Aromatherapy- Using Essential Oils For Natural Living (5 CE)
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- Certificate of Completion
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- In this aromatherapy course, you will get a Certificate of Completion when you finish this aromatherapy course from Mark personally
- In this aromatherapy course, you will know what the essential oils are used for, how to blend them and which essential oils you can use for different ailments
- In this aromatherapy course, you will know how to blend essential oils for everything from treating skin conditions to cleaning your house without chemicals to helping sprains and muscular pain
- In this aromatherapy course, you will be able use aromatherapy to make your own tigerbalm, muscle rubs, homemade vicks vapor rub for colds and flus, body scrubs, massage oil blends for all types of emotional situations
- In this aromatherapy course, you will have a deep and thorough understanding of how to use essential oils in your everyday life with confidence and will appreciate the power of these wonderful gifts of nature.
- There are no prerequisites in this aromatherapy course. You will of course, need to get some essential oils
What people are saying in Mark's aromatherapy course:
"Are you looking for the Essential Oils class that will enable you to learn and experiment freely on your own when completing the actual aromatherapy course? Look no further, because THIS IS IT! " A.J.
"Through the years I have taken several aromatherapy essential oils courses. Mark's lectures are by far the best I have taken." L.W.
"There's so much info I was able to glean from Mark, I don't even know where to start. This was definitely what I was looking for in an Aromatherapy class & instructor" L.B.
Mark is a Fully Certified Aromatherapist in Aromatherapy and an essential oil specialist, approved by The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA) – both leading governing bodies for educational standards for Aromatherapists.
Learn aromatherapy and use essential oils today from best-selling instructor, Mark Perren-Jones!
NEW! A complete section on aromatherapy essential oil blending has just been added to Mark's aromatherapy course!
This is a complete and comprehensive beginner's aromatherapy course to guide you on how to use essential oils in your everyday life.
Imagine being able to use aromatherapy and essential oils to make your own all natural cleaning products, bath bombs, toilet fizzies, muscle and joint relieving balms and salves, diffuser blends, bath salts, foot scrubs, room sprays and so much more.
In this Aromatherapy course Mark teaches you how you can apply aromatherapy and essential oils to all aspects of your life for your health, your home and your happiness.
Learn Aromatherapy to Blend by the notes: You will learn how to use aromatherapy and essential oils to make incredible therapeutic and aromatic bouquets that stimulate, soothe, calm, ease pain and energize the mind and body.
Learn aromatherapy to make beauty products: You will learn how to use aromatherapy essential oils to make scrubs, bath salts, foot scrubs, bath bombs, serums, deodorants and much more!
Learn Aromatherapy to Treat Pains: You will learn which are the best essential oils to treat sprains and muscular aches and pains and learn how to make muscle rubs and salves using the most potent aromatherapy essential oil blends and also make your own pain relieving balms
Learn Aromatherapy for your Health: You will learn which are the best, most powerful essential oils to make your own all natural insect repellents. Also, which are the most potent essential oils to treat skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema and acne. You are going to be able to use aromatherapy in your everyday life to treat headaches, use essential oils to treat fungal problems, burns, insomnia, make anti itch creams and so much more!
Learn Aromatherapy to have a Chemical Free Home: You will learn how to make dozens of essential oil combinations so that you can have your own all natural air freshener, laundry powder, house cleaners, glass cleaners, wood polishes and much more!
You will come away from this Aromatherapy course with a thorough grounding in how to use essential oils in your day to day life!
You will also learn which essential oils are best for use with your diffuser for different emotional states.
You will know what dilution rates will need to be applied for each situation.
You will know how to treat certain health and skin conditions using essential oils plus be able to use various blends of massage oils for different situations.
Finally, you will understand just how incredible aromatherapy and essential oils are and how powerful they are when used properly.
Make no doubt about it, there is a reason that essential oils have been used for thousands of years-they are very powerful therapeutic tools and once you begin using them you will wonder why you haven't been using them all of your life!
