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Introduction to Aromatherapy

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Confused by all the information out in social media about essential oils? Looking to be empowered to use essential oils safely and effectively? Looking for information you can trust?

Introduction to Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

Simply, this course initiates you into the world of essential oils and aromatherapy, and the strength and well-being they can create. Even better, it lets you get comfortable with the School for Aromatic Studies and our online learning platform before you commit to furthering your studies, should you wish to continue your journey.

Get started with our Introduction
to Essential Oils and Aromatherapy!

Introduction to Aromatherapy

Course Highlights


Core Topics

  • Discovering Aromatherapy
  • Exploring Essential Oils, How Essential Oils are Produced
  • My Favorite Essential Oils
  • My Favorite Essential Oils for Autumn/Winter
  • What are Hydrosols?, Great Ways to Use Hydrosolss
  • Exploring Base Oils
  • Safety and Essential Oils
  • Methods of Use
  • Blending and Creating


How to Make Your Own Products

  • Learn about Diffusing Essential Oils
  • How to make a Personal Inhaler
  • How to make a Body Oil
  • How to make an Aromatic Spritzer
  • How to make a Salt Scrub
  • How to make a Hand Cleanser
  • How to make Bath Salts
  • How to make Lip Balm

PLUS Recipes for:

  • Juniper berry + Rosemary Salt Scrub         
  • Gardeners Hand Salve and All Heal Salve  
  • Autumn Body Butter
  • Winter Respiratory Salve   
  • Aromatic Playdough For Children




Bonus E-books

  • Introduction to Aromatherapy and Essential Oils E-book
  • Your Guide to Essential Oil Safety
  • Checklist When Purchasing Essential Oils

To feel confident and inspired to use essential oils for health and wellness, one only needs to begin the journey of building relationship.

– Jade Shutes

Our Online Introduction to
Essential Oils & Aromatherapy

Course comes with:

aromatherapy certificate course inclusions

6 Modules devoted to Aromatherapy and Essential Oils

Exclusive Video Content

Downloadable and Printable PDF lessons
Lifetime Access to Course Material and Video Content

Seasonal recipes to get you started blending

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.

What you will learn

Along with being empowered to make beautiful aromatic and therapeutic products for yourself, your family, friends, and/or existing clients, you will learn:


  • What aromatherapy is
  • Why plants produce essential oils
  • How essential oils are extracted from plants
  • How to use essential oils safely
  • The therapeutic properties of 20+ essential oils
  • How to pronounce the Latin binomials of essential oil plants
  • How to make a variety of beautiful simple body care products
  • And how to advance your aromatherapy education.
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What our Students Say

Grace and Integrity

What I love about the way Jade teaches is that she is about teaching and educating. She sticks to her beliefs and question what needs to be questioned so people can critically think about what is at hand versus reacting to something without any thought to why they are doing what they are doing or just going with the majority without really ever questioning the content in its entirety. Jade sees the big picture and she stays true to herself and what is at hand.

Jade shares her insight with such grace and honesty. I am truly honored to have Jade as my teacher! Thank you! I am looking forward to learning as much as I can.

– Mary Ann Sagritalo

My passion towards aromatherapy has truly blossomed during the process.

I simply wanted to express my gratitude for the Introduction to Aromatherapy course you so generously provide. I have just finished the last module, and have loved every minute of it. My passion towards aromatherapy has truly blossomed during the process. I hope to be able to enroll on your foundations program in the near future to deepen my knowledge further.

Many thanks,
Blessings, Cristina

Love the format and the wealth of information

It was SO AWESOME! I have taken other introduction to aromatherapy courses but they do not compare! I am so excited even more so about starting my next purchased course….love the format and the wealth of information…PRICELESS. I will continue with this school for all my Essential oil Education :) Thank YOU!
– Rhonda

Your kindness has had a profound impact on my life.

I  just wanted to take this moment to thank you for your online introductory course and your wonderful posts. I am low income and so very much appreciate having access to the depth of information you share. Your kindness has had a profound impact on my life. Thank you!
May you be well. Blessings.
– Karen

Connection and Magic

I have always felt such a connection with Jade through her webinars and online courses I have taken. Jade is a phenomenal teacher, and I am grateful for the wealth of knowledge I have gained as her student. One thing I know for certain now is that plants truly are magical. Jade opened my eyes to that magic, and it has completely changed my life. Jade is truly are an inspiration to me, and I feel blessed to have learned aromatherapy through her. I admire Jade so much!!

– Billie Anne Leyendecker

I am blown away by the content and quality of this course.

I am blown away by the content and quality of this course. I just took a peek…and stayed drawn into for nearly an hour. The videos are fantastic!!! Can’t wait to login again tomorrow! I have said this before and I will say it again, you are an amazing & generous soul, Jade! Thank you!

– Tami

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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 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 to everyone with an interest in deepening their knowledge and application of essential oils and aromatherapy.

Is this course all online?

Yes. Our Free Introduction to Aromatherapy and Essential Oils course is an online course designed as a self-paced course of study.

Does this course give me a Certificate?

No. This course is a basic introduction to aromatherapy. To become a certified aromatherapist, please check out Foundations of Aromatherapy and Aromatic Scholars courses.

How long do I have to complete the program?

As long as you need! This course has been designed for your study at your own pace.

What makes your program different from all the others?

The School for Aromatic Studies is one of the leading schools in the global aromatherapy community. 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 will I need?

The course covers a range of material. We recommend you purchase essential oils or other material as you would like.

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). We are also approved for massage CE hours through the NCBTMB.

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.

The Simplicity of Aromatherapy

Jade Shutes and her videographer, Taylor, filmed this introduction in a remote cabin in the mountains, an ideal place to be reminded of how simple and beautiful it can be to let nature, and essential oils, into your life.

Like any relationship, it takes time to cultivate and there are many ways to cultivate your relationship with aromatherapy. You just have to be open to experiencing aromatherapy and to integrating the use of essential oils into your life to support your health and wellness.

This course has been designed to build a foundation from which you may continue your journey into and through the world of aromatherapy.

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