AROMA 505

Aromatherapy III Online

Overview

The Aroma 505 Materia Medica includes the study of the therapeutic uses, active constituents, methods of administration, and cautions and contraindications for each of the oils studied; oils are studied alphabetically.

The focus of the aromatherapy department is holistic aromatology. Holistic aromatology focuses on restoration of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health through the application of essential oils. We use the terms “aromatherapy” and “aromatology” interchangeably throughout the program. All healing modalities offered by ACHS focus on the holistic approach. Our philosophy is that only by taking care of the whole person–the physical, emotional, and spiritual–can health and wellness occur.

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, and perfumery

  • 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

  • Synthesize the aspects of the body of aromatherapy research

  • Build on skills gained in earlier aromatherapy courses, and continue to learn to interpret and evaluate aromatherapy research

  • Discuss the concepts in evaluating the validity of aromatherapy research

  • Demonstrate the ability to critically review aromatherapy research

  • Explain the hierarchy of research (case study, a case series, pilot study, and trials)

  • Understand the importance of and perform aromatherapy research in order to maintain a practice of independent study to maintain and further develop expertise in the clinical uses of essential oils

  • Understand the critical process and evaluate it with a critical eye and identify ways to perform your own research study

  • Understand the importance of and perform aromatherapy research in order to maintain a practice of independent study to maintain and further develop expertise in the clinical uses of essential oils

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

More details

Required Course Pack:

  • ACHS eTextbook: Petersen, D. (2020). AROMA 505: Aromatherapy Materia Medica: Essential Oil Monographs (20th Edition). Portland, OR: American College of Healthcare Sciences. (Optional: Printed copy available for an additional fee)
  • AROMA 505 Practical Lab Kit – This kit includes the following supplies:
    • 5 mls of the following essential oils: Marjoram Origanum majorana, Niaouli Melaleuca quinquenervia, Nutmeg Myristica fragrans, Oregano Origanum vulgare, Patchouli Pogostemon cablin, Spearmint Mentha spicata, Thyme Thymus vulgaris, Vetiver Vetiveria zizanioides and 2 mls of Yarrow Achillea millefolium,  Immortelle Helichrysum italicum,  and Jasmine Absolute Jasminum officinale.
    • 5 ml of Jasmine Perfume oil
    • 2 oz Lavender Hydrosol in cobalt spray bottle
    • 2 oz Lavandin Hydrosol in cobalt spray bottle
    • 25, 5 ml amber glass bottles for blending
    • 2 oz amber bottle with cap
    • 2 oz Apricot Kernel Oil
    • 4 oz Sweet Almond Oil
    • 4 oz Cocoa Butter
    • 4 oz round tin with container
    • 2 oz Sweet Almond Oil
    • 2 oz Anhydrous Lanonlin
    • 4 oz Beeswax
    • 25 ml glass beaker
    • Glass stirring rod
    • 13 Disposable 3 ml pipettes
  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)

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Last updated 11/4/19

None – Prior formal aromatherapy training recommended

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Candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree or higher from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Candidates must submit official transcripts directly from the issuing institution along with one professional letter of recommendation. All applicants must be recommended for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

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