Mark is an Approved Continuing Education Provider(APCE) with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (#1805) and you will receive 5 CEU credits on completion of this course
On completion of this course you will receive a certificate from the Isla Verde Spa Training Academy and also be eligible to join to CTAA if you so desire.
All of Mark's Course are accredited with the CTAA (Complementary Therapists Accredited Association).
On completion of this course, you will have access to join the CTAA if you please. As a member of the CTAA you will receive these benefits:
A Professional Certificate showing that you have full membership with CTAA as a Practitioner.
Access to discounted Therapist Practitioner Insurance with your membership (subject to their Insurance Partners)
Access to their CTAA Logo to place on your Website/Social Media/Email
Free CTAA Directory Listing
Have the opportunity to write a blog/article within the complementary therapy field that you work, that will be shared on their Website and Social Media to enable you to reach a larger audience and have exposure to yourself and your website.
- Anyone that would like to have an understanding of aromatherapy and how to use these powerful essential oils
- People that would love to be able to make their own all natural chemical free cleaning products for the home using aromatherapy and essential oils
- Students that would love to know how to blend the aromatherapy essential oils to make incredibly powerful therapeutic and aromatic bouquets
Welcome to my new course! I am very excited to be able to teach you all about aromatherapy and how powerful it can be in your life. You are going to learn a lot of different ways to use essential oils and believe me, you will love them!
I have created a Facebook group that is for educational purposes so you can ask questions and either I or other students will answer. You can share information and it really is so that we can all help each other to learn, share and have fun.
Here I not only let you know which grade of essential oils you should buy for maximal results therapeutically, but I also tell a little story as well.
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years so I will give you a very brief look at some of the history of essential oil usage and how 4 thieves used essential oils to steal the possessions from people who had died from the bubonic plague but because they rubbed this specific essential oil combination on their skin, they did not die and could freely walk around stealing jewelry and money from the dead bodies.
In a perfect world, we would buy all organic essential oils but the availability and cost makes it very difficult for most of us. However, I think because of the extraction method of citrus essential oils it is really important to buy organic when possible.
Here are the various ways essential oils get adulterated and one of the ways to test if your essential oil has been cut with a base oil. Check out this link to see great in-depth article on adulteration and testing methods.
There are testing methods that can detect essential oil purity. They are really the gold standard in testing methods that we have today and helps a lot to check whether the essential oil has been adulterated. You should always look to see that your oils that you are going to buy have been tested.
Carrier oil are much more than just a medium to dilute our essential oils into. They are highly nutritious and all have very different qualities and shelf lives. Here you will learn each carrier oil's different qualities so that you can apply that to your treatment, you will learn which ones absorb more quickly and lots more information that will hopefully have you looking at these wonderful oils in a completely different manner.
Cedarwood has a rich, woody, slightly sweet and spicy aroma that is reminiscent of the antique cedar chests handed down from generation to generation. This wonderful essential oil is known for its therapeutic properties throughout the oil world for calming and helping focus. It is great for sleeping problems due to an overactive mind.
Used to help support a healthy respiratory system as well as a healthy, flake-free scalp, it is also a favorite to use in a blend to keep outdoor annoyances at bay, so you can enjoy your outside nights longer.
Use Cedarwood Atlas to create an atmosphere that is positive and calming from the chaos and negativity around you.
Buy Bergapten Free Bergamot, which is safe for use in the sun, if not you should not go out into the sun uncovered for 24 hours as it is highly phototoxic
Bergamot is a favorite amongst essential oil users for its aroma and therapeutic properties. Its scent is citrusy with a hint of floral making it unique and vibrant. This wonderful aroma is known for its ability to help boost the mind and ease your worries, especially during times of sadness and grief.
Bergamot is gentle for skin care and can help tackle teenage skin problems and oily skin. It is also a favorite to add to massage blends to help reduce muscle tension and give relief from tightness caused by overexertion or achy muscles.
Tea Tree essential oil is one of the most popular essential oils, and for good reason. Native to Australia, it's commonly applied around the world for a multitude of uses. It has a green, medicinal, woody aroma and is a wonderful addition to natural home-cleaning sprays and can clear and refresh musty areas. This oil is also fabulous for helping to clear teenage blemishes and other problem skin areas.
