Essential Oil Therapy – Blending & Application Methods (AROMA - 12BLEN02)

  Please register at the door - room 280, 2nd floor.
February 22nd, 2013 4:00 PM   through   February 24th, 2013 5:30 PM
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
ROOM 280
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
United States

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Phone: (425) 602-3152
Professional after Feb 6 $ 445.00
Bastyr/NIAOM alumni after Feb 6 $ 395.00
General public after Feb 6 $ 445.00
BU staff after Feb 6 $ 355.00
Full time student $ 275.00
Retake $ 135.00
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Fine tune your skills in the creative art and science of blending essential oils, and enhance your therapeutic results with their accurate application. Feb. 22-24, Fri, 4-8:00p.m.; Sat/Sun 9:30a.m. - 5:30p.m. Instructor: Jimm Harrison, Certified Aromatherapist Prerequisites: Essential Oil Therapy – Foundations, and Essential Oil Therapy - Chemistry and Biology 17 CEUs/PDAs

This seminar will dive deep into the versatility and diversity of blending and application of essential oils in aromatherapy. You will also explore how to make the most of the “aroma” in aromatherapy through an in-depth study of fragrance blending and aromatic “notes.” Discover how to use synergies to expand the therapeutic function of essential oils that reach far beyond a one-dimensional process to achieve multi-dimensional healing and wellness.


The seminar is 20 hours (20 CEUs or 17 PDAs), and includes 17 hours of classroom experience and three hours of self-study. Classroom experience will include lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice. In addition to the “kit of 25 essential oils” you will purchase from the instructor, he will supply additional materials, bases and oils for the weekend activities – approx. $45 value).

Topics include:

  • Diversity of essential oil application
  • The art and science of blending essential oils
  • Synergy and creating essential oil synergies
  • Functional group synergies
  • Aromatherapy dosage chart
  • Selection of application method and blending of essential oils
  • Essential oils and the bases used in blending and application
  • Therapeutic properties of carrier oils and bases
  • Medical application
  • Fragrance blending

Upon completion of the seminar you will be able to:

  • Effectively choose between nine application methods in aromatherapy.
  • Expand your creative and therapeutic skills when blending essential oils.
  • Define synergy and create intentional essential oil synergies in blending.
  • Create essential oil formulas using five dosage ranges for specific desired therapeutic function.
  • Create essential oil formulas using two dosage ranges for non-specific desired therapeutic function.
  • Define essential oils by their fragrance character and use this in creating pleasing aromas and perfumes.
  • Select carriers and bases according to their therapeutic properties and chosen application method.
  • Competently blend and apply essential oil formulas for therapeutic purpose and function.
  • Perform hands-on blending in class to formulate three blends representing three differing application methods, fragrance profiles and therapeutic results.
  • Explain how to blend and apply essential oils according to state and Federal regulations, individual scope of practice, confidentiality of client and ethics.

This class is part of a non-credit program offered by Bastyr’s Continuing Education Department. To read about the program course sequence, program requirements and fees, just click on the Program Flier PDF.

You are invited to contact the instructor, Jimm Harrison, if you have any questions about the curriculum, or want to learn more about how this program will support your career goals.

Jimm Harrison, Cosmetologist and Certified Aromatherapist, founded the Phytotherapy Institute in 1995 to advance education in essential oil and plant therapy. He was the first cosmetologist invited by Harvard University and MIT to discuss the impact of essential oils in skin care. Harrison has been conducting certification programs and lectures in essential oil therapy for accredited massage, spa therapy, cosmetology and medical esthetic institutions across the country since 1993, including the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. He is the author of Aromatherapy: Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils for Esthetics, and has developed natural/organic skin care products for the professional and retail markets. To read more about this presenter, please visit his website at

Continuing Education Units (CEUs, PDAs, CMEs, CPEUs):

CEUs available for NDs (except CA & OR)
CEUs available for LMPs licensed in WA
NCBTMB CEs available for LMPs
CEUs available for ARNPs and RNs licensed in WA
CEUs available for DCs licensed in WA
Category II CMEs available for MDs and PAs licensed in WA
NCCAOM PDA points pending approval for LAc’s
CEUs pending approval for LAc’s licensed in CA
ARCB CEs pending approval for reflexologists in WA

Course Notes

Assignments: Aromatherapy: Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils for Esthetics. Prior to class read Chapters 8 & 9 and answer review questions at the end of each chapter before attending the first day.

Please bring: Your kit of 13 essential oils representing each functional group and fragrance category.

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room 280.  Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

Fri - Bring a sack dinner and snacks as the dining commons will be closed.  Also bring bottled drinks.

Sat/Sun - One hour lunch break – Bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr’s dining commons