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Certified Aromatherapist Level 1

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This entry-level aromatherapy certification is designed for individuals without prior experience who have an interest in the therapeutic applications of aromatherapy. It is also suitable for existing health professionals, including Massage Therapists, Estheticians, Herbalists, Nurses, and Physicians.

The comprehensive course covers various subjects, including essential oil usage, chemistry, the science of aromatherapy, anatomy, physiology, and specific data and applications for twenty essential oils. Additionally, it delves into the understanding of four body systems, complemented by an in-depth exploration of Anatomy & Physiology 1.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction to the history of Aromatherapy & ancient Egyptian Aromatic History
  • Profiles of 20 essential oils
  • Production and methods of extraction (distillation, cold pressing/expression, enfleurage, absolute, CO2 extraction)
  • Botany
  • Basic physiological effects of essential oils: methods of absorption, an overview of olfaction and the limbic system, the skin, the respiratory system, and the immune system
  • How essential oils interact on physical and emotional levels
  • Essential oil chemistry
  • How to create/design an effective blend
  • Diluents such as vegetable oils and other carrier bases
  • Methods of application (inhalation, diffusion, topical, optional: internal)
  • Safety issues (including dermal, respiratory, internal) and contraindications
  • Anatomy & Physiology 1: The Integumentary System; Skeleton, Joints & The Skeletal System; Muscle, Muscle Tissue & The Muscular System; Nervous Tissue & The Central Nervous System, The Peripheral Nervous System, The Autonomic Nervous System; The Endocrine System; Cellular Structure
  • The basics of business development
  • Legal, ethical, privacy issues include a copy of the NAHA Code of Ethics

Course Breakdown:

Introduction: Course Overview – Class Supplies list – Required assignments -Research paper guidelines -Coaching sessions -Case Studies -Aromatherapy Consultation forms.

Module One: History of Aromatherapy – What is Aromatherapy

Module Two: Botany & Aromatherapy – Aromatic Families -The Role of Botany in Aromatherapy -Plant Structure and the oil cell- Common & Botanical Names – Extraction Methods

Module Three: Storage and safety – Topical use precautions- What is Sensitization – Equipment used in Aromatherapy..

Module Four: Essential oils Datasheets for 20 Essential oils, therapeutics, methods of application and safety, Sweet Basil-Clary Sage-Cypress-Eucalyptus Frankincense -Pink Grapefruit-Geranium- Helichrysum- Jasmine -Juniper Berry -Lavender-Lemon -Marjoram –Patchouli -Peppermint -Roman Chamomile -Rosemary – Sweet Orange -Tea Tree -Ylang Ylang  GCMS Analysis Sample

Module Five: Basic Chemistry- Chemical families- 10 Chemical Families’ safety and therapeutics

Module Six: Methods of Applications- Useful recipes for methods of application

Module Seven: Blending Techniques – Blending Tips- How to select Essential oils For a Blend- Blending by Notes, Blending by Aromatic families- Doctrine of Signatures

Module 8: Skin – Integumentary System- Skin – Integumentary System Diseases- What is an Adverse effect of using oils? – Essential Oils for Various Skin Conditions.

Module Nine: Limbic System- Essential oils for Stress- Chakras

Module Ten: Respiratory System- Respiratory System Diseases- Essential oils For Respiratory Conditions

Module 11: Muscular Systems- Muscular System Diseases- Essential oils For Muscular System Diseases- Yoga

How many hours is the course?

This is a 75-hour Self Study online course. You have to finish this course within 1 year from your sign-up date.

Is this course for you?

  • Our Aromatherapy certification program is for individuals interested in learning the basic principles of aromatherapy. And looking forward to becoming certified and knowledgeable in the amazing benefits and uses of aromatherapy and how to use essential oils for therapeutic benefits.
  • If you are currently working in the health care system or seeking to enhance your career in complementary holistic health care, this course is for you
  • Students will learn how to blend essential oils safely for therapeutic uses in this hands-on interactive course. As an entry-level course, no previous aromatherapy training is required.

Ebers School of Aromatherapy is an accredited NAHA Approved School Educator and offers aromatherapy courses that exceed the requirements set forth by NAHA Certified Level 1 Certified Aromatherapist requirements.

Course Kit and supplies: 

Packaging: Spray Bottles, Inhalers, Plastic Bottles for lotions, Plastic Bottles for massage oils, 5ml Bottle for diffuser blend, Coffee Bean Tin, Plastic Tubs, Labels and Marker, perfume Strips & Plastic Pipettes.

Carrier oils: Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Apricot Oil, Olive Oil

Hydrosols: (Rose, Chamomile, Lavender, Neroli)

Herbs: ( Calendula, Yarrow, Chamomile)

Butters: ( Cocoa, Mango, Shea butter ).

Ebers School of Aromatherapy gives students the option to use their own supplies and essential oils covered in the courses.

You can buy the supplies from https://www.ebersconsulting.com/

Continuing education hours:

Ebers School of Aromatherapy is a NAHA Approved School Educator and offers aromatherapy courses that exceed the requirements set forth by NAHA for aromatherapy education. Our Aromatherapy Certification online level 1- 75 hours course exceeds the qualifications set by NAHA which qualify you as a “NAHA Certified Level 1 Certified Aromatherapist.” Please visit NAHA for more information. You will earn NAHA  75 CEUs after finishing this course.


