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Ariana Institute's online NCBTMB approved aromatherapy CE course

Started by Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, BCTMB Jun 7, 2016.

Aromatherapy Training 1 Reply

Started by Donna Idalski. Last reply by Kat Farber Jan 6, 2014.

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Comment by W. Dannie Lane on July 20, 2011 at 5:41pm
Thank you Katharine, I was going to say something about that made up term CPTG myself. I have two or three more links about it too. Rhonda, you could use all oils internally from all the companies I have listed, BUT the internal use of essential oils if you do not have “Medical Aromatherapy” training (which is about 2,000 hrs of in class training) it is something you should not do or tell others to do.
Thanks Laura, I had forgotten about Aromaceuticals, I have some of their oils too and do like them.
Comment by Daniel Cohen on July 20, 2011 at 10:36am
I don't use one brand. Some I buy from growers of single species. But I like the products from mountain sage,
Comment by Novlette G Barnes on July 20, 2011 at 10:29am
Aura Cacia - I enjoy using this brand of essential oils. Give it a try Dayna.
Comment by Katharine Koeppen on May 7, 2011 at 1:37pm

Please contact Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA) or National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA). Both these organizations maintain lists of classes offered by reputable providers, as well as schools that offer turnkey programs that will allow you to sit for membership in a professional organization or for the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC) exam.

Please note that an "aromatherapy certification" is an absolutely meaningless document, since any company can claim that they offer one. Receiving a certification from any given provider does not necessarily mean that you have recieved a quality education or are competent to perform aromatherapy.

What does carry some weight however, is a national registration (RA) from ARC or a CMAIA certification from AIA. Both of these mean that you have received 200+ hours of classroom training from a reputable provider in the industry, have shown minimum competencies, have passed a board exam (in the case of ARC) and are committed to continuing ed to maintain your registration or certification.

My company, Aromaceuticals, provides quality classes that can be used toward qualifying for membership in a professional organization and toward certification/registration. Although I do not have a 200 hour program in place at this time, individual Aromaceuticals classes will be accepted by portfolio review.

Comment by Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, BCTMB on November 22, 2010 at 11:50pm
Ariana Institute offers an awesome aromatherapy CE class online. Here's an excerpt from the course notebook: "Aromatherapy

massage is a gentle massage using essential oils that can be softening, healing, nourishing and rejuvenating to the skin. The general benefits of massage combined with the healing benefits of certain essential oils can be very dynamic. Because essential oils are absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream, they can affect the nervous system, as well as all other systems of the body. Remember that each essential oil carries its own unique benefits in a massage therapy practice." To register for the online class, visit:
Comment by Sandy Gerhardt on November 4, 2010 at 11:18am
Hi Everyone, I have been a LMT for 4 years. I just opened my own business. I am very interested in learning about aromatherapy. Any information would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
Comment by Katharine Koeppen on September 21, 2010 at 10:57pm
Just to let group members know... I've posted Aromaceuticals' fall class schedule online at, with a foundation level class being offered on Saturday, October 9.
Comment by Tonya Brooks-Taylor on September 16, 2010 at 5:42pm
Great group! Thanks for starting it up. I've been interested in learning more about aromatherapy. I have a couple of dvds and some books but this is great!
Comment by Kimberly Rogers on June 15, 2010 at 3:59pm
Thank you for posting your information on different EO companies and your results. I am learning so much!
Comment by Kimberly Rogers on May 29, 2010 at 7:13pm
Jackie, that is AMAZING! I am so glad to hear that! How were the EOs applied? Were they given neat, in food/drink, inhalation or as part of an RT treatment? Please tell us more.

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