Clinical Aromatherapy Certification Program, NAHA Level 3

Clinical Aromatherapy Certification Program Curriculum 

a 511-hour self-paced, online training 

The JennScents® Aromaversity Clinical Aromatherapy Certification provides knowledge, skills, confidence, and credentials to use essential oils and botanicals in a therapeutic manner for anyone working in a professional, clinical, or medical profession, or caring for yourself, family, or others.

This program includes 11 specialized courses specifically designed to give a well-rounded and comprehensive training in multiple facets of integrated holistic health using essential oils, herbs, botanicals, and other modalities.

Ideal aromatherapy program to train nurses, licensed massage therapists, health coaches, body workers, and other health & wellness professionals to safely use essential oils & herbs.

Course One: Introduction to Holistic Aromatherapy
  • Aromatherapy foundations & principles
  • Historical aromatherapy: ancient philosophies, current practice, future growth
  • Understanding Aromatherapy: Characteristics & Benefits 
  • Safety guidelines, contraindications, sensitivities & ethics 
  • Quality assurance measures
  • Olfaction & The Limbic system 
  • Introduction to Aromatic Chemistry I
  • 25 Essential Oil Profiles
    • Agarwood, Aquilaria sp. agarwood
    • Bergamot, Citrus bergamia
    • Roman chamomile, Anthemis nobilis
    • Cinnamon, Cinnamomum zeylancium
    • Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus globulus
    • Citronella, Cymbopogon nardus
    • Clary sage, Salvia sclarea
    • Cypress, Cupressus sempervirens
    • Frankincense, Boswellia carteri
    • Juniper, Juniperus communis
    • Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia
    • Lemon, Citrus limonum
    • Myrrh, Commiphora myrrha 
    • Orange, Citrus sinensis
    • Palmarosa, Cymbopogon martini
    • Patchouli, Pogostemon cablin
    • Peppermint, Mentha x piperita
    • Pine, Pinus sylvestris
    • Ravintsara, Cinnamomum camphora
    • Rose, Rosa damascena
    • Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis 
    • Rosewood, Aniba rosaeodora
    • Sandalwood, Santalum album
    • Tea Tree, Melaleuca alternifolia
    • Ylang Ylang, Canaga odorata
  • Carrier oil profiles
  • Almond
  • Aloe vera
  • Apricot
  • Coconut oil
  • Grapeseed
  • Jojoba
  • Olive
  • Plant enzymes
  • Sea salt
  • Application Methods: Inhalation, Topical & Internal
  • Art of Blending Guidelines
    • Top, Middle & Base Notes and Aromatic Intensity
    • Dilution Ratios
  • Assignments: Book Report, Final Blends Creation Assignment, Case Studies

Course Two: Body System Anatomy & Physiology I

  • Body system overview: balanced and imbalances relating to absorption and elimination
  • Digestive & Intestinal systems
  • Immune & Lymphatic systems
  • Limbic & olfaction system
  • Glandular & endocrine system
  • Nervous system
  • Muscular-skeletal & Integumentary systems
  • A&P Code of Ethics, Course Assignments & Case Studies

