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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:

Thirty years ago, while living in London, England, I was blessed to have my first experience with aromatherapy. Suffering with debilitating back pain, a friend referred me to her friend Sophie, who offered aromatherapy. The British approach to aromatherapy was and is through the application of the essential oils via massage. My first aromatherapy session was life-transforming! At some point during the massage I fell fast asleep, and upon waking the very first thought I had was “THIS is what I want to do for the rest of my life!”.

Within the year I was enrolled at the Raworth College of Natural Health in Dorking, England. I was trained in anatomy and physiology, basic chemistry (hardly a focus in those days!), applied kinesiology, reflexology, iridology, and of course, essential oils and massage. Shortly after graduating, I returned to Boston, MA, my home town, to set up a practice for aromatherapy. This was 1991.

And now thirty years later, that is what I have lived to do: educate, practice, research, and write. I believe in the power of education and have seen how it empowers our students and graduates with the knowledge, they need to thrive in the 21st century wellness movement.


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 15 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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