Learn the decades-old secrets to using essential oils for relaxation and healing through Bastyr University’s non-credit Essential Oil and Aromatherapy Certificate Program - now available at both our Kenmore and San Diego campuses.

The eight-course program starts with “Aromatherapy & Essential Oils: Foundations,” an ideal introduction promoting healing with essential oils. Each subsequent course builds on your knowledge of aromatherapy, helping you enhance your own quality of life or apply those skills professionally as a health care practitioner.

The program offers a flexible weekends-only schedule, and offers you the option of completing your certificate in one year or spreading the classes over two years. There are no prerequisites for the program, and classes are open to the general public. Take one or more classes, or earn the Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Certificate of Competency.


  • Foundations
  • Chemistry & Biology
  • Therapeutic Properties
  • Blending & Application
  • Olfactory System
  • Skin Care & Spa
  • Aromatherapy Consultation
  • Certificate Preparation

Learn more via our article "New Essential Oil and Aromatherapy Certificate Program Stimulates Senses."

To read about the program requirements, detailed course descriptions, instructor bio and fees, view the program flyer.


Jimm Harrison, the instructor of these courses shares a nine-minute introduction to the courses and program. Watch Video

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