Course Three: Advanced Holistic Phyto-Aromatherapy

  • Advanced Aromatherapy Principles
  • Quality Assurance Measures II & Safety Guidelines & Contraindications 
  • Botany & Taxonomy, Production & Extraction Methods 
  • Limbic System Physiology 
  • Therapeutic Aromatherapy Integration for Body System Approaches
  • Application Methods 
  • Aromatic Chemistry II (Scentistry™) 
  • Blending Methods, Techniques & Tips
  • Choosing Essential Oils 
  • 25 Essential Oil Profiles 
    • Citrus (fruit rind) 
      • Grapefruit, Citrus paradisii 
      • Lime, Citrus aurantifolia 
      • Red Mandarin, Citrus reticulata 
      • Yuzu, Citrus junos 
    • Floral (flowers, leaves) 
      • Helichrysum, Helichrysum italicum 
      • Inula, Inula graveolens; helenium 
      • Jasmine, Jasminum officinalis; grandiflorum 
    • Herbals & Grasses (flowering tops, leaves, grass) 
      • Basil, Holy, Ocimum sanctum 
      • Basil, Sweet, Ocimum basilicum 
      • Bay laurel, Laurus nobilis 
      • Hyssop, Hyssopus officinalis 
      • Marjoram, Origanum marjorana 
      • Oregano, Origanum vulgare; compactum 
      • Thyme, Thymus vulgaris ct. linalol 
      • Vetiver, Vetiveria zizanoides 
    • Camphoraceous & Mints (leaves) 
      • Niaouli, Melaleuca quinquenervia 
      • Spearmint, Mentha spicata 
    • Spices (seeds, roots) 
      • Anise, Pimpinella anisum 
      • Clove (bud), Eugenia caryophyllata 
      • Ginger, Zingiber officinalis 
      • Nutmeg, Myristica fragrans 
    • Woodsy & Trees (branches, leaves, needles, bark/wood) 
      • Cedar, Virginia, Juniperus virginiana 
      • Fir, Douglas, Psuedotsunga menziesii 
      • Fir, Silver, Abies alba 
      • Spruce, Tsuga canadensis; Picea sitka; Picea alba 
  • Choosing Carrier Bases: 24 profiles
    • Argan oil, Argania spinosa L. 
    • Arnica oil, Arnica montana 
    • Calendula oil, Calendula officinalis 
    • Castile Soap 
    • Castor Oil, Ricunus communis 
    • Distress or Bach Rescue Remedy 
    • E, Vitamin Oil 
    • Evening Primrose, Centhera biennis 
    • Hazelnut, Corylus avellana 
    • Hemp oil, Cannabis sativa 
    • Honey 
    • Kukui Nut oil, Aleurites moluccana 
    • Magnesium sulfate (Epsom) 
    • Nigella sativa, Black Cumin Seed 
    • Oatmeal, whole or ground 
    • Pumpkin Seed oil, Cucurbita pepo L. 
    • Rosehip Oil, Rosa rubiginosa 
    • Safflower oil, Carthamus tinctorius 
    • Sesame Seed, Sesamum indicum 
    • Shea Butter, Vitellaria paradoxa; Butyrospermum parkii 
    • Sunflower oil, Helianthus annus 
    • Vegetable Glycerin 
    • Apple Cider Vinegar & White Distilled Vinegar (WDV) 
    • Witch hazel, Hamamelis virginiana 
  • Aromatherapy Consultations 
  • Business Development Education, Resources & Ethics 
  • Course Assignments: Create Blends & Case Studies

Course Four: Body System Anatomy & Physiology II

  • A&P I Review 
  • Respiratory System 
  • Circulatory System 
  • Limbic System, Olfaction and Brain Health
  • Hepatic System 
  • Urinary & pH System 
  • Weight Management 
  • Introduction to Pathophysiology 
  • A&P Code of Ethics, Course Assignments & Case Studies

Course Five: Holistic Aromatherapy for Personal Care

  • Aromatic History, Ancient Principles & Cultural Remedies for Women, Men & Children’s Health 
  • Safety & Quality Assurance Guidelines: General, Seniors & Serious Health 
  • Application Methods 
  • Aromatherapy for Women’s Health: Common Concerns, Application Methods, Essential Oils & Recipes 
  • Aromatherapy for Men’s Health Common Concerns, Application Methods, Essential Oils & Recipes 
  • Aromatherapy for Children’s Health: Common Concerns, Application Methods, Essential Oils & Recipes 
  • Aromatherapy for Animal Health: Common Concerns, Application Methods, Essential Oils & Recipes 
  • Aromatherapy & Environmental Support: Cleaning Green Products, Essential Oils, Carriers & Recipes 
  • Additional Niche Care 
    • Palliative care: Benefits, Uses, Precautions & Recipes 
    • Gerontology: Benefits, Uses, Precautions & Recipes 
    • Alternative Medicine Tract 
  • Essential Oil profiles, benefits & niche uses
    • Basil, Ocimum basilicum 
    • Birch, Betula lenta; alleghaniensis 
    • Black pepper, Piper nigrum
    • Benzoin, Stryax benzoin 
    • Bergamot, Citrus bergamia 
    • Blue Cypress, Callitris intratropica 
    • Cardamom, Elettaria cardamomum
    • Carrot seed, Daucus carota 
    • Cedar, Cedrus atlantica 
    • Chamomile, Chamaemelum nobile; Anthemis nobilis; Matricaria recutita 
    • Cinnamon, Cinnamomum zylancium 
    • Clary Sage, Saliva sclarea 
    • Coriander, Coriandrum sativum
    • Cypress, Cupressus sempervirens 
    • Elemi, Canarium luzonicum
    • Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus globulus; Radiata
    • Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare 
    • Fenugreek, Trigonella foenum-graecum 
    • Frankincense, Boswellia carterii 
    • Geranium, Pelargonium graveolens 
    • Grapefruit, Citrus paradisi 
    • Helichrysum, Helichrysum italicum
    • Jasmine, Jasminum officinalis; grandiflorum; sambac 
    • Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia 
    • Lemon, Citrus limonum 
    • Lime, Citrus medica
    • Myrrh, Commiphora myrrha 
    • Red mandarin, Citrus reticulata 
    • Palmarosa, Cymbopogon martini 
    • Patchouli, Pogostemon cablin 
    • Peppermint, Mentha x piperita 
    • Pine, Pinus sylvestris
    • Rose, Rosa damascena 
    • Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis 
    • Rosewood, Aniba rosaeodora 
    • Sandalwood, Santalum album 
    • Tea Tree, Melaleuca alternifolia
    • Thyme, Thymus vulgare 
    • Turmeric, Curcuma longa 
    • Vetiver, Vetivera zizanioides
    • Ylang Ylang, Canaga odorata
  • Summary & Course Assignments

