Why study with us?

A transformative learning experience, our Foundations program was created for anyone interested in a meaningful exploration of aromatherapy and essential oils. Estheticians, yoga teachers, health practitioners, beauty entrepreneurs, massage therapists, psychotherapists and more—all are welcome. The program is interactive, comprehensive and lively—a guided journey into an intricate, beautiful world.

Level One Certification: Foundations of Aromatherapy

Tuition: $1,495.00

100 total hours of training; 40 LIVE classroom hours plus 30 hours of case study time and 30 hours of home study that includes expanded anatomy and physiology modules.

LMTs may receive 30 CEU hours of credit. 

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upcoming sessions

September Intensive:
Monday through Friday
September 11th - September 15th
9:30 am - 5:00 pm every day
Available for Live Streaming

September + October Evenings:
Monday + Tuesday evenings
September 18th, 19th, 25th + 26th
October 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th + 17th
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

October Sundays:
October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd + 29th
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

November Intensive:
Monday through Friday
November 13th - November 17th
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

January + February Evenings:
Tuesday + Thursday evenings
January 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th + 30th
February 1st, 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th + 20th
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm 

February + March Sundays:
February 25th
March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Payment plans are available with a non-refundable deposit. To start a payment plan, select the deposit option when purchasing the course. We are very flexible and want to help you obtain your certification! 

Full Payment Dates:
Deposit Date:

Student Materials Kit

Here is a breakdown of what is included in the kit.


The Aroma 101: Foundations of Aromatherapy Certificate Program: a 400+ page manual designed and written by Jade Shutes.
The full materia medica profiles on 24 essential oils, and a variety of carriers (fixed oils, herbal oils, hydrosols and other ingredients).
An extensive list of resources for quality products.
Information about various Aromatherapy organizations and journals.

Base Supplies:

Apricot Kernal Oil - 2 oz
Jojoba - Simmondsia chinensis - 2 oz
Sunflower Oil - Helianthus annuus - 2 oz
Beeswax - Apis mellifera - 4 oz
Coconut Oil - Cocos Nucifera  - 2 oz
2 Infused Herbal Oils - example Calendula infused olive oil - 4 oz
Sesame Oil - Sesamum indicum - 2 oz
Dead Sea Salt, Fine - 4 oz
3 Hydrosols - 2 oz each
Shea Butter - 2 oz


Blending Supplies:

Inhalers - 4
5ml Dropper Bottles - 4
2 oz Glass Bottle - 4
1 oz Glass Salve Jar - 4
2 oz PET plastic bottles w/ disc tops - 2
2 oz PET plastic spray bottles - 2
10 Pipettes
10 Tongue Depressors
10 Blank Labels

Essential Oils:

Roman Chamomile - Chamaemelum nobile
Clary Sage - Salvia sclarea
Cypress - Cupressus sempervirens
Eucalyptus - Eucalyptus globulus
Fennel (Sweet) - Feniculm vulgare
Frankincense - Boswellia carteri
Geranium Bourbon - Pelargonium graveolens
Ginger - Zingiber officinale
Grapefruit - Citrus paradisi
Helichrysum - Helichrysum italicum (France)
Juniper Berry - Juniperus recurva
Laurel Leaf (Bay) - Laurus nobilis
Lavender Angustifolia - Lavendula angustifolia
Lemon - Citus limonum
Lemongrass - Cymbopogon flexeosus
Orange (Sweet) - Citrus sinesis
Patchouli - Pogostemom cablin
Peppermint - Mentha x piperita
Scots Pine - Pinus sylvestris
Rosemary - Rosmarinus officinalis ct cineole
Tangerine - Citrus reticulata
Tea Tree - Melaleuca alternifolia
Vetiver - Vetiveria zizanoides
Ylang Ylang Complete - Cananga odrata

Types Of Aroma Products You Will Create

Essential oil inhalers
Bath salts
Cream or Lotion
Massage oil
Salt scrubs
Hydrosol or aromatic spritzer sprays
Synergy for steam inhalation

Course Requirements

In order to receive the New York Institute of Aromatherapy (The School for Aromatic Studies) certification, approved by NAHA, students must:

  • Attend all live classes.
  • Complete all modules in the Level One Certification program.
  • Complete 5 case studies on family, friends, or existing and willing clients.
  • Complete final exam (requested when ready to take).
  • Send in final exam and 5 case studies.
  • Take home study work.
  • Passing grade of 70% or higher.

Abilities You Will Gain In The Course

  • Discuss the history of aromatherapy and its modern development.
  • Compare and contrast a true essential oil with a fragrance oil.
  • Identify key elements in determining the quality of an essential oil.
  • Understand and discuss methods of production and the various end products these methods produce.
  • Identify the origins and purpose of an essence in a plant.
  • Define what an essential oil is and how it is produced.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of 24 essential oils, including Latin binomial, safety information, and key therapeutic and/or energetic properties of each individual essential oil. 
  • Understand current up-to-date information on safety and essential oils.


  • Describe the basic physiology of the skin and its key functions.
  • Design effective blends for basic skincare.
  • Describe the basic anatomy & physiology of the sense of smell.
  • Specify key parts of the limbic system and their function.
  • Create aromatic blends of essential oils for emotional purposes.
  • List and describe various methods of application techniques and delivery systems.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the chemistry of essential oils.
  • Design aromatic blends for a range of common household ailments.
  • Assess your needs for advanced education in aromatherapy.
  • Develop clear career goals and a path to become an Aromatherapist.

Essential Oils You Will Learn About

Clary sage Salvia sclarea
Roman Chamomile Chamaemelum nobile syn. Anthemis nobilis
Cypress Cupressus sempervirens
Eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus
Fennel Foeniculum vulgare
Frankincense Boswellia carteii syn. thurifera
Geranium Pelargonium graveolens
Ginger Zingiber officinale
Grapefruit Citrus paradisi
Helichrysum - Helichrysum italicum (France)
Juniper Berry - Juniperus recurva
Laurel Leaf (Bay) - Laurus nobilis


Lavender Lavandula angustifolia
Lemon Citrus limon
Lemongrass Cymbopogon citratus
Orange Citrus sinensis
Patchouli Pogostemom cablin
Peppermint Mentha x piperita
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis
Scotch Pine - Pinus sylvestris
Tangerine/Mandarin Citrus reticulata
Tea Tree Melaleuca alternifolia
Vetiver Vetiveria zizanoides
Ylang ylang Cananga odorata

Course Overview

Aromatherapy Foundations: History of Modern Aromatherapy and Aromatic Medicine's Place in History.
The Therapeutic and Energetic Properties of 24 Essential Oils
Safety and contraindications
Introduction to Aromatic Skincare
Introduction to basic level anatomy and physiology
Olfaction and Aroma Psychology
Exploration of Various Methods of Application
Blending Approaches, Techniques and Methodologies
Aromatic Treatment Design and Implementation
Basic Chemistry of Essential Oils
Basic Case study for family, friends and existing healthcare professionals.

Career Opportunities

Creating dynamic therapeutic aromatherapy products and/or organic body care lines
Designing and creating botanical perfumes
Establishing on-line website stores selling aromatic and herbal products
Educating the public and healthcare practitioners about aromatherapy
Writing articles for aromatherapy magazines, online publications and health magazines
Integrating aromatherapy into an existing practice to enhance client health and wellness

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Once you register, $500 of your  tuition is immediately processed as a non-refundable deposit to hold your place in the program If circumstances arise and you are no longer able to attend the course, you must notify us in writing 3 weeks prior to the course start date. You will then be issued a refund for a payment made towards the course total after the $500 deposit. No refunds within three weeks of the course start date.