113 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701
113 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701
Curriculum: The New York Institute of Aromatic Studies Foundations of Aromatherapy
Foundations of Aromatherapy: Level One Certificate Program course has been designed for individuals interested in advancing their journey into aromatherapy by becoming certified. This course provides you with a solid foundation in aromatherapy so that you can begin or add to your practice, build your business, or simply be empowered to care for yourself and your family using the beauty of plant-derived essential oils and other botanicals.
This Level One Certificate Program meets and exceeds level one educational standards set forth by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. Upon completion of this course, you may join NAHA as a Certified Aromatherapist: Level 1.
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,
Who is this course for?
Everyone! This course is your doorway into the world of aromatherapy. The Aromatherapy Entrepreneur who would like to develop or expand their existing business. Massage Therapists and Estheticians who would like to add aromatherapy into their practice. Individuals who would like to be empowered to care for themselves, their family and friends with natural plant-based remedies. Herbalists interested in integrating essential oils into their herbal practice and formulations. Brand wellness advocates and representatives who would like to deepen their knowledge while selling a line of essential oils.
What you will learn:
The incredible history of aromatherapy and its modern development.
The origins and purpose of essential oils within the plant
What an essential oil is and how it is produced.
How to ‘smell’ an essential oil and….key elements to identifying quality of an essential oil.
Learn about the amazing sense of smell and how it can transform emotions and well-being.
How to formulate and blend to support emotional well-being.
How the chemistry of an essential oil supports its therapeutic properties.
A common-sense approach to safety with essential oils.
The basics of anatomy and physiology of the skin and key factors which support the skin’s health and beauty.
How to formulate a variety of aromatic and herbal products.
How to make a variety of aromatherapy-based skin care products that nourish the skin.
24 essential oils, including Latin binomial, safety information for each oil, plus the therapeutic and/or energetic properties of each individual essential oil.
Essential Oil Monographs: Roman Chamomile, Clary sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus globulus, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Juniper berry, Laurel, Bay, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mandarin / Tangerine, Sweet Orange, Patchouli, Peppermint, Pine, Scots, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang
The 40 hour week long intensive program will look like the following:
Module 1: Introduction and Manufacturing Forms
Getting Started, Supply List and Recommended Books, Introduction to Aromatherapy, Holistic Health and Wellness, The Art of Language
Module 2: Plants and Essential Oils
Medicinal Plants, Biological Role of Essential Oils, From Plant to Essential Oil, Absolutes and CO2 Extracts, The Basics of Essential Oils, Quality Assurance, Safety and Essential Oils
Module 3: Exploring 24 Essential Oils
How to Read Essential Oil Monographs, Essential Therapeutics (24 essential oils)
Essential Oil Monographs: Roman Chamomile, Clary sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Juniper berry, Laurel, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mandarin / Tangerine, Sweet Orange, Patchouli, Peppermint, Pine, Scots, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang. Sprout: Insight About Blending
Module 4: Essential Phytochemistry
Introduction to the Chemistry of Essential Oils, Monoterpenes and Sesquiterpenes, Alcohols and Esters, Aldehydes and Ketones, Phenols and Phenylpropanoids, Oxides and Other Families, Chemistry in Practice
Module 5: Methods of Application
Body/Facial Oils and Creams, Cleansers and Toners, Aromatic Baths, Spritzers and Scrubs, Inhalation and Diffusion, Gels and Salves, Compress, Hot Towels, and Mouthwash, Undiluted/Neat Application
Module 6: Blending and Consultations
The Aromatherapy Consultation, Developing a 'Treatment' Framework, Developing an Aromatic Blend, Final Steps Blending, Blending Observations, Aromatic Program Charts
Module 7: Aromatherapy and the Skin
Understanding the Skin, Essential Oils for the Skin, Vegetable Oils, Other Raw Material, Hydrosols, Common Skin Conditions, Herbal Infused Oils and Salves with Juliet Blankespoor
Module 8: Our Sense of Smell
Introduction to Olfaction, Anatomy of Olfaction, The Limbic System, Aromatherapy and Stress, Flower Essences with Cathy Skipper
Module 9: Aromatics in Health
The Respiratory System, The Digestive System, The Musculoskeletal System, Women’s Health, The Circulatory System, and Aromatherapy for Children
Module 10: Business and Aromatherapy
The Business of Aromatherapy, Business Development, Resources
Module 11: Completion
How to Complete Program, About Case Studies, Submit Case Studies, Foundations Final Exam
What is an essential oil and how do they work?
