Aromatherapy Certification Courses

Online CE offers Aromatherapy Certification Credits



OnlineContinuingEd, LLC is approved by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) Council for Aromatherapy Schools and Educators to offer Level One and Level Two Aromatherapy Programs.


What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy can be defined as the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit. It is an art and science which seeks to explore the physiological, psychological and spiritual realm of the individual's response to aromatic extracts as well as to observe and enhance the individual's innate healing process. As a holistic medicine, Aromatherapy is both a preventative approach as well as an active treatment during acute and chronic stages of illness or 'dis'-ease.


It is a natural, non-invasive treatment system designed to affect the whole person not just the symptom or disease and to assist the body's natural ability to balance, regulate, heal and maintain itself by the correct use of essential oils.


"Aromatherapy is essentially an interaction between the therapist, client and essential oils, working together to bring forth the healing energy which will help the client regain their sense of well being and vitality." Jade Shutes

* definitions from NAHA website


Courses: Aromatherapy Level One (Foundations of Aromatherapy)

Who should take this course:

Credit hours: 40

Cost: $360

Prerequisite: None


  • Introduction to Aromahistory-focus on ancient cultures
  • Profiles of 10-20 essential oils
  • Production and Quality of Essential Oils
  • Basic Physiology-Methods of absorption, general overview of limbic system, lymphatic system, immune system, and skin.
  • How oils interact on physical and emotional levels.
  • Basic aromachemistry with contraindications of certain oils.
  • How to create a blend, carrier oils, and various methods of application.

ESSENTIAL OILS COVERED INCLUDE (but are not limited to):

  • Cananga odorata
  • Chamaemelum nobile
  • Citrus limon
  • Citrus sinensis
  • Eucalyptus globulus
  • Lavandula angustifolia
  • Melaleuca alternifolia
  • Mentha x piperita
  • Pelargonium graveolens
  • Rosa damascena
  • Rosmarinus officinale
  • Salvia sclarea
  • more essential oils are also covered


Courses: Aromatherapy Level Two: Professional Aromatherapy Certification

Who should take this course:

Credit hours: 160

Cost: $995

Prerequisite: Aromatherapy Level One (Foundations of Aromatherapy)


  • History and Modern Development
  • The basics of botany (specifically taxonomy)
  • Properties of essential oils within a holistic and clinical framework
  • Methods of extraction
  • Organic chemistry
  • Carrier oils
  • Blending techniques
  • Methods of application
  • Safety and Aromatherapy
  • Consultation and treatment program design
  • The basics of business development
  • Legal and ethical issues

ESSENTIAL OILS COVERED INCLUDE (but are not limited to):

  • German Chamomile, Grapefruit, Helichrysum
  • Juniper, Hyssop, Lemongrass
  • Melissa, Myrrh, Patchouli
  • Petitgrain, Pine
  • Basil, Cajeput
  • Clove, Fennel
  • Litsea cubeba, Mandarine, Neroli
  • Ravensara, Spikenard, Thyme
  • Tangarine, Vetivert
  • Black pepper, White Birch
  • Coriander, Fir, Mimosa
  • Marjoram, Manuka
  • Benzoin, Palmarosa
  • Cedarwood, Linden blossom


Required elements for graduation:

Must complete a 5-10 page research paper

Must complete a minimum of 10 case histories

Must sit and pass examination