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Certificate in Aroma Science

The aim of this qualification is to teach specialised knowledge in aromatic medicine formulations and application methodology including safe use of essential oil science, organic chemistry, aromatic formulations and clinical application methods for the benefit of a professional practicing Aroma Science Therapist/Aromatologist.

The Certificate in Aroma Science was developed and written by Shelley over 20 years ago, due to the interest of essential oils and safe application methods, whilst working in her shop, formulating aromatic remedies for her clients and customers.  This qualification was at the time, unique in the world, because it offered a distance learning option for students, wishing to learn more about ‘Aromatherapy’ without the additional work needed in Anatomy and Physiology and Swedish Massage.  This option proved to be great for graduates of other modalities, such as Massage Therapists, Reflexologists, Homeopaths, Midwives etc who want to add Aromatic Medicine knowledge to their already existing practice.  The AromaTherapy terminology/title is used when full training in Massage, Anatomy and Physiology is incorporated with safe essential oil application methods.  (Aroma meaning smell, Therapy meaning method of healing through massage).  Aroma Science is (Aroma meaning smell, Science meaning the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the plant world through observation and experiment).

Our objective is to provide anyone who is curious to learn about this subject with an advanced and modern way of learning about Aromatic Medicine and its use within your own professional practice/and or home.  To explore and develop an understanding of the science and chemistry around the production and composition of essential oils and other related organic compounds such as hydrosols and carrier oils, in order to safely formulate, practice and prescribe.  To develop knowledge and confidence when making natural products including internal and external use.  The programme is divided into four courses Aroma Science 1, 2, 3, & 4 and there is an option to study with or without essential oil kits.

Graduates of the Certificate in Aroma Science have the option to stair-case into the ITEC Diploma of Aromatherapy.  You will need to complete the ITEC Anatomy & Physiology course to comply.  Further details can be given upon request.

To become curious about the study of Aroma Science, we suggest you enrol on our Introduction to Aromatherapy course 

Delivery and Assessment:

Delivery is done via distance/correspondence over 700 hours for one or two years.  You can study the Certificate in Aroma Science from home or anywhere in the world.  We have developed a new learning platform for on-line learners in order to provide interactive tutorial aids that will enhance and support learning.

Assessment methods include workbooks, client consultation charts and an open-book examination.  Further details found in the enrolment brochure, with the choice to study with medicinal grade aromatherapy products or your own.


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