I have been interested in Aromatherapy for quite a few years. I started seriously looking into schools a couple of years ago and it came down to two Canadian Aromatherapy schools. I chose Essence of Thyme because of the friendly and quick responses from Colleen and also the fact that Essence of Thyme is approved by many Aromatherapy associations. This gave me the initial confidence that there was a standard for the content of the course and that if I needed help, I would receive it.
Once I started the program, Colleen continued to be a very supportive instructor and you can tell that she really values her students. She ensures that we have access to a variety of resources and supports through our monthly student meetings and the student online access. She is continually giving us (her students) new opportunities to learn and expand our knowledge. The course itself is very thorough and allows the student to really gain an understanding of the different aspects of Aromatherapy – especially from the chemistry standpoint. Coming from someone who is not a lover of chemistry, I have loved learning more about the constituents and the reasons why and how they contribute to the effectiveness of the essential oil. I have never once regretted becoming an Essence of Thyme student and I am looking forward to continuing my studies!
I chose EOT to further my aromatherapy education over other schools for a few reasons. The contact Colleen, Kelley and their team has with each student. You are only an email/ phone call away from getting the help and/or support that you need. The monthly student meetings are filled with topics that represent current events, in depth profiles, and emerging products or thoughts. EOT does not shy away from the controversial aspects of aromatherapy. Information is balanced and well thought out.
Another very important reason for me is the equality of science and spiritual information. In any wholistic health arena the spiritual/ energetic aspect can dominate and not be offset with good science. The EOT course is not a ‘fluff’ course. Here, you study to learn all the areas that you will need to be knowledgeable in aromatherapy. Wherever you see yourself ending up in this are this course will have thoroughly prepared you.
Enrolling with Essence of Thyme is one of the best decisions I have had the good fortune to make. I am very impressed with the depth of the curriculum, the monthly student meetings and the resources available on the website. Colleen and Kelly's hands on approach, dedication and mentoring is very beneficial and I value their extensive aromatherapy knowledge.
Since becoming a mom, holistic health has become more important to me. I wanted to use essential oils with my children but noticed there was a lot of conflicting information online regarding safety.
I decided to enroll in an aromatherapy course in order to learn first hand on how to use essential oils. When looking for a course, I wanted one that taught on safety and one that had a lot of support. After emailing Essence of Thyme I knew right away this was the course I was going to use.
My expectations were surpassed. The team is a wealth of information in aromatherapy. The course is loaded with up to date research. There is an amazing support system with quick responses to both email or private Facebook page.
This course does not disappoint, and I would highly recommend to anyone who is interested in aromatherapy.
Natural health is a passion for me. It is something that I have been drawn to my whole life, thanks to my mother introducing me to it as a small child. I grew up working with herbs and learning their healing properties. After the birth of my extremely premature daughter, and witnessing all she had been through, it was important to me that when possible she could receive both western medicine and natural. After seeing the results with her at home, I knew I wanted to help more people. I researched and learned about different types of natural healing, and decided I wanted to start with Aromatherapy, something I knew very little about and something that had undeniable results.
I began researching different online schools and the teachers, and Essence of Thyme looked like my best option. I emailed Colleen with my many questions and she was very kind and helpful. In September 2018 I started the Advanced Aromatherapy Practitioner Course. I couldn't be happier that I chose Essence of Thyme. I can learn at my pace and still be there for my daughter who needs extra care, and receive a great education with any extra help I may need. Even though we are provinces away, I always receive a response quickly. The course is set up beautifully and very thorough. It is completed in a way that the information is easily absorbed. Not being very science brained and having no prior knowledge of essential oils I can say that I am a complete newbie when it comes to all this but, I feel very confident in the education I am receiving. I am really thankful to have two people with so much experience, as my teachers. I look forward to all they have to teach me!
Essence of Thyme is very professional. I was looking for a Certification Program that was neutral on brand of oils and had lots of experience behind their belt. Colleen not only is extremely knowledgeable but also has so many years of experience of working and using the oils in her own practice. It was very helpful to hear about some of her stores and experiences. You will not be disappointed with Essence of Thyme, it is very professional and organized. I am grateful to Colleen for her expertise in sharing this awesome course and allowing me to earn my Aromatherapist Certification - it was so worth it! I will say it wasn't easy and she is very detailed and you will earn your certification and I wouldn't have wanted it any other way!
