Certification Programmes

What Is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the art and science of using essential oils for improving and maintaining health on all levels. The term "AROMATHERAPIE" was coined in 1928 by a French chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé who discovered the powerful healing effects of Lavender on a burn sustained in his laboratory.

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are natural, organic substances which are often referred to as the "life force" of the plant. These oils are concentrated extractions from various parts of the plant such as the leaves, flowers, resins, bark and roots. All oils have therapeutic properties which affect our health on all levels.

Aromatherapy Course:

The Aromatherapy course offered by Living Essentials reflects the most current International research and the stringent standards of the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA).

This course may be taken in a standard classroom setting or by correspondence.

A. Classroom:

This certified CFA comprehensive course usually takes about 10 - 12 months to complete if done one day a week. Course covers the following topics:

1. History
2. Anatomy and Physiology
3. Pathology
4. Botany and Chemistry of Essential Oils
5. Essential Oils
6. Business Practice
7. Expanded Application
8. Product Making
9. Body Work
10. Clinicals

Course length: 425 Hours.
Cost: $2800.00

Upon completion of the course requirements you will write the CFA examination, complete a basic first aid/CPR course and take a practical examination. There is an additional charge of $100.00 for the written examination. A passing grade is 70%. Students may become certified without the bodywork component. All successful students will receive the CAHP (Certified Aromatherapy Health Practitioner) designation.

B. Correspondence:

The Correspondence course consists of two modules which may be purchased separately. They are designed to promote hands on learning and contain activities, review quizzes and assignments.

Module 1 - Anatomy and Physiology
The course content covers all body systems and pathology related to each.


Module 2 - Essential Oils
This module is an in depth study of essential oils and their application to maintain and improve health. It also includes a practical unit on how to establish a successful practice.



To complete training students may take a comprehensive Bodywork in class training which is 6 days in length.



Ida Mae Woodburn
Complementary Health Practitioner

Living Essentials
R.R. #5
Georgetown Ontario
L7G 4S8

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