Continuing Education | Internal Use

Internal Use of Essential Oils


Somewhere between the current two extremes of ‘never use essential oils internally’ and ‘you can take just about any essential oil internally’ is a balanced approach and view of the use of essential oils internally, both professionally and for self-care. The misinformation on this subject is rampant on both sides of the extreme.

As someone who has been taking care of my own health for over 30 years, I am one of those people who believe we have a right to be educated on such important topics as the internal use of essential oils. It is very common in France to take essential oils internally, essential oils are being used in dietary supplements both here and in Europe, and there is an increase in internal use of essential oils around the world. My goal is provide empowering education on the internal use of essential oils so it may be done safely and effectively.

I believe it is important to distinguish between ‘promoting internal use’ and ‘educating on internal use’. Our goal is the provide valuable and necessary education for individuals who are utilizing essential oils in a wide range of applications and who need education and guidance.

This class is not a clinical aromatherapy class on how to treat such things as cancer or lupus or other complex health conditions. This course does not cover specific essential oils.

Course Classes



Welcome to the Internal Use of Essential Oils Course Essential Oil Quality Criteria for Internal Use



Lesson 1: Introduction to Aromatic Medicine
Lesson 2: Methods of Application
Lesson 3: The Oral Route
Lesson 4: Safety and Internal Use



Introduction to Aromatic Medicine Making
Lesson 1: Aromatic Pastilles
Lesson 2: Aromatic Gummies
Lesson 3: Aromatic Cough Syrup
Lesson 4: Aromatic Cough Drops
Lesson 5: Aromatic Capsules



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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 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?

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

Does this course offer CE hours for aromatherapists?

The course provides CE hours and 20 CPD for aromatherapists.

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 20 CE Hours.

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!

Is this course all online?

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

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