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 & 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
Course Delivery and Start
Start anytime, self-paced and 100% online
Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.
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Professional development for those currently working or aspiring to work in the aromatherapy beauty industry.