Introduction to Aromatherapy for Health Care

Using Essential Oils to Support Health & Wellness


This course has been approved for 4 credits from the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP).


We are excited about your interest in taking this online course on Aromatherapy & Using Essential Oils. Many of our customers at S&S Worldwide work with patients and students that can greatly benefit from the positive effects of using essential oils. Whether it is for relaxation, to help with anxiety, sleep, or even other healing methods - we have partnered with the very knowledgeable Rebecca Hintz to provide you with everything you need to introduce aromatherapy to your environment.

Below you will find a brief course description, the instructor's biography, and course FAQ's. We estimate that this course will take 4 hours to complete. *Please see the bottom of this page for CEU Approvals* Once you have completed it, you may request the 4 hours of Professional Development towards your education.

We hope you will find this course valuable and enjoyable. If you have any questions please email us at "[email protected]".

S&S Worldwide Team

Course Description: The information in this course will guide you down a path to better understand the basics about aromatherapy and how essential oils can be used to manage health care.

Course Purpose: This course will provide you with basic knowledge about Aromatherapy so that you can share the benefits that essential oils provide with patients, students or even friends and family.

Over the last 20 years or so, there has been renewed interest by both the general public and health practitioners to utilize natural solutions, including essential oils, as treatments for growing health concerns. Truthfully, the use of essential oils has never stopped, but the scientific revolution did minimize the popularity and daily use of them when the age of "modern medicine" took hold. Today's heightened awareness of synthetics, coupled with the increased availability of aromatherapy information found within books, courses, and scientific articles easily accessed over the internet, has reestablished the use of essential oils for medicinal use.

Today, trained professionals such as: aromatherapists, physical therapists, massage therapists, nutritionists, dentists, family practitioners, surgeons, nurses, and alternative medical practitioners, use essential oils in their practice. It's expected that in the coming years, essential oils will be used more and more to support health and wellness worldwide.

Goals & Objectives:

  • What constitutes an essential oil
  • The history of essential oils
  • How to use essential oils in your every day life. Aromatic, topical and internally.
  • What categories of plants you can turn to for your health concerns
  • Essential oil safety and purity
  • Basic essential oils and how to use them
  • Essential oils for mental health and mood
  • And DIY ideas that will transform the way you manage your home health care

Using Essential Oils: There are many different brands and varieties of essential oils. Rebecca recommends use doTERRA Essential Oils because they are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade. Every quart of doTERRA essential oil undergoes seven different professional tests conducted by biochemists before the product is bottled and put on the market. For this reason, it is the essential oil brand most used in hospitals and for medical research. The information in this course is based on using pure essential oils that have undergone this type of testing.

Need to get your Professional Development Credits approved by administration? Download the course description to provide them here.

Your Instructor

Rebecca Hintze
Rebecca Hintze

Rebecca Hintze, M.Sc. has worked in the mental health field for over two decades. She's considered an expert on essential oils and mood. She's also a family issues specialist and an instructor of emotional intelligence for families and individuals. She is the international bestselling author of, Healing Your Family History, distributed worldwide. She is the creator of The Emotions Mentor Course Series and she’s the author of Essentially Happy, Essential Oils for Happy Living, and Emotions and Essential Oils an A-Z Guide. Today, Rebecca speaks to audiences worldwide on using essential oils for health and wellness, healing family patterns, overcoming destructive behavior, increasing emotional intelligence, resolving health care issues naturally through essential oils and supplementation, and resolving family conflict. She holds a BA degree in Communications from Brigham Young University and a M.Sc. degree from the University of East London School of Psychology.


"I would like to consider essential oils defused in the nursing station of the psychiatric hospital where I work as well as with individual patients. I will be trying several myself, especially for sleep. Biggest take away... cannot cause allergic reactions ." -Norma P.

"I found this course to be more informative and interesting than I thought it would be. I am excited to employ the use of aromatherapy for myself, my staff and for the residents in my facility" - Lynn H.

"I work in the mental health field. I am excited to begin using citrus essential oils in uplifting mood and tree oils to ground people. My teenage daughter has female issues and anxiety so it will be great to try the flower and grass oils to manage hormones and calming. My husband is recovering from quadruple heart by pass surgery and will be using Ylang Ylang. Thank you for this information" - Barbara A.

"I do believe that based off the information I've learned in this course, that yes, essential oils can help support the overall well being and health of others. I use essential oils at home and always diffuse Lavender oil at night for my children. As well, I work in a Nursing Home and one specific unit (the Dementia Unit) also diffuses Lavender in the evening to provide a calming environment. Also- I suffer from Migraines and will often put Peppermint on my forehead when I feel a headache coming on and it helps relieve the pain. I took this class because we are building a sensory room in our facility and my boss wanted me to become more knowledgeable on Essential Oils and felt I would benefit from it since I already enjoy using oils. So what I took away from this class is the realization that oils more amazing and more beneficial then I've ever realized. And- you can do so much with oils and use them different ways...I learned to research more into oils and their uses....and that the $5.99 bottle of "essential oil" at the Grocery store probably isn't synthetic and to put my money into oils that I know are! Great course :) " - Michele Z.

Course Curriculum

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Continuing Education Units for Activity & Recreation Professionals from the NCCAP

*This online course is approved by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP).

Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to grant continuing education credit for LPCs/LMHCs in the following states: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. LPCs/LMHCs completing the program will receive 6.0 continuing education hours of credit.
***Please note that it is the responsibility of the licensee to check with their individual state board to verify CE requirements for their state.

Marriage and Family Therapists: Continuing education credit for Marriage & Family Therapists is awarded in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. Marriage and Family therapists completing this program will receive 6.0 CE hours of credit.

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) awards Social Work CEs in the following states: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY. Social Workers completing this program will receive 6.0 CE hours of credit.
***Please note that it is the responsibility of the licensee to check with their individual state board to verify CE requirements for their state.

Social Workers- New York State: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #SW-0444.
**All Social Workers attending programs that have been awarded Social Work Continuing Education from CES will receive a Certificate upon completion.

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to grant Social Work/Licensed Professional Counselor/Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist CEs for the following reasons:
1. CES is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA).
2. CES programs meet the rules and regulations per-state, of requirements for continuing education offerings.
3. Many states accept CEs for Social Workers/Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists because of approved provider status in any state.

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