Course Six: Holistic Aromatherapy Advanced Blending Techniques

  • Introduction to the Holistic Aromatherapy Approaches & Historical Blending: Past, Present & Future 
  • Safety Guidelines & Quality Assurance for Custom Blending
  • Olfaction Physiology & Aromatherapy Benefits, Olfactory Perception & Limbic System, Scent Science & Gut-Brain Connection 
  • Concept to Creation: Assessment & Integrative Approaches 
  • Art of Blending: Journey of a Blender
    • Self-Preparation & Blending Station Set-up 
    • Making the Blend Masterpiece: Custom Blend Layering Approaches & Custom Blending Science 
    • Blending Logistics: Purpose, Properties, Scent Intensity & Odor Strength, Aromatic Notes, & Scent Classification 
    • Essential Oil Anatomy, Measurements & Dilution Ratios 
  • Building an Aromatic Team: Alchemy in Action: 
    • Objectives & Purpose, Choosing & Blending Essential Oils & Carrier combinations
    • Blending Assessment, Properties & Benefits 
    • Plant Signatures, Aromatic Chemistry, & Application Methods 
  • Client Evaluation Techniques: 
    • Practitioner & Client Roles 
    • Client Assessment & Evaluation Techniques – Olfactory Sensory Testing®, Muscle Testing, Research, Modality Integration (Ayurveda, TCM, SPE, Circadian Rhythm, Chakras & Additional Niche Elements) 
  • Advanced Blending Techniques: Unilayer & Multilayer Formulations, Types of Blending Layering Methods, Integrated Layer Combinations, Layering & Mixing Techniques 
  • Blend Formulation Overview & Bringing It All Together: Aromatic Blending Checklist, Blending Station Guidelines, Blending Process Overview & Labeling 
  • Case Study Demonstrations & References 
  • Course Assignments & Case Studies

Course Seven: Phyto-Aromatherapy for Gastrointestinal Health

  • Comprehensive Review of the Gastrointestinal System 
  • Physiological & Psychological Functions & Interactions 
  • Gut-Brain Relationship 
  • Microbiome Role: 3rd brain 
  • Gastrointestinal Health Influencers, Triggers & Blood Chemistry 
  • Clinical Evidence-Based Science & Aromatherapy Integration for Gastrointestinal Issues 
  • Clinical Evidence-Based Science, EO’s & Herbal Remedies for Gastrointestinal Imbalances 
    • Physiological, Biochemical & Environmental
    • Psychological: Mental, Emotional & Energetic
  • Standard Medical Care & Diagnostic Tools 
  • Course Assignments & Case studies

Course Eight: Holistic Aromatherapy and the Integumentary System (Skin Care Needs)

