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This Binder and eBook is a world-class Level 2 training on the healing art and science of aromatherapy. 

Advanced Aromatherapy Course - Binder & eBook

Taught by Floracopeia Founder David Crow & Jade Shutes

This NAHA approved and CEU eligible self-study course, is offered in Binder and eBook format.

This thorough and powerful approach to aromatherapy combines the wisdom and experience of Floracopeia's founder, David Crow, with the knowledge of renowned aromatherapist Jade Shutes. Together, they have created this course in a format that can be taken from the comfort of your own home.

This is a National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) Approved Course. Anatomy and Physiology will need to be taken separately to meet the full Level 2 NAHA Certification. This course offers certification for one person per purchase. Course cannot be resold.

Floracopeia's Advanced Aromatherapy Certificate Program

The Deeper Level of Aromatic Botanical Medicine
from Two Leading Experts in the World of Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a growing industry requiring one to be as informed as possible both in modern approaches and in new techniques. The Floracopeia Advanced Aromatherapy Certificate Program is the latest training available to help you meet that goal.

If you have completed Floracopeia's Foundations course you will naturally want to go deeper into the world of aromatherapy and incorporate more essential oils into your aromatherapy practice. The Floracopeia Advanced Aromatherapy course is a self-study program that you can do at your own pace, with no time requirements.

Learning advanced concepts including botany and chemistry will give you a deeper level of understanding regarding how essential oils interact with the various systems of the body. Our new, expanded materia medica of essential oils will guide you as you work with your clients and develop treatments. The course offers 150 credit hours towards the Level 2 National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy certification.

Unique to Floracopeia's Advanced Aromatherapy Certificate Program is a new exposition from David Crow on using essential oils according to the principals of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The holistic worldview of Traditional Chinese Medicine gives you the ability to select and use essential oils based on the five elements and according to the patterns of nature. Created and written by David Crow and Jade Shutes, this course provides fresh insight and deep wisdom into aromatic botanical medicine.

Floracopeia does not require that the Student Oil Kit be purchased, and while it is helpful to have some or most of the oils available as you learn, the course can be completed without every oil. When you reach the stage where you are completing your 12 case studies, you will need to purchase any oils that you do not currently have in order to best treat your subject.

To purchase the course plus the Advanced Student Oil Kit, click here.

Details about the Program

Duration: 150 hours (includes 24 hours case study practicum–12 case studies/2 hrs each).

Certification: Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement in Advanced Aromatherapy (150 hours), and CE hours for massage therapists (NCBTMB provider).

Course Requirements:

  • Complete all learning objectives and experiential exercises.
  • Perform 12 basic case studies (2 hours each).
  • Write an 8–10 page research paper on a topic of your choice.
  • Send completed case studies to Jade Shutes for feedback and acceptance.
  • Complete final exam and send in with case studies (There is a $75 test fee).

Your final exam and case studies will be reviewed. Upon successful completion, you will be awarded a Certificate for Floracopeiaʼs Advanced Aromatherapy Training: 150 hours.

