Component Blending

Use essential oil chemistry and specific chemical components to create safe and effective therapeutic blends. Learn to differentiate between 15 conifer oils and their benefits and uses, so you can confidently choose which one to use in any situation. You’ll also gain a strong foundation that will help you confidently make substitutions in any essential oil recipe.

28.0+ Hours of instruction
4 lessons

About this course

Unlock the potential of essential oils by learning to select and blend them based on their unique components. In this course, you will gain an advanced knowledge of the chemical components of conifer oils and the confidence you need to choose essential oils (conifer or otherwise) to address specific wellness concerns based on their chemical components.

Course Highlights:

  • Explore Essential Oil Chemistry: Understand the deep chemistry and therapeutic properties of 15 essential oils, uncovering their unique qualities beyond surface similarities.

  • Master Conifer Oil Components: Acquire advanced knowledge about the chemical makeup of conifer oils and how these components contribute to their therapeutic effects.

  • Develop Blending Expertise: Gain the confidence and skills needed to choose and blend essential oils for specific wellness concerns, based on their chemical properties.

  • Learn Substitution Techniques: Discover how to effectively substitute essential oils in recipes and blends, enhancing their therapeutic benefits.

  • Focus on Natural Wellness: Delve into the use of essential oils for supporting natural wellness and treating specific conditions.

The component blending class is incredible. I learned more about the conifer oils than I ever thought possible and now have 2 new favorite oils, Siberian fir, and pinon pine. This class along with the Aromatherapy Certification Program has really increased my understanding of essential oil chemistry. I now feel completely comfortable blending from a component perspective. The class has brought a deeper understanding to my work as an aromatherapist and massage therapist, and I know my clients will be able to tell the difference.

- Trey Anderson

After completing this course you’ll be able to

Gain an in-depth understanding of how the chemistry of essential oils contributes to their therapeutic benefits.
Acquire specialized knowledge about conifer oils and their unique properties.
Learn techniques for substituting essential oils in recipes and blends effectively.
Discover how to utilize essential oils for supporting natural wellness and treating specific conditions.

In addition, you'll also

Emphasize the therapeutic properties of your blends using two advanced techniques: single component blending and multiple component blending
Make a variety of your own therapeutic blends and products to support inflammation, immune health, colds & flu, allergies, and more
5 instructional videos
Blending exercises & hands-on projects
Quick-reference, printable datasheets for each of the 15 conifer oils studied in the course

How it works

Begin your aromatherapy teaching journey by registering for the course.

Once you register, you will gain immediate access to a wealth of course materials in our intuitive online classroom, setting the stage for your educational adventure.

Dive into a comprehensive learning experience with instant access to all course content.

As soon as you're registered, explore the extensive range of materials available at your fingertips, designed to guide you through every aspect of becoming an aromatherapy educator.

Enjoy the flexibility of learning according to your schedule.

With instant access to all course materials and future updates, you can study at a pace that suits your lifestyle, ensuring a stress-free and thorough learning experience.

Course Outline

28 hrs

15 Oils

10 DIY Blends

  • Printable Therapeutic Component List
  • Printable Medicinal Properties List
Lesson 1
  • Introduction to the Conifer trees.
  • What are isomers?
Lesson 2
  • Component charts
  • Beta-Myrcene oils and their therapeutic benefits
  • All About Preservatives and Antioxidants!
  • The Best Cream Ever!
Lesson 3
  • Two of the most common essential oil components... alpha and beta-pinene
  • Bornyl Acetate rich oils and camphor
Lesson 4
  • Antioxidant components
  • Treating a cold or flu
  • Hand gels

Learn from the experts

Andrea Butje is your guide throughout this program

Andrea Butje

Founder and Instructor

Helping students master the art and science of essential oils is my passion and life’s work.

  • Founder & Instructor
  • Founder: Finger Lakes School of Massage
  • LMT
  • Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA): Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013

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Questions & Answers
What type of classroom environment does the Component Blending Course offer?
The course provides a user-friendly online classroom accessible at any time.
What kind of instructional materials are included in the course?
The course includes 5 instructional videos and webinars, blending exercises, hands-on projects, and review questions to reinforce learning.
Are there any specific materials for conifer oils?
Yes, there are quick-reference, printable datasheets for each of the 15 conifer oils studied in the course.
Does the course provide any tools for component blending?
Component blending charts are included to aid in the blending process.
Are there resources for sourcing aromatherapy products and services?
A list of resources for high-quality aromatherapy products and services is provided, along with contacts at prominent aromatherapy organizations and journals.
Is there a discount on aromatherapy products for students?
Yes, students receive 15% off essential oils and aromatherapy products for six months at Aromatics International.
What is the access policy for course materials and videos?
You will have ongoing access to your version of the course for as long as our school operates. While we can't use the term 'lifetime' due to its legal ambiguity, we assure you of continued access to the course materials as long as Aromahead Institute is active.
Is there a platform for interaction with instructors and fellow students?
The course offers access to our private community forum for answers from instructors and fellow students.
Does the course provide any formal accreditation?
Yes, the course is accredited by well-respected, industry-leading organizations such as NAHA, AIA, and IFPA.
What is the guarantee and refund policy?
We understand that investing in yourself and your business is a significant decision. That's why we invite you to start exploring the course with confidence. If, within the first 7 days, you find that it's not the right fit, simply email our team at Show us that you've engaged with the course material, and we'll issue you a prompt and courteous refund, no questions asked. We're here to support your journey and ensure you have the best experience possible.
A little more about our approach...
About Our School

The Aromahead Approach™ has always been about simplifying complex aromatherapy concepts to make learning fun, engaging & approachable for all.

We're proud of our long history and rich tradition of providing top-tier holistic aromatherapy education & certification. Our personal experiences, lifelong passion & vibrant community is what infuses Aromahead with vast knowledge, inspiration and credibility ensuring that all our students receive comprehensive insights and are motivated toward holistic well-being. That being said, it is with great joy that we watch our students take their education to the next level through personal health goals, medicinal practice, new businesses and so much more.

Today, Aromahead Institute is renowned as the world’s leading essential oil educator & Aromatherapy Certification Program, boasting more than 25 years of experience in aromatherapy education. We combine self-paced courses with a nurturing environment, thanks to our committed instructors and a thriving community of essential oil enthusiasts world-wide.

The Aromahead Approach™
Making Sense of Complex Topics

At the core of The Aromahead Approach™ is our dedication to breaking down intricate aromatherapy concepts into simple, easy-to-understand lessons.

Learning that Captivates

Our interactive modules with captivating visuals, makes the aromatherapy learning journey as memorable as it is informative.

Approachable for All

Our resources are crafted to be welcoming to all, ensuring every learner feels included and empowered as they explore essential oils.

Did You Know?

Our Aromatherapy Certification Program certificate is approved by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP), an independent accrediting board for alternative health educational institutions and programs. The Aromatherapy Certification Program is also approved by The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA), and the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA) – all leading governing bodies for educational standards for Aromatherapists.