I became interested in learning about essential oils about a year ago. I had been given some oils and had no idea what to do with them. I took a 2 hour introductory course on aromatherapy and was hooked! I listened to every podcast I could find and read several books but wanted to learn about the oils in more depth. I began searching for schools and after a lot of research decided on Essence of Thyme College of Holistic Studies and I am so glad that I did!
Colleen is an amazing and attentive instructor and now she has joined forces with Kelly. The two of them are incredibly knowledgeable and have a lot to offer. I am an elementary school teacher and I am not looking for a career change but I wanted to learn how to use the oils properly for myself, my family and friends. I highly recommend this course for anyone looking to pursue a career in aromatherapy, or like me, to learn everything they can about those magical little bottles of essential oils.
I am so glad I made the choice to study with Colleen and Kelly at Essence of Thyme. As soon as I received my course manual I finally had access to all the answers and guidance I was looking for, after feeling frustrated about all of the misinformation and conflicting opinions found on the internet and social media. Essence of Thyme stays at the cutting edge of current research and is information based on real science, evidence, and legitimate results.Navigating through the world of professional aromatherapists, I am proud to be with this school that is recognized internationally as one of the best places to be educated on Aromatherapy in Canada.
I'm Carlos Andres Vallejo, essentials oils distiller and blender since 2007; I work with Aliksir Inc in Quebec Canada using and developing new essentials oils and hydrosol solutions, I seriously appreciate the lab aroma blending set up, is amazing how every component is approach by and calculated so quickly.
I'm a biologist, nature lover but I love the new technological advances, everything can be better if we work together.
Last year in January I saw an ad in Facebook: Professional Aromatherapy Course. I perked right up, I've always liked using essential oils but I definitely didn't use them properly. I purchased the course around May of 2017 and that determined my life and what direction it was going to go. Colleen created this course that was intensive and challenging. She provides so much with this course including access to Lab Aroma - a database that is highly beneficial that allows you to learn about chemical constituents and their effects on our bodies - mentally and physically. I would highly recommend this course and to purchase Lab Aroma to anyone who would ask me. Its so worth it - it'll be the best decision you've ever made. Thank you Colleen and the rest of the Essence team.
After much research I chose Essence of Thyme to further my education. I needed a hands-on instructor and appreciate that Colleen has gathered people around her to help her support her students. One such person is Colleen Harte from Lab Aroma. I find Lab Aroma to be very helpful for keeping my blends organized. The reporting is fantastic; Chemistry is confirmed, therapeutic and emotional outcomes are documented. In practicality I used Lab Aroma to show a client who had asked me to create a blend. After they had chosen their favourite blend I showed them the chemistry and emotional therapeutic outcomes expected. They were thrilled to have a professional print out and have since re ordered the blend as they have had the results anticipated and documented.
I am a new graduate of Essence of Thyme. I have taken both AT101 and AT201. I love this school and let me tell you why. I have a small reflexology clinic and I wanted to add Aromatherapy to my menu of services. I was unhappy with the way I was introduced to essential oils, and I did not want to attend a weekend seminar to become an aromatherapist. I wanted to learn how to use these gifts from nature in a safe way and assist my clients with their health concerns. I researched schools and deeply felt that Essence of Thyme was a great fit for me. You see, I am very picky when it comes to my education, and I thoroughly investigate schools that are on approved school lists at various associations.
Essence of Thyme, to my surprise, exceeded my very high requirements that I seek in a school. They were always there for me when I was confused about an oil or chemical constituent, explained things in a way that was supportive and with clarity. If you want to study with a school of high integrity, high intelligence, supportive instructors, very organized learning materials, then this is definitely the school for you. There is also very high collaboration and support from fellow students, which is always great! This school is incredible. I am very proud of the credentials I now hold, and I am grateful to Colleen and her staff. I highly recommend this school if you are looking for aromatherapy accreditation.
LabAroma has helped me tremendously in understanding blends, chemistry, and so much more! It has been a huge resource for my case studies! The $75 charge is so minute compared to what is out there, and this software offers us students so much information and tools regarding essential oils and carrier oils. It has been invaluable to me. I highly recommend this school and the LabAroma software as the companion because they really do work well together!