Course Table of Contents

Module One: Chapter 1: Through the lens of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Introduction1 - 3
Essential oils and TCM1 - 3
History of Distillation1 - 3
Distillation described according to 5 Elements1 - 6
Aromatic Botanical Medicine1 - 8
The 5 most important ways of utilizing e/o's1 - 10
Chapter Test1 - 12
References1 - 13
M1: Chapter Two • The Nature of Essential Oils
Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine1 - 16
The Nature of Essential Oils according to TCM1 - 17
Chi and Essential Oils1 - 17
Chi in Taoism and TCM1 - 18
Types of Chi1 - 18
Essential Oils and Chi1 - 19
The Nature of Essential Oils according to the 5 Elements1 - 21
The Tridoshic Nature of Essential Oils1 - 25
End of Chapter Quiz1 - 29
M1: Chapter Three • Classification of Essential Oils
The Classification of Essential Oils1 - 32
According to Yin/Yang1 - 33
According to the Five Elements1 - 37
According to the Five Flavors1 - 41
According to the Meridians1 - 44
According to the San Jiao1 - 45
The 6 Excesses and Aromatic Medicine1 - 47
According to Botanical Groups1 - 48
Chapter Test1 - 55
Module Two: Chapter One • Advanced Botany Information
What is Botany?2 - 3
Understanding Basic Taxonomy2 - 4
Classification of the Plant Kingdom2 - 5
Aromatic Plants in the Gymnosperm class2 - 7
Pinaceae and Cupressaceae families2 - 8
Angiosperms: Flowering plant families2 - 9
Annonaceae, Betulaceae, Burseraceae2 - 10
Asteraceae2 - 11
• Ericaceae, Geraniaceae, Gramineae2 - 12
• Lamiaceae2 - 13
• Lauraceae, Myristicaceae, Myrtaceae2 - 14
• Oleaceae, Piperaceae2 - 15
• Rosaceae, Rutaceae, Santalaceae2 - 16
• Apiaceae, Zingiberaceae2 - 17
Alphabetical listing by common name2 - 18
New Terminology and Chapter Test2 - 21
References2 - 23
M2: Chapter Two • Botanical, Biochemical and Morphological Specificity
Distinguishing between species, chemotypes, & morphology2 - 27
Eucalyptus Species2 - 29
Lemon EucalyptusEucalyptus citriodora2 - 31
Peppermint EucalyptusEucalyptus dives2 - 33
Eucalyptus Blue gumEucalyptus globulus2 - 35
Rose EucalyptusEucalyptus macarthuri2 - 38
Blue leafed malleeEucalyptus polybractea2 - 40
Narrow leafed EucalyptusEucalyptus radiata2 - 42
The Lavenders2 - 44
LavenderLavandula angustifolia2 - 45
LavendinLavandula x intermedia2 - 47
Botanical Specificity Chart2 - 49
Biochemical specificity2 - 50
Rosemary chemotypesRosmarinus officinalis2 - 51
ThymeThymus vulgaris2 - 55
Morphology Specificity2 - 59
NeroliCitrus aurantium var. amara2 - 61
PetitgrainCitrus aurantium var. amara2 - 64
Angelica rootAngelica archangelica2 - 66
Cinnamon leaf and barkCinnamomum zeylanicum2 - 69
New Terminology and Chapter Test2 - 72
References2 - 73
Module Three: Advanced Essential Oil Materia Medica
BirchBetula lenta3 - 3
Black sprucePicea mariana3 - 5
BupleurumBupleurum fruticosum3 - 7
Cape chamomileEricephalus punctulatus3 - 9
CardamomElettaria cardamomum3 - 11
Carrot seedDaucus carota3 - 14
German chamomileMatricaria chamomilla3 - 16
CypressCupressus sempervirens3 - 19
GrapefruitCitrus x paradisi3 - 21
HyssopHyssopus officinalis ssp. decumbens3 - 23
JasmineJasminum grandiflorum3 - 25
Juniper berryJuniperus communis3 - 28
LaurelLaurus nobilis3 - 30
Sweet marjoramOriganum marjorana3 - 32
MelissaMelissa officinalis3 - 34
NiaouliMelaleuca quinquenervia (MQV)3 - 37
Sweet OrangeCitrus sinensis3 - 39
PalmarosaCymbopogon martinii3 - 41
Scots PinePinus sylvestris3 - 43
RavensaraRavensara aromatica3 - 45
RoseRosa x damascena3 - 47
SandalwoodSantalum album3 - 50
SpearmintMentha spicata3 - 53
White sageSalvia apiana3 - 55
References3 - 56
Module Four: Advanced Chemistry
M4: Chapter One • Organic Chemistry
What is a plant4 - 3
• Plants and chemistry4 - 4
Chemistry Basics4 - 5
• Specialties in chemistry
Understanding matter4 - 5
• Physical properties4 - 5
• Chemical properties4 - 6
The structure of matter4 - 7
• Elements4 - 7
Understanding Basic Atomic Structure4 - 9
• Valency number4 - 10
Chemical bonds4 - 11
• Ionic bond4 - 11
• Covalent bond4 - 12
Organic Chemistry4 - 13
• Basic Nature of Organic Chemistry4 - 13
• Isomers4 - 15
• Biosynthesis of e/oʼs4 - 17
• Overview of biosynthesis of e/oʼs4 - 19
• Physical characteristics of4 - 19
Chapter summary4 - 22
New Terminology and Review Questions4 - 23
References4 - 25
M4: Chapter Two • Structure Energy Design
Chemistry: Its place in our field4 - 28
Synergism4 - 28
Understanding the structure-energy system4 - 30
Hydrocarbons4 - 32
Monoterpenes4 - 33
• Economic importance of monoterpenes4 - 37
Sesquiterpenes4 - 38
Oxygenated Hydrocarbons: Functional groups4 - 41
Alcohols4 - 42
Monoterpene alcohols4 - 43
Sesquiterpene alcohols4 - 46
Phenols and Phenylpropanoids4 - 48
Phenols4 - 49
Phenylpropanoids4 - 51
Methyl eugenol: consideration4 - 53
Esters4 - 55
Aldehydes4 - 59
Ketones4 - 62
Oxides4 - 66
Sesquiterpenes lactones and coumarins4 - 69
Sesquiterpenes lactones4 - 70
Furanocoumarins4 - 71
Structure energy system charts4 - 72
Chapter Homework4 - 78
Dictionary of Terms4 - 81
References4 - 83
M4: Chapter Three • Developing a relationship with structure/energy charts
Experiential chapter: Homework4 - 90
Chemical approach to blending4 - 92
Tips for maximizing synergy potential4 - 93
Structure Energy Chart: Color4 - 94
Sample chart: Clary sage4 - 95
Blank Structure Energy charts4 - 96
Module 5: Shen and Wei chi - The Mind and Immunity
M5: Chapter One • Shen and Advanced Olfaction
Introduction5 - 3
Exploring our sense of smell5 - 3
The Nervous and Endocrine Systems5 - 4
Homeostasis and Allostasis5 - 5
The Autonomic Nervous System: Yin/Yang5 - 6
Neurotransmitters: Chemical Transmitters5 - 8
• Clary sage and Depression5 - 9
Essential oils and the Nervous and Endocrine System5 - 11
Aromatics, Olfaction and Emotion5 - 14
Shen: The Spirit5 - 17
Essential oils for Shen5 - 22
The Seven Emotions5 - 24
Chart of Essential Oil Therapeutics5 - 31
New Terminology and Chapter Test5 - 32
References5 - 34
M5: Chapter Two • Wei chi and Immunity
Introduction to Wei Chi5 - 38
Essential Oils and Wei Chi5 - 38
Ayurveda: Ojas5 - 43
The Western Immune System5 - 43
What is the immune system?5 - 44
The Communication System5 - 50
The Immune System at Work5 - 50
Stress and Immunity5 - 51
Psychoneuroimmunology5 - 52
Aromatherapy and Immunity5 - 53
New Terminology and Homework5 - 55
References5 - 57
Module Six: Advanced Essential Oil Therapeutics
Introduction6 - 1
Methods of Application Overview6 - 5
Disorders of the Nervous System6 - 9
Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System6 - 16
Disorders of the Respiratory System6 - 25
Disorders of the Digestive System6 - 33
Disorders of the Female Reproductive System6 - 38
Disorders of the Circulatory System6 - 43
Chapter Test6 - 47
References6 - 49
Module Seven: Business of Aromatherapy
Introduction7 - 3
Exploring Possibilities
• Integrating AT into an existing practice7 - 4
• Design and create a line of products7 - 6
• Create an essential oil line7 - 6
• AHPA Guidelines for labeling e/oʼs7 - 7
• Become an AT educator7 - 9
• Write article and/or blogs7 - 9
Supplies and Equipment7 - 9
Costing out your products7 - 12
Other equipment needs7 - 14
Business Resources7 - 15
Marketing Aromatherapy7 - 16

