The Certificate in Aroma Science

The Aroma Science qualification is a distance learning programme that can be studied anywhere in NZ or the world. With this Aromascience course, you can learn your qualification via correspondence. Students are encouraged to develop and deepen their knowledge in the science of aromatic medicine, chemistry, technical production and abstracts from current findings of plants. An educational dispensary is provided for our students & graduates, both on-line & in the aromaflex shops.

Learn about organic plant chemistry by formulating blends & synergies, creating facial & body products, working with specific issues & creating products to work with your clients. Specialise in a subject that can enhance your practice to become knowledgable in Aromatic Medicine. The area of Aromatic Medicine is constantly evolving and as an industry there is considerable product development and research occurring which we are proud to be part of by supplying medicinal grade aromatherapy products with our courses. 

Learning via distance is an education option that enables students to focus on the relevance of the content and elaborate upon this for professional and personal use supported by a teaching faculty that are selected for their expertise & contribution to the industry. The style of delivery is supportive by also providing an on-line learning resource for students to log-in to access course materials & class power point/smart board presentations. Flexible at home study allow students to study and learn information at their own pace. 

Graduates are known as Aromascience Practitioners, Aromatic Medicine Practitioners, Aroma Scientists and Aromatologists. This can be an add on qualification for currently trained Beauty Therapists, Massage Therapists, Reflexologists, Counsellors, Midwives and Nurses as it is a health and science course. The course is endorsed by ITEC and IFPA with commitment to national standards & ethical practice. Global trends show science, innovation/research, wellbeing and beauty industries as providing high economic contribution to local and international communities. Globally the Certificate of Aroma Science opens doors to applied sciences, communications, research, clinical practice, education, business ventures and product development.

For 2016 we are now offering this course without the kits as more people have their own oils. This way, you can learn about Aromatic Medicine in your home, with your own materials, and study on-line or with your work books that will be sent. There are a total of four Workbooks to complete to gain your qualification.

The Aroma Science course consists of:

  • Pure Essential Oils.
  • Carrier Base Oils.
  • Methods of Production, Extraction and Safety.
  • Chemistry of Essential Oils and how this relates to their use and properties.
  • Therapeutic Cross Referencing & Dilutions
  • The Olfaction process and how oils are absorbed into the body
  • The History of Aromatic Medicine
  • The Art of Blending, Recipes & Application methods
  • How to make Aromatherapy cosmetics / lip balm / face creams etc..
  • Methods of Use - finding the most effective aromatherapy treatment
  • Aromatic Medicine for many specialist subjects including pregnancy, breast cancer, wound care and the elderly. 
  • Pathology & Essential Oil application methods for health care
  • Research component - conducting research for a journal article
  • An Introduction to Aromatherapy workshop is provided during your study
  • You can start this course at any time.
  • Student loans are available to NZ & Australian Students.

Downloadable Information

If you are interested in the Aroma Science course, please contact for NEW information pertaining to the changes that this course is currently undergoing with NZQA and Studylink 

Aromaflex Academy Prospectus