In order to ensure a high quality standard for basic/basic and advanced courses, the majority of the lessons must be conducted by aroma practitioners, aroma therapists, aromaologists, aroma experts with self-qualification of at least 170 hours of theory lessons. Of course, additional experts for individual contents, e.g. massage, can be included.
Basic and advanced seminars are advanced training courses and enable the correct, basic implementation of aroma care/aroma therapy for people (they do not replace a complete training as an aroma expert).
Training guidelines for aromatherapy/aroma care and aroma seminars
1.1 The objectives of the qualification are to enable the participants to
Within the framework of health promotion, therapy, support and care, to put into practice their scientific and holistically acquired knowledge of essential and fatty plant oils and hydrolates for healthy and sick people
To support and accompany people who apply the concept of aromatherapy/care and to pass on knowledge to others
1.2 Content of the qualification
Within the framework of the qualification, theory and practice of essential and fatty vegetable oils and hydrolates are comprehensively taught.
Topics are among others:
It is recommended to carry out the qualification in 6 to 8 multi-day modules (spread over approx. 1 year)
Total number of hours: 330 hours, i.e. at least 170 hours theory, 60 hours technical/project work, 100 hours controlled self-stu
2. Aroma seminars
2.1 General information
In order to ensure a high quality standard for basic/basic and advanced courses, the main part of the lessons must be conducted by aroma practitioners, aroma therapists, aromaologists, aroma experts with self-qualification of at least 150 hours of theory.
Of course, additional experts (m/f) can be employed for individual contents, e.g. massages.
2.2 Basic and advanced aroma care seminars
Basic and advanced seminars are advanced training courses. They enable the correct, basic implementation of aroma care/aroma therapy on humans. (This does not yet result in experts or aroma experts!)
2.3 Recommended contents for two-day basic and advanced aroma seminars
2.3.1 Basic seminar 2 days, contents:
Small presentation of the history of fragrance
Basics, terms, legal issues
Why and where do plants produce essential oils?
Short introduction: botany, cultivation, extraction, purchase, bottle declaration, shelf life, dosage, modes of action, adulteration and testing methods
Small overview of the biochemistry of essential oils (really only an overview!)
Aromatherapy practice: smelling, room scenting with head, heart and base notes, application through the skin with dosage suggestions
Basics of hydrolates, rose and peppermint hydrolate
Oil monographs of essential oils of orange, lemon, lavender, tea tree, peppermint, rose geranium
Short summary of the basics of fatty vegetable oils
Fatty vegetable oil monographs: olive, St. John’s wort, apricot kernel and jojoba oil
Aroma massages 1st day head massage, 2nd day ear massage
2.3.2 Advanced seminar 2 days, contents:
Bergamot, Tangerine: Exemplary essential oils for relaxation/for restful sleep
Palmarosa, Niaouli: Exemplary essential oils for skin care/decubitus prophylaxis
Angelica root: Ex