Are you interested in becoming professionally qualified in the therapeutic uses of essential oils?
Do you want the credibility + increased confidence that comes with being a Certified Aromatherapist?
You’re in the right place!
Here at Aromahead Institute, we’re committed to providing you with the best-quality education available… in a way that fits your unique dreams, goals and lifestyle.
That’s why our ACP (Aromatherapy Certification Program) gives you the opportunity to receive TWO certificates – designating you first as an Essential Oil Specialist, then as a Certified Aromatherapist!
Whether you’re brand new to essential oils or have been using them for years, the ACP (Aromatherapy Certification Program) is a fun and flexible way to deepen your knowledge of the art + science of aromatherapy.
The Aromahead team is a dedicated community of educators, with a tremendous wealth of knowledge about aromatherapy and natural health. Our teachers are all certified Aromatherapists with years of experience.
This is our passion and our purpose – and we can’t wait to share it with you!
“In my 25 years of practice as a Naturopath and Chiropractor, I have rarely encountered the level of teaching expertise I experienced with Andrea Butje's Aromatherapy Certification Program.”
– Edie Pett
Use essential oils safely and effectively for enjoyment, self-care and natural healing.
Develop a new career in aromatherapy.
Enhance your existing career through the use of essential oils (They're a great addition to a wide range of businesses).
Understand the research behind WHY essential oils work, so you can backup your love of aromatherapy with scientific facts.
Clearly understand what aromatherapy can and can't do – and feel confident helping people improve their health and well-being with essential oils.
Create blends to help ease physical pain and symptoms – and balance difficult emotions (such as anxiety and fear) 100% naturally.
Know how to make a wide variety of body care products, including: body butters, hand soaps, lip balms, bath salts, healing salves, and more.
Teach aromatherapy classes or write about aromatherapy.
Learn advanced techniques that integrate the chemistry, aroma + energetics of essential oils – so your blends work on multiple levels.
Create natural products and blends that are safe for children, pregnant or nursing women, and the elderly.
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.
Take Aromahead’s Anatomy & Physiology class – which will broaden your understanding of how the human body functions, and support your ability to choose the most ideal oils and blends in each situation.
Explore an aromatherapy-related topic of your choice. Some examples of topics our students have researched for their final paper include: Using Essential Oils to Reduce Anxiety, Aromatherapy & Fibromyalgia, Using Essential Oils with Children, and Aromatherapy: Past, Present & Future.
Gain the added credibility and trust that comes with being officially Certified as an Aromatherapist.
Our Aromatherapy Certification Program is approved by The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA) – both leading governing bodies for educational standards for Aromatherapists.
The program is also approved by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP), an independent accrediting board for alternative health educational institutions and programs.
An Orientation + 7 in-depth lessons – which you can access 24/7 in our beautiful, user-friendly online classroom.
27 instructional videos and webinars led by Aromahead Founder and Lead Instructor Andrea Butje
Blending exercises and other FUN hands-on projects to deepen your learning.
Review questions to quiz yourself at the end of each lesson.
48 original aromatherapy recipes and blends developed by Andrea Butje for the ACP. The recipes are compiled into a beautiful color PDF that you can download and print.
48 detailed datasheets for the essential oils studied in the course. Aromahead'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, emotional and energetic properties, safety data, chemical profile, Latin name, botanical family, plant part, plant origin, practical clinical applications, aroma, note, and extraction method.
FREE access to Aromahead Institute's Anatomy and Physiology online class.
15% off discount on all essential oils, carrier oils, butters, bottles, supplies, and specific blending kits from Aromatics International for one year after you register.
An extensive private list of resources for high-quality Aromatherapy supplies 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 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 170 countries around the world.
Essential oil safety guidelines
Blending + dilution techniques
Introduction to essential oil chemistry
Labeling guidelines and how to use FDA-friendly language
Aromatherapy scope of practice
48 printable essential oil datasheets (with facts about each oil, therapeutic + clinical uses, safety considerations and scientific references)
How essential oils are absorbed
All about olfaction (your sense of smell)
Safe use of oils on the skin
How to read a GC/MS report (and how they can help you choose oils in each situation)
Latin names + chemical families - and why they’re important
How to create inhalers and steam blends
Physical + emotional properties of essential oils
A brief history of aromatherapy
Methods for extracting essential oils
All about carrier oils + butters
How to make healing salves
How oils can help heal injury and reduce inflammation
How oils can reduce stress and ease pain
How understanding specific chemical families can improve your blending
Chemical components + medicinal properties of essential oils
Potential drug interactions (and how to avoid them!)
