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Find Aromatherapy Education That's Right For You

Class For Aromatherapy Education

While books about aromatherapy are useful, you might also formal aromatherapy education. The programs listed here appear to offer quality aromatherapy training, often providing qualifications to become (or start the process of becoming) a professional aromatherapist. These lists don't include individual classes for general education.

It's your responsibility to check out any training program that interests you to make sure it meets your needs. If you find a problem with a school on this list or know of one I missed, feel free to contact me with details.

Aromatherapy Home Study

This list contains programs that offer only home-study aromatherapy education. Most home-study programs are online or by email, though a few will send you materials through the mail.

American College of Health Care Sciences, Aromatherapy Department. This online college offers a variety of holistic health educational programs.

Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy

Aromahead Institute (aromatherapist Andrea Butje)

Heart of Herbs offers both herbal and aromatherapy certification courses.

JennScents Aromatherapy (aromatherapist Jennifer Hochell Pressimone)

OnlineContinuingEd, LLC

Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy (aromatherapist Kurt Schnaubelt, PhD)

West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy (aromatherapist Beverley Hawkins - based in Canada)

A few other offerings you might want to check out:

  • Aroma Studio
  • Aromahut Institute
  • Heaven and Earth Aromatherapy Institute
  • Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy
  • Sedona Aromatherapie

United States Aromatherapy Education

Some of these aromatherapy schools are location specific only, while others offer both in-person and home-study courses.

Atlantic Institue of Aromatherapy, Tampa, FL

Bastyr University, Kenmore (near Seattle), WA

Institute of Spiritual Healing and Aromatherapy, in-person throughout the U.S. or home study

Natural Options Aromatherapy, various locations throughout U.S.

New York Institute of Aromatherapy, New York City

R.J. Buckle Associates, in-person courses and home-study course open only to licensed health professionals

A few other schools:

  • Aromatic Wisdom Institute, Selinsgrove, PA
  • College of Botanical Healing Arts, Santa Cruz, CA
  • The Aromatherapy School, near Asheville, NC

Aromatherapy Schools In Canada

For training in Canada, search for the following programs;

  • Beauty Gateway Aesthetics & Aromatherapy School in Richmond, BC
  • Mississauga School of Aromatherapy & Natural Therapy in Mississauga, ON
  • Steps to Health in North Burlington, ON
  • Joyessence Aromatherapy Centre (offers distance learning)

Also, see the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy Training In the United Kingdom

Luna Holistics

Penny Price Academy

School of National Health Sciences

Also, search for the London School of Massage and the Nicole Perez School of Holistic Aromatherapy.


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