Aromatherapy Foundational Concepts

Get started using essential oils safely and effectively

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Are you new to essential oils? Do you love essential oils? Do you have an hour to get started? Then let's do it!

Essential oils can be part of YOUR healthy lifestyle.

If you are totally new to essential oils and are curious about what they do and how you can use them, this course is for you. If you have already been using essential oils and have some questions about them, this course is for you too.

This modular learning system is:

straightforward with "no fluff" content

practical application with actionable exercises

brand neutral

By the end of the full course, you will:

  • Have the confidence to assess your current needs and create a solution for meeting them
  • Keep track of your experiments, formulas and recipes
  • Make your own suitable essential oil blends for yourself and your family
  • Know which essential oils to start with and what they can be used for

(This course takes a conservative approach and does not cover chakra healing.)

Course overview

Introductory chapters include:

  • defining aromatherapy terms
  • how to choose a quality essential oil
  • factors affecting the cost of your oils
  • routes of application of essential oils

Safety section lectures include:

  • general rules and guidelines
  • essential oils during pregnancy
  • special medical conditions
  • phototoxic and irritating essential oils
  • use of essential oils during cancer treatments
  • dilution & calculation rates

The course covers profiles of 12 amazing, versatile essential oils:

  1. Lavender
  2. Rosemary
  3. Eucalyptus
  4. Cedarwood
  5. Peppermint
  6. Geranium
  7. Roman chamomile
  8. Tea tree (Melaleuca)
  9. Ginger root
  10. Sweet orange
  11. Sweet marjoram
  12. Bergamot

Blending essential oils

You will learn how to blend essential oils using a blending wheel.

Essential oil recipes

Your workbook contains recipes to get you started using aromatherapy and essential oils.

Practical assignments help you gain experience in using essential oils for you and your family. Most of all, this course helps you customize your options and make the best solutions that fit you as an individual.

The nitty gritty

Quizzes and tests? Yes.

Workbook guide free with course? Yes.

A free 24 page workbook is provided with this course. It provides all the charts and worksheets and recipes into 1 convenient location.

Additional textbook available? Yes. (There is an additional cost for the textbook.)

Recommended textbook for this course: Quick Start to using Essential Oils by Deanna Russell

Available for purchase in paperback and kindle versions:

US purchase here: Quick Start to using Essential Oils

CAD purchase here: Quick Start to using Essential Oils

What students are saying about Aromatherapy Foundational Concepts

"This is a brilliant course! It is so informative and offers many great tips to help you safely play and create with oils. Deanna presents in a clear and engaging way. Highly recommended!"

Lisa S

"I must say ...this one of the most educational and fun aromatherapy classes i've taken. She is fun, steady, and very clear and concise. I will take more classes given by you. Thank you so much Deanna"

Denise N

"This aromatherapy course provided me with a good foundation on how to use essential oils. I have been using essential oils for a few years now, mostly in a diffuser, but I appreciated the helpful tips and suggestions that this course provided. I would recommend this course to someone who is just starting out with essential oils, or to someone who would like to review some solid fundamental principles. I especially appreciate the fact that I can access this course for life, as this will be a good reference to consult in my journey with essential oils.

I also plan to make good use of the downloadable resources, which will help me branch out and experiment. The quizzes make for fun review, and they are very user-friendly.
It is obvious that Deanna is extremely knowledgeable and well-trained. She has answered many questions in her career, and it shows. Her emphasis on safety is impressive, as it is clear she wants these oils to be used in beneficial ways, always. I hope she will create more of these online courses. "

Sheila S

"This is a great course for beginners in aromatherapy. As a phytotherapist and herbalist I know quite a lot about herbs. With this course I got the opportunity to learn even more about plants and the use of their essential oils. Deanna knows her stuff very well and I've always got the feeling that she loves to share what she knows. I enjoyed the course a lot! I am looking forward to more courses by this instructor! Thanks a lot, Deanna!"

Tanja Z

Your Instructor

Deanna Russell
Deanna Russell

Deanna Russell is a clinical aromatherapist, registered aromatherapist, and essential oil therapist located in Calgary, AB Canada. She is also the owner and founder of Nature Notes Aromatherapy.

Deanna loves photography, gardening, tea blending, design and typography. She has been experimenting with creating stuff since early childhood, and now as an adult enjoys teaching others her passion for aromatherapy and essential oils.

Deanna is a professional member of BCAOA (British Columbia Alliance Of Aromatherapy in Canada and has a private consulting practice in Calgary, AB Canada.

Deanna has recently published Quick Start to using Essential Oils: Foundational Concepts for Aromatherapy

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now! It is a completely self-paced online course. You will have until December 4, 2020 to complete the course.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course until December 4, 2020- across any and all devices you own. Be sure to make your learning a top priority before the deadline expires.

This course is closed for enrollment.