Aromatherapy: An Introduction


6 CE Hours

Course Options:

  • Text Materials Shipped and Test Online
  • Materials and Test Shipped to You


This course is an introduction to the therapeutic properties of popular essential oils. Learn the best methods of purchasing and storing essential oils, and the recommended precautions for infants, children, pregnant women and people who have sensitive skin.

Essential Aromatherapy organizes essential oils into alphabetical listings, providing their profiles, applications, and the physical and emotional conditions that warrant their use. Also included are detailed treatments for a variety of ailments and special circumstances.

In this course, you will:

  • recognize what essential oils are, how they get into the body
  • learn essential oils affect on mind and body
  • identify best methods for purchasing and storing essential oils
  • determine the therapeutic properties and most valuable uses of essential oils
  • find recommendations for common physical and emotional conditions
  • discover precautions for providing aromatherapy to infants, children and pregnant women

The course text provides a handy A-to-Z reference for future use with clear tables, illustrations and oil profiles.

Course Reviews

Diane Kelley, LMT

This course was much more interesting and informative than I expected. The information was very useful for my practice and I will be using this knowledge daily. The information/book was in an easy to read format which I will be using as a reference book at my office. I would recommend this course to other massage therapists.

Mary Barker, LMT

the textbook is really an excellent choice for this course and has an index and much other easily referenced features. thank you

Brittany Clark, LMT

Excellent course! The book is very easy to understand for someone with no previous experience on the topic. It is all clear and concise, and the information will be a valuable addition to my practice.

Kay Stuckey, LMT

I loved the book and all the reference listings for the oils. I did not really know anything about the use of essential oils; however, I would like to take more classes to expand my knowledge. It was a very positive experience. The information can and will be used in my massage practice.

Susan Crockett, LMT, AMTA

I really enjoyed this course. The book and added information given to me were clear and to the point. I look forward to implementing aromatherapy into my work.

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  • Text - 192 pages
  • Multiple-choice test - if you prefer to test online please select the "test online" option
  • Certificate upon completion - if you prefer to print your certificate at home instantly, please select the online option

Display Certificates suitable for framing are available for $10 in addition to the certificate included with your tuition. Click here to order a Display Certificate.


The Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Approved Provider 049478-00.

Credits also accepted by the AMTA, ABMP and NAHA.

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