Course curriculum

    1. Class intro and overview

    2. Class overview

    3. Defining moments part 1

    4. Defining moments part 2

    5. Sensitization

    6. Factors that influence the cost of essential oils

    7. How we get essential oils

    8. Differences between essential oils and carrier oils

    9. How to choose your oils

    10. Application routes (ways to use essential oils)

    11. Storage and shelf life of essential oils

    12. Naming of essential oils

    13. Tools of the trade part 1

    14. Tools of the trade part 2

    15. Suppliers

    16. Module 1 review

    1. General safety guidelines

    2. Using essential oils during pregnancy

    3. Blood pressure and other medical conditions

    4. Using essential oils during cancer care

    5. Toxic essential oils

    6. Calculation and dilution rates

    7. Essential oil safety quiz

    1. Peppermint "Mr. Fresh" (Mentha piperita)

    2. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

    3. Rosemary: Remember me (Rosmarinus officinalis)

    4. Section assignment: make a blend

    1. Energetic eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)

    2. Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

    3. Soft geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)

    4. Midpoint quiz

    1. Warming ginger root (Zingiber officinale)

    2. Sweet orange (Citrus sinensis)

    3. Sweet marjoram (Origanum majorana)

    1. Steady cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)

    2. Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)

    3. Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis L)

About this course

  • $275.00
  • 45 lessons
  • 2 hours of video content
  • Workbook included

Aromatherapy Foundational Concepts

This class gives you a comprehensive start to understanding and applying the concepts of aromatherapy and essential oils

  • Gain confidence using essential oils through mastering the concepts in this course

  • Various class projects keep things both fun as well as practical

  • Chapter reviews and quizes help keep you focused and promote retentive learning

What students are saying

  • Denise N.

    "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"

  • Sheila S.

    "This aromatherapy course provided me with a good foundation on how to use essential oils. 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. 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. "

  • Tanja Z.

    "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. I enjoyed the course a lot! I am looking forward to more courses by this instructor! Thanks, Deanna!"

Instructor Deanna Russell

Clinical aromatherapist, Essential oil therapist (EOT®), Registered aromatherapist (RA®)

Deanna Russell

Nature Notes Aromatherapy (founder)

Deanna Russell is a clinical aromatherapist, registered aromatherapist (RA®), and essential oil therapist (EOT®) 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 CAOA (Canadian Alliance Of Aromatherapy) in Canada and has a private consulting practice in Calgary, AB Canada. Deanna has authored two books and other resources for those interested in aromatherapy topics. For more info on this, visit the website:

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  • How long will I have to complete the course?

    You will have 1 year (365 days) to complete the course. The class workbook is yours to keep forever!

  • What oils should I have on hand to use with this course?

    This class covers essential profiles of Bergamot, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Orange, Geranium, Rosemary, Peppermint, Roman chamomile, Marjoram, Tea tree and Ginger root. You will have more fun in the class if you can access most of these oils.

  • Does this course come with a certificate?

    Certificates of completion are available by student request- they are not automatically provided at this time

  • What is your refund policy?

    If for some reason you are not satisfied please let us know why! This course is fully refundable within 14 days of purchase.