Advanced Aromatherapy Course - eBook

$ 650

A world-class Level 2 training on the healing art and science of aromatherapy. NAHA approved and CEU eligible.

Advanced Aromatherapy Course - eBook

Taught by Floracopeia Founder David Crow & Jade Shutes

This NAHA approved and CEU eligible self-study course, is offered in 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
Introduction 1 - 3
Essential oils and TCM 1 - 3
History of Distillation 1 - 3
Distillation described according to 5 Elements 1 - 6
Aromatic Botanical Medicine 1 - 8
The 5 most important ways of utilizing e/o's 1 - 10
Chapter Test 1 - 12
References 1 - 13
M1: Chapter Two • The Nature of Essential Oils
Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine 1 - 16
The Nature of Essential Oils according to TCM 1 - 17
Chi and Essential Oils 1 - 17
Chi in Taoism and TCM 1 - 18
Types of Chi 1 - 18
Essential Oils and Chi 1 - 19
The Nature of Essential Oils according to the 5 Elements 1 - 21
The Tridoshic Nature of Essential Oils 1 - 25
End of Chapter Quiz 1 - 29
M1: Chapter Three • Classification of Essential Oils
The Classification of Essential Oils 1 - 32
According to Yin/Yang 1 - 33
According to the Five Elements 1 - 37
According to the Five Flavors 1 - 41
According to the Meridians 1 - 44
According to the San Jiao 1 - 45
The 6 Excesses and Aromatic Medicine 1 - 47
According to Botanical Groups 1 - 48
Chapter Test 1 - 55
Module Two: Chapter One • Advanced Botany Information
What is Botany? 2 - 3
Understanding Basic Taxonomy 2 - 4
Classification of the Plant Kingdom 2 - 5
Aromatic Plants in the Gymnosperm class 2 - 7
Pinaceae and Cupressaceae families 2 - 8
Angiosperms: Flowering plant families 2 - 9
Annonaceae, Betulaceae, Burseraceae 2 - 10
Asteraceae 2 - 11
• Ericaceae, Geraniaceae, Gramineae 2 - 12
• Lamiaceae 2 - 13
• Lauraceae, Myristicaceae, Myrtaceae 2 - 14
• Oleaceae, Piperaceae 2 - 15
• Rosaceae, Rutaceae, Santalaceae 2 - 16
• Apiaceae, Zingiberaceae 2 - 17
Alphabetical listing by common name 2 - 18
New Terminology and Chapter Test 2 - 21
References 2 - 23
M2: Chapter Two • Botanical, Biochemical and Morphological Specificity
Distinguishing between species, chemotypes, & morphology 2 - 27
Eucalyptus Species 2 - 29
Lemon Eucalyptus Eucalyptus citriodora 2 - 31
Peppermint Eucalyptus Eucalyptus dives 2 - 33
Eucalyptus Blue gum Eucalyptus globulus 2 - 35
Rose Eucalyptus Eucalyptus macarthuri 2 - 38
Blue leafed mallee Eucalyptus polybractea 2 - 40
Narrow leafed Eucalyptus Eucalyptus radiata 2 - 42
The Lavenders 2 - 44
Lavender Lavandula angustifolia 2 - 45
Lavendin Lavandula x intermedia 2 - 47
Botanical Specificity Chart 2 - 49
Biochemical specificity 2 - 50
Rosemary chemotypes Rosmarinus officinalis 2 - 51
Thyme Thymus vulgaris 2 - 55
Morphology Specificity 2 - 59
Neroli Citrus aurantium var. amara 2 - 61
Petitgrain Citrus aurantium var. amara 2 - 64
Angelica root Angelica archangelica 2 - 66
Cinnamon leaf and bark Cinnamomum zeylanicum 2 - 69
New Terminology and Chapter Test 2 - 72
References 2 - 73
Module Three: Advanced Essential Oil Materia Medica
Birch Betula lenta 3 - 3
Black spruce Picea mariana 3 - 5
Bupleurum Bupleurum fruticosum 3 - 7
Cape chamomile Ericephalus punctulatus 3 - 9
Cardamom Elettaria cardamomum 3 - 11
Carrot seed Daucus carota 3 - 14
German chamomile Matricaria chamomilla 3 - 16
Cypress Cupressus sempervirens 3 - 19
Grapefruit Citrus x paradisi 3 - 21
Hyssop Hyssopus officinalis ssp. decumbens 3 - 23
Jasmine Jasminum grandiflorum 3 - 25
Juniper berry Juniperus communis 3 - 28
Laurel Laurus nobilis 3 - 30
Sweet marjoram Origanum marjorana 3 - 32
Melissa Melissa officinalis 3 - 34
Niaouli Melaleuca quinquenervia (MQV) 3 - 37
Sweet Orange Citrus sinensis 3 - 39
Palmarosa Cymbopogon martinii 3 - 41
Scots Pine Pinus sylvestris 3 - 43
Ravensara Ravensara aromatica 3 - 45
Rose Rosa x damascena 3 - 47
Sandalwood Santalum album 3 - 50
Spearmint Mentha spicata 3 - 53
White sage Salvia apiana 3 - 55
References 3 - 56
Module Four: Advanced Chemistry
M4: Chapter One • Organic Chemistry
What is a plant 4 - 3
• Plants and chemistry 4 - 4
Chemistry Basics 4 - 5
• Specialties in chemistry
Understanding matter 4 - 5
• Physical properties 4 - 5
• Chemical properties 4 - 6
The structure of matter 4 - 7
