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Our Advanced Graduate Program (AGP) is designed for Certified Aromatherapists who wish to take their essential oil knowledge + blending skills to the next level.

Sign up today and receive a FREE lifetime membership to the Aromahead Institute Component Database – a user-friendly, searchable database that contains extensive scientific research on 66 major essential oil components. Membership to the database is usually $750, but you receive FREE lifetime membership when you register for the Advanced Graduate Program!

During this professional-level program, you’ll take an in-depth look at 27 different essential oils, 10 chemical families and a wide range of individual chemical components. You’ll learn the components molecular structures, therapeutic properties and safety considerations in language that's down-to-earth, and makes learning essential oil chemistry feel accessible.

By the end of this course, you’ll have an extensive knowledge of the therapeutic properties of each oil that’s firmly grounded in solid research. You’ll master blending from a chemical component perspective as well as exploring plant parts, plant families, countries of origin and aroma… giving you a well-rounded graduate-level education in essential oils.

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This Program Will Build Your Confidence To...
  • Choose the best blending approach for each unique person or situation – by becoming well-versed in 8 different advanced blending techniques:

  • Blending from a single component perspective

  • Blending from a multiple component perspective

  • Blending within one chemical family

  • Blending between several chemical families

  • Blending with multiple oils that have two or more of the same components, in similar and significant percentages

  • Blending from a plant family perspective (to take advantage of the synergy between botanical families)

  • Blending from a plant part perspective (to address emotional and energetic balance)

  • Blending from a country of origin perspective (an interesting approach to oils sourced from the same country)

  • Use GC/MS (Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry) reports to:

  • Quickly identify the medicinal actions and safety considerations of a particular oil – even if you’ve never used it before!

  • Easily familiarize yourself with brand new oils, and consider the benefits of your favorite oils from a whole new perspective

  • Work with less-common essential oils sourced from plants grown + distilled in places like Madagascar, India and Nepal

  • Understand the science behind WHY essential oils work, and have the knowledge to easily explain it to others

  • Take important safety considerations into account – even when you’re blending with unfamiliar oils.

  • Gain practical, real life experience creating blends to support people with specific health challenges – and receive extensive feedback on your blends from your personal case study instructor.

How It Works

The Advanced Graduate Program is an independent, self-study program.

As soon as you register, you will have immediate access to the course by logging into your account and accessing our beautiful user-friendly online classroom, which includes all of your written + video content, as well as interactive learning activities.

You’ll also have full access to our online forum – where you can ask questions, participate in discussions, and receive answers from our amazing instructors (as well as other Aromahead Institute students and graduates). Plus, you’ll receive in-depth feedback and support from your personal case study instructor.

Course Overview

Lesson 1

You'll Discover:
  • A deeper look at gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC/MS) + essential oil chemistry

  • Potential drug and essential oil interactions

  • An introduction to Aromahead’s potent percentage charts

  • How to blend from a single component perspective

In Lesson 2

You'll Discover:
  • An Introduction to Isomers

  • The Monoterpene chemical family

  • The Sesquiterpene chemical family

  • 7 additional blending synergies

  • How to best use carrier oils, butters + non-oil carriers

In Lesson 3

You'll Discover:
  • The Monoterpenol chemical family

  • The Sesquiterpenol chemical family

  • The power of Linalool (Linalol) (a potent therapeutic component that’s present in many essential oils)

  • How to make your own hand cleanser + salt scrub blend

In Lesson 4

You'll Discover:
  • The Phenol chemical family

  • The Ether chemical family

  • Important safety considerations

  • The Aromahead Approach to dilution

  • An effective cold + flu chest lotion blend

In Lesson 5

You'll Discover:
  • The Aldehyde chemical family

  • The Ketone chemical family

  • The Ester chemical family

  • All about preservatives + antioxidants

  • How to blend multiple oils with the same components

In Lesson 6

You'll Discover:
  • The Oxide chemical family

  • Antioxidants and free radicals

  • A deeper look at component structures

  • Plant families and plant parts

  • How to complete your case studies + final exam

Your Advanced Graduate Program Includes:
  • An Orientation + 6 in-depth lessons – which you can access 24/7 in our beautiful, user-friendly online classroom.

  • Professional video tutorials produced exclusively for the Advanced Graduate Program. Seeing the information presented in a warm, engaging video makes it easier to absorb – and you can watch the videos as many times as you like (even after you complete the class)!