Juniper Berry essential oil is an incredible oil with a very distinct scent and is a natural purifier. The sharp, green, woody, conifer scent can help soothe nervous tension and is ideal for personal meditation when added to a diffuser or personal inhaler. When applied topically, it can produce a warming sensation making it a great choice to use on achy muscles after a strenuous workout. Use it after a long day on your feet in a foot bath for a refreshing treat to your feet.
True Helichrysum Italicum oil, also known as Immortelle, is grown only in a few spots around the world and is unsurpassed in its ability to rejuvenate the look of healthy, unblemished skin. Use it to reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles, or other skin blemishes on the face or body. Helichrysum Italicum is said to support the body through post-illness fatigue and convalescence, mainly through boosting normal immune function. Helichrysum Italicum oil also soothes deep emotional feelings and diffuse anger and destructive feelings. It is excellent for coughs and muscular aches and pains.
Blue Tansy Oil is a luxurious oil that is cherished for its captivating scent and incredible clearing, calming properties. This oil has a rich blue hue and a sweet, fresh scent. Blue Tansy provides unmatched relief for many people who suffer during high-pollen seasons, soothes troubled skin and is very calming emotionally
Lemon has a fresh, zesty citrus scent that is refreshing, energizing, and uplifting; this scent is invigorating to the senses and wonderful to smell. Hailing from Italy, Lemon Essential Oil has been used for centuries. This strong, but refreshing scented aroma is known to support a healthy immune system, uplift and revitalize, and add a wonderful lemon scent to spray cleaners.
Peppermint is a perennial herb that grows widely in Europe, North America, and Asia. This leafy plant grows close to the ground and produces smooth, dark green leaves with clusters of small pinkish lavender flowers. Originating in India, Peppermint has been used for centuries for its revitalizing properties. Steam distilled from the leaves of the mint plant, Peppermint Essential Oil creates a strong aromatic scent that has a fresh, cool, grassy-minty smell. This scent is invigorating to the senses that promotes energy and alertness. Peppermint is a refreshing and stimulating oil that is both soothing and enlightening.
Peppermint Essential Oil has a cooling effect on the skin that is revitalizing and wonderful to the touch, due to its menthol content. It is great for joint and muscle pain and headaches.
Please note the cautions and contraindications for children!
Rosemary is stimulating, warming and refreshing and can be used to help boost memory retention and staying alert. It has many skin care applications, including adding to a shampoo to aid in maintaining a healthy scalp and lustrous hair. When diffused, Rosemary can also be helpful as a respiratory support oil. Rosemary is also beneficial in massage blends, increasing circulation and warmth to the skin and underlying muscles.
Patchouli became famous during the 1960s in the United States as a favorite scent of young counter-culture people, but it has been used as a scent in Asia for centuries. It is best known for its skin care applications. When added to a carrier oil, it can help with the appearance of skin wrinkles, scars, and skin blemishes and it’s a wonderful addition to a man’s deodorant formula. When diffused, Patchouli can help alleviate nervous tension and worry and is a soothing oil to diffuse during meditation.
Eucalyptus Globulus is one of the world’s most familiar essential oils and is widely known to help with respiratory problems. Eucalyptus Globulus is also effective as a support to aching muscles and joints from occasional overuse such a strenuous gym workout or with normal joint changes associated with the aging process. Eucalyptus can stimulate healthy circulation, bringing a feeling of warmth to the body. It can also be effective in stimulating mental focus.
Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil is often considered a milder Eucalyptus because it is slightly “smoother” than Eucalyptus Globulus and has a somewhat softer odor.Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil has a crisp, clean, aroma with a hint of citrus and floral. It has many of the same properties as Eucalyptus Globulus and they are often combined to help support a healthy respiratory system and to ease breathing. Eucalyptus Radiata can help combat seasonal illnesses by helping you breathe easier. Use it in an aromatherapy diffuser to help clear the mind and keep you focused on the task at hand.
