AROMA 303

Aromatherapy II Online

Overview

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify, discuss, and safely use the organic or wildcrafted essential oils studied, including: Botanical information, identification, sources, historical uses, parts used, cultivation, harvesting, production, characteristics, active constituents, therapeutic actions, medicinal uses, evidence-based uses, household uses, perfumery, recommended doses, cautions and contraindications, regulatory status, and formulas.

  • Create lifestyle plans and aromatherapy programs to support optimal health.

  • Identify, describe, and discuss appropriate and safe uses of a full range of administrative methods for the oils studied.

  • Demonstrate the ability to write a case study and case report on aromatherapy.

  • Discuss the concepts in evaluating the validity of aromatherapy research.

  • Demonstrate the ability to perform and write an effective Research Review.

  • Identify the components of a research paper and the process involved.

  • Distinguish between a research paper and an opinion paper.

  • Build on skills acquired in Aroma 203 and continue to learn to interpret and evaluate aromatherapy research.

  • Understand and discuss research methodology such as research hypothesis, methods of study, variables, measurement of outcomes, placebo effect, control groups, and double blind studies.

  • Utilize clinical experiences to direct one’s on-going professional education.

Prerequisites

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Required Course Pack: 

  • ACHS eTextbook: Petersen, D. (2020). Aromatherapy Materia Medica: Essential Oil Monographs (20th ed). Portland, OR: American College of Healthcare Sciences.
    (Optional: Printed copy available for an additional fee)
  • AROMA 303 Practical Lab Kit: 
    • This kit includes the following certified organic or sustainably wildcrafted essential oils: Anise Pimpinella anisum; Basil ct. Linalool Ocimum basilicum, Bay Laurus nobilis, Benzoin Resinoid, Black Pepper Piper nigrum, Cajuput Melaleuca leucadendron, Cardamom Elettaria cardamomumeo, Carrot Seed Daucus carota, Cedarwood Atlas Cedrus atlantica, Cedarwood Virginia Juniperus virginiana, Cinnamon Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Cistus Cistus ladaniferus, Clove Bud Syzygium aromaticum, Coriander Coriandrum sativum, Cypress Cupressus sempervirens, Elemi Canarium luzonicum, Fennel Sweet Foeniculum vulgare var., Fir Needle Abies balsamea, Garlic Allium sativum, Grapefruit Citrus paradisi
    • This kit also contains the following raw ingredients and practical lab supplies: 1/2 oz White Clay, 1 oz Benzoin Powder Styrax tonkinensis, 2 oz Coarse Mineral Bath Salts, 4 oz Epsom Salts, 4 oz Sweet Almond Oil, 2 oz Apricot Kernel Oil, 2 oz Cobalt Blue Bottle (Qty 2)
  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)

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Last updated 7/28/21

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