The Chemistry by and for the Aromatherapist and Health Practitioner Certificate program has been designed for massage therapists, estheticians, nurses, healthcare providers and individuals interested in advancing their knowledge and applications of the chemistry of essential oils.
This is an advanced aromatherapy education program. A Foundations aromatherapy certification program is required. We have found that students who take the Chemistry by and for the Aromatherapist and Health Practitioner certificate program are primarily interested in:
- Advancing their knowledge and applications of aromatherapy and essential oils
- Deepening their understanding of the chemistry of essential oils
- Blending based upon the chemical components of essential oils
How do I become certified with the Chemistry by and for the Aromatherapist and Health Practitioner Certificate program?
The Chemistry by and for the Aromatherapist and Health Practitioner certificate program was established in September of 2000 and has been updated and redesigned in 2009. The course is approved by The National Association For Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA). This course provides 24 CE hours for Registered aromatherapists (RA).
In order to receive the East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies certification, approved by NAHA, students must:
- Complete all modules in the Chemistry by and for the Aromatherapist program.
- Complete 12 essential oil chemical biograms.
- Complete final exam (requested when ready to take).
- Send in final exam with 12 chemical biograms.
This program is approved by the NCBTMB for 14 CE Hours for massage therapists.
- Aromatic Plants and Chemistry
- Chemistry and organic chemistry basics
- Overview of the biosynthesis of essential oil constituents
- Chemistry: Its place in our field
- Synergism in essential oils
- Understanding the structure/energy system
- Chemical families
- Components of essential oils
- Relating to the structure/energy system with essential oil biograms
- Antimicrobial properties of essential oils
- Treatment approaches and research for bacteria, fungi, and viruses
Upon successful completion of Aroma101: Foundations you will be able to:
- Define what a plant is.
- Discuss basic pathology including: bacteria, fungi, virus and animal parasites and list potential essential oils which have been shown to be effective for various pathology.
- Define the term Organic chemistry.
- Explain the two main types of chemical bonding.
- List and describe the families of organic compounds and their general therapeutic properties.
- Specify the principal biosynthetic pathways which produce specific organic compounds.
- List examples of individual constituents under each chemical family and its potential therapeutic action.
- Map individual essential oils to create a Structure/Function biograms .
- Develop a blend based upon the chemistry of essential oils.
- Explain why a specific essential oil was chosen based upon its chemistry.
Course Enrollment Information
- The Chemistry by and for the Aromatherapist and Health Practitioner certificate manual designed and written by Jade Shutes
- Discounts on student kits and/or additional materials through Lunaroma
- Email/phone tutorial support
- Review of case studies and exam.
- Certificate for Chemistry by and for the Aromatherapist and Health practitioner.
- CE hours for massage therapists and registered aromatherapists.
- Student kits and/or supplies to be purchased separately. Student kits are available for a separate fee from www.lunaroma.com
Individuals holding a minimum of a Foundations level training may register for this class.