

Bruce R. Boynton, MD, MPH, CA is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist who trained at Aromahead Institute and Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy. Dr. Boynton has had a distinguished career as a naval officer, clinician, researcher, educator and hospital administrator. He was formerly Commanding Officer, Naval Medical Research Unit – 3 in Cairo, Egypt and Commanding Officer of the USNS Comfort, a 1,000 bed hospital ship. He is currently Statewide Medical Director, Centurion Healthcare of New Mexico and Editor of The Journal of Health and Human Experience.

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Tracy Darling MD

Dr. Darling attended Purdue University, where she graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor's degree in Biology. She then earned her Medical Doctorate (MD) from Indiana University school of medicine, and went on to an internship in General Surgery at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, OH.

Through years of studies, Dr. Darling now uses all the modalities available to her; herbal treatments, vitamins, specialized diets, bio-identical hormones, the hCG Weight Release program, nutritional testing, and energy medicine'to help her patients heal and learn more about how to take control of their health. She dreams someday of everyone being able to become their own doctor. Until then, she's here to help those who are looking for a different path, a path to truly HOLISTIC health. Dr. Darling was trained by the American Board of Chelation Therapy, and attends numerous lectures and webinars to stay up to date on the latest natural health issues.

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Dr. Tim Miller ND

Timothy Miller ND, MAc, LAc, RA is a naturopathic physician, licensed acupuncturist, and registered aromatherapist. Dr. Tim is a chemistry nerd. He is fascinated by the chemistry found in the natural world. Fueled by the abundant, potent, and unique components within aromatherapy, Dr. Tim has sought to understand how essential oils act on the body and identify which clinical applications are best incorporated into practice. Dr. Tim believes deeply in Docere (the naturopathic medicine tenet of ‘Doctor as Teacher’) and loves to teach. He is a speaker, teacher, practitioner, and contributing author. He believes learning should be fun and makes every attempt to engage his students in a profound and meaningful way.

"For every drug that benefits a patient, there is a natural substance that can achieve the same effect." ~ Dr. Carl C. Pfeiffer, M.D., Ph.D.

You Will Learn To Formulate:

  • Organic Body Products
  • Lotions & Creams
  • Respiratory Inhalers
  • Therapeutic Bath Salts & Teas
  • Room Sprays
  • Lip Balms
  • First Aid Kits & Travel Kits
  • Balms, Body Butters & Salves
  • Therapeutic Massage Oil Blends
  • Body Oil & Bath Oil Blends
  • Salt Scrubs
  • Hydrosols, including therapeutic use instructions
  • Flower Essences, including therapeutic use instructions
  • Herbal Infusions & Tinctures
  • & Much More
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Interact in real time with Teachers & Students from around the world. From the comfort of your own home!

Aromatherapy certification requirements
Aromatherapy Certification Requirements:

In order to receive your certificate of completion from the Institute, qualifying you as a Certified Aromatherapist, you must complete the following:

  • 20 Case Studies
  • 8-10 Page Research Paper
  • Final Exam @70% +
  • Complete Online A&P Course @70% +
  • Turn In All Homework Assignments
  • Actively Participate In Class Discussions & Presentations
  • Tuition Paid In Full
  • You must be in good standing. Successfully abiding by student conduct agreement.

If at some point you find that you have been absent or know in advance that you will be absent, you will need to make up all missed classroom time and required materials and assignments. You may not miss more than one full day and receive your certificate. Please keep lines of communication open in regards to any proposed absence.

Educational prerequisites
Educational
Pre-requisites:

There are no previous qualifications required. This is an entry level certification class, in which you will become qualified to appropriately advise on the therapeutic use of essential oils, product formulation, and appropriate methods of application. Once all elements of your ACP have been completed, including the anatomy and physiology requirements, you will become officially certified. If you have previous anatomy & physiology training, you may opt to take the final exam for credit.

Class Supplies
Class
Supplies:

Your class blending supplies are not included in the program. Feel free to use your own supplies or purchase them from your vendor of choice. You may, however, choose to purchase a kit from one of our approved vendors. It will include everything you will need to complete your program (essential oils, carrier oils, containers, and more) in one convenient package. Purchasing the kit is completely optional. You may begin your class prior to purchasing supplies. However, you will need some supplies to complete your case studies, which are required to become certified.

“The greatest medicine of all is to teach people how not to need it”
~ Unknown

After Completing Your Certification You May Consider These Options:

  • Open a professional practice in your home, or in a private or shared office space.
  • Add aromatherapy to an already existing business, such as massage therapy or acupuncture or other forms of complementary alternative therapies.  Work as a professional spa consultant, training therapist, in-house consultant, or product formulation.
  • Create a retail product or line. Sell online, at farmers markets, or in stores.
  • Create a retail establishment.

Graduate from the Institute with the working tools to start your own aromatherapy business.

The Institute Will Guide You In Launching Your Brand!

The Institute also offers consulting services to guide and assist you in launching your own professional brand.

Do you want to open a private practice or create your own aromatherapy product to retail? We will give you the tools necessary to make your goal possible. We will assist you in designing a business plan, creating a logo, designing and sourcing packaging for your product, meeting compliance regulations, fulfilling stability requirements, launching an effective website, and marketing your product. Complete your certification with the Institute and launch your own line!

Launch your Brand

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