Aromatherapy Foundational Concepts
4.1 (42 ratings)
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Aromatherapy Foundational Concepts

Everything you need to know to get started using essential oils!
4.1 (42 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
677 students enrolled
Created by Deanna Russell
Last updated 5/2020
English
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • 19 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn how to select appropriate, quality oils to accomplish your set goals
  • Formulate custom blends and recipes
  • Understand important essential oil safety
  • Become familiar with 12 versatile essential oil profiles
  • Make a custom room spray
  • Make a custom bath or shower blend
  • Make a custom massage oil blend
  • Make a custom diffuser blend
  • Understand steps to successful blending
  • Learn how essential oils are part of a botanical classification system
Requirements
  • No previous experience necessary
  • You should have an interest in aromatherapy and essential oils
  • You will benefit more from this course if you have access to most of the oils covered in the course
Description

Are you new to essential oils? Do you love essential oils? Do you have an hour to get started? Then let's do it!

Essential oils can be part of YOUR health lifestyle.

If you are totally new to essential oils and are curious about what they do and how you can use them, this course is for you. If you have already been using essential oils and have some questions about them, this course is for you too.

A free 24 page workbook is provided with this course. It provides all the charts and worksheets and recipes into 1 location, and there are BONUS options for those students that complete 100% of the course.

Recommended textbook for this course: Quick Start to using Essential Oils by Deanna Russell

This course is straightforward with an emphasis on practical application and is brand neutral. This course takes a conservative approach and does not cover chakra healing.

Course overview

Introductory chapters include:

  • defining aromatherapy terms

  • how to choose a quality essential oil

  • factors affecting the cost of your oils

  • routes of application of essential oils

Safety section lectures include:

  • general rules and guidelines

  • essential oils during pregnancy

  • special medical conditions

  • phototoxic and irritating essential oils

  • use of essential oils during cancer treatments

  • dilution & calculation rates


The course covers profiles of 12 amazing, versatile essential oils

  1. Lavender

  2. Rosemary

  3. Eucalyptus

  4. Cedarwood

  5. Peppermint

  6. Geranium

  7. Roman chamomile

  8. Tea tree (Melaleuca)

  9. Ginger root

  10. Sweet orange

  11. Sweet marjoram 

  12. Bergamot. 

Blending essential oils

You will learn how to blend essential oils using a blending wheel.

Essential oil recipes

Your workbook contains recipes to get you started using aromatherapy and essential oils.

Practical assignments help you gain experience in using essential oils for you and your family. Most of all, this course helps you customize your options and make the best solutions that fit you as an individual. 

The nitty gritty

Quizzes and tests? Yes.

Workbook guide free with course? Yes.

Additional textbook available? Yes. (There is an additional cost for the textbook.)


What students are saying about Aromatherapy Foundational Concepts

"This is a brilliant course! It is so informative and offers many great tips to help you safely play and create with oils. Deanna presents in a clear and engaging way. Highly recommended!'

Lisa S

"I must say ...this one of the most educational and fun aromatherapy classes i've taken. She is fun, steady, and very clear and concise. I will take more classes given by you. Thank you so much Deanna"

Denise N

"This aromatherapy course provided me with a good foundation on how to use essential oils. I have been using essential oils for a few years now, mostly in a diffuser, but I appreciated the helpful tips and suggestions that this course provided. I would recommend this course to someone who is just starting out with essential oils, or to someone who would like to review some solid fundamental principles. I especially appreciate the fact that I can access this course for life, as this will be a good reference to consult in my journey with essential oils.

I also plan to make good use of the downloadable resources, which will help me branch out and experiment. The quizzes make for fun review, and they are very user-friendly.
It is obvious that Deanna is extremely knowledgeable and well-trained. She has answered many questions in her career, and it shows. Her emphasis on safety is impressive, as it is clear she wants these oils to be used in beneficial ways, always. I hope she will create more of these online courses. 5 stars"

Sheila S

"This is a great course for beginners in aromatherapy. As a phytotherapist and herbalist I know quite a lot about herbs. With this course I got the opportunity to learn even more about plants and the use of their essential oils. Deanna knows her stuff very well and I've always got the feeling that she loves to share what she knows. I enjoyed the course a lot! I am looking forward to more courses by this instructor! Thanks a lot, Deanna!" 5 stars

Tanja Z



Who this course is for:
  • Beginner essential oil user
  • One who has already been using essential oils and wants to know more
Course content
Expand all 36 lectures 01:47:14
+ Introduction
3 lectures 04:41

Recommended textbook for this course (optional): Quick Start to using Essential Oils by Deanna Russell available from Amazon.com -click on the resource below to check it out.

The introduction outlines the course topics to give you an overview of what will be covered.

Preview 02:32

Be sure to download your course workbook from here. You can find it under resources.

Get your class workbook here
00:23

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Nerd Alert! See how I distill essential oils
01:46
+ Module 1- Intro to aromatherapy and essential oils
9 lectures 27:18
Defining Moments part1: What is aromatherapy and what are essential oils?
02:22
Defining moments part 2: Sensitization
01:26
How we get essential oils
03:07
Differences between essential oils and carrier oils
02:54
Routes of application
03:22
Some of the tools I use
05:34
Module 1 quiz
10 questions
+ Module 2- Essential oil safety
7 lectures 24:18

This lecture provides you with basic safety guidelines you need to understand how to use essential oils safely.