• Elements 4 - 7
Understanding Basic Atomic Structure 4 - 9
• Valency number 4 - 10
Chemical bonds 4 - 11
• Ionic bond 4 - 11
• Covalent bond 4 - 12
Organic Chemistry 4 - 13
• Basic Nature of Organic Chemistry 4 - 13
• Isomers 4 - 15
• Biosynthesis of e/oʼs 4 - 17
• Overview of biosynthesis of e/oʼs 4 - 19
• Physical characteristics of 4 - 19
Chapter summary 4 - 22
New Terminology and Review Questions 4 - 23
References 4 - 25
M4: Chapter Two • Structure Energy Design
Chemistry: Its place in our field 4 - 28
Synergism 4 - 28
Understanding the structure-energy system 4 - 30
Hydrocarbons 4 - 32
Monoterpenes 4 - 33
• Economic importance of monoterpenes 4 - 37
Sesquiterpenes 4 - 38
Oxygenated Hydrocarbons: Functional groups 4 - 41
Alcohols 4 - 42
Monoterpene alcohols 4 - 43
Sesquiterpene alcohols 4 - 46
Phenols and Phenylpropanoids 4 - 48
Phenols 4 - 49
Phenylpropanoids 4 - 51
Methyl eugenol: consideration 4 - 53
Esters 4 - 55
Aldehydes 4 - 59
Ketones 4 - 62
Oxides 4 - 66
Sesquiterpenes lactones and coumarins 4 - 69
Sesquiterpenes lactones 4 - 70
Furanocoumarins 4 - 71
Structure energy system charts 4 - 72
Chapter Homework 4 - 78
Dictionary of Terms 4 - 81
References 4 - 83
M4: Chapter Three • Developing a relationship with structure/energy charts
Experiential chapter: Homework 4 - 90
Chemical approach to blending 4 - 92
Tips for maximizing synergy potential 4 - 93
Structure Energy Chart: Color 4 - 94
Sample chart: Clary sage 4 - 95
Blank Structure Energy charts 4 - 96
Module 5: Shen and Wei chi - The Mind and Immunity
M5: Chapter One • Shen and Advanced Olfaction
Introduction 5 - 3
Exploring our sense of smell 5 - 3
The Nervous and Endocrine Systems 5 - 4
Homeostasis and Allostasis 5 - 5
The Autonomic Nervous System: Yin/Yang 5 - 6
Neurotransmitters: Chemical Transmitters 5 - 8
• Clary sage and Depression 5 - 9
Essential oils and the Nervous and Endocrine System 5 - 11
Aromatics, Olfaction and Emotion 5 - 14
Shen: The Spirit 5 - 17
Essential oils for Shen 5 - 22
The Seven Emotions 5 - 24
Chart of Essential Oil Therapeutics 5 - 31
New Terminology and Chapter Test 5 - 32
References 5 - 34
M5: Chapter Two • Wei chi and Immunity
Introduction to Wei Chi 5 - 38
Essential Oils and Wei Chi 5 - 38
Ayurveda: Ojas 5 - 43
The Western Immune System 5 - 43
What is the immune system? 5 - 44
The Communication System 5 - 50
The Immune System at Work 5 - 50
Stress and Immunity 5 - 51
Psychoneuroimmunology 5 - 52
Aromatherapy and Immunity 5 - 53
New Terminology and Homework 5 - 55
References 5 - 57
Module Six: Advanced Essential Oil Therapeutics
Introduction 6 - 1
Methods of Application Overview 6 - 5
Disorders of the Nervous System 6 - 9
Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System 6 - 16
Disorders of the Respiratory System 6 - 25
Disorders of the Digestive System 6 - 33
Disorders of the Female Reproductive System 6 - 38
Disorders of the Circulatory System 6 - 43
Chapter Test 6 - 47
References 6 - 49
Module Seven: Business of Aromatherapy
Introduction 7 - 3
Exploring Possibilities
• Integrating AT into an existing practice 7 - 4
• Design and create a line of products 7 - 6
• Create an essential oil line 7 - 6
• AHPA Guidelines for labeling e/oʼs 7 - 7
• Become an AT educator 7 - 9
• Write article and/or blogs 7 - 9
Supplies and Equipment 7 - 9
Costing out your products 7 - 12
Other equipment needs 7 - 14
Business Resources 7 - 15
Marketing Aromatherapy 7 - 16

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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.


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).

Important Note: The Advanced Aromatherapy Course qualifies for 150 hours towards a Level 2 Aromatherapy Certification. In order to receive the Level 2 Certification (200 Hours) from NAHA, students must have already received their Level 1 (50 hours) Certification (See Foundations Course). The hour requirement for Level 2 applies to existing health professionals such as: Massage Therapists, Herbalists, Nurses, Physicians, etc. Students who are not already existing health professionals have an additional requirement to provide proof of completion of Anatomy & Physiology 2 from an accredited institution.

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