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Meet Deanna Russell

Clinical Aromatherapist

Essential oil Therapist

Registered Aromatherapist

Level: All levels

Students' age: adult

The course duration is: 1.5 hours viewing time

Aromatherapy Foundational Concepts

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Are you new to essential oils? Do you love essential oils? Do you have an hour to get started? Then let's do it!

Essential oils can be part of YOUR healthy lifestyle.

If you are totally new to essential oils and are curious about what they do and how you can use them, this course is for you. If you have already been using essential oils and have some questions about them, this course is for you too.

A free 27 page workbook is provided with this course. It provides all the charts and worksheets and recipes into 1 location.

Recommended textbook for this course: Quick Start to using Essential Oils by Deanna Russell

This course is straightforward with an emphasis on practical application and is brand neutral. (This course takes a conservative approach and does not cover chakra healing.)

Course overview

Introductory chapters include:

  • defining aromatherapy terms
  • how to choose a quality essential oil
  • factors affecting the cost of your oils
  • routes of application of essential oils

Safety section lectures include:

  • general rules and guidelines
  • essential oils during pregnancy
  • special medical conditions
  • phototoxic and irritating essential oils
  • use of essential oils during cancer treatments
  • dilution & calculation rates

The course covers profiles of 12 amazing, versatile essential oils:

  1. Lavender
  2. Rosemary
  3. Eucalyptus
  4. Cedarwood
  5. Peppermint
  6. Geranium
  7. Roman chamomile
  8. Tea tree (Melaleuca)
  9. Ginger root
  10. Sweet orange
  11. Sweet marjoram
  12. Bergamot.

Blending essential oils

You will learn how to blend essential oils using a blending wheel.

Essential oil recipes

Your workbook contains recipes to get you started using aromatherapy and essential oils.

Practical assignments help you gain experience in using essential oils for you and your family. Most of all, this course helps you customize your options and make the best solutions that fit you as an individual.

The nitty gritty

Quizzes and tests? Yes.

Workbook guide free with course? Yes.

Additional textbook available? Yes. (There is an additional cost for the textbook.)


What students are saying about Aromatherapy Foundational Concepts

"This is a brilliant course! It is so informative and offers many great tips to help you safely play and create with oils. Deanna presents in a clear and engaging way. Highly recommended!"

-    Lisa S

"I must say ...this one of the most educational and fun aromatherapy classes i've taken. She is fun, steady, and very clear and concise. I will take more classes given by you. Thank you so much Deanna"

-    Denise N

"This aromatherapy course provided me with a good foundation on how to use essential oils. I have been using essential oils for a few years now, mostly in a diffuser, but I appreciated the helpful tips and suggestions that this course provided. I would recommend this course to someone who is just starting out with essential oils, or to someone who would like to review some solid fundamental principles. I especially appreciate the fact that I can access this course for life, as this will be a good reference to consult in my journey with essential oils.

I also plan to make good use of the downloadable resources, which will help me branch out and experiment. The quizzes make for fun review, and they are very user-friendly.
It is obvious that Deanna is extremely knowledgeable and well-trained. She has answered many questions in her career, and it shows. Her emphasis on safety is impressive, as it is clear she wants these oils to be used in beneficial ways, always. I hope she will create more of these online courses. "

-    Sheila S

"This is a great course for beginners in aromatherapy. As a phytotherapist and herbalist I know quite a lot about herbs. With this course I got the opportunity to learn even more about plants and the use of their essential oils. Deanna knows her stuff very well and I've always got the feeling that she loves to share what she knows. I enjoyed the course a lot! I am looking forward to more courses by this instructor! Thanks a lot, Deanna!"

-    Tanja Z

    "I really enjoyed the content of the course. The oils and selection were well thought out and very     practical. It is a great foundation course and I know I will review the resources as I get myself     applying the basic principles more. I think this is a great course for anyone who wants to be more     intentional and organized with essential oils."
-    Elke Carlson

Too busy for a full course?

There are some project based classes available on Skillshare. Try some of these to start:

DIY Aromatherapy home facial

Using Essential Oils with your Baby

Build your own Aromatherapy Travel Kit

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New! Nature Notes Aromatherapy podcast with Deanna Russell.Nature Notes Aromatherapy podcastNature Notes Aromatherapy podcast Topics will range from essential oils, hydrosols, carrier oils, herbs to wellness lifestyle. Tune in on your favorite platform.

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Available: 30 page Essential oil binder organizer template & printables.

This is definitely for you if you are:

  • An aromatherapy student
  • An essential oil distributor
  • An aromatherapy practitioner
  • A natural product formulator
  • An aromatherapy or essential oil coach or consultant
  • Seriously in love with essential oils