Aromatic Medicine L3 Certification Course

Advance your skills and knowledge of the medicinal benefits and applications of essential oils and hydrosols.
Confused about the validity and safety of internal use of essential oils?
Interested in more in-depth clinical aromatherapy education?
You will be guided throughout your process with hands on learning activities using recipes and ideas provided throughout the online program. You will be empowered with the knowledge of formulation guidelines to make your own aromatic medicine formulations, safely and effectively.

Graduates of the Aromatic Medicine Certificate Course: Level Three Aromatherapy Certification may obtain professional membership with the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) Level Three.

+ Anatomy and Physiology included

This is an advanced level course.

L1 Foundations of Aromatherapy and L2 Aromatic Scholars or equivalent training is a prerequisite.

Online Aromatherapy Certification

Aromatic Medecine Level 3 Course Outline

Module 1

Aromatic Medicine –
A New Generation

Welcome to Aromatic Medicine Course, Overview of Aromatic Medicine, Supplies and Resources, European Suppliers, Quality Criteria, Health and Wellness, Ecological Pharmacology Video, Recommended Book, Important Terminology, Health Disclaimer

Module 2

Reframing French Aromatherapy

Health and 21st Century Wellness, Introduction to Western Energetics, Essential Oils and the 6 Tissue States, Essential Oil Therapeutics including mechanisms of action (e.g. Antispasmodic activity and calcium channels)

Module 3

Essential Oil Monographs

Cultivating our relationship with essential oils.

Essential oils: Anise (Pimpinella anisum), Bergamot (Citrus bergamia), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Carrot Seed (Daucus carota), Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Coriander (Coriandrum sativum), Clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), Eucalyptus globulus, Fennel, Sweet (Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce), Geranium (Pelargonium x asperum), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Inula (Inula graveolens), Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Lemon (Citrus limon), Sweet Marjoram (Origanum marjorana), Melissa (Melissa officinalis), Green Myrtle (Myrtus communis), Niaouli (Melaleuca quinquinervia), Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii), Peppermint (Mentha x piperita), Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium var. amara), Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris), Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), Thyme (Thymus vulgaris), Winter Savory (Satureja montana), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Module 4

Foundations of Phytochemistry

Ecological Pharmacology, The Role of Chemistry in Aromatic Medicine, Overview of Aromatic Phytochemistry, Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes, Monoterpene Alcohols, Sesquiterpene Alcohols and Diterpene Alcohols, Aldehydes, Esters, Ketones, Phenols, Phenylpropanoids, Ethers, Oxides, Furanocoumarins / Sesquiterpene Lactones

Module 5

Routes of Administration, Dosage and Safety

Overview of Methods of Application, Pharmacology and Aromatherapy, Cutaneous Route (dermal application), Dermal and General Safety, Oral Route (internal), Suppositories and Pessaries, Inhalation and Diffusion, Safety and Aromatic Medicine, includes: Methods of Application chart

Module 6

Aromatic Medicine Making

Exploring Methods of Application for Aromatic Medicine, How to make Essential Oil Capsules, About Aromatic/Herbal Pastilles, How to make Aromatic/Herbal Pastilles, How to make Suppositories, How to make a Pessaries (Vaginal suppositories), How to make Cough Syrup, How to make Cough Drops

Module 7

Hydrosol Therapeutics

Introduction to Hydrosols, Exploring Specific Hydrosols, Hydrosol Applications, Resources for Hydrosols

Module 8

Synthesis and Formulation

The Formulation Framework, The Consultation, Selection Criteria and Formulation, Methods of Delivery/Application, The Practice of Aromatic Medicine

Module 9

Applied Aromatic Medicine

Aromatic Medicine and Infectious Disease, Aromatic Medicine and the Skin, Aromatic Medicine and the Respiratory System, Aromatic Medicine and the Digestive System, Aromatic Medicine and the Reproductive System, Aromatic Medicine and the Urinary System, Aromatic Medicine and the Nervous System

Module 10


The Right to Practice: Is it legal?
Research and Resources

Module 11

Course Completion

How to Complete this Course, How to complete your case studies, Submit Case Studies

Level 3

NAHA Membership Eligibility


Program Hours


Essential Oils

8-10 months

Average Time Of Completion

What you will learn

Aromatic Medicine – Beyond French Aromatherapy
Methods of Application – how to make a variety of aromatic medicine preparations
Western Herbal Energetics and the 6 Tissue States
Formulation Framework for Aromatic Medicine
Consultation Framework for Practice