How to price your oils + products for resale
Making bath blends and skin healing products
Monoterpenol + sesquiterpenol chemical family and their distinctive qualities
What are hydrosols and how to use them
The best skin-nourishing essential oils
Blends for reducing infections, pain + inflammation
How to make luscious body butters
Learn all about the essential oils in the phenols, aldehydes and ketone families
Begin working one-on-one with your instructor on case studies
The art of blending by aroma
Natural remedies for respiratory issues
Powerful oils from the Ester, Oxide and Ether families + their safety considerations
Hand soaps, salt scrubs, and inhalers
How to format GC/MS reports and create your own essential oil datasheets
Essential oils and pregnant women… what you need to know
Advanced blending techniques
How to find the best oil substitutions for a recipe
Lip balms, room sprays + linen sprays
Natural cleaning products
Complete any remaining requirements to become a Certified Aromatherapist
Create a vision for how you’ll use your certification in your life and career
Discover new ways of growing your thriving aromatherapy business
Ready to become a Certified Aromatherapist? You can start right now!
The Aromatherapy Certification 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 students and graduates).
You can complete the lessons at your own pace, from anywhere in the world that you can log on to the internet. Many students report that they return to their materials again and again, even years after graduating from the program.
Anyone may register for this class. No previous aromatherapy training is required.
ONE Program – TWO Certificates!
You will earn two certificates in this program – designating you first as an Essential Oil Specialist, then as a Certified Aromatherapist.
In order to receive your official certification from Aromahead Institute, and call yourself a Certified Aromatherapist, you will:
Complete the 7 Lessons in the Aromatherapy Certification Program, and pass the final exams.
Complete 20 case studies and an 8-10 page paper.
Complete Aromahead Institute's online Anatomy and Physiology class (included in your ACP tuition at no extra cost).
Pay tuition in full. If you paid with a payment plan, your payments must be completed to receive your certification.
The online Aromatherapy Certification Program includes exclusive access to training videos that cannot be found elsewhere. In the video library, Lead Instructor Andrea Butje will guide you through essential oil chemistry, Q+A sessions, blending exercises, the business of Aromatherapy, and much more. You may view each video as many times as you like.
For a preview of the videos, view the official trailer – which includes clips from several of the videos included in the ACP.
You will earn TWO certificates in this program – designating you first as an Essential Oil Specialist, then as a Certified Aromatherapist.
Start the class the moment you complete your registration OR sign up now and get started later! Your course never expires.
Work at your own pace and on your own timeline (our online classroom is available 24/7).
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.
Ask questions, participate in discussions, and receive answers from our amazing instructors – along with other Aromahead students and graduates – in our fabulous online forum.
Approved for 235 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Massage Therapy by the NCBTMB and 90 CEUs in Florida. This course will also count towards CEU requirements of New York.
Your video lessons and program content will be led by Andrea Butje, author of The Heart of Aromatherapy. Andrea is 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 100 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's 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!
With the education and knowledge that I have received through the Aromatherapy Certification Program, I have been able to open my own online apothecary business – and although it's just starting out, it's already doing very, very well! It enables me to stay at home to be able to take care of my parents, and not have to go out and work a 9 to 5 day job. This is truly been a huge blessing in my life.
I was looking for a high quality, professional level training that was self-paced and that I could complete at home. I tried correspondence courses in the past and found them difficult and too isolating. Aromahead's structure is totally superior! The Forum has been and still is a lifeline for me. Watching the webinars and blending videos makes me feel like I'm in a classroom learning from Andrea in person. Studying at Aromahead has been an all-around fantastic experience.
The ACP Course experience was awesome, to say the least. I was able to study online and not leave my responsibilities. There were times when life got in the way, but the support and the technology was AWESOME! I could watch the webinars and videos on my mobile devices, and the case study and research paper feedback was much more than I expected. The response time from my case study mentor was excellent.
