Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy Introductory Classes

This six-part series is designed for anyone who has a desire to learn about aromatherapy.  Each class focuses on a specific area of aromatherapy and we help you design and create a product at the end of each session. Whether you are experienced with aromatherapy or brand new to it there is always something to share and learn and the classes are not only informative but also fun!

We do try to keep the classes small so that everyone has a chance to ask questions and share their thoughts so pre-registration is required for each class and it is preferred that the classes be paid for when you register. Knowing how many people will be with us allows us to make sure that we have enough handouts available.  With proper notice, you do not lose any money if you cancel or change your class dates.

This series of Aromatherapy classes includes 6 levels.  All classes take place on Sundays and run approximately 3 1/2 hours in length. Our classes are held all year round.  Bring a pen and paper if you like but all other materials are provided.
The classes are informal, interactive and designed to give a good basic knowledge of aromatherapy and essential oils.  They also qualify as CEU’s with MTANS. Receipts will be issued for tax purposes.

Level 1:  General Aromatherapy Guidelines and Aromatherapy and Stress

  • This class covers the following topics:
  • What are essential oils?  How do they differ from fragrance oils?
  • Where do they come from?
  • How are they extracted?
  • How do they work in the body (Olfactory, Respiratory and Skin)
  • Safe dilutions for use on the skin
  • How to buy and store essential oils
  • 10 oils that are used to relieve stress.  Their safeties and uses.
  • Different ways people react to stress and what oils can help.
  • We will also make a stress-reducing massage oil that suits each individual.

(Cost $50.00 + HST. Includes materials.)

Level 2:  Aromatherapy and the Skin

During this class we will cover:

  • Skin types and how essential oils can work to create a healthy and beautiful skin in each stage of life.
  • We will look at 5 carrier oils, their benefits and how each one is used
  • Learn about 10 essential oils that work well with the skin and for various skin concerns.
  • Take a brief look at botany and discover how and why plants create their essences.
  • Each student will also make a facial product that is suited to his/her skin.

(Cost $50.00 +HST. Includes materials.)

Level 3:  Aromatherapy and Our Emotions

  • In this class, we explore various emotions that are common to each of us and how they can be managed using aromatherapy.
  • We will learn about 10 essential oils and how they act on the emotions
  • Learn about different types of sea salts from around the world and why each one might be used.
  • Each student will create a bath salt or foot bath blend that is designed to fit his/her emotional needs.

(Cost $50.00 +HST. Includes materials.)

Level 4:  Aromatherapy for Personal Care and House Cleaning

  • During this class, we will look at the hazards of many commercial cleaning products and the benefits of making our own household cleaning products using non- toxic natural products and essential oils.
  • Learn about the everyday products in your home that can be used with essential oil to make your own Household Cleaning products.
  • We will give you a booklet of recipes to try on your own for your bath and beauty as well as your household cleaners.
  • Basic blending techniques for household products.
  • We will look at 10 Essential Oils that work well as disinfectants.
  • Each student will make a germicidal spray or cleaner of their own choice.

(Cost $50.00 + HST. Includes materials)

Level 5: Blending for Perfumery

  • Explore 10 essential oils that are used for perfumery.
  • Find out what scents blend well together
  • Look at different ways of blending, Classical blending, accords, blending by plant types, personality etc.
  • Each one will discover their own personal blend as well.
  • Each student will create his/her own perfume blend in both alcohol and jojoba

(Cost $50.00 + HST. Includes materials)

Level 6: Hydrosols, Chemistry, Children, Pregnancy, Pets & Dangerous oils

  • Discover a bit about the chemistry of essential oils and of our own chemistry and how they work together.
  • Learn safe practices and safe oils to use in Pregnancy.
  • Learn what oils and what dilutions are safe for children.
  • What do we need to be careful about when using aromatherapy with pets.
  • Dangerous essential oils that may be best avoided in aromatherapy
  • We will also be learning about Hydrosols what they are and how to use them with or in place of essential oils in some cases.
  • You will have a variety of choices of blends to make in this class

(Cost $50.00 + HST. Includes materials)

At the completion of this series of 6 Aromatherapy Classes, you have 2 options open to you:

Option 1:

If you wish you can write an exam:
You must get a passing mark of 80% in order to receive a Certificate stating you have successfully completed a series of classes in aromatherapy and you now have a working knowledge of the basic safeties and therapeutic uses of 50 essential oils.
This is handy if you are working in another modality where you would be using essential oils with clients. The cost of this exam is $50.00 + tax.

Option 2:

If you choose to further your studies with aromatherapy we do offer a Professional Aromatherapy Course. This class meets every month for approximately 12-14months and includes many hours of home study, case studies and blending products. 

Costs $100 payable by the class.
 For more information give us a call at 902 464 2272 or email us at casaroma@eastlink.ca