Methods of Oral Use: How to use essential oils internally

Capsule, Suppository & Pessary, Cough Syrup and Cough Drop Formulation
Diffusion, Inhalation, and Dermal Application
including dosage framework for each method of application
The importance of quality criteria for essential oils
How chemical families of essential oil components support the therapeutic benefits of essential oils
Aromatic Medicine Toolkit: How to use 28 essential oils within the Aromatic Medicine model
How to effectively and safely use essential oils internally
The therapeutic applications of hydrosols in clinical practice
How to perform an aromatic medicine consultation
Selection criteria for essential oils, hydrosols, and method of application for clinical formulation
Aromatic medicine applied to systems of the body and common ailments of each system

Essential Oil Monographs:

Black pepper
Carrot Seed
Clary sage
Eucalyptus globulus
Fennel, Sweet


Sweet Marjoram
Green Myrtle
Scots Pine
Tea Tree
Winter Savory

Our Online Aromatherapy Certification (Level 3) Aromatic Medicine comes with:

aromatherapy certificate course inclusions
10 Modules devoted to essential oils, phytochemistry, aromatic medicine making and resources
Includes Anatomy & Physiology course
12+ video tutorials to support your aromatic medicine making and understanding of health and wellness
Downloadable and Printable PDF lessons
Lifetime Access to Course Material and Video Content
Jade’s Favorite Suppliers and Resources

Aromatic Medicine Student forum

This online course is self-paced. Begin as soon as you sign up!

Watch the videos and read the lessons on any device, at your own pace and convenience.

Who is this course for?

  • Individuals interested in deepening their knowledge of aromatic medicine.
  • Aromatherapy practitioners seeking to expand their knowledge and application of essential oils.
  • Herbalists interested in integrating aromatic medicine into their practice.
  • Individuals working with multi-level marketing and other companies who recommend the use of essential oils internally or have products on the market such as herbal supplements.
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What our Students Say

I've taken several online programs and this is the most beautiful and easy to navigate course that I've had the privilege of taking

My experience at The School for Aromatic Studies has been amazing. I have completed the Foundation of Aromatics course and am now working my way through the Aromatic Scholars course. I have taken numerous distance learning programs and this one is the most beautiful and easy to navigate course that I have had the privilege of taking. As a busy mom, I have been grateful to be able to work through the course materials at my own pace and the program is set up to be able to easily see just where you have left off. The materials are incredibly informative and I love how much I am learning about essential oils and how to safely use them for my family and friends. So happy with these courses and looking forward to taking a few more in the future.


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*Supplies not included, for a complete listing of materials covered in this course, click here: AROMATIC MEDICINE SUPPLY LIST

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 to be 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?

Yes. We recommend having a foundations (level 1) and Aromatic Scholars (level 2) training prior to entering this program. Exceptions based upon experience are available. Please inquire with school at: info@aromaticstudies.com

Is this course all online?

Yes. The Aromatic Medicine certification program is an online course designed as a self-paced course of study. You can complete the course on your own time and based upon your own schedule and goals

How long do I have to complete the program?

As long as you need! The average time to complete is: 8-10 months.

Does this course offer CE hours for Massage therapists?

This course offers CE hours for aromatherapist.

Due to the topic of internal use, this course is not eligible for Massage CE hours

How do I complete my certification?

To receive your certification for Aromatic Medicine, you will need to complete the final exam and 10 case studies on friends, family, existing clients, and/or yourself. You will learn more details on how to do this inside the course!

What makes your program different from all the others?

The School for Aromatic Studies is one of the leading schools in the world. 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!

What supplies are required?

You will want to have the following supplies:

Aromatic Medicine Supply List

and Aromatic Chemistry Herbal Kit

Are you an approved school by a professional aromatherapy organization?

Yes, we are an approved school through the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. We are also approved for massage CE hours through the NCBTMB. The Aromatic Medicine course does not qualify for massage CE hours.

Can I join the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA)?

Yes! Upon completion of the Aromatic Medicine Certificate program, you will be able to join as a full Level Three professional member.

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.

Will I be able to connect with other students?

Yes, the course comes with a private student forum where you can communicate with other students in the program. The student forum offers you the opportunity to share your experiences or product formulation, knowledge, questions, and inspiration!

(Please note that we can’t answer questions related to personal health due to legal and time constraints.)

Payment Details

One Payment


Two Payments


Three Payments


*Supplies not included, for a complete listing of materials covered in this course, click here: AROMATIC MEDICINE SUPPLY LIST