Continuing Education

Aromatic Formulation: Dynamics of Blending

Interested in learning how to blend with essential oils?

This powerful class that will forever transform the way you relate to and formulate with essential oils. Rooted in Jade’s original Dynamics of Blending Manual first published in 1993, this course continues the journey.
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Jade Shutes has been the pioneer in creating unique approaches to blending with essential oils and other botanical ingredients since 1993 when she published her first edition of the Dynamics of Blending manual.

Now almost thirty years later and several editions of the manual, Jade is sharing updated and relevant material on Aromatic Formulation and the Dynamic of Blending for a new generation of aromatherapists! This courses includes 18+ prerecorded video recordings, course pdfs, and worksheets.

Who is this course for?

  • Individuals interested in formulating and making their own botanical skin care products, for their family, friends and community
  • Massage Therapists and Estheticians who would like to make to either create your own line of products for your clients or to customize formulations
  • The Aromatherapy Entrepreneur who would like to develop or expand their existing business
  • Herbalists interested in integrating essential oils and other botanical ingredients into their products and/or practice

Our Dynamics of Blending course includes:

  • 18+ HOURS of Pre-recorded video content devoted to the dynamics of blending
  • PDF of our Dynamics of Blending Manual plus our NEW! Aromatic Studies Formulation workbook pdf
  • Aromatic Studies Blending Reference Charts
  • Experiential exercises to practice formulating at home, in your blending studio or in your office
  • Certificate for Aromatic Formulation: Dynamics of Blending
  • CE hours for aromatherapist

What you will learn

Introduction to the Dynamics of Blending

• Welcome to course
• Deep dive into our approaches to blending based upon Jade’s Dynamics of Blending Manual.
• Supplies and tools | Resources

Aromatic Studies Blending Framework

In this lesson, we will explore the blending process from the lens of:
• Product formulation (e.g. a cream, gel, inhaler, etc.)
• Consultation based formulation (customized to individual)

Emotional Realm: Morphology (Plant part) blending

• Learn how to blend utilizing Morphology blending approach

Therapeutic Actions and System Affinities

• Learn how to formulate with essential oils with our signature therapeutic actions and system affinities approach.

Chemistry: From Family to Individual Component

• Discover a new way of utilizing chemistry when blending essential oils.

• Learn how to formulate based upon chemical family and/or chemical component.

Dynamic Blending: Therapeutics of the Base

  • In this lesson we will explore the use of a wide range of plant-based or plant-derived material, such as carrier oils or gels.
  • You will learn why the therapeutic of the base for essential oils is a valuable tool in creating effective aromatic remedies.

Meet Your Instructor

Meet Jade:


Jade Shutes is an aromatherapist, herbalist, author, researcher, gardener, and aromatic distiller.
She holds a Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy, Holistic Massage, Anatomy and Physiology, and Reflexology from the Raworth College of Natural Medicine in Dorking, UK, and a Diploma in Aromatherapy from the International Therapist Examining Board (ITEC). She also holds a certificate in herbal medicine.
An aromatherapy practitioner, researcher, and educator for over three decades, Jade is passionate about aromatics and believes the sense of smell is one of the most powerful senses for healing the mind/body/psyche in this era of upheaval and change. She is considered a thought leader in the aromatherapy community and is highly respected for her balanced, progressive, and inspiring education.
Jade is the founder and visionary of the School for Aromatic Studies. She is the past president for the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (2000-2003 and 2013-2015), author of “Aromatherapy for Bodyworkers”, co-author of “The Carrier Oil Palette”, and the main author of the “Ultimate Guide to Aromatherapy”.


Are there prerequisites?

This course is open for anyone looking to learn how to blend with essential oils. 

What supplies are required?

No supplies are required for this course.

Are you an approved school by a professional aromatherapy organization?

Yes, we are an approved school through the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA).

What makes your programs different from all the rest?

The School for Aromatic Studies is one of the leading schools in North America. We are often asked, What makes our school unique? I believe one of the most unique features is our balanced, progressive & inspiring education that leads to the cultivation of a new generation of aromatherapists to emerge and succeed!

Is this course all online?

Yes. This class is an online course. It includes videos, worksheets and lesson PDFs.

Did you say I have access to the course for Life?

Yes, once you register for an online course, it is yours for life of the program!

Can I sign up if I don’t live in the United States?

Yes! We have students from all over the world taking courses with us. The presentation is in English.

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