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Oct 4, 2023 8:05:00 AM | online aromatherapy certification Explore the World of Holistic Aromatherapy

Explore Holistic Aromatherapy through ACHS's Micro-Credential program. Gain knowledge on the safe use of essential oils for wellness. Enroll today.

Are you ready to start your journey towards integrative health and wellness? If you've ever been intrigued by the power of essential oils and their potential to support physical, mental, and emotional well-being, the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is thrilled to introduce our trending Holistic Aromatherapy for Integrative Health™ Micro-Credential program.

What is Holistic Aromatherapy

Holistic Aromatherapy involves the purposeful and safe utilization of essential oils derived from plants to enhance overall health and well-being. It entails a range of techniques, including inhalation and topical application of essential oils, all aimed at promoting wellness.


Learn at Your Own Pace

One of the most appealing aspects of our micro-credential program is its self-paced nature. We understand that everyone's schedule is unique, and that's why we've designed this program to accommodate your lifestyle. No rushing, no deadlines – just pure, uninterrupted learning.


A Closer Look at What You Will Learn

At the heart of this program lies the opportunity for you to gain a deep understanding of holistic aromatherapy. You'll confidently navigate the creation of topical and inhalation aromatherapy applications, all while adhering to essential safety precautions. The micro-credential is comprised of a four-course series, each building upon the previous one, and culminating in an exploration of interactive hypothetical client case studies. These studies are centered around the common reasons individuals are drawn to aromatherapy support plans for themselves, their families, or their communities.


Learning Outcomes: The World of Aromatherapy

Completing a micro-credential at ACHS offers a multitude of benefits that can significantly enhance your professional profile. Upon successful completion, you'll be awarded a digital badge, a symbol of your achievement that you can prominently showcase on platforms like LinkedIn, within your resume, and even in your email signature. These ACHS badges are more than just visual accolades; they hold substantial value as they are verified competencies stored in Credly's global database of credentials. This means your colleagues, clients, and potential employers can readily verify and acknowledge your expertise. Moreover, you can stack these credentials to curate a personalized professional profile that sets you apart in your field, demonstrating your dedication to ongoing learning and growth. To top it off, you can seamlessly integrate your ACHS digital transcript with your CV or resume, providing comprehensive proof of your skills and knowledge to prospective employers. ACHS badges, issued through the Credly digital credential database, serve as a testament to your dedication to professional development, making you a standout candidate in your industry.

To earn the micro-credential badge, you'll learn a comprehensive curriculum that covers 20 essential oils and various crucial topics across the four courses:

  • How to Use Essential Oils: Discover the myriad ways in which essential oils can be used and integrated into your daily life.
  • Safety Considerations: Understand the importance of safety when using essential oils and how to ensure a secure aromatherapy experience.
  • How Essential Oils Support Wellness (Chemical Composition): Delve into the scientific side of aromatherapy, exploring the chemical makeup of essential oils and their wellness benefits.
  • Blending Essentials and Key Formulations: Unleash your creativity as you learn the art of blending essential oils to create powerful and personalized formulations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the modern and historical definitions and practices of aromatherapy.
  • Describe how aromatherapy interacts with key body systems to create physiological and psychological effects.
  • Identify the aroma profile, key chemical constituents, and therapeutic uses, and safety guidelines of core essential oils used in aromatherapy.
  • Create safe aromatherapy preparations and wellness plans to meet a client’s needs.


This knowledge and practice culminates in a total of 100 hours of study – a true investment in your well-being. Upon completion, you'll also meet the education requirements for NAHA Level 1 Membership, demonstrating your commitment to expertise in aromatherapy.


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What is NAHA

The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) is a member-based non-profit organization dedicated to integrating aromatherapy into a wide range of complementary healthcare practices, including self-care and home pharmacy. Public health practitioners, businesses, product designers, bloggers/writers, educators, healthcare professionals, and the media can find scientific, empirical, and current information about aromatherapy and essential oils.

NAHA offers several options for membership with a variety of benefits based on your individual and business needs.


Practical Learning Opportunities

Enhance your learning experience with an optional practical lab kit available from the Apothecary Shoppe College Store. This kit adds a hands-on dimension to your studies, allowing you to reinforce your knowledge through engaging activities. Browse the Holistic Aromatherapy for Integrative Health™ Practical Lab Kit

Are you ready to start your journey towards integrative health through the art of aromatherapy? Enroll in our Holistic Aromatherapy for Integrative Health™ Micro-Credential program, your path to holistic well-being starts here!


A Glimpse into the Future

Completing the Holistic Aromatherapy for Integrative Health™ Micro-Credential is just the beginning of an exciting journey. Once you've earned this micro-credential, you'll possess a strong foundation for advanced study, setting you on the path to becoming a Certified Aromatherapist.


Moreover, the rewards of this achievement extend beyond knowledge and skills. You'll receive priority registration in accredited ACHS programs, including:

And here's the cherry on top – when you register for any of these programs within 60 days of completing the micro-credential, ACHS will waive the registration fee, resulting in a savings of $200. Additionally, members of NAHA (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy) receive a 10% tuition discount.


Take the Next Step

Curious about continuing your aromatherapy education beyond the micro-credential? Our dedicated ACHS admissions team is here to address any questions you may have. Feel free to reach out to them at admissions@achs.edu.


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