  • Course Overview & Aromatic History for the Integumentary System 
  • Introduction to Skin Care: Skin function, Characteristics, Common skin care concerns, Aromatherapy benefits for skin care 
  • Safety Guidelines, Contraindications, allergies & sensitivities for using essential oils with various skin types
  • Essential Oil & Ingredient Quality: Skin Care Ingredient List 
  • Application Methods: Inhalation, Steam, Topical, Mist, Toner, Cleanser, Exfoliant, Moisturizer, Serums, Masks, Body Powders, Sunscreen, Compress, Bath, Mouthwash, Perfume & Cologne 
  • Carrier Oils for Skin Care 
    • Almond, sweet
    • Aloe Vera 
    • Apricot kernel 
    • Argan Oil
    • Avocado Oil 
    • Black ointment 
    • Black Tea 
    • Calendula Cream or Oil 
    • Carrot Seed Oil 
    • Clay, Hydrated Bentonite 
    • Coconut Oil
    • Evening Primrose Oil 
    • Golden salve 
    • Grapefruit Seed Extract 
    • Grapeseed Oil 
    • Green Tea 
    • Hazelnut Oil 
    • Hemp Oil 
    • Honey 
    • Hyaluronic Acid 
    • Jojoba Oil 
    • Kukui Nut Oil 
    • MSM Cream 
    • Nigella Sativa 
    • Olive oil 
    • Pau d’Arco Extract 
    • Rosehip Oil 
    • Safflower Oil 
    • Sandalwood Seed Oil 
    • Sea salts 
    • Shea Butter 
    • Silver (hydrosol) 
    • Sunflower Oil 
    • Witch Hazel 
  • Skin Care Types & Conditions 
  • Essential Oil Profiles for Skin Care
    • Benzoin, Stryax benzoin 
    • Bergamot FCF, Citrus bergamia (bergaterpene free) 
    • Carrot, Daucus carota 
    • Chamomile, Roman, Anthemis nobilis; Chamaemelum nobile 
    • Cinnamon, Cinnamomum zeylancium 
    • Coriander, Coriandrum sativum 
    • Frankincense, Boswellia carteri
    • Geranium, Pelargonium graveolens 
    • Helichrysum, Helichrysum italicum 
    • Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia 
    • Myrrh, Commiphora myrrha 
    • Patchouli – Pogostemon patchouli 
    • Rose, Rosa damascena 
    • Rosemary, Rosemarinus officinalis 
    • Tea Tree – Melaleuca alternifolia 
    • Yarrow, Achillea millefolium 
    • Ylang Ylang, Canaga odorata 
  • Skin Care Product Making: How to blend & Follow-up 
  • References, Case Studies & Course Assignments

Course Nine: Holistic Aromatherapy for Mind-Body Health 

  • Aromatherapy for mind, body & emotional health 
  • Aromatherapy Safety Guidelines & Quality Assurance for Emotional & Mental Health
  • Limbic system, Olfaction & Physiology: Emotional & Mental Health Alignment
    • How emotions affect our body 
    • Overview: Physical, Mental, Emotional, Energetic, & Spiritual, Organ & Circadian Rhythm Association relating to diseases and ailments 
  • Choosing essential oils for various mind-body & emotional concerns using specific holistic approaches
  • Essential oil profiles 
    • Bay Laurel, Laurus nobilis 
    • Bergamot, Citrus bergamia 
    • Roman Chamomile, Anthemis nobilis; Chamaemelum nobile 
    • Cinnamon, Cinnamomum zeylancium 
    • Clary sage, Salvia sclarea 
    • Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus globulus 
    • Galbanum, Ferula galbaniflua 
    • Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia 
    • Lemon Balm, Melissa officinalis
    • Marjoram, Origanum marjorana 
    • Myrrh, Commiphora myrrh
    • Oakmoss, Evernia prunastri 
    • Oregano, Origanum vulgare 
    • Peppermint, Mentha x piperita 
    • Ravintsara, Cinnamomum camphora 
    • Rosemary, Rosemarinus officinalis 
    • Savory, Satureja Montana 
    • Tarragon, Artemesia dracunculus    
    • Vetiver, Vetiveria zizanoides 
  • Formulation, Blending and Applications 
  • Flower Essences and Homeopathic Remedies 
  • Aromatherapy Consultations: How to conduct an effective session, Compile and interpret information, & Translate to formulate a custom blend 
  • References, Case Studies & Course Assignments