Please note the cautions for children!
Geranium is a marvelous skin-balancing oil that can improve the overall skin complexion, and cuts scrapes and wounds. It is known for its beneficial effects on women's reproductive health and can be helpful in easing the tension associated with the stress of daily life. It is uplifting and gentle.
The powerful, sweet scent is a favorite among essential oil users to help ease children and adults to sleep. It has a more calming effect than the German chamomile so great to calm down children. .This oil is soothing and gentle and helps to ease tired muscles after strenuous exercise and aching joints
The powerful scent of Chamomile German is widely known for its calming properties and very helpful to children who have problems with focus. It is also an excellent soother of congested skin and can be used in blends to assist with seasonal pollen threats and is great for skin healing and wounds, muscle spasms and cramps
Lemongrass is known as being a helpful addition to outdoor sprays. It is refreshing and deodorizing when diffused, as well as being uplifting to the spirit. It can also be added, well-diluted, to a carrier oil to boost circulation, bringing warmth to overused muscles and joints.
Spruce Black is an abundant coniferous tree that produces an essential oil loaded with therapeutic properties. Historically, Spruce Black has been used in ointments, salves, and lotions to help soothe muscular discomfort and to ease tight breathing associated with seasonal concerns and pollen threats. With its fresh and uplifting aroma, it also helps lift away feelings of the winter doldrums by fighting off fatigue
Spearmint is a wonderful child safe oil from the same family as peppermint. When diluted in carrier and applied to the abdomen, it can help relieve a queasy stomach and bloating. When diffused, Spearmint is uplifting, reduces emotional agitation, improves concentration, and eases physical tension in the head and neck.
Vetiver is a root oil that is jam packed with therapeutic properties. This oil is known for its ability to promote relaxation and balance. Vetiver is very popular to use before bedtime to help calm the mind. It has a very strong aroma that has an earthy, woodsy, smoky scent, but is pleasant to the senses. Vetiver has been used in natural perfumery for years because of its unique aroma and only a little is needed to smell that amazing scent. It is gentle and effective to help skin blemishes, supports a healthy immune system, and a little goes a long way.
There is a lot of talk about diffusing essential oils with pets, especially cats because they don't metabolize certain constituents of some essential oils as well. Please make your own decisions but I have provided you with links here to hear what experts in the field recommend. I personally have diffused essential oils for over 30 years and owned cats and dogs and have never had any problems
The first is from World expert in essential oil safety Robert Tisserand and his thoughts
The second is from Melissa Shelton Melissa Shelton DVM attained her degree from The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. She is the owner of Crow River Animal Hospital in Howard Lake, MN – where her work with the medical use of essential oils for animals began in 2008. In 2011, she dedicated her practice solely to the research and advancement of veterinary aromatic medicine.
At the end of all this, I imagine I am preaching to the converted because I would expect that if you are studying an aromatherapy course, there is a good chance that you have a cat and a very good chance that you diffuse essential oils in your house...and millions worldwide do the same thing and cats are not dying left, right and center.
Let's take a look at how to blend by using their specific notes. It is not necessary to blend using the notes and in the following sections you will see that I don't focus on the notes so much, but you can change any of the formulas of their essential oils with the knowledge that you learn in this section. One of the biggest problems I have found when trying to make a blend is knowing which qualities each oils has. For example, if you want to make a soothing massage blend which of your essential oils are considered soothing? Here I give you a ton of PDF files for you to download so that you can refer to them and also know their specific notes if you want.
Essential oils are extremely potent and need to be treated with care. Please read the safety guidelines in the resources. It is extremely important that you observe the dilution rates at all times so that you do not have any reactions to the oils. As always, do a test patch first with new oils to make sure. Please note that I have two different dilution tables regarding the number of drops. As I mention in the lecture, drops vary greatly due to the viscosity of the oils and also the sizes of the orifice reducers vary too (between 20-35 drops). What I have done in this lecture is given you a very simple and easy way to remember the dilution rates. I have also given you a dilution table from Robert Tisserand where he puts the drops somewhere in the middle (the average size) of the 20-35 drops size range. You can use either table you like, mine or the one from Tisserand.
