philosophy of the Institute of Aromatic & Herbal Studies
is to provide the highest quality education and
hands-on exposure to "all things herbal and
take a holistic approach to herbal medicine, studying the
plants themselves, growing conditions, harvesting,
preparation of herbal medicines and distillation for
essential oils and hydrosols and the healthful uses of these
herbs and aromatics. The knowledge of herbal medicine allows
us to be proactive in our own health-care.
Once we have the ability to heal ourselves, we can
help others. The
and Herbal Studies emphasizes the use of local, native
plants for the home preparation of teas, tinctures,
capsules, which allows students control of their own health
All courses are by correspondence and in person seminars
and Intensives. In
addition, Jeanne Rose is regularly available for office
hours by phone, for questions and advice.
Herbal Studies Course.
This course is designed to provide a solid background
in herbal medicine, including botany, human anatomy and
physiology, gardening, plant identification, herbal body
care, nutrition and herbal medicine, and basic Chinese
herbal medicine. Students
also learn to prepare herbal products, soaps, herbal
remedies, tinctures, ointments and salves.
is a 36 lesson course covering the three broad areas of:
A Seasonal Herbal, A Medicinal Herbal for
Medicine/Therapeutics and a Reference Herbal for Herbal
Practice and background.
Each broad section consists of 12 lessons, each
lesson includes a study guide and experiments, which is
completed by the student and returned to the Institute for
are required to keep an Herbal Experiment Diary and a Plant
Herbarium (photographic or pressed) which are periodically
final term paper is required along with an open book test.
Students have two years in which to complete the course
materials include the 3-volume course along with three
full-sized textbooks and booklets by different authors.
course is equivalent to 20 college credits or 350 home
credit hours (750 study hours). It is offered by the
Aromatherapy Studies Course.
In this course you will study over 300 essential
oils, and be able to use at least 75 with ease.
Uses of essential oils by application, inhalation and
ingestion are all covered, as is distillation for the
production of essential oils and hydrosols.
is a hands-on course and students are required to experiment
with essential oils and hydrosols for the production of
herbal/aromatic medicinals and therapeutics.
The course consists of 15 lessons, each including
reading assignments, study guide, sensory experiments and
essential oil profiles.
Each study guide is to be returned to the Institute
for review. Additionally,
students must complete 35 essential oil and odor profiles,
an Aromatherapy Experiment Diary and an Aromatherapy
Herbarium, which are submitted periodically for review.
materials include The
Aromatherapy Book: Application & Inhalations, 375
Essential Oils and Hydrosols, Herbs & Aromatherapy for
the Reproductive System and the 400 page course.
course is equivalent to 12 college credits or 150 home
credit hours (300 study hours). It is offered by the
for 12 college credits.
On site Seminars are in airy, comfortable meeting rooms or
hotel facilities with easily available restaurants. Seminars
include copious amounts of samples, example materials,
handouts (not available elsewhere) and herbs and essential
Herbal Studies students receive a Certificate of Completion.
This course is approved and offered by the
for college credit.
Studies students receive a Certificate of
Completion/Aromatherapy Specialty for 250 hours of Advance
Aromatherapy knowledge(500 study hours).
Students attending Aromatherapy Intensives are
eligible for Aromatherapy Certification.
Graduates are also eligible for Practitioner
Liability insurance upon graduation.
This course is endorsed by ABMP/Association of Body
Work & Massage Professionals and approved by the
for 12 college credits.
It is also approved for RN's for 160 contact hours
and the Seminars for 12 CE in
Aromatherapist & Master Herbalist.
This is provided to individuals who have completed
both the Herbal Studies Course, The Aromatherapy Studies
Course, including two Seminar/Intensives by Jeanne Rose, and
Intensives by two other teachers.
This allows students to have a Professional
Both courses were designed and created by Jeanne Rose
and all work is personally reviewed by her.
Jeanne Rose is a well-known teacher/author and
pioneer in Herbs and Aromatherapy.
She has written extensively on both subjects since
1969, and is the author of 18 books on herbs and
aromatherapy, including the 3-volume Herbal Studies
Course and the Aromatherapy Studies Course.
Ms. Rose graduated with a science degree in Zoology
and pursued graduate studies in Marine Ecology and the
natural uses of plants and their essential oils.
She also attended and completed advance courses in
organic chemistry and ethnobotany.
Rose has been authorized by the California Community College
System and has a Limited Service Credential in Botanical
Science; Consumer & Family Education; Marine Science and
Zoological Science: Credential No. 122319 valid for life.
Rose is the past President of the National Herbalist
Association, President Emeritus of the National Association
for Health & Aromatherapy and is the current Executive
Director of The Aromatic Plant Project which encourages the
production and growth of aromatic plants for hydrosols and
teachers include Shirley Price in Aromatherapy Chemistry and
through the required textbooks, three other well-known
herbal teachers. Students
are requested to take two seminars by any two herbal
teachers of their choice to complete the requirements in the
Herbal Studies program and two seminars by Jeanne Rose to
complete the requirements in the Aromatherapy Studies
Completion of application, payment of course fees. This
is a difficult but thoroughly interesting course, unique in
itís scope and all motivated, sincere students are
encouraged to apply.
The Herbal Studies Course includes the course and three
full-sized texts and coupons for discounts on Seminars.
It is $995 plus $25 for shipping.
An installment plan is available.
Aromatherapy Studies Course included the course and two
texts, scent blotters and discount coupons for essential
oils and Seminars. It
is $495 plus $25 shipping.
wishing to take both the Aromatherapy and the Herbal Studies
Course can do so for a total of $1295 plus $25 shipping, or
in an installment plan of 6 monthly payments of $233 which
includes all shipping fees.
Policy: You have 2 weeks after receipt of the course in
order to request a refund.
A $50 bookkeeping fee will be assessed.
The strength of the Institute is in its individualized
instruction by Director Jeanne Rose.
She is available to all students for questions and
Rose lectures extensively throughout the country and
. Aromatherapy Studies Course students are requested to
attend 2 seminars (30 hours) in person for personalized
instruction and to complete their Advanced Certification.
All students are invited to attend these Seminars to
speak in person with Jeanne Rose.
two courses are also recognized as being thorough, complete
studies of the art and science of herbs and aromatherapy and
will provide an integrated education on "all things
herbal and aromatic".
Dispute Resolution Process:
Handled personally by Jeanne Rose on an individual
Students of these courses gain the ability to develop an
herbal business or to work personally with clients.
75% of Herbal and Aromatherapy Studies students have
a thriving businessí, including wholesale gardening, soap
makers, herbal cosmetics, essential oils, herbal extract
production, and clinical herbalists and aromatherapists.
Sample Study Guide in Herbal Studies and one in
Each chapter is different and therefore each study guide
is different but they include questions, herbal or aromatic
experiments, sensory work and odor profiles.