Course Ten: Advanced Pathophysiology & Botanical Integration I 

  • Introduction to Pathophysiology I
  • Phyto-Aromatherapy & Herbal Overview: Quality Assurance, Safety Guidelines, Contraindications, Toxicology & Potential Adverse Reactions 
  • Phyto-Aromatherapy & Herbal Benefits & Uses in a Clinical Setting 
  • Clinical Phyto-Aromatherapy & Herbal Skills & Application Methods 
  • Dilution & Dosage Guidelines, Client Documentation, Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy 
  • Body Systems Pathophysiology Introduction
  • Essential oils, herbs, & holistic health modalities for various pathophysiology’s  
  • Limbic, Olfaction & Brain Systems Pathophysiology 
  • Gastrointestinal System Pathophysiology 
  • Immune, Lymphatic & Cellular Systems Pathophysiology 
  • Course Assignments & Case Studies 

Course Eleven: Advanced Pathophysiology & Botanical Integration II

  • Advanced Pathophysiology II Course Introduction
  • Essential oils, herbs, & holistic health modalities for various pathophysiology’s  
  • Nervous System Pathophysiology
  • Glandular (Exocrine & Endocrine) & Reproductive Systems Pathophysiology 
  • Hepatic System Pathophysiology 
  • Respiratory System Pathophysiology 
  • Circulatory System Pathophysiology 
  • Muscular, Skeletal & Integumentary System Pathophysiology 
  • Urinary System & pH Balance Pathophysiology 
  • Metabolism & Weight Management Pathophysiology: Malnourishment & Obesity Trends, Statistics & Protocols 
  • Final Exam, Client Assessment, Evaluation, Case Study Review & Course Assignments

Frequently Asked Questions

What am I going to learn in this program?

You will gain a comprehensive training that covers benefits, uses & evidence-based research for 60+ essential oils & 40+ carriers. Learn about historical & current aromatherapy practices, latest research studies, advanced blending techniques, skin care, emotional health, advanced pathophysiology and personalized care for women, men, kids, pets & cleaning green. Have confidence in knowing exactly how to integrate aromatherapy in your clinical practice & family care.

  • Aromatherapy foundations & practices
  • Aromatic History Ancient Past to Current History
  • 60+ essential oils profiles
  • 35+ Carrier oils & base profiles
  • Quality & Production of Essential Oils & Carriers
  • Anatomy & Physiology I – Aromatherapy for various body systems & processes including digestion, intestinal, immune, limbic, lymph, glandular, nervous, muscular-skeletal & skin
  • Essential oil and carrier interactions & uses for on physical, mental and emotional health
  • Basic essential oil chemistry
  • How to create & design an effective blend
  • Application Methods & Techniques
  • Safety guidelines and contraindications (including dermal, respiratory, internal)
How long does this program take?

Some students fast track their studies to complete the clinical program in 18 months. Others pace themselves to complete in 24-36 months, depending on their time commitment. Here is our Fast Track Your Clinical Aromatherapy Certification roadmap to get you certified in 11 months.

Do I get access to the teacher to ask questions and get personalized mentoring?

Yes, you will be able to email Jennifer directly to ask questions and have her mentor you throughout the course and while you complete the course assignments and case studies. She believes not only in giving you the information, but also how use and apply it to get results.

Does the clinical program include the courses from the professional aromatherapy program?

Yes, the 7 holistic aromatherapy courses are included, and part of the 11 course curriculum.

What credentials does JennScents Aromaversity have?
  • National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) Approved School & Educator for Levels 1, 2 & 3
  • CE Broker #50-5550 (Florida Approved Boards for Licensed Massage Therapist, Nursing & Registered Dietitians)
  • NCBTMB #451338-10
  • SAM Approved vendor for government hospitals
What does this program include?
  • Online access to courses anytime, anywhere
  • Instructional training videos for all courses
  • Progress tracking making it convenient to start & stop according to your schedule
  • Downloadable course workbook
  • Quizzes and final exam to reinforce concepts
  • Guidance on assignments and case studies
  • Direct Mentorship with lead instructor Jennifer Pressimone
  • Student discount on essential oils (up to 30% off)
  • Access to our private JennScents Aromaversity Student Facebook Group
  • Access to Student Resource Library filled with forms, resources, references, and bonus training material 
  • Certificate of Achievement from a NAHA Approved School
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