What is included in the Program: 

  • Gain 24/7 unlimited access to our premium online course materials, videos, and interactive lessons with our Certified Aromatherapist Level 1 program. Crafted with your lifestyle in mind, this course allows you to start, take a break, and resume at your convenience.
  • Immerse yourself in a wealth of resources, including numerous videos, assignments, and hands-on blending activities, providing a solid foundation in the clinical uses of essential oils.
  • Benefit from coaching sessions with your lead instructor, ensuring personalized guidance throughout your learning journey.
  • As a bonus, enjoy a 1-1 carrier consultation session that will help guide you toward the next steps in your aromatherapy career.
  • Embrace mentorship opportunities and empower yourself with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the world of aromatherapy.”

Graduation requirements:

    • To complete the Certified Aromatherapist Level 1 program at the Ebers School of Aromatherapy, students are required to fulfill the following criteria:
      1. Research Paper: Submit a 3-5 page research paper on a relevant aromatherapy topic.
      2. Case Studies: Complete a minimum of 5 case studies, demonstrating practical application and understanding.
      3. Examination: Successfully sit for and pass the Level 1 examination administered by the school.

      Upon completion of these requirements, students will be awarded a certificate from the Ebers School of Aromatherapy, an NAHA-approved School Educator, acknowledging their proficiency in aromatherapy.”

This is a self-study course. Begin as soon as you sign up, progressing at your own pace and convenience. Please note that supplies are not included, but you can purchase them HERE


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Course Content


  • Welcome
  • Orientation
  • Course Overview
  • Class Supplies List
  • Assignments
  • Research Paper Guidelines
  • Coaching Sessions
  • Case Studies
  • Health Disclaimer
  • Glossary – Essential Oil Terminology
  • Module One: History of Aromatherapy
  • What Is Aromatherapy?
  • Ebers Lesson 1 History of Aromatherapy Quiz
  • Module Two: Botany and Aromatherapy
  • Plant Families – Taxonomy
  • The Role of Botany in Aromatherapy
  • Plant Structure and the Oil Cell
  • Common and Botanical Names
  • Ebers Lesson 2 Botany and Aromatherapy Quiz
  • Extraction Methods
  • Module Three : Essential oil Quality and Safety
  • Topical Use Precautions
  • What is Sensitization?
  • Equipment Used In Aromatherapy
  • Ebers Lesson 3 Storage And Safety Quiz
  • Module Four: Essential oils Data Sheets – Monographs
  • Sweet Basil – Ocimum basilicum L
  • Clary Sage – Salvia sclarea
  • Eucalyptus – Eucalyptus globulus
  • Cypress – Cupressus sempervirens and Cupressus macrocarpa
  • Frankincense – Boswellia sacra
  • Pink Grapefruit – Citrus × paradisi Macafady
  • Geranium – Pelargonium graveolens
  • Helichrysum – Helichrysum italicum
  • Jasmine – Jasminum grandiflorum L.
  • Juniper Berry – Juniperus Communis
  • Lavender – Lavandula angustifolia
  • Lemon – Citrus limon
  • Marjoram – Origanum marjorana
  • Patchouli – Pogostemon cablin (Blanco) Benth
  • Peppermint – Mentha x piperita
  • Roman Chamomile – Chamaemelum nobile L.
  • Rosemary – Rosmarinus officinalis
  • Sweet Orange – Citrus sinensis var pera Citrus aurantium
  • Tea Tree – Melaleuca alternifolia
  • Ylang Ylang – Cananga odorata forma genuina (Lam.)
  • GCMS Analysis Sample
  • Ebers Lesson 4 Essential oils – Materia Medica Quiz
  • Module Five: Chemistry
  • Chemical Families
  • Monoterpenes
  • Sesquiterpenes
  • Oxygenated Hydrocarbons – Monoterpene Alcohols
  • Oxygenated Hydrocarbons – Sesquiterpenols Alcohols
  • Phenols
  • Esters
  • Aldehydes
  • Ketones
  • Coumarins -Furocoumarins
  • Oxides
  • Ebers Lesson 5 Basic Chemistry Quiz
  • Ebers – Module Six: Methods Of Application
  • Useful Recipes /Formulas
  • Ebers Lesson 6 Methods Of Application Quiz
  • Module Seven: Blending Techniques
  • Blending Tips
  • How to select oils for a Blend
  • Fragrance Notes
  • Setting Up Your Workspace
  • Aroma Wheel – Fragrance Wheel
  • Doctrine of Signatures
  • Module 7 Blending Techniques
  • Module Eight: The Skin
  • Bonus – Advanced Level 2 The Integumentary system – Skin
  • Skin – Integumentary System Diseases
  • What is an Adverse effect from using oils?
  • Essential Oils for Various Skin Conditions
  • Vegetable & Seed Oils
  • Hydrosols
  • Aromatic Break
  • Module 8 The Skin
  • Module Nine: Nervous System
  • Essential Oils for Stress
  • Chakras
  • Aromatic Break
  • Module 9 Nervous System
  • Module Ten : Respiratory System
  • Respiratory System Diseases
  • Essential Oils for Respiratory Conditions
  • Aromatic Break
  • Module 10 Respiratory System
  • Ebers – Module Eleven Muscular System
  • Muscular System Diseases
  • Essential Oils for Muscular System Diseases
  • Yoga
  • Aromatic Break
  • Module 11 Muscular System
  • Resources
  • Aromatherapy Business Practice
  • Thank you

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