  • Blending exercises and other FUN hands-on projects to deepen your learning.

  • Review questions to quiz yourself at the end of each lesson.

  • Feedback and blending guidance for 12 case studies. We will work with you personally to develop your blending skills as you gain hands-on experience in your case studies.

  • 27 detailed datasheets for the essential oils studied in the course. Aromahead Institute's printer-friendly datasheets clearly lay out all the most important information you might need on hand for easy reference – including each oil's: therapeutic properties, safety data, clinical applications, Latin name, botanical + chemical families, countries of origin, plant part used, extraction method, aroma, note, temperature, chemical components, and blending suggestions.

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  • 27 Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) reports and up-to-date research summaries. With these reports and research, you will learn the medical actions and safety considerations for each essential oil component covered in the course.

  • FREE lifetime membership to Aromahead Institute's Component Database – a user-friendly, searchable database that contains extensive scientific research on 66 major essential oil components. (Membership is usually $750, but it’s yours FREE for life when you register for the AGP!)

  • 15% off discount on all essential oils, carrier oils, butters, bottles, supplies, and specific blending kits from Aromatics International for 6 months after you register.

  • An extensive private list of resources for high-quality Aromatherapy products and related services.

  • Contact information for prominent Aromatherapy organizations and journals. Stay current with the industry, learn about the conferences, and gather articles from Aromatherapy experts.

  • Permanent unlimited access to all the course materials and videos – including any updates to the content – even after you have completed the program.

  • Permanent unlimited access to the exclusive Aromahead Institute Online Forum – where you can ask questions, participate in discussions, and receive answers from our amazing instructors… as well as connecting with other Aromahead students and graduates from over 180 countries around the world.

Requirements for Advanced Graduate Program Certification

In order to receive your Advanced Graduate Program certification from Aromahead Institute, you will:

  • Complete the 6 Lessons in the Advanced Graduate Program, and pass the final exam.

  • Complete 12 case studies.

  • Pay tuition in full. If you paid with a payment plan, your payments must be completed to receive your certification.

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Quick Facts
  • You have permanent unlimited access to your course materials – as well as any subsequent updates to the course content – even after you have completed the program.

  • Aromahead Institute meets the rigorous training and education qualifications of three highly respected organizations: the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA) and the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA).

  • Approved for 125 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in massage therapy by the NCBTMB – as well as by the Florida and NYS massage board.

  • The Advanced Graduate Program meets NAHA’s Level 3 (Certified Clinical Aromatherapist) education requirements when combined with our Aromatherapy Certification Program (300+ hours of study).

  • The Advanced Graduate Program can be applied towards Aromahead Institute's 400-hour Scholars Program to meet AIA’s Advanced Practitioner Level.

  • Work at your own pace and on your own timeline (our online classroom is available 24/7).

  • Start the class the moment you complete your registration OR sign up now and get started later! Your course never expires.

Tuition & Payments
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Total Tuition: $1,600

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  • + 4 Monthly Payments of $220, Starting 30 Days From Now

  • Total Tuition: $1,680

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Student Testimonials
Online exploration led me to the discovery of Aromahead Institute's Advanced Graduate Program and a whole new and exciting level of Aromatherapy mastery. The gift of the access to the Component Database is worth the tuition all by itself. Perfectly organized – an amazing resource! Andrea's years of experience, intelligence, knowledge, dedication, obvious passion and all the work she has done; these have all come together. For anyone out there reading this who thinks he or she might want to study beyond the certification level, do yourself a big favor and check out the Advanced Graduate Program!!

- Patti Gelini, Certified Aromatherapist

I loved how essential oil chemistry and the chemical components are taught so well and that it was easy to grasp without a beginning knowledge of chemistry. It feels meaningful to know how essential oils work and now I can explain it. I enjoyed analzing the components and using the Aromahead Component Database.

- Eiko Thiele, Certified Aromatherapist

I loved extending my aromatherapy knowledge to include blending with lesser known, but powerful, essential oils as well as blending with carriers, hydrosols, and other mediums to create a broad spectrum of products that are relevant for my clients. My understanding of chemical families grew by leaps and bounds as a result of the course — it added a whole other dimension to my blending to have a fundamental understanding of the chemical families and the key components found within them. The class helped me to deepen my understanding of the chemistry and science of aromatherapy so I can offer more compelling custom blends for my clients.

