Aromatherapy Level 1
Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses volatile plant materials, known as essential oils, and other aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering a person’s mood, cognitive function or health. The effectiveness of aromatherapy is yet to be scientifically proven, however some evidence exists that essential oils may have therapeutic potential.
Essential oils are non-oily aromatic liquids occurring naturally in various parts of plants, herbs, flowers, fruits, woods and spices. This program will equip students with the knowledge to create their own blends of essential oils.
This course gives students the necessary skills to use essential oils as part of their daily lives both professionally and personally. Essential oils are well known for their therapeutic application in hair and skincare.
Students are taught to identify the importance of the active ingredients in essential oils, and the correct method of applying them.
We focus on building students consultation skills, teaching them how to successfully gather information needed in choosing the right oils to perform the service.
The following topics are covered in this curriculum:
- Anatomy & Physiology of skin
- Salon Sterilization & Sanitation
- History of essential oils & its origin
- Basic Chemistry of oils
- Essential Properties of oils
- Essential oils vs. Carrier oils
- Physiological effects of essential oils
- Client Care
- Benefits of essential oils
- Contraindications to Aromatherapy
- Full Body Massage using essential oils
- Precautions when using essential oils
- Study of 12 basic essential oils
- Measurements and Blending Oils
- Aromatherapy in Modern Skin Care
- Proper Record Keeping