Aromatherapy: Blending Techniques (AROMA-19BLEND05)

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May 17 2019 4:00 pm   through   May 19 2019 3:30 pm
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
See location under description.
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
Phone: 425-896-6717
Professional & General Public $ 535.00
Bastyr/NIAOM Alumni $ 485.00
Full-Time Students $ 325.00
Retake $ 160.00
Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience general public, physical & occupational therapist, reflexologists, massage therapists, nurses & nurse practitioners, medical doctors & physician assistants, naturopathic doctors​
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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.

Course date & Time:  May 17th, Fri 4-8 p.m. 
Sat. May 18th and Sun. May19th, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jimm Harrison. (17 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)


Register by 4/30/2019 and recieve the early registration rate.

Aromatherapy  – Foundations
Aromatherapy – Chemistry & Biology

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

Description: 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 (17 CEUs or PDAs), and includes 17 hours of classroom experience and three to six hours of self-study. Classroom experience will include lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice. In addition to the “kit of essential oils” you purchased in the Chemistry and Biology class, the instructor will supply additional materials, bases and oils for the weekend activities (approx. $50 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
  • Medicinal application
  • Fragrance blending

The seminar content has been designed for licensed health care professionals; however, the general public is invited to attend as well.

Upon completion of the seminar you will be able to:

  • Effectively choose between nine application methods in aromatherapy.
  • Define synergy and create intentional essential oil synergies in blending.
  • Create essential oil formulas using five dosage ranges for 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 Certificate, Community and Continuing Education Department. To read about the program's course sequence, requirements and fees, click here.

Please Bring: Personal water bottle (filtered water dispensers available on campus to refill).

Meals: Fri: 1/2 hour dinner break - Bring a sack dinner.  Sat & Sun: One hour lunch break - Bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr’s dining commons.

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room 220

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.

Eligible for 17 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs, and/or CEs for the following professions:

ND (except those licensed in CA)
MD & PA - Category II CMEs (those licensed in WA)
ARNP & RN (licensed in WA)
LAc (licensed in CA)
LMP (licensed in WA)
Eligibility Pending - Reflexologist - ARCB CE
PT & OT (licensed in WA)

Jimm Harrison, Cosmetologist and Certified Aromatherapist

Jimm Harrison 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.

Jimm has been conducting certification programs and lectures in essential oil therapy for 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 learn more about this presenter, please visit his website at