Aromahead Institute - School of Essential Oil Studies
What is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is the study of plants and their essential oils, with a focus on how they can be used for a variety of therapeutic purposes. Using a strong foundation of chemistry and research, Clinical Aromatherapists blend essential oils for a variety of application methods, from topical (skin) application to inhalation. Despite common misconceptions, aromatherapy goes far beyond the concept of certain aromas being relaxing or stimulating. Discovering Essential Oils There are hundreds of different plants all over the world producing aromatic essential oils. These essential oils offer a tangible and powerful means of physical and emotional healing. Consider the scent of rose. Roses are far more complicated than you might think. The essential oil of Rose has hundreds of different ingredients — or chemical components. Each of the components has been identified by chemists, and many have been studied for their therapeutic value by medical researchers. The Everyday Science of Aromatherapy Aromatherapy combines chemistry, biology, and botany with intuition and observation. The science behind aroma, the healing qualities of essential oils, and the art of blending to create therapeutic products make up the world of Aromatherapy. Aromatherapy can be integrated into everyday life in many ways — it's not just about bath and beauty products. Essential oils can be used in cough/cold/flu care, cleaning products, for psychological well-being, disinfecting, and more. Those who practice Aromatherapy come from all walks of life and use their expertise in their personal and professional lives. Creating Important Standards Aromatherapists are not regulated by any blanket organization and are not currently subject to any licensing laws in the United States. However, two major organizations exist to enhance public awareness and to create certifications that encourage responsible and safe practice, and allow for uniformity and consistency in education, the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA). All Aromahead Institute classes are approved by NAHA and AIA. What Can the Aromahead Institute Do for My Career? The Institute specializes in meeting the needs of busy students juggling the hectic demands of work and family life by offering a diverse selection of self-paced, online courses and certification options. Students chose their course of study based on their personal interests and professional goals: Creating natural therapeutic products Achieving recognition as a Certified Aromatherapist Practicing as a Clinical Aromatherapist Opening a retail business Becoming an accredited aromatherapy instructor Receiving massage therapy CEU’s Graduates of the Aromahead Institute work in spas; open their own stores, teach classes, start their own schools, and write for journals and magazines. Some remain focused primarily on creating natural personal care and home cleaning products to enhance their family’s health, while others have gone on to start successful online businesses. Earning accreditation from the Aromahead Institute is widely recognized, respected and well complements the work of massage therapists, bodyworkers, acupuncturists, chiropractors, nurses, doctors, pharmacists and other holistic health care practitioners. Plant-Based Healing Those who have a strong desire to heal themselves and others will find immense value in studying Aromatherapy, an important aspect of plant medicine. Adding to the many gifts that plants offer us, essential oils provide a delightful means of enhancing our aromatic experience. Essential oils are well-researched therapeutic products that support our immune system, reduce pain and inflammation, heal our skin, and ward off microbes such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Enhanced Health Careers Aromatherapy offers a natural, plant-based form of self-care, health maintenance and illness prevention. This knowledge can benefit those interested in their own health as well as professionals seeking to add another powerful tool of healing to their current practice. Massage therapists, acupuncturists, and other health practitioners study Aromatherapy to broaden their approach to the everyday problems and issues presented by their clients. Our graduates often find that Aromatherapy has positively affected their personal lives and lifestyles along with their professional practices. Natural Self-Care Those who enjoy creating their own cleaning, health, and beauty products are often drawn to Aromatherapy. A well-rounded education in Aromatherapy such as that offered by the Aromahead Institute allows for an understanding of organic, safe carrier oils and butters as well as the proper use of essential oils in everything from lip balms to cleaning products. Our graduates have often gone on to create successful product lines based on the products they began creating for their friends and families! Healthier Living Whether you're a stay-at-home mom looking for a way to enhance your family's healthy lifestyle or you're a health care professional looking to improve the quality and effects of the oils and lotions you use and recommend, Aromatherapy may be perfect for you. An education in Aromatherapy can be the gateway into a broader understanding of traditional healing and medicine and healthy living.
How to Become a Certified Aromatherapist with Andrea Butje
- Aromahead Institute is changing the Aromatherapy educational paradigm through an inspired approach to online education and creating community through social media. Aromahead's founder and owner, Andrea Butje, is known for her free innovative blending videos on YouTube where she teaches you to make baby powder, beeswax candles, incense sticks, cleaning products, facial cleansers and much more.