Professional Aromatherapy Certification Program, NAHA Level 2

Professional Aromatherapy Certification Program Curriculum 

a 272-hour self-paced, online training 

The JennScents® Aromaversity Professional Aromatherapy Certification Program provides knowledge, skills, confidence, and credentials to use essential oils and botanicals in a therapeutic manner for anyone expanding their professional services, building an aromatherapy business or product line, working in a professional facility like a day spa, or caring for your family and others.

This program includes 7 specialized training courses specifically designed to give an in-depth education in multiple facets of holistic health. You will learn about numerous essential oils, carriers, herbs, botanicals, and other modalities for humans and pets of all ages.

Ideal aromatherapy program to train health & wellness advocates & professionals to safely use essential oils & herbs to care for your family & others, professionally. Great for nurses, licensed massage therapists, health coaches, body workers, and other health & wellness professionals.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What am I going to learn in this program?

You will gain in-depth understanding about 50 essential oils, 35 carriers, aromatherapy history, current practices, advanced blending techniques, and personalized care for women, men, kids, pets & cleaning green. Learn how to apply this information to make aromatherapy products and build an aromatherapy business.

  • Aromatherapy foundations & practices
  • Aromatic History Ancient Past to Current History
  • Aromatherapy foundations & practices
  • Aromatic History Ancient Past to Current History
  • 35 essential oils profiles
  • 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 Professional Aromatherapy Certification Program in 8-12 months. Others pace themselves to complete in 18-24 months, depending on their time commitment.

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 professional program include the courses from the holistic aromatherapy program?

Yes, the 2 holistic aromatherapy courses are included, and part of the 7-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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