- Kristina Bauer, Certified Aromatherapist

In 2010 I had been practicing aromatherapy for nearly 20 years and knew it was time to deepen my knowledge of essential oiils. The Aromahead Advanced Graduate Program was perfect! Andrea's step-by-step method of teaching helped clarify my questions on chemistry, and I made friends with some fabulous new essential oils and carriers. Every class I take with Andrea Butje makes me a better Clinical Aromatherapist and Educator!

- Liz Fulcher, Aromatic Wisdom Institute

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Meet Your Lead Instructor

Your video lessons and program content will be led by Andrea Butje, an internationally-recognized Aromatherapist who is changing the educational paradigm through her inspired approach to teaching + creating community online.

Andrea founded Aromahead Institute in 1998 to help people everywhere learn to use essential oils safely and effectively. Thousands of students from more than 180 countries have studied with Aromahead since that time – and many of our alumni have gone on to pursue successful careers and businesses in aromatherapy and the healing arts.

In 2013, Andrea won the Alliance of International Aromatherapists' Lifetime Achievement Award for her heartfelt work in educating and connecting people involved in all aspects of the Aromatherapy industry – from renowned authors and distillers to those who are brand new to essential oils.

When she isn’t sharing her love of aromatherapy with others, you’ll usually find Andrea in her kitchen – cooking, baking and playing with new recipes!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of completing an Advanced Graduate Program in Aromatherapy?

  • Choose the best blending approach for each unique person or situation – by becoming well-versed in 8 different advanced blending techniques.

  • Deepen your knowledge of essential oil chemistry, so that creating blends based on their chemical components comes easily and your blends are more effective.

  • Use GC/MS (Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry) reports to understand some key medicinal properties of each oil.

  • Understand the science behind WHY essential oils work, and have the knowledge to easily explain it to others.

  • Take important safety considerations into account – even when you’re blending with unfamiliar oils.

  • Gain practical, real life experience creating blends to support people with specific health challenges – and receive extensive feedback on your blends from your personal case study instructor.

Are there any prerequisites for participation in this course?

Yes. This is an advanced graduate-level course. Completion of Aromahead Institute's 235-hour Aromatherapy Certification Program OR another school's 200-hour Aromatherapy Certification program is required.

Can I enroll anytime?

Yes! All the online classes at Aromahead Institute are self-paced. You can complete them on your own time, from anywhere in the world that you can log on to the internet.

Can I receive Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for completing this course?

Yes! Our Advanced Graduate Program is approved for 125 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in massage therapy by the NCBTMB – as well as by the Florida and NYS massage board.

How long will it take me to complete the program?

It depends! Most students complete this course within a few months, and then continue to refer back to it over the years. However, the program is completely self-paced, which means you can slow it down or move through it more quickly, depending on your learning style and availability. You’ll have permanent unlimited access to your course materials – as well as any subsequent updates to the course content – even after you’ve completed the program.

Do I need specific supplies in order to participate?

You will need some supplies in order to try the blending exercises and recipes in this program. You may use your own supplies or purchase them (supplies are not included in your tuition). Aromatics International has designed a beautiful kit with most of the Essential Oils, carrier oils, and bottles you’ll need. This kit is completely optional and sold separately through Aromatics International. Some students choose to begin the class, and then decide which recipes they want to make. This allows them to purchase their oils and supplies over time, as they make their way through the course (instead of buying the whole kit up front). Others buy the kit right from the start. The choice is yours!

How much support will I get?

Lots of it! The Aromahead Institute team is a dedicated community of educators that are ready to assist you and offer guidance when you need it. All of our teachers are Certified Aromatherapists, and have been in the profession for many years. You’ll have access to Aromahead’s online forum, where you can ask questions, participate in discussions and learn from other Aromatherapists. You’ll also be assigned an individual instructor to support you with your case studies. Plus, you can email us anytime, and your emails will always be answered right away. 

Can I enroll even if I don’t live in the U.S.?

Yes! Thousands of students from more than 170 countries have studied with Aromahead Institute, and we’d love to welcome you to our online community.

Tuition & Payments
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Total Tuition: $1,600

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  • $800 Today

  • + 4 Monthly Payments of $220, Starting 30 Days From Now

  • Total Tuition: $1,680

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