Level 1 Clinical Aromatherapy Certification

With the increasing demand from patients, family and staff in the community, acute and outpatient, office healthcare and professional settings, there is a need for both knowledge base and evidence-based practice for providers. Having a percentage of content experts in any setting validates the practice regardless of size in that there is a resource for others to utilize when developing programs, standardized practices, sustainability, pilots, research and more. Certification in Clinical Aromatherapy for the use of essential oils is a nationally and internationally recognized practice standard for both medical and non-medical practice settings. Having this and other education guidelines and standards bring an institution’s expectations and goals to the forefront for any of its departments or practice groups when adding new and innovative ways to address patient and employee satisfaction, positive outcomes or other far-reaching goals. To sustain any program or initiative, having a foundation built with resources within the enterprise proves more substantial and robust.


Natural Options Aromatherapy has been a provider of aromatherapy certification for several years and recently enhanced their program to both meet the elevated criteria of NAHA (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy) for a level 2 certified aromatherapist as well as qualify for nursing continuing education credits. This course is taught by a certified aromatherapist nurse with over 10 years of acute care holistic team experience in a world-renowned hospital system both practicing and leading as a seasoned holistic nurse specialist. The program content was developed, and laboratory content mastered by the founder of the program and director of the Ohio region for NAHA. With a focus on clinical applications, safety, and common uses, this course meets the needs of most healthcare providers and exceeds the general practice uses of aromatherapy in most cases. The graduates of this program complete their certification through NAHA and go on most of the time to lead their programs and teach basic use and safety to their team colleagues at large. The information is broad and brings a wealth of information to the enterprise as well as to those in need of guidance, leadership, and training.

Course: 50 hours

This course is a hands-on, experiential course with an extensive amount of information to the cove. During this time there are didactic, exchange and laboratory sessions. With information ranging from basic safety and history of essential oils to use and concentration exercises, the experience during the course is increasingly in-depth. This brings the attendee to a final knowledge base of a wide array of content of 30 essential oils and 6 laboratory exercises with hands-on experience mixing essential oils with multiple carrier base oils, creams, and salts to make 13 blends.


Participants will complete the remainder of the course hours independently and submit to Natural Options:

  • 5 Case Studies
  • Sit and Pass Exam
  • Proof of Anatomy and Physiology college-level course

*Those without a course in anatomy and physiology will be provided an online course in addition to the test to complete the requirements for certification. This will enable the attendees to then complete their case studies and turn them into Natural Options for completion of certification requirements. With time frames and support for this process, the process is meaningful and paced for the success of each attendee with individualized attention when requested.

** Graduates must submit proof of completion of 5 (ten) NAHA approved continuing education hours per year or 10 every 2 years to remain a level 2 member in good standing. Please see their website at www. NAHA.org

*Level 1 is not a requirement to take level 2


In addition to our scheduled workshops, Natural Options customizes courses in your area as well as gives discounts for larger groups and works with groups to meet their needs on a case by case basis for course setups such as days of the week, class times, locations and sizes. Courses can include both healthcare professionals and those not in the healthcare field as well as community partners. We encourage marketing in your area and partner with sites having courses to their level of comfort and branding need and limits. Materials are provided online for electronic distribution to your facility and printing with information and website resource and contacts. Follow up contact and support are developed on a need basis for those attending to enable their completion for the course and encourage success. These can be online chats, individual phone calls or emails, etc. which help answer questions and more.