When I decided to enroll in the online Aromatherapy Certification Program I didn't even know if I ever wanted to work in the field – I just craved the knowledge! After completing the case studies, and seeing what a difference I could make while helping others, I decided that I wanted to pursue a career in Aromatherapy.
In late December 2016 after completing the Certification Program, I reached out to a well-respected doctor in the area explaining briefly what I did. I never expected to hear back from her, but I did – the very same day! I’m now working with her, and couldn't be happier. I never, ever imagined that I would take this career path – especially at the age of 55! I feel so fulfilled and am so eternally grateful to you. You have made me a confident Aromatherapist and a very happy wife and mother, too! Thank you so much!
I loved the entire Aromatherapy Certification Program, and learned so much. It has helped me with product development, and knowing that what I am creating is at a safe dilution (and not phototoxic, for example). The chemistry and science that we learned in the course has given me so much more diversity in 'reading' an essential oil, and now I’m much more clued up on how to work out substitutes, what components are helpful for what ailments, and which oils are the best for skincare in general.
Having taught in universities and studied various healing arts modalities for over a decade, I unhesitatingly recommend Aromahead’s Aromatherapy Certification Program to everyone – from beginner to daily user. The format is super user-friendly and content is beyond rich. The extensive case studies and amazing feedback set me on a great path of understanding how oils could be used to move the body into a deeper healing state. I now feel confident I’m moving into my aromatherapy practice in a mindful, safe, and ethical way.
Anyone who wants to develop a career in aromatherapy – or use essential oils in their existing career
Health coaches, educators + advocates of essential oils
Health care practitioners (i.e. doctors, nurses, naturopaths)
Anyone who wants to make sure they are using essential oils safely and effectively
Anyone who wants to learn to make health and body care products with essential oils
The aromatherapy profession is growing quickly, and Aromahead is right there on the leading edge of that growth! It’s an exciting time and YOU can be a part of helping it evolve. Certification shows people that you have applied yourself – it’s an external validation by other professionals in the field. Being a Certified Aromatherapist gives your students and clients a reference point; it helps people understand your dedication and gives them a sense of security. It evokes trust in you when people are just getting to know you.
You will earn TWO certificates in this program – designating you first as an Essential Oil Specialist, then as a Certified Aromatherapist. Once you complete the 7 Lessons in the Aromatherapy Certification Program and pass the final exam – provided your tuition has been paid in full – you’ll receive your Essential Oil Specialist Certificate. To earn your Aromatherapy Certification, you will complete a few additional requirements (20 case studies, an 8-10 page paper and a written exam). You’ll also complete Aromahead’s online Anatomy & Physiology, which is included in your tuition at no extra cost. Once you’ve successfully met these requirements, you will graduate as a Certified Aromatherapist.
Yes, the Aromatherapy Certification Program content starts at the very beginning. We provide students with the encouragement, knowledge, experience and guidance you need to succeed.
That depends. If you are not yet familiar with essential oil chemistry, then we definitely recommend you consider the class. Some of the beginning material will likely be familiar, but the more advanced content will be inspiring and bring a new depth to your work with the oils.
Yes! Plus, all the online classes at Aromahead are self-paced. You can complete them on your own time, from anywhere in the world that you can log on to the internet.
It depends! Most students earn their certification within 6 months to a year, but 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 and the Aromahead online forum – as well as any subsequent updates to the course content – even after you’ve completed the program.
You will need some supplies in order to try the blending exercises and complete your case studies in this program. You may use your own supplies or purchase them (supplies are not included in your tuition). Aromatics International has designed some beautiful kits with all the essential oils, carrier oils, and bottles you’ll need. These kits are optional and sold separately through Aromatics International. You may also begin the class without supplies, but eventually you will need a small collection of essential oils, carriers and bottles to complete your case studies.
Lots of it! The Aromahead 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. Starting after Lesson 3, you’ll be assigned an individual instructor who is there to support your case studies throughout the remainder of the program. Plus, you can email us anytime, and your emails will always be answered right away.
Yes! Thousands of students from more than 170 countries have studied with Aromahead, and we’d love to welcome you to our online community.