My journey into aromatherapy began a few years ago with a simple tattoo of great symbolism – “Breathe” – and with the hope to self-heal myself. When I was introduced to essential oils and experienced the healing powers of the plant world, I knew that I had found my passion. I decided to work towards aromatherapy certification and learn more about the healing properties of essential oils to intelligently and safely share my knowledge to help others. After 6 months of researching schools I chose the Essence of Thyme College of Holistic Studies and it was one of the best decisions that I made in my life. The pace and structure of the course content is highly organized, presented in a logical order and perfect for independent study. It is evident that great thought has gone into the planning and design of this course. The instructor, Colleen Thompson, is passionate about the aromatherapy field and most importantly about her students; they come first. Her prompt responses and guidance made the geographical distance between us a non-factor.
What sets this school apart from others is the little extra perks offered to students; one of which is LabAroma. LabAroma is an easy to use chemistry based and clinical aromatherapy focused blending web based software program, allowing you to create and save your own aromatherapy blends; a must have for all aromatherapy practitioners. LabAroma has proven to be an invaluable tool for all of my case studies by helping me to formulate blends specific to each client’s needs and understand the effects that the blends would have on the body systems.
In July 2018 one of my case studies was published in the summer edition of the International Journal of Holistic Aromatherapy. This achievement was made possible through the constant support from Colleen Thompson and the use of LabAroma.
Essence of Thyme has provided me with a fountain of knowledge and I am now able to assist others in their healing process both mentally and physically as well as spiritually. This school has guided me to my life’s passion and given me the confidence to co-found Breathe Naturals. www.facebook.com/breathenaturals/
Overall, the learning experience with Essence of Thyme has been very transformative and rewarding and I highly recommend this school to others looking to expand their knowledge and seeking a career in Aromatherapy.
I feel that completion of professional Aromatherapy program at "Essence of Thyme College of Holistic Studies" was one of the best decisions of my life. I have accomplished new knowledge about the essential oils and their therapeutic values, anatomy and physiology. An educational material in both courses is very systematic and well organized. I found the courses to be very interesting and challenging, case studies and review questions at the end of each module greatly reinforce the knowledge gained. Colleen Thomson was an awesome and supportive instructor, and I really appreciate all her support throughout my studies. This course not only has improved my quality of life and the health of my family but gave me a confidence to start my own business, I would definitely recommend the course to anyone I meet interested in Aromatherapy. Thank you so much Colleen!
I have been wanting to pursue a career in Aromatherapy for many years, but couldn't find any courses where I was comfortable investing in, until March this year! When I found Essence of Thyme Aromatherapy online course, I knew it was the one I have been looking for... Not only this course is exhaustive and very well designed but the Director; Ms. Colleen Thompson is so knowledgeable, always there to help by phone or email and devoted to her students!
Plus, this program covers everything that is needed to qualify you to be a CAP of CAHP.
I recommend this course to anyone wanting to pursue a career in Aromatherapy!
I just start my ARM101 course. Colleen is very helpful and supportive. She replies my question very effectively and helps to work around to fit my working schedule. I look forward to work hard to complete my entire program.
I began The Essence of Thyme College of Holistic Studies full professional course in February of 2016 and was able to complete it with Colleens expert guidance in July 2016. I found it to be both challenging and rewarding. The content was organized, stimulating and very professionally delivered. Colleen is extremely knowledgeable, supportive and caring. When I had a question or concern Colleen came to the rescue within a very short time with a precise and understandable response. I have been very fortunate to have taken this course and look forward to many doors opening as a result.
Thanks again Colleen!
"I have to say that I feel very lucky to have you as an instructor, your course is amazing and has taught me a lot. I have been in the Aromatherapy industry for quite some time, however, I do have to say I have learned a lot more than I thought I ever would. One thinks they know a lot about something, but in reality, they are just beginning to really learn.
Thank you for all that you do!"
"This aromatherapy program has greatly exceeded my expectations! The material is very interesting, thorough, up-to-date and well organized. The instructor, Colleen Thompson, organizes very enriching monthly “virtual conference” sessions for students, inviting expert speakers and/or sharing her own expert knowledge on a broad range of topics. I am amazed with how quickly she responds to my email inquiries and am very grateful to have found such a knowledgeable, generous, encouraging and engaging instructor: quintessential qualities indeed!"
"Colleen Thompson is incredibly patient, very open minded and without ego. She has been a great communicator and mentor. I highly recommend Colleen Thompson's Aromatherapy program to anyone interested in the beauty of essential oils."