Introduction to  Aromatherapy  

Aromatherapy Coach (Michelle VanSlate) is an NCBTMB Approved Continuing Education Provider (APCE).


This is a fully online course using Canvas, a  cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that connects all the digital tools and resources in one simple place.   It is a very intuitive site, and novice and practiced users alike can function easily.


You will earn 5.0 CUs upon successful completion. 

Course Structure

This three-credit course provides massage therapist continuing education credits towards recertification credits.  The goals of this course are to understand:

  • the historical usage of essential oils and their connection to modern aromatherapy.

  • how essential oils are created using distillation and expression.

  • and be able to apply GRAS.

  • the side effects and contraindications.

  • understand and articulate the different grades of essential grades.

  • the basic biology of essential oils.

  • the different compounds in essential oils.

Course Information

Course Application

This course content is divided into nine lessons, called modules, which contain reading, videos, interactives, and quizzes. The online course is fully online using Canvas, a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that connects all the digital tools and resources teachers use into one simple place. It is a very intuitive site and novice and practiced users alike can function easily. I have placed tutorials within the course for your use. 

Questions by Actual Students with My Responses

Do we have access to the modules for a lifetime or only during the course?

  • As long as I have the course active you will have access.

Do we have to print out the modules?

  • No, it is all digital; however, I do make oils lists, etc. easy to print.

Do any books or tools come with a class?

  • Many digital and printable ideas, no books.

Would I need to have anything available to me during the class?

  • Yes, you will have all included with in the course.

When I sign up and pay for the class, would there be a date I would need to be done by?

  • The max I like to see people go is 20-weeks, but if circumstances change we can allow for more.