Risk-free! We are so certain that you will love this course that you may return it, no questions asked, within 60 days of your purchase if you are not satisfied.

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The Teachers

David Crow

David Crow is one of the world's foremost experts and leading speakers in the field of botanical medicine and grassroots healthcare. He is a master herbalist, aromatherapist and acupuncturist with over 30 years of experience, and is an expert in the Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medical systems. David is a renowned author and poet, and the founding director of Floracopeia Aromatic Treasures.

David Crow has presented his vision of grassroots healthcare, the preservation of botanical medicines, and the use of plants for ecological restoration to hundreds of audiences ranging from small private groups to conferences and lecture halls to a panel discussion with the Dalai Lama broadcast internationally to millions of viewers. He has given numerous keynote speeches, taught at conferences and colleges of naturopathic, Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, and has been interviewed on numerous radio programs. His articles and excerpts from his book have been published in several magazines, and his book, In Search of the Medicine Buddha, has been translated into three languages.

Jade Shutes

Jade has been practicing and studying forms of natural healing for nearly two decades, and was one of the vanguard of professionals who helped introduce aromatherapy to the US. She has been an aromatherapy educator for over 20 years, opening her first aromatherapy school in the New England area in 1990. She has designed and taught aromatherapy courses for massage and bodywork therapists, estheticians, social workers, nurses and other healthcare providers. Jade has taught at Bastyr University, Duke University (Continuing Education), Ashmead College, San Diego Hospice and at various locations throughout the United States and Canada. She has played an active role in the setting of standards for aromatherapy education in North America and has authored published articles on this and other aromatherapy issues. Her first textbook, Aromatherapy for Bodyworkers, was released by Prentice-Hall in September of 2007. Jade is a strong advocate for the application of natural remedies for self-care healthcare and believes that education is the key to self-empowerment. She is the founder of and Director of Education for the East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies.

Jade Shutes holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simmons College, a Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy, Holistic Massage, Anatomy and Physiology, and Reflexology from the Raworth College of Natural Medicine in Dorking, UK and a Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy from the International Therapist Examining board (ITEC). She has studied with Jan Kusmirek of Fragrant Studies and has completed Part One of the Purdue University Advanced Studies of Essential Oils. She also studied herbal medicine with Rosemary Gladstar, David Hoffman and Erin Groh.

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This is a National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) Approved Course. Anatomy and Physiology will need to be taken separately to meet the full Level 2 NAHA Certification. This course offers certification for one person per purchase. Course cannot be resold.

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Great Course!


Another great course! I still go back to look over the info and get answers to my questions.