Foundations of Aromatherapy L1 Certification Course
Overwhelmed by the seeming over emphasis on the chemistry and science?
We understand! And that’s why we don’t place an emphasis on the chemistry (although you will receive that too). We place our emphasis on cultivating a deep relationship with each essential oil instead.
How can you feel confident when there is so much misinformation online?
Our goal at the School for Aromatic Studies is to empower you and provide you with the necessary skills to overcome these challenges.
Have the confidence to use and blend essential oils with information you can trust.
Get started with our Foundations Certification course now
Online Aromatherapy Certification
Foundations Level 1 Course Outline
In this module, you will learn about the history of aromatherapy and its modern development. Jade will share her unique perspective on how aromatherapy is a holistic health and wellness practice and why the language we use has an impact on aromatherapy.
Plants and Essential Oils
In this module, you will learn why plants produce essential oils, and the role essential oils have within plants. Next you will learn how we extract essential oils via distillation and expression, including a video with Jade distilling. You will also learn about absolutes and CO2 Extracts and how they differ from essential oils. This module includes how to determine you are selecting quality essential oils and using them safely.
Exploring 24 Essential Oils
In this module, you will discover the therapeutic benefits of 24 essential oils through videos created by Jade to support you as you cultivate your relationship with and understanding of these aromatic tools.
Essential Oil Monographs: Roman Chamomile, Clary sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Juniper berry, Laurel, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mandarin / Tangerine, Sweet Orange, Patchouli, Peppermint, Pine, Scots, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang. Sprout: Insight About Blending
Here it is: the chemistry of essential oils. In this module Jade will guide you in developing a relationship with the chemistry that is not so much over-emphasized but rather inspires you to appreciate how the chemistry influences the amazing benefits they have.
Methods of Application
In this module, you will learn how to formulate, blend, and create: Body & Facial Oils, Creams, Cleansers, Toners, Aromatic Baths, Gels, Salves, Spritzers and Scrubs. You will also learn how to make blends for Inhalation and Diffusion. You will learn how to make Compress and how to add aromatherapy into Hot Towels for massage or esthetic practice. To support your learning, you will have beautiful worksheets to guide you through the formulation of each of these products, building confidence in the blending process.
Blending and Consultations
In this module, you will be introduced to the Aromatic Studies approach to blending: from how to do an Aromatherapy Consultation, creating a holistic wellness plan, to insights about blending that inspire and empower.
Aromatherapy and the Skin
In this module, you will be amazed by the skin, its roll in our health and how you can use essential oils to support the skins health and vitality. Jade will introduce you to a range of carrier oils and other plant-based ingredients that enhance the therapeutic benefits of essential oils. Common Skin Conditions will be covered. And finally, you will learn how to make Herbal Infused Oils and Salves with Juliet Blankespoor! Plus an extra video with Jade showing you step by step how to make a herbal infused oil.
Our Sense of Smell
In this module, you will fall in love with your sense of smell while learning about its anatomy and how it influences our emotion and well-being. You will learn how to use essential oils to relieve stress and reduce the negative impact of stress on the body and mind.
Aromatics in Health
In this module, you will learn how to effectively use essential oils and different methods of application for a wide range of health imbalances. System covered include: The Respiratory System, The Digestive System, The Musculoskeletal System, Women’s Health, The Circulatory System, and Aromatherapy for Children.
Business and Aromatherapy
In this module, Jade will guide you through the Business of Aromatherapy and provide you with valuable resources for your journey as an aromatherapy entrepreneur.
In the final module, you will be guided on how to complete program with your case studies and of course, the final exam to receive your Certification as an Aromatherapist!
NAHA Membership Eligibility
Average Time Of Completion
What you will learn
The origins and purpose of essential oils within the plant.
Essential Oil Monographs:
Our Online Aromatherapy Certification (Level 1) Foundations of Aromatherapy comes with:
10 Modules devoted to Foundations of Aromatherapy
The Aromatic Studies Signature Blending Method
75+ Exclusive Instructional Videos
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?
Everyone! This course is your doorway into the world of aromatherapy.
- The Aromatherapy Entrepreneur who would like to develop or expand their existing business.
- Massage Therapists and Estheticians who would like to add aromatherapy into their practice.
- Individuals who would like to be empowered to care for themselves, their family and friends with natural plant-based remedies.
- Herbalists interested in integrating essential oils into their herbal practice and formulations.
- Brand wellness advocates and representatives who would like to deepen their knowledge while selling a line of essential oils.
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
Meet Your Instructor
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 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?
Is this course all online?
Online learning is makes learning easy and accessible. With online education you can take your course with you on any device you choose. Download pdf files to read later, watch video content, or view course content on your device.
Throughout the course, you will interact with other students in the student forum devoted to learning a strong Foundations of knowledge with aromatherapy, enabling you to cultivate relationships and community with other individuals interested in aromatherapy! You will also have access to our team of moderators who will ensure you get the support you need — in most cases, your questions will be answered within 24-48 hours.
Our multimedia online program is designed to support your learning of the course material. Each module is packed full of information and hands-on assignments to actively engage your senses and your intellect!
How long do I have to complete the program?
Does this course offer CE hours for Massage therapists?
How do I complete my certification?
What makes your program different from all the others?
What supplies are required?
Here is the Aromatic Studies Foundations of Aromatherapy Supply List
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.
Can I join the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA)?
Yes! Upon completing the Foundations of Aromatherapy Certificate program, you can NAHA as an L1 Certified Aromatherapist. To become a full professional member, consider completing our Online Clinical Aromatherapy Certification Program: Aromatic Scholars program.
Can I become a full member of IFPA?
No. To become a full professional member of IFPA (the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists), you will need to complete our Online Clinical Aromatherapy Certification Program: Aromatic Scholars program.
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?
(Please note that we can’t answer questions related to personal health due to legal and time constraints.)