Aromatic Sciences Program – Aromatherapist Certification


Provide a broad-based education in the areas of anatomy, physiology, pathology, essential oil characteristics and properties, organic chemistry, clinical care; lymphatic drainage massage OR specialized client care without bodywork; ethical business practice.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will demonstrate proficiency in practical massage techniques, detailed comprehension of all modules presented.

Module1(160 Hours)

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY – functions, structures, definitions and relationships (108 hours – includes a lecture on Naturopathic views of the human body as opposed to Allopathic). (A research paper and assignments will be required)

PATHOLOGY – Conditions related to each body system and the 3 fold effects of essential oils. Cautions, contraindications to treatment and acute and chronic profiles. (36 hours)

TERMINOLOGY– Properties of Essential Oils (16 hours)

Module 2 (200 hours)


Essential Oils – (19 hours)
History and Definitions
Quality – Control – Responses
Production and Extraction
Toxicity and Safety

BLENDING – (16 Hours) Includes an assignment
The Art and Science
Structure and Notes

Building Blocks
Functional Groups
Chemotypes and Varieties

CARRIER & INFUSED OILS – 22 Profiles, Use etc. (24 Hours)

HYDROSOLS – 12 Profiles, Use etc. (16 Hours)

ESSENTIAL OILS: 63 Profiles, Use etc. A research paper and assignments are required (100 Hours)

Module 3 (210 hours)


Infants and Children
Female Client
Teenage Clients
Male Client
Palliative Care
Long-Term Care Facilities (Nursing and Retirement Homes)
Subtle Aromatherapy
Aesthetic Treatments
Product Development

BUSINESS PRACTICE and CODE OF ETHICS: Formulation, implementation, marketing, labelling, legalities and more. Includes creation of a business plan (assignment) and goal setting (assignment) (20 Hours)

BODYWORK  In Class only.  (45 hours 9:00 am – 6:00 pm each day)


Completion of 35 Hands-on CASE STUDIES  (70 Hours)

At this time, this program is ONLY available in the Distant Learning Option, with the exception of the Bodywork portion. It must be taken in class.

Those choosing the option of not completing the bodywork will complete an equivalent module in Extended Client Care and Additional Applications in Aromatherapy Services and may be required to submit additional case studies.



Fees and Conditions:

This course is comprised of 3 modules, totalling 500 hours plus 70 hours for Case Studies.

A) Each module is $997.00 +HST = $3379.83, should you purchase them one at a time.

(Distant Learning Module 1)

(Distant Learning Module 2)

(Distant Learning Module 3) 

(Deposit for 60-day Registration) 

B) Each module is $847.00 + HST = $2871.33, should you pay for the full course in 1 payment.3(Distant Learning all 3 Modules)  

With either payment choice you have a year from the date you begin your program, to complete all 3 modules; submit your 35 case studies and assignments; perform a practical exam (bodywork) or research paper (no bodywork), and sit for a written exam. The written exam is approximately seven hours and is done over two days in 2 parts.


Should you cancel your course or a specific Module, the deposit or full course fees paid may be applied to any other workshop or course, if taken within one year of the date cancelled. After that time the funds are forfeit.

The balance of the single Module fee or full Course fee must be paid no less than 2 weeks prior to beginning the first Module. All Modules must be taken in consecutive order. You will be provided with one at a time.

On receipt of your deposit, a list of suggested and required texts will be provided, as well as a list of supplies needed to complete your course. Texts and supplies are in addition to course fees. Students are given a discount on Aromatherapy supplies, both pre and post-course. Texts must be sourced by the student.

The Distant Learning program in Aromatic Sciences may be started any time the student is ready and course fees have been received and processed. Once deposits and fees have been processed, The Module 1 manual will be shipped within 10 business days. Once received and reviewed, a SKYPE, personal, or FaceTime appointment, will be set to go over the material and assignments for that Module and the subsequent ones to come.

At the end of each completed Module, you will sit an exam for that particular material. A grade of no less than 75% must be achieved in all Modules, as well as the final practical and written exams. Should you not achieve a passing grade for any of the Modules, a $150.00 + HST fee will apply, to rewrite that exam. The final exam fee is $250.00 + HST. Should you not achieve a passing grade in either the practical or written area, an additional fee of $250.00 + HST will apply to each area in which a passing grade has not been achieved, prior to completing that final exam a second time.

Once you have passed your exams, submitted your assignments and completed your case studies to the satisfaction of this instructor, you will have achieved certification as an Aromatherapist.

If you wish to apply to the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists for their CAHP designation, you will be required to write their National exam and perform a practical one as well. There are fees associated with both and are handled by their office. At this time, you will need to achieve a minimum percentage in each area, in order to pass.

Please Note: I will be available for consultation, in a reasonable manner, throughout your course and beyond. Should you require tutoring in any area, a $47.00 + HST fee per hour will apply. Simple questions or clarification of material are not considered tutoring sessions and will be addressed in a timely manner.

I have been privileged to work in clinical care, as well as the development of curriculums and instruction, for nearly 20 years. I have a vast base of knowledge and experience in the field of Aromatherapy and it’s extended applications. I look forward to working with you, in order to help you reach your maximum potential.

Welcome to class!

Gayle C. Russell CAHP
Clinical Aromatherapist ~ Instructor

To register, please download the form below; complete, scan and send it to essential – OR – click on the “Add to Cart” button beside the workshop either here or on the Workshops page. A confirmation email will be sent to you once your registration and payment have been received and processed. Your first Module will be shipped within 10 business days of receipt and processing of your payment.

This course is comprised of 3 modules, totalling 500 hours plus 70 hours for Case Studies:

A) Each module is $997.00 +HST = $3379.83, should you purchase them one at a time.

(Distant Learning Module 1)

(Distant Learning Module 2)

(Distant Learning Module 3) 

(Deposit for 60 day Registration) 

B) Each module is $847.00 + HST = $2871.33, should you pay for the full course in 1 payment.

(Distant Learning all 3 Modules)  

Workshop and Course Registration Form 2020-21

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