Discover How to Use Aromatherapy to Enhance Wellness.
- Aromatherapy is the therapeutic application of fragrance or aroma.
- Although it is occasionally referred to as the usage of scent, the term has a special connotation connected to the active component concentration.
- The physical body and human psychology can be affected by scent in both favourable and unfavourable ways.
There are numerous ways to take use of scent’s healing properties, from utilising candles and incense to washing with specific body and hair treatments. Oils can also be used to alternative medical procedures or used in a variety of other ways, such as massage. Knowing the fundamentals of aromatherapy and the advantages of the most popular scents can be helpful both inside and beyond the realm of medicine.
There are 10 lessons in this course:
- Essential Oil Properties A
- Chemicals found in plants
- Primary metabolites
- Secondary metabolites
- Properties of essential oils
- Alternative effect
- Analgesic effect
- Anti inflammatory effect
- Antibacterial, Anti fungal, anti viral effects
- Astringent effect
- Calmative effect
- Diaphoretic effect
- Diuretic effect
- Emmenagogue effect
- Using Aromatherapy
- Essential Oil Properties B
- Expectorant effect
- Granulation-stimulating effect
- Nervine effect
- Rubefacient effect
- Sedative effect
- Spasmolytic effect
- Stimulatory effect
- Tonic effect
- Chemistry of Aromatherapy
- Phenolic compounds
- Classical blending
- Oil Extraction
- Stem Distillation
- Solvent extraction
- Super critical carbon dioxide extraction
- Hydro diffusion
- Phytonic process
- The Physiology and Psychology of Aromatherapy
- Science of smell – olfaction
- Mechanism of action
- Absorption of essential oils into bloodstream
- Applications of Aromatherapy
- Making massage oils
- Vaporisation/ burners, diffusers
- Creams and lotions
- Components – oils, essential oils, emulsifiers, humectants, thickeners, preservatives, optional additives
- Processes of making cream
- Internal or Dermal applications
- Aromatherapy Safety
- General safety notes
- Recommended amounts – adults, children. Pregnancy
- Reactions / Irritations
- General Precautions – allergies, fever, blood pressure, epilepsy, cancer, etc
- Toxicity – acute, chronic
- Hazardous oils
- Quality of oil
- Aromatherapy Treatment
- Client information
- Counselling and assessment
- Body language
- Listening skills
- Open questions
- The consultation form
- Treatment plan
- Clarify goals
- Suitable essential oils
- Application method
- Explain treatment to client
- Advise of potential adverse reactions
- Client feedback and follow op
- Informed consent
- Record keeping
- Body Systems – Part 1
- Cardiovascular system
- Treatments for specific conditions – poor circulation, palpitations, hypertension, hypotension etc
- Respiratory system
- Treatments for sinusitis, sore throat, bronchitis, asthma, etc
- Lymphatic system & related treatments
- Reproductive system & related treatments
- Endocrine system & related treatments
- Body Systems – Part 2
- Musculoskeletal system & related treatments
- Nervous system and related treatments
- Essential oils to consider for other psychological disorders
- Digestive system and related treatments
- Integumentary System and related treatments
- Running your business
- Product development
- Incense making
- Soap making
- Aromatherapy Candle making
- Aromatherapy sprays
- Scented waters
- Scents derived from plant volatile oils
- Business considerations
- Aromatherapist practitioner
- Business planning
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school’s tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
- Describe the many characteristics of essential oils and how they affect the body.
- Describe the many techniques used to extract essential oils.
- Explain the process of olfaction and how essential oils can enter the bloodstream.
- Discover some of the more typical ways that essential oils are applied in aromatherapy.
- Make sure essential oils are utilised safely and under strict control, and note any circumstances in which aromatherapy might not be suitable.
- Create a client’s treatment plan using aromatherapy.
- Determine which essential oils can be used to treat various illnesses that are related to particular bodily systems.
- Recognize the size and makeup of the aromatherapy industry.
Plant-based essential oils include distinctive and complicated chemical components that interact with the chemistry of the body to stimulate a range of responses in various organs and bodily systems. Briefly stated, essential oils are a complex blend of many naturally occurring compounds that are derived from plants.
Essential oils have physiological effects by allowing molecules to enter the bloodstream by inhalation or external application. When applied to the skin, essential oils in a carrier oil are either absorbed into the body through sweat glands and hair follicles or through the stratum corneum (the layer at the surface of the skin). When molecules from essential oils are breathed, they travel through the respiratory system to the lungs’ alveoli, where they enter the bloodstream. The nasal mucosa is another route by which inhaled chemicals might enter the central nervous system.
You may discover that many of the ingredients in the cosmetics, toiletries, and even the common medicines that pharmacists sell are essential oils made from herbs. Several plants have lavender oil, however some cultivars of lavender can also contain camphor oil. Any one plant can contain hundreds of different compounds, including a combination of multiple essential oils. While the aroma of camphor oil may not be healthy for the body, the aroma of lavender oil may. It can be difficult to separate these oils during extraction unless you’re using a cultivar that produces little or no camphor oil. In summary, it can be difficult to properly process herbs for aromatherapy, and success depends on a number of variables.
Nota: Oral essential oil dosages are indicated by medical aromatherapy, although this approach is not advised and should only be utilised by medical aromatherapists (unqualified practitioners can cause serious harm). Years of study and practise are necessary for training to become a skilled medical aromatherapist.
This course might be a nice place to start, but before you can call yourself an aromatherapist, you should do much more in-depth research on chemistry, human biology, and other health disciplines.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?
- everyone who wants to understand aromatherapy on a firm foundation.
- Anyone looking to make aromatherapy goods for sale
- Professionals in the health sector, such as massage therapists, who want to learn more about aromatherapy
- Traders of aromatherapy goods, such as candles and massage oils.
WHAT COURSE IN AROMATHERAPY?
We present two distinct aromatherapy programmes. The second one has a wider scope and focuses more on cultivating aromatic plants for aromatherapy applications, whereas this course primarily concentrates on the advantages for human health.
Although there is some overlap between the two, you can think about doing both if you are eager to learn as much as you can about aromatherapy.