Introduction to Aromatherapy for Spa Managers Online - AROMA 103B

Introduction to Aromatherapy for Spa Managers Online
Aromatherapy, Spa Management
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Course description:

AROMA 103 introduces spa workers and managers to aromatherapy, including a brief overview of essential oils, production, history, basic training in safety, related anatomy & physiology, methods of use in the spa setting, and a more in-depth look at 13 commonly used essential oils in the spa. 

Learning Outcomes

Define aromatherapy and discuss its origins and uses in the spa industry.
Describe safety aspects of aromatherapy use, including inhalation, topical application, contraindications and with spa equipment.
Explain the importance of plant identification, methods of distillation, and proper storage of essential oils.
Identify how aromatherapy impacts the body by using anatomy & physiology, practical labs, and writing a report.
Discuss the aromatherapy profession, the role of an aromatherapist, and relevant industry certifications and registrations.

Required Course Pack:

  • AROMA 103 Practical Lab Kit:
    • This kit includes the following certified organic or sustainably wildcrafted essential oils: Chamomile Chamaemelum nobile, Cinnamon Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus, Ginger Zingiber officinale, Lavandin Lavandula intermedia, Lavender Lavandula angustifolia, Lemon Citrus limonum, Peppermint Mentha xpiperita, Pine Pinus sylvestris, Rosemary Rosemary officinalis, Tea tree Australia Melaleuca alternifolia, Ylang ylang Cananga odorata genuina. 
    • This kit also contains the following raw ingredients and practical lab supplies: Bottle for Facial Oil; Perfume testing strips (Qty 100); 2-oz bottles of the following base oils: apricot kernel oil, camellia oil, and sweet almond oil; 5-ml amber glass bottles (Qty 2) for Lavender Spice Blend and a custom blend; 2-oz cobalt blue spray bottles (Qty 1) for Room Spray, 3-ml disposable pipettes (Qty 12), 25-ml glass beaker and stirring rod.
  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)

Required Textbooks:

Please note: There are no separate textbooks required for this course; all required reading for this course is located in the online classroom.

Total Course Price:

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Last updated 11/25/19

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