Aromatherapy in the Research - CHES192

Aromatherapy in the Research

What Do We Really Know?

by John Buchwald, CMT, MPH
(4.6 / 186 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Aromatherapy refers to the use of concentrated oils from plants, called essential oils, for the purposes of health and well-being. Due to the high costs of healthcare and some of the side effects associated with medication, it may prove beneficial for healthcare providers and caregivers to have additional options for treatment. Further, the use of essential oils may be indicated for conditions where conventional treatments fall short, such as MRSA. Several studies have analyzed the chemical constituents of essential oils and evaluated their effectiveness in certain conditions or their effects on specific body tissue. This course provides an overview of several of these studies, their findings and their clinical relevance for caregivers, healthcare providers or self-care.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide an overview of the history and current use of aromatherapy as well as its use as an adjunct treatment in health care. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Outline a brief history of aromatherapy and its current use
  • Describe the importance of research in the field and its challenges
  • Discuss research on the benefits of some of the most used oils
  • Identify specific conditions that have been studied with aromatherapy treatments

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including massage therapists, dietitians, health educators, occupational therapists.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

Course Originally Released on: 8/10/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/10/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/30/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Haley J - Iowa City , IA  ·  Jul 01, 2019
I am really into aromatherapy, I was unaware of the actual benefits.
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Caroline C - Snow Hill, NC  ·  Jun 25, 2019
Very useful information that I can use with my patients.
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CANDACE H - oxford, NC  ·  Jun 18, 2019
very interesting course and I would recommend to other collegues.
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Kathryn H - Saugerties, NY  ·  Jun 18, 2019
very informative.nice to know that there is such a pleasant alternative to certain conventional therapies
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Cindy N - Kalama, WA  ·  May 16, 2019
Good information that can be used by nurses in patient care.
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Price: $20.00
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