Aromatherapy is the art and science of using essential oils from plant sources for health and wellbeing. Aromatherapy forms a part of holistic massage, which produces physical, spiritual, emotional and a mental sense of harmony. This is a comforting, reassuring and healing therapy.


Subjects included with in the course:

  • The art of aromatherapy and the methods of oil extraction
  •  Classifications and chemistry of essential oils
  • Eastern theories of Aromatherapy
  • Aromatherapy and Child Care
  • Treatment of common conditions
  • Safety information
  • Contra-indications and first aid
  • Properties and reputed uses of 28 essential oils
  • Base / carrier oils.
  • General massage
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology

Exit level outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Have the theoretical understanding of Aromatherapy and how to apply it.

Entry level requirements:

Grade 10


  • This certification is only available as a correspondence course. Although you should be able to complete this course in 3 months, open learning gives you the flexibility to study at your own pace within a 1 year period.

Exam requirements:

  • 3 case studies
  • A final theoretical exam


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