Aromatherapy Courses

Advanced Graduate Program

Understanding The Practical Applications of Essential Oil Chemistry

Instructor: Andrea Butje
Upcoming Class Dates:

Learn essential oil chemistry and have fun at the same time! During this exciting professional-level program we will explore the chemistry, aroma and therapeutic uses of over 30 essential oils. The curriculum includes the advanced study of more than 25 specific essential oil components, their structures and therapeutic behaviors.

The Advanced Graduate Program is applied towards the Aromahead Institute's 400-hour Scholar's Program, approved by the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA).

This course is designed for Certified Aromatherapists who wish to continue their studies in an exciting group setting. This program requires some previous knowledge of essential oils, medicinal blending, and essential oil chemistry. Full chemistry reviews will be included in class.

Course Overview

The program takes place in Ithaca NY, over the course of two 5-day sessions for a total of 10 days. Class times are 9:30-5:30 each day.

This program includes one year of free access to an advanced database of researched essential oil components and their therapeutic properties developed by Andrea Butje and edited by Robert Tisserand.

During this class, we will undertake:

  • A detailed review and deeper look at the chemical families.
  • Advanced study of more than 25 specific essential oil components, their structures and therapeutic behaviors.
  • Research on individual components present within the oils.
  • Study of the genus, species and chemotype of each oil based on GC/MS reports.
  • Practicing innovative blending activities to further blending skills and support your learning experience.
  • 10 case studies to be completed by the end of the program.

Students will create and take home over $400 worth of products, including:

  • Essential oil inhalers.
  • Body butters.
  • Hydrosol sprays.
  • Lotions.
  • Bath salts and scrubs.
  • Aloe Vera based products.
  • Soaps and cleaning products.

Additionally, students receive:

Access to an advanced database of researched essential oil components and their therapeutic properties. (Valued at $300)

  • The use of over 100 different therapeutic-grade, organic and wildcrafted essential oils during class.
  • A custom 250-page manual.
  • An extensive list of resources for quality products.
  • Discounts on additional materials and kits and Aromatics International.

CEU’s: This program is approved for Massage Therapy in New York and Florida for 75 hours, and by NCBTMB for 50.

Tuition and Payment Plans:

You may pay in full ($1,450) or we have a payment plan available for students. A deposit of $350 is required to register for the course. Once the deposit has been made, the remaining tuition balance of $1100 can be paid over several months. Please email Andrea directly to establish your payment plan: andrea@aromahead.com.

Prerequisites

Aromahead Institutes 200-hour Aromatherapy Certification Program or equivalent training in the uses of essential oils. This program requires previous knowledge of essential oils, medicinal blending, and basic essential oil chemistry.

Required Materials

All in-class blending supplies, including essential oils, carriers and bottles are included in the tuition. 

In order to complete the case studies you will need to have a small collection of essential oils. We have designed a kit that includes essential oils, carrier oils, and bottles. The kit is sold separetely through Aromatics International and lists all of the essential oils taught in the class. It is best to have at least 5-6 of these specific oils for your case studies.
 
Purchasing the kit is optional. If you have your own essential oils and supplies you may use them for your case studies. It is best to use GC/MS tested oils and only organic carriers and butters. 
 
There is no need to purchase anything before the class begins. We will discuss the case studies, essential oils, and supplies needed during the first week of class.