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

Discuss aromatherapy, its history, and development
Identify and safely use 13 essential oils, from Chamomile to Ylang ylang, including methods of application
Assess the quality of essential oils and understand the primary production methods
Describe the physiology of the sense of smell
Give an overview of the limbic system, lymphatic system, immune system, and skin, along with methods of absorption of essential oils
Discuss how essential oils interact on physical and emotional levels
Create at least five different essential oil preparations for use in a spa setting
Identify contraindications and safety issues
Create a blend and choose from a range of carrier oils

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:

View the total course price including tuition, fees, course materials, and shipping online here.


Last updated 11/4/19

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