This section is dedicated to pampering ourselves, after all, why not? From now on in the course, I give specific recipes without focusing on the notes so much but now with your knowledge from the last section you can now change the essential oils if you like.
Here is a great hand sanitizer that works, is following the recommendations from The Who and CDC and it is super simple to make
Here is a great balm base recipe that you can then use to go wild with. you can make lip balms, pain balms, calming balms, stimulating balms, balms for coughs and colds..the list is endless! You can now use all of your knowledge of essential oil blending to put those blends into balms and use them when you need for any occasion! You will also learn how to make a solid perfume!
To make 90mls of balm base combine:
50ml of Carrier Oil such as sweet almond or Jojoba Oil
1 large tablespoon of cold pressed Coconut Oil
2 large tablespoons of organic or ethically sourced Bees Wax
Melt all the ingredients together in a double boiler or bain marie and allow to cool slightly before transferring to a jar (or jars) with a sealable lid, containing one of the following blends. Allow the balm to cool and solidify fully before use. Store out of direct sunlight.
Here is a simple way to make your own deodorant. This is so easy and it WORKS! Trust me, when you live in Mexico, you need a great deodorant because of the intense heat and this is brilliant!
Now that we have opened the pores of the skin, it is time to do a beautiful gentle facial scrub. Remember, that it needs to be done gently. Scrub is probably a bad word to use, we are exfoliating so I think it is better to think of it that way. We scrub the floors, we exfoliate our skin,.
I am going to show you the importance of using serums and just how easy it is to make your own without spending enormous amounts of money on store bought products. Check your resources and cross check your carrier oils with your essential oils to make your own personal serum for your skin type.
Ok, let me show you how to make luxurious bath bombs. Well, to be honest, my bath bombs feel luxurious but don't exactly look the part. However, I am sure those of you that are really 'artsy' will have a blast making these like I did. Here is your 'base model bath bomb with no frills attached but still feel amazing' bath bombs!
The lush steam dream tablets are awesome! Here is a copycat recipe where you make them and put them in hot water and, with a towel over your head, you place your head above them water with the tablets fizzing in the water and the essential oils purify, cal and cleanse your skin. It is amazing for problem skin with redness with its calming effects, and it is brilliant to help with acne. If that ant enough you can use it simply to calm and relax after a long days work. You will love it!
Here is an easy to prepare and remember bath salts recipe to get you into the bath and have a completely wonderful experience with the therapeutic benefits that these ingredients have. You can then branch out from there if you wish but this will give you a great base formula that will work wonderfully.
Body scrubs are great. Here I show one that is so simple and works brilliantly. You are going to adore this recipe!
There is nothing better than taking a bath with bath salts that you made yourself with your own favorite essential oils. Here is another recipe that is slightly different that you can also try without the oil involved. You can of course use whatever essential oils that you want.
The Number 1 essential oils for treating acne is tea tree oil and the research backs it up. You can also simply buy these products with tea tree oil for acne if you didn't want to make your own.
Also, here is a list of the worst and best comedogenic (pore clogging oils) carrier oils and waxes that should be avoided with people suffering from acne.
You know what it is like. You go to the gym or do some unaccustomed exercise and then are hardly able to move a day later. This is known as D.O.M.S. ( delayed onset muscle soreness), but there are a lot of myths about what it is, why you get it and how to help it. Here I explain what we know so far.
This section I am currently working on so watch this space ? Please note that the resources in this section are not in your Ebook as yet. You will need to download them from this section.
This is such an amazing bath oil that you can use to relax or use for a romantic night. It is called heavenly for a reason.
This blend is brilliant at helping children destress and reduce their anxiety. This of course can also be used for adults as well.
If you haven't ordered any personal inhalers online don't worry. These are a brilliant workaround.
This is a great blend of essential oils that can be used simply and effectively to help ease those aches and pains. The essential oils are warming, have analgesic qualities and are great not only for muscular pains but also arthritic joint pains.