Aromatherapy: The Healing Power of Scent

Aromatherapy: The Healing Power of Scent

This course helps learners understand the historical use, extraction methods, clinical effects, current research, contraindications, and key elements of common essential oils used in aromatherapy.

3 Months Access / 2.5 Course Hrs
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Details

Aromatherapy is a complementary and alternative therapy that uses essential oils to promote both physical and psychological health. It is often used in conjunction with massage, meditation, and other therapies to achieve healing.

Aromatherapy has gained in popularity in recent years, and clinical aromatherapy (the use of specific essential oils for the prevention and treatment of health conditions) is being incorporated into treatment plans by naturopathic physicians, medical doctors, registered nurses, licensed massage therapists, and licensed acupuncturists as well as other health care providers.

The outcome of this course is for the learner to describe the historical use of fragrance and aromatherapy for healing, the methods of essential oil extraction and application, the clinical effects of essential oils using a body systems approach, the research about using aromatherapy for specific conditions, contraindications regarding the use aromatherapy, and the key elements of some of the most common essential oil monographs.

(2.5 contact hours)

Expiration Date (Next date of course revision): 12/15/2026

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Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Historical Perspective
  3. How Are Essential Oils Absorbed Into the Body
  4. Methods of Extraction
  5. Methods of Application
  6. Aromatherapy in Clinical Settings
  7. Clinical Effects of Essential Oils: A Body Systems Approach
  8. Aromatherapy for Specific Clinical Conditions
  9. Safety Issues and Contraindications in Aromatherapy Use
  10. Training and Education for Aromatherapists
  11. Essential Oil Monographs
  12. Summary

Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Self-Guided Course Code: T14780