Includes the Level I Foundation Course Modules*
*Note: The Level I Foundation Course is included in the price of the full Animal Aromatherapy Practitioner Certification Course program. Please view that course description for more details prior to purchasing the Level I Course separately.
Course Curriculum Outline
Level I Foundation Course
The focus of this course is to give the student a strong foundation in the safe use of essential oils and botanical bases with certain animals. Course information is applicable for dogs, horses and some farm animals.
Level I Foundations Course Modules:
- Introduction to Animal Aromatics and History of Aromatics
Chronological list of the history of aromatics throughout time, as well as how does animal aromatherapy fit into the whole picture.
- Safety, Cautions, and Contraindications
Animal Aromatherapy is different from human aromatherapy; in particular with regards to safety cautions, actions and uses based on the individual animal’s health history/allergies/contraindications/breed/size/age, etc.
- Storage & Handling
Learn about proper storage and handling of essential oils, carrier oils, and botanical bases, as well as how to keep items safely secured when working with animals.
- Quality & Sustainability
Before investing a lot of money in the purchase of a wide range of essential oils and botanicals, learn about the importance of seeking out quality ingredients from sustainable sources. This is an important aspect often overlooked in aromatherapy and should be considered a priority in order to protect both your investment as well as the plants and environment.
- Essential Oil Cautions
This module will cover important safety cautions including sensitization issues, phototoxic reactions, mucous membrane and dermal irritants as well as which essential oils to avoid and use caution with in regards to animals that are pregnant and with certain health disorders such as seizure disorders.
- Tea Tree Concerns
One of the most widely known and used essential oil is tea tree, but did you know that the melaleuca oils are not suited for use with all animals? This module will cover why.
- Methods of Application
Learn about the different methods of application and how to safely incorporate the use of essential oils with and around your animal friends. Diffusion, Inhalation and Topical Application will be covered.
- Carrier Oils & Botanical Bases Profiles
Carrier oils and botanical bases are the foundation for making an aromatherapy blend. They can be used on their own based on their individual therapeutic properties as well as a base to dilute pure essential oils for topical application. Included: Ten Individual Carrier Bases Profiles for use with animals.
- Essential Oil Properties
Learn about the wide range of therapeutic properties of essential oils. A detailed list of properties is included.
- Essential Oil Profiles Part 1
Part 1 includes over 10 individual essential oil profiles: Chamomile (German/Roman), Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus (3 types), Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender (3 types).
- Essential Oil Profiles Part 2
Part 2 includes 9 individual essential oil profiles: Lemon, Marjoram (Sweet), Niaouli ct. linalool, Orange (Sweet), Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary (ct. verbenone), Thyme (ct. linalool) and Ylang-ylang.
- Basics of Blending
Learn basic blending techniques to make simple blends for use with your animal friends. Dilution chart and sample recipes included.
This module includes forms to be used for Health History & Follow-Up Intake Notes. These are the framework for building a case study and tracking results.
Course Module Credit Hours: 50 hrs. Certificate of Completion. Approved by NAHA for Level I Aromatherapist Membership.
Course Requirements: Students must read and comprehend all course modules, complete course assignments, submit (5) case studies, and successfully pass the Level I quiz.