Short Courses

Essential Oils for Animals

An instructive 6 hour online course on how to use essential oils for animals with Joan Sorita!

If you want to feel confident, when using essential oils,
and other aromatics with your animals, this class is for you.

In this 6 hour course, it is my intention to share my experience of over 25 years in the animal aromatic field. I want you to immerse yourself in this wonderful path so that you can fill your cup of good, foundational knowledge working with aromatics and animals.

We will study the use of essential oils with a variety of different species of animals, including but not limited to dogs, cats, and horses.

Please note: This is a CE hour certificate course on the use of aromatherapy for animals. This course is not:

  • Certifying you as a professional in the animal health world.
  • Diagnosing health ailments with animals.

Course Classes

What this course will cover:

This course is based on popular aromatics used with each species.

  • Beyond essential oils: Using different types of aromatics and herbs for pets
  • A video case for each species to show an example of either body language or application
  • Application methods including inhalation, topical, and ingestion
  • Grouping aromatics for application
  • Popular essential oils, hydrosols, macerated oils
  • Physical versus emotional application of aromatics
  • How to know which system of the body to work with
  • Body language for each species
  • How do I know when a session has ended?
  • Safety issues and real case examples
  • Why some essential oils can cause harm to animals
  • Recipes and blends vs single oil use with animals.

You will leave this program feeling confident in utilizing essential oils safely and effectively for horses, cats, and dogs.

This course includes prerecorded video class sessions, course PDFS and worksheets.

This course is based on popular aromatics used with varying animal species.

Meet Your Instructor

Joan Sorita was born in Los Angeles California in a Salvation Army Hospital. A lover of animals and music who has worked as a vet tech, riding instructor, and managed Olivia Newton John’s Farm. Co-founded Northwest school of animal massage in 2001 with Lola Michelin. Now heads The Animal Aromatic Science Department of

Joan is certified in animal and human massage, and aromatherapy with animals & people..She is also a certified NES Health Practitioner for Bio energetics and is an advocate for zoopharmacognosy (self-selection for animals using aromatics, nutrients, clays, dried herbs and flower essences).

Joan worked on passing a bill with governor Gary Lock on Animal Massage to carry on in Washington state, and created a curriculum with Lola Michelin that was approved by the veterinarian board for teaching.  This was to keep Animal Massage Therapist working in the state of Washington. Joan added her 25 years of experience in the Equine performance world and veterinary clinics, shelters and private practice with bodywork and aromatics.

Joan, owns and runs an equine retirement Farm with her husband Robert in Montesano Wa. There they grow and harvest some of the ingredients for her products under the name Therapy Corner Store. Joan was the founder of Therapy Corner Store and now has passed the torch on to her daughter Casey Sorita so that Joan can concentrate on making her animal aromatic products and teach responsible, ethical, and safety with animals using aromatics.


Are there prerequisites?

This course is open for anyone looking to deepen their knowledge and experience working with aromatherapy with cats, dogs, and horses.

Does this course offer CE hours for aromatherapists?

The course does provide CE hours or CPD hours for most aromatherapy associations.

Are you an approved school by a professional aromatherapy organization?

Yes, we are an approved school through the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. This course will provide you with 15 CE Hours.

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!

What supplies are required?

No supplies are required for this course.

Is this course all online?

Yes. This class is an online course. It includes videos, class handouts, 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.

Payment Details

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