General Rules and Guidelines
05:40
Wait....What?!
01:29
Using essential oils during pregnancy
02:55
Special instructions for usage and medical conditions
02:09
Cancer care with essential oils
07:08
Avoiding certain issues: toxic, phototoxic and irritating oils
01:54

Module 2 Assignment: Build a safety profile for yourself and your family members. Use the contraindications chart.

Dilution chart and formula calculations
03:03
Safety Quiz
10 questions
+ Module 3- Essential oil profiles: Peppermint, Lavender, Rosemary
3 lectures 11:51

This profile covers:

  • botanical name
  • botanical family
  • extraction method
  • cost range
  • properties of the oil
  • specific safety guidelines
  • blending suggestions
  • practical applications
Essential Oil Profile: Peppermint- Mr. Fresh
03:40

This profile covers:

  • botanical name
  • botanical family
  • extraction method
  • cost range
  • properties of the oil
  • specific safety guidelines
  • blending suggestions
  • practical applications
Essential Oil Profile: Lavender: loving care giver
04:21

Assignment: Module 3

Make a blend using peppermint, lavender and rosemary (or any combination of these). Choose an application method that fits your needs. Follow the guidelines on the chart to make your formula.
Keep track of the oils you used, and how many drops of each. If making a massage oil blend, also keep track of the carrier oil you used.


This profile covers:

  • botanical name
  • botanical family
  • extraction method
  • cost range
  • properties of the oil
  • specific safety guidelines
  • blending suggestions
  • practical applications
Essential Oil Profile: Rosemary: Remember me
03:50
+ Module 4- Essential oil profiles: Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Geranium
3 lectures 09:42

This profile covers:

  • botanical name
  • botanical family
  • extraction method
  • cost range
  • properties of the oil
  • specific safety guidelines
  • blending suggestions
  • practical applications
Essential Oil Profile: Eucalyptus: Energetic
04:01

This profile covers:

  • botanical name
  • botanical family
  • extraction method
  • cost range
  • properties of the oil
  • specific safety guidelines
  • blending suggestions
  • practical applications
Essential Oil Profile: Tea Tree: Powerful
03:01

Module 4 Project:

Make a room spray. Use any of these essential oils to make a room spray:
Lavender
Peppermint
Eucalyptus
Rosemary
Tea tree
Geranium


This profile covers:

  • botanical name
  • botanical family
  • extraction method
  • cost range
  • properties of the oil
  • specific safety guidelines
  • blending suggestions
  • practical applications
Essential Oil Profile: Geranium: Soft yet mighty
02:40
Midterm Quiz
9 questions
+ Modue 5- Essential oil profiles: GInger, Orange, Marjoram
3 lectures 10:20

This profile covers:

  • botanical name
  • botanical family
  • extraction method
  • cost range
  • properties of the oil
  • specific safety guidelines
  • blending suggestions
  • practical applications
Preview 03:30

This profile covers:

  • botanical name
  • botanical family
  • extraction method
  • cost range
  • properties of the oil
  • specific safety guidelines
  • blending suggestions
  • practical applications
Essential Oil Profile: Sweet Orange: Cheerful Giver
03:01

Module 5 Project:

Make a blend for the bath or shower. Use any of these essential oils to make a room spray:
Lavender
Peppermint
Eucalyptus
Rosemary
Tea tree
Geranium
Ginger
Orange
Sweet marjoram

Keep a log of your formula. Make a note of the essential oils you used of each oil. If you are making a bath blend, you will want to dilute it using a carrier oil before adding it to the water. If you make a shower blend, you will want to use it undiluted. Feel free to make both!


This profile covers:

  • botanical name
  • botanical family
  • extraction method
  • cost range
  • properties of the oil
  • specific safety guidelines
  • blending suggestions
  • practical applications
Essential Oil Profile: Marjoram: Peaceful
03:49
+ Module 6- Essential oil profiles: Cedarwood, Bergamot, Chamomile
3 lectures 09:30

This profile covers:

  • botanical name
  • botanical family
  • extraction method
  • cost range
  • properties of the oil
  • specific safety guidelines
  • blending suggestions
  • practical applications
Essential Oil Profile: Cedarwood: Steady
03:28

This profile covers:

  • botanical name
  • botanical family
  • extraction method
  • cost range
  • properties of the oil
  • specific safety guidelines
  • blending suggestions
  • practical applications
Essential Oil Profile: Bergamot: Uplifter
02:51

Module 6 Project:

Make a massage oil blend using 2-3 of the oils you have studied in this course.
Decide what you want your blend to accomplish.
Make a note of any oils that are contraindicated.
Determine the dilution rate you will be using.
Decide what oils will best accomplish your goals.
Make a note of what oils you use, and in what quantities.


This profile covers:

  • botanical name
  • botanical family
  • extraction method
  • cost range
  • properties of the oil
  • specific safety guidelines
  • blending suggestions
  • practical applications
Essential Oil Profile: Chamomile: Gentle Calm
03:11
+ Module 7- Classification of essential oils and Blending essential oils
2 lectures 06:15
Classification of essential oils
02:42

The project assignment for this module is to make a diffuser blend, based on the blending wheel.

Blending essential oils
03:33
+ Module 8- Recipies
1 lecture 02:32
Essential Oil Recipes & Uses
02:32
+ Final Quiz
2 lectures 00:46
Final Quiz
20 questions
Farewell
00:38
Bonus Lecture: lifelong learning with Deanna
00:08