This course provides essential oil materia medica training including the therapeutic uses, active constituents, methods of administration, and cautions and contraindications for each of the oils studied. Materia medica training includes botanical information, identification, sources, historical uses, parts used, cultivation, harvesting, production, characteristics, active constituents, therapeutic actions, medicinal uses, evidence-based uses, household uses, and perfumery. It is recommended that students also complete AROMA 304 to study the full complement of essential oils taught at ACHS.
The Required Materials cost—including standard shipping within the United States—is $513.00. This includes:
- ACHS eTextbook: Petersen, D. (2016). Aromatherapy Materia Medica: Essential Oil Monographs. Portland, OR: American College of Healthcare Sciences. - $135
(Optional: Printed copy available for an additional $133)
- Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) - $115
- AROMA 303 Practical Lab Kit (pictured below - note final packaging may differ from photo)
- Essential oils studied: Anise Essential Oil (Pimpinella anisum), Basil ct. Linalool Essential Oil Organic (Ocimum basilicum), Bay Essentail Oil Organic (Laurus nobilis), Benzoin Resinoid, Black Pepper Essential Oil Organic (Piper nigrum), Cajuput Essential Oil Organic (Melaleuxa leucadendron), Carrot Seed (Daucus carota), Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil Organic (Cedrus atlantica), Cedarwood Virginia Essential Oil (Juniperus virginiana), Cinnamon Essential Oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Cistus Essential Oil Organic (Cistus ladaniferus), Clove Bud Essential Oil Organic (Syzygium aromaticum), Coriander Essential Oil (Coriandrum sativum), Cypress Essential Oil Organic (Cupressus sempervirens), Elemi Essential Oil (Canarium luzonicum), Fennel Sweet Essential Oil Organic (Foeniculum vulgare var.), Fir Needle Essential Oil (Abies balsamea), Garlic Essential Oil (Allium sativum), Grapefruit Essential Oil (Citrus paradisi)
Get the most up to date information about required textbooks for this class, including ISBN, edition and price, by visiting our Required Textbooks page.
Total Course Price: $975 (3 credits x $325 per credit) + $513.00 Course Pack + $79 Textbook = $1567.00
Does not include Registration Fee, which is $200 per program or $30 per credit if enrolling in single courses.
*You may always elect to buy or rent your textbooks/ebooks new or used. However, when choosing to purchase college textbooks and recommended reading outside the College store, please use caution to ensure you purchase the correct edition and ISBN. Please note that some books may also be available digitally or for E-Readers.
**E-Text is available from Amazon.
Maximum Enrollment: 30 students
Optional Recommended Reading
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Last updated 7/21/18