Aromatherapists use aromatic plant oils, including essential oil, to promote the health of the mind, body and spirit. If you want to understand the applications of aromatherapy to improve health and wellbeing, this course is perfect for you.
The Certificate of Aromatherapy and Health is an online aromatherapy course that will teach you how to identify essentials oils for therapeutic use and to develop a treatment plan for a client.
In this aromatherapy course, you will discover the power of scent and its many applications, from massage to candles, hair and body products and more. You will also learn the different properties of essential oils, extraction methods, and the scope and nature of an aromatherapy business.
On completion of this course, you will have a solid foundation of knowledge on the practical application of aromatherapy to optimise health and wellbeing.
Unit - Aromatherapy Health Applications
Unit 1 – Essential oil properties A
Chemicals found in plants
Properties of essential oils
Alterative effect and analgesic effect
Unit 2 – Essential Oil Properties B
Properties of oils (continued)
The chemistry of aromatherapy
Blending essential oils
Unit 3 – Oil extraction
Typical essential oil compounds
Super-critical carbon dioxide extraction
Hydro-diffusion (also known as percolation)
Unit 4 – The physiology and psychology of aromatherapy
Three distinct modes of action essential oils
The science and physiology of smell – olfaction
Mechanism of action
The absorption of essential oils into the bloodstream
2 main skin diffusion areas
Unit 5 – Applications for aromatherapy
Leveraging the therapeutic effects of essential oils
Making massage oils
Creams and lotions
A Process for making a cream
Internal and/or dermal applications
Unit 6 – Aromatherapy safety
Safe use of essential oils
General safety notes
Quality of oil
What to look for in good quality oil
Unit 7 – Aromatherapy treatment
Counselling and assessment
What to consider during a consultation
Suitable essential oils
Explain treatment to a client
Advise of potential adverse reactions
Client questions and feedback
Important considerations in practice
Unit 8 – Body systems – part 1
Various conditions relating to specific body systems.
Treating a variety of conditions
Respiratory system and specific conditions
Specific conditions and
Lymphatic system and specific conditions
Reproductive system and specific conditions
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Unit 9 – Body systems – part 2
Musculoskeletal system and specific conditions
Nervous system and specific conditions
Digestive system and specific Conditions
Integumentary system and specific conditions
Unit 10 – Aromatherapy business development
Incense (2 methods)
Honey & calendula golden soap
Acne face & body spray
Scents derived from plants
Estimated duration 50 hours
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