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Foundations Of Essential Oil Therapy L1 Certification Course

Qualify to become a Certified Aromatherapist and elevate your passion for essential oils personally and professionally.
Would you like to be empowered to use essential oils safely and effectively for you, your family, friends, and clients?

Our signature Foundations of Essential Oil Therapy certification course is essentially our Foundations of Aromatherapy certification course with an extra module on Internal Use.

Note: Due to this module on internal use, this course is NOT eligible for CE hours for massage therapist.

Already a student of our Foundations of Aromatherapy course?

You DO NOT need to sign up for this course.
You may purchase the Internal Use course separately which covers this extra module!

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 of Essential Oil Therapy Certification course now.

Online Aromatherapy Certification

Foundations of Essential Oil Therapy Level 1 Course Outline

Module 1


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.

Module 2

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.

Module 3

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

Module 4

Basics of Aromatic Chemistry

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.

Module 5

Pathways into the Body

The Core Pathways into the Body for Essential Oils include:
The Skin, Olfaction/Inhalation and, Internal (This course will cover the basics of oral use only. Other methods are covered in our Aromatic Medicine Certification course.)

In this module, we will be covering the Skin and Olfaction. In the Intro to Aromatic Medicine, we will be covering Oral Use.

Module 6

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.

Module 7

Introduction to Aromatic Medicine

In this module, you will be introduced to the internal use of essential oils. You will learn methods of applications, The Oral Route and Safety and Internal Use.

Module 8

How to Formulate and Blend

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.

Module 9

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.

Module 10

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.

Module 11


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!

Level 1

NAHA Membership Eligibility


Program Hours


Essential Oils

3-6 months

Average Time Of Completion

What you will learn

The incredible history of aromatherapy and its modern development.

The origins and purpose of essential oils within the plant.

What an essential oil is and how it is produced.
How to ‘smell’ an essential oil and….key elements to identifying quality of an essential oil.
Learn about the amazing sense of smell and how it can transform emotions and well-being.
How to formulate and blend to support emotional well-being.

How to safely use essential oils internally

How the chemistry of an essential oil supports its therapeutic properties.
A common-sense approach to safety with essential oils.
The basics of anatomy and physiology of the skin and key factors which support the skins health and beauty.
How to formulate a variety of aromatic and herbal products.
How to make a variety of aromatherapy-based skin care products that nourish the skin.
24 essential oils, including Latin binomial, safety information for each oil, plus the therapeutic and/or energetic properties of each individual essential oil.

Essential Oil Monographs:

Roman Chamomile

Clary sage


Eucalyptus globulus

Juniper berry


Mandarin / Tangerine
Sweet Orange
Tea Tree

Ylang Ylang

Our Online Aromatherapy Certification (Level 1) Foundations of Essential Oil Therapy comes with:

aromatherapy certificate course inclusions

10 Modules devoted to Foundations of Aromatherapy

Includes Internal Use of Essential Oils

The Aromatic Studies Signature Blending Method

75+ Exclusive Instructional Videos

Downloadable and Printable PDF lessons
Lifetime Access to Course Material and Video Content
Jade’s Favorite Suppliers and Resources
Foundations of Aromatherapy 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?

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.
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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.


Payment Details

One Payment


Two Payments


*Supplies not included, for a complete listing of materials covered in this course, click here: AROMATIC STUDIES 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?

No. This course is open to everyone with an interest in deepening their knowledge of aromatherapy.

Is this course all online?

Yes. The Foundations of Aromatherapy 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.

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?

As long as you need! The average time to complete is: 2-4 months.

Does this course offer CE hours for Massage therapists?

No. Due to the module on internal use, this course is NOT eligible for CE hours for massage therapist.

How do I complete my certification?

To receive your certification for Foundations of Aromatherapy, you will need to complete module quizzes, a final exam and 5 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 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?

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 join as a 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?

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


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