Immediately upon smelling an essential oil - which are volatile liquids distilled from wood, grasses, flowers, resin, fruit and seeds - the palate in the nose transports a message to the limbic system in the brain, which is the seat of emotions memories. The brain then releases chemistry throughout the body based on the chemical code from the oils, thus, this is how essential oils can successfully change a person's physical or emotional feeling. Some oils promote feelings of relaxation and calmness in the mind whereas others work with body to reduce aches and pains.
Our Master Clinical Aromatherapist has training in botany, chemistry, physiology, anatomy, energy medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
We know how to effectively and safely blend essential oils and recommend their use, but are not to replace psychological or physical treatment with your physician.
Potion Blending Bar Menu
Build a Blend Experience
Immerse your senses in this delightful DIY aromatherapy treat. To begin, choose your favorite base-method of application such as luxurious hand cream, cleansing bath soap, personal roller applicator and more. Next, choose from over 25 essential oils to make the potion uniquely yours with your custom scent. Finally, add any special add-ons - such as colorful shimmer, detoxifying bentonite clay, or a nourishing herbal oil - to complete your potion.
20 minutes minimum for experience.
Perfect for: a unique experience, a custom gift, ladies night, date night
The Spectacular Now Aromatherapy Custom Blend
Let’s talk. In this session, our Master Clinical Aromatherapist asks questions pertaining to your emotional concerns. Then, with your nose and intuition at the helm, together we create a custom potion of oils made just for you. Your blend may smell just the way you want it to, but it’s also therapy in a bottle, intentionally made with therapeutic oils to give you emotional support.
All blends are to be applied topically and worn regularly. Your blend is custom and is uniquely yours.
45 minutes for experience and potion formulation.
Perfect for: anyone in need of a little support during a time of transition, challenges, creative slumps, tough times, or in need of some inspiration
Crystal Grid Party
Crystal grids are a powerful energy tool to use when manifesting your desires, goals and intentions. The difference between using individual stones versus a crystal grid is that the power of a crystal grid comes from the union of energies created between the healing stones, sacred geometry and your intention. The combination of the power of crystals in a geometric pattern greatly strengthens your focused intention to manifest results much quicker.
After instruction on how to make a crystal grid and some science of crystals from certified Crystal Healer Amye Clark, she will doing an interpretation of each guest’s grid.
$60 for groups up to 8 guests.
1 hour for experience.
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"Thanks so much for all the valuable information and assistance in picking out the appropriate essential oils."
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"It was an amazing first experience." - Pamela S
"As always my service was EXCELLENT! I love going into this establishment! Two women helping other women improve their lives holistically through smell and mind."
"Everything was perfect!! Can’t wait to come back soon :)" - Mai D
"Love the magic." - Patricia N
"I love your shop. Thank you for bringing these products to us." - Amanda P
"Extremely nice shop. Everyone there is very knowledgeable. I love the potions bar! My daughter and I had a great time creating her very own personalized scent. Best addition to downtown Frederick in years!" - Caitlin M
"Very knowledgeable, welcoming and friendly staff/owners. Beautifully decorated shop with great product displays. It was cool to be able to watch the mixing happen right on site in the back of the shop. Where the magic happens. Overall enjoyed my experience, and stayed longer than I initially expected I would. Will definitely recommend with high regards. Will be back. :) Thank you!"
"Loved everything about the shop. Everything was beautifully displayed and easy to understand what its used were for. Cat was the sweetest thing as well. All in all beautiful shop and great employees. Can’t wait to visit again in the near future." - Clinton L
"I've been in the store a few times, but this was the first time I made a purchase. The lady who explained more about the oil I was looking at was not only super helpful and knowledgeable, but also very friendly, and not pushy about making the sale. I'm excited about my purchase and look forward to seeing how it helps. I will be back for another visit soon! Thanks for everything!" - Erika B
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