Aromatherapy 101 (AT 101) is a stand-alone course which prepares one to work in the Aromatherapy industry. Some areas of employment are the retail aromatherapy business, product development, custom blending and consultation. Students completing AT 101 only are not qualified as a Certified Aromatherapists. A student must successfully complete both AT 101 and AT 201 in order to become a Certified or Clinical Aromatherapist.
However, if you are interested in aromatherapy for personal knowledge or to supplement an existing modality such as Registered Massage Therapist, Esthetician, Reflexologist or Health Care Provider, this level might be sufficient for your needs.
This course is structured in a way which first lays the foundation and then gradually introduces new information. You will begin by gaining an understanding of, and what defines aromatherapy, and essential oils. The information covered in the essential oil and carrier oil monographs is comprehensive and includes information about the plant, and the chemistry, precautions, indications and applications of its oil.
Essential oils are categorized under top, middle and base blending notes. First the top note essential oils are covered in alphabetical order, followed by the middle and finally the base note essential oils. This will help you remember what note an essential oil is by the process of association. For example, if you remember that you learned about lavender in one of the ‘middle’ modules, then that will help you remember that it is a middle note.
The Latin binomial for each essential oil is compulsory to know – this is explained in greater detail under essential oil monographs, but the importance of knowing Latin binomials cannot be stressed enough. Equally important is a basic understanding of organic chemistry and the biological activities of the individual chemical constituents that make up each unique essential oil chemical profile.
Essential oil safety will also be covered in depth in Module 2. Each essential oil, carrier oil, and hydrosol covered will include safety or precautionary information in line with guidelines set by Tisserand and Young (2014). Hydrosols are introduced in Module 9 followed by recommended specific hydrosols for various conditions.
Conditions covered in AT 101 are some of the most common conditions a person might encounter. Along with each condition is a list of essential oils and modes of use. These will help you when completing your case study reports.
Each module includes review questions. It is important to take advantage of this resource to assist you in remembering key points in each module and also as a study guide for your exams.
The AT 101 manual also includes a glossary of terms, a description of anatomical directions and a quick reference guide to dilutions.
We also have a private Facebook page that acts as a student forum. The page helps you to connect with other students, as well as the instructors. It is mostly used to ask questions of the students and instructors, post information about aromatherapy conferences, access updates on new discoveries in the world of aromatherapy, and to receive announces about new courses, contests, and quizzes.
We are also affiliated with LabAroma which offers an exclusive benefit to our students. LabAroma is a chemistry based, clinical aromatherapy focused, software tool that allows you to accurately calculate the chemistry behind essential oil and cosmetic formulations. You can access LabAroma from your tablet, desktop or mobile device. The LabAroma Learn package is designed for Aromatherapy students and Aromatherapy professionals to give you a modern efficient formulation blending solution while removing the complexity of math and chemistry.
Upon completion of AT 101, you can join the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) at their first level.
Aromatherapy 101 (AT 101) is a pre-requisite to Aromatherapy 201 (AT 201)
This Level is approximately 300 hours; 12 months (including exams and case studies)
44 Essential Oils
600 + Pages
Cost: $595.00 CAD
Lab Aroma: $75.00 CAD (Mandatory)
AT101 Exam Fee: $75.00 CAD (Payable at the time exam is booked)
- Introduction to Aromatherapy What are Essential Oils?
