Aromatherapy is rapidly gaining popularity! The use of essential oils is an excellent way of adding value and uniqueness to any healing arts practice, whether it be Massage Therapy, Reiki or any other kind of energy work, Psychotherapy, Hospice care, Long Term and Assisted Living facilities just to name a few.

Research on essential oils is being conducted worldwide with some startling and amazing results. We keep up-to-date on and incorporate new information into all of our classes. Come and learn about some of Mother Nature’s most extraordinary gifts that can soothe body, mind and spirit simultaneously!

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Clinical Aromatherapy: An In-depth Certification Program
with Cynthia J. Loving, Holistic Clinical Aromatherapist, LMBT (NC# 1379)

 Course Descriptions:

This six level (two days each level) diploma program is founded on the fact that Nature has provided the tools to assist us in maintaining robust health or regaining good health once it has been jeopardized. The first level of defense and healing is our own internal pharmacy. The second level is the use of plants to assist us in this job. Come learn to safely and effectively use some of Nature’s most powerful tools, essential oils. Join us on this journey, the rediscovery of an ancient healing modality.

The Level 1 class is a pre-requisite for all other classes. After taking Level 1 we recommend you take the classes in the order listed below. However, you can take Levels 2 through 4 in any sequence you desire. Level 5 & 6 must be the final classes taken in this series.


Sprigs of lavender isolated on white backgroundIn each class you will experience many essential oils. So that you and your classmates may experience these oils to the fullest, we ask that you do NOT wear ANY scented products to class.

Level 1 . . . Introduction To The Aromatic World

This foundation level will introduce the basics of holistic aromatherapy; history; recent research; production of essential oils, general properties, quality and purity; basic methods of application; physical effects of essential oils and pathways through the body; and the safe and effective use of this modality. A 50 plus page notebook and 4 sample oils are also provided, as well as 1 hour free consultation time with Cynthia Loving. You also get the opportunity to repeat this class at no charge, as often as you like (on a space available basis)

Level 2 . . . Aromatherapy: Its Impact On The Systems Of The Body

Behold, a magnificent creation – the human body. We begin our search of how the body is designed and how it functions. We will learn of essential oils that impact the various systems and how they work. The taking of case histories and treatment planning will be introduced. Extensive handouts detailing essential oils that can be used for each body system and 4 sample essential oils are also provided. (Pre-requisite: Level 1)

Level 3 . . . Mind, Mood, Emotions, Personality & Mental Health

This class will explore current research on mind/body connections and the impact our emotions have on our wellbeing. The tie between the olfactory system, the emotional, memory, and learning centers of the brain will be discussed as well as essential oils that can impact these. We will also explore the power of touch, and ancient and new methods of integrative healing. Lots of handouts and 4 sample essential oils too!(Pre-requisite: Level 1)

Level 4 . . . Blending, The Chemistry Of It All

In an age of medicine resistant viruses and the consequences of over/inappropriate use of synthetic medications, we will study some of Nature’s strongest, anti-septic, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal oils. What are essential oils made of? How do they work? What can be mixed together, what not, and why? How does one create the perfect blend for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual balance? These questions and more will be addressed in this level. We give you many handouts detailing the chemical components and classes of essential oils, as well as 4 more sample essential oils. (Pre-requisite: Level 1)

Level 5 . . . Strength, Length, Nature Of Use: Advanced Applications

nature3There are numerous ways to use essential oils. The method, potency, frequency, and duration of use with specific health challenges, ages, and settings will be explored. Case study presentations will be reviewed. Also, during this hands-on class, we will have the opportunity to receive some of the care-ing we provide to others. A truly experiential class which includes handout and another set of 4 sample essential oils. (Pre-requisite: Level 1-4)

Level 6 . . . Deepening The Level Of Understanding & Professionalism

Now is the time to bring it all together. Where do we go from here? In this level we will recap and blend the information from the previous classes, share essential oil research, review final case studies, discuss the professional groups in this field and share the celebration of commencement – the act of beginning. (Pre-requisite: Levels 1-5)

Additional Information:

We are NOT permitted to offer partial continuing education credits, participants MUST attend the class in it’s ENTIRETY in order to receive allotted credits.

This program does involve home study. Learners are required to conduct research into essential oils, perform and document case studies, and read handouts and outside materials.

Continuing Education Credits for Massage and Bodywork Therapists:

Each 2 day class offers 14 Continuing Education Hours to Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapists through NCBTMB (CE Provider #280770-00).

“LovingScents” is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider”


Upon successful completion of this series of 6 classes, the learner who has met all the required criteria will receive a Certificate stating this graduate has successfully completed 100 hours of training and is now recognized as a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist.

Sponsorship of Classes:

To sponsor a Holistic Clinical Aromatherapy series in your area, please contact us. This is a great opportunity for you to attend the series as a sponsor and to build a network in your local area.


Advanced Essential Oil Chemistry
with Trey Anderson

Dates:        March 4-5, 2017 Register here

Length:      2 Days-15 CE hours (NCBTMB)
Time:          9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location:   LovingScents Aromatherapy, Greensboro, NC
Instructor:  Trey Anderson
Cost:  $300 (includes all blending supplies for classroom use and student manual)

Enroll before January 31 and save $50.

What Will You Learn?

  • A closer look at all 10 chemical families from a different perspective than previous classes
  • The Research behind the main chemical components that provide the therapeutic effects
  • Datasheets for 20 new essential oils not presented in previous classes
  • How to safely use essential oils rich in chemical components with safety concerns
  • How to Blend from a chemical family perspective
  • How to Blend from a chemical component perspective
  • How to Blend from a single plant family, the conifers

What Will You Make?

  • Inhaler from a chemical family perspective
  • Inhaler for immune support
  • Hand Cleanser from a chemical component perspective
  • Lotion blending 2 chemical families and 2 chemical components
  • Salt Scrub for colds and flu
  • and more

 Join me for this information packed 2 day class and go deeper into the fascinating world of essential oil chemistry. Take your understanding of chemistry and component blending to the next level. Experience 20 essential oils, some that you probably have never heard of before and learn new applications for many of your favorite oils.
Don’t let the word “advanced” scare you. As long as you have taken a basic essential oil chemistry class or have completed an aromatherapy certification course you will be ready for this class. We will review the basics as we go along so don’t worry.

You will receive a manual with all the information that you can take with you and use as a reference. This manual includes 20 essential oil datasheets, 30 component datasheets with research notes, charts and so much more.

Please don’t hesitate to email with any questions you may have concerning this course and I hope to see you in the classroom.

The 20 essential oils we will be studying are:

Bergamot Mint, Coriander, Douglas