Aromatic Medicine: The Art of Aromatherapy Program Immersion is a synergy of science and magic, delivering the valuable information needed to engage with this powerful medicine with ethical and compassionate energy.

Through a subjective and objective discovery, participants are led through an aromatic educational journey that offers the experiential learning to develop empathy and relationship with the natural world and aromatic substances. 

The volatile components of botanicals have a fragrant, aromatic energy and a profound influence on holistic wellness. Extracting these phytochemical molecules creates what is known as essential oils as well as other byproducts such as hydrolats. Essential oils are the highly concentrated distillates of certain herbs, woods, barks, flowers and resins and hence demand our respect when we work with them for our health.

Essential oil extractions are not the only way in which we can experience the aromatic medicine benefits that plants have to offer. Working with whole plant aromatic medicine brings an ethical lens to this often concerning industry. Our program is committed to providing a balanced holistic viewpoint into the world of Aromatic Medicine by offering exposure to whole plant aromatic experiences in tandem to discovering all the aspects of volatile plant phyto-chemical extraction.


Aromatic Medicine: The Art of Aromatherapy Program Immersion is a 75 hour program provided live in the classroom, both onsite in Winlaw, BC and online via our private student classroom.  We meet for a total of 12 classes and move through an experiential education journey through all aspects of aromatic medicine.

Meeting over the course of 10 months offers the students of this program the necessary space and time to integrate the learned content before arriving at the next class to layer the experience. It is estimated that the home learning portion of this program be equal to the hours spent in classroom to engage deeply and grow through the content.

Ideal for Practitioners who wish to include essential oils in their practice, this program is for anyone who works with essential oils and aromatic compounds, professionally or for personal use. Students who wish to gain a completion certificate / continuing education credits are required to submit a final paper and 3 applicable case studies for review within 12 weeks of finishing the course.


The Foundations of Aromatic Medicine:

  • Safety/Precautions/Usage/Ethics
  • History
  • Olfaction, Sensory Integration and Aromatherapy
  • Aromatherapy approaches: Theoretical and Philosophical Approach
  • Phyto-Chemistry: Chemotypes, Functional Group Theory
  • Routes of Administration and Dosage
  • Hydrosols/Carrier Oils and Adjuncts
  • Extraction Techniques for Aromatic compounds

Therapeutics Study:

  • Aromatic Medicine and Nervous System Health
  • Aromatic Medicine for Infection Fighting & First Aid Use
  • Aromatic Medicine for Musculoskeletal Health and Pain Support
  • Aromatic Medicine for Children’s Wellness
  • Aromatic Medicine in Palliative Care
  • Plus More!

Hands On Learning: 

  • Essential Oil Production: Hands on Distillation Demonstration
  • Building a Therapeutic Essential Oil kit for practice
  • Purchasing Essential Oils: Ethics and Safety
  • Materia Medica Study
  • Blending Synthesis and Formulation
  • Aromatic Medicine: Burnables, crafting hand rolled incense from raw plant materials

PROGRAM DATES to be announced soon! 

Classes run on Saturdays from 10 AM PST – 4 PM PST

All classes are recorded and available for rewatch, live attendance is highly encouraged. 


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Included in the Cost of the Program

  • Over 75 hours of in-classroom instruction, including guest lecturer access
  • A comprehensive blending kit of 25 essential oils housed in a wooden box.
  • A spiral bound hard copy of the Materia Medica for the program
  • Downloadable access to all course materials and powerpoint presentations.
  • Access to the rewatch of all classroom sessions post program.
  • 10% off purchases in the Botanical Dispensary from time of enrolment to completion of program


Total Investment for the program are TBA.

We offer scholarship positions for BIPOC LGBTQ2+ individuals.

Onsite access is capped at 6 students. 

Online registration is capped at 14 students. 

Payment Plans are available. All payment arrangements are subject to a non-refundable $250 fee for holding the students place in class. Payment in full or an organized payment plan secures registration.

This program offers both onsite, in person registration as well as online access  through our online classroom. All classes are streamed in realtime and are interactive.

Please contact for more details.

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I recently completed the Essential oil intensive class with Colleen. I left the course with a strong understanding of essential oils, what part of the plant they come from and how they are produced, as well as safe use, ethical purchase and how to make my own creations and blend them. I was extremely pleased with the course content, how it was presented and Colleen’s generosity with supplies and information. She has a thorough knowledge of her craft and I would not hesitate to recommend her programs. I look forward to doing more classes with her in the future!
Jessica Whitley R. TCM. P 
Registered Acupuncturist, 
Registered Chinese Herbalist
Retired RMT