- How Essential Oils Enter the Body
- Aromatherapy as a Healing Art
- Understanding Essential Oil Profiles
- Contraindications During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
- Essential Oil Profile of Basil CT Estragole Ocimum basilicum
- Essential Oil Profile of Basil CT Linalool Ocimum basilicum
- Essential Oil Profile of Bergamot Citrus bergamia
- Essential Oil Profile of Clary Sage Salvia sclarea
- Universal Precautions
- Essential Oil Safety
- Therapeutic Actions of Essential Oils Quality of Essential Oils
- History of Aromatherapy
- Methods of Extracting Essential Oils
- Essential Oil Profile of Eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus
- Essential Oil Profile of Eucalyptus Eucalyptus citriodora
- Essential Oil Profile of Eucalyptus Eucalyptus smithii
- Essential Oil Profile of Eucalyptus Eucalyptus radiata
- Essential Oil Profile of Eucalyptus Eucalyptus dives
- Chemistry of Essential Oils
- Plant Families
- Essential Oil Profile of Grapefruit Citrus paradisi
- Essential Oil Profile of Lemon Citrus limon
- Essential Oil Profile of Lime Citrus aurantifolia/C. medica
- Case Study Guidelines
- Blending Guidelines
- Completing a Cross Reference Chart
- Client Consultation and Completing a Client Intake Form Completing a Case Study Report
- Methods of Treatment
- General Knowledge of Carrier Oils
- Profile of Apricot Kernel Carrier Oil Prunus armeniaca
- Profile of Calendula Carrier Oil Calendula officinalis
- Profile of Coconut Carrier Oil Cocos nucifera
- Essential Oil Profile of Mandarin Citrus reticulata/C. nobilis
- Essential Oil Profile of Orange, Sweet Citrus sinensis
- Essential Oil of Petitgrain Citrus aurantium var. amara
- Profile of Grapeseed Carrier Oil Vitis vinifera
- Profile of Jojoba Carrier Oil Simmondsia chinensis
- Essential Oil Profile of Pine Pinus sylvestris
- Essential Oil Profile of Sage, common Salvia officinalis
- Essential Oil Profile of Tea Tree Melaleuca alternifolia
- Essential Oil Profile of Thyme, CT Limonene, Thymus vulgaris
- Essential Oil Profile of Thyme, CT Linalool, Thymus vulgaris
- Essential Oil Profile of Thyme, CT Thujanol, Thymus vulgaris
- Essential Oil Profile of Thyme, CT Geraniol, Thymus vulgaris
- Essential Oil Profile of Thyme, CT Carvacrol, Thymus vulgaris
- Midterm Exam Modules 1 – 6 and Five (5) Case Studies
- Anatomy and Physiology of the Immune System
- Essential Oils and the Immune System
- Profile of Rosehip Carrier Oil Rosa rubiginosa/R. eglanteria
- Profile of Sweet Almond Carrier Oil Prunus amygdalus
- Essential Oil Profile of Black Spruce Picea mariana
- Essential Oil Profile of Chamomile Chamaemelum nobile
- Essential Oil Profile of Cypress Cupressus sempervirens
- Essential Oil Profile of Geranium Pelargonium graveolens
- Anatomy and Physiology of the Lymphatic System
- Essential Oils and the Lymphatic System
- Profile of Aloe Vera Gel Aloe barbadensis
- Profile of Witch Hazel Hamamelis virginiana
- Profile of Cocoa Butter Theobroma cacao
- Profile of Mango Butter Mangifera indica
- Profile of Shea Butter Butyrospermum parkii Origin
- Profile of Dead Sea Salts; Profile of Himalayan Sea Salts
- Profile of Breton Sea Salts; Profile of Ceara Sea Salts
- Profile of Epson Salts
- Profile of Dead Sea Mud
- Profile of Glacial Clay
- Profile of Green Clay; White Clay; Red Clay; Pink Clay; Yellow Clay Salves and Ointments; Creams and Lotions
- Essential Oil Profile of Juniper Berry Juniperus communis
- Essential Oil Profile of True Lavender Lavandula angustifolia/L. officinalis/L. vera
- Essential Oil Profile of Lavandin Lavandula x intermedia
- Essential Oil Profile of Lavender, Spike Lavandula stoechas
- Essential Oil Profile of Lavender, Maritime Lavandula latifolia
- Anatomy and Physiology of the Integumentary System
- Essential Oils and the Integumentary System
- General Knowledge of Hydrosols
- Chamomile Hydrosol Chamaemelum nobile
- Lavender Hydrosol Lavandula angustofolia
- Essential Oil Profile of Marjoram, sweet Origanum marjorana
- Essential Oil Profile of Peppermint Mentha piperita
- Essential Oil Profile of Rosemary CT Camphor, Rosmarinus officinalis
- Essential Oil Profile of Rosemary CT 1,8 Cineole, Rosmarinus officinalis
- Essential Oil Profile of Rosemary CT Verbenone, Rosmarinus officinalis
- Performing an Aromatherapy Facial Orange Blossom Hydrosol Citrus aurantium var. amara
- Peppermint Hydrosol Mentha piperita
- Rose Hydrosol Rosa damascena
- Essential Oil Profile of Benzoin Styrax benzoin
- Essential Oil Profile of Frankincense Boswellia carteri
- Essential Oil Profile of Myrrh Commiphora myrrha/C. molmo
Module 11: Stress
- Essential Oils and Stress
- Performing an Aromatherapy Lymphatic Facial
- Essential Oil Profile of Patchouli Pogostemon cablin/P. patchouli
- Essential Oil Profile of Rose Rosa damascene
- Essential Oil Profile of Rose Rosa centifolia
- Essential Oil Profile of Sandalwood Santalum album
- Final Exam Modules 1 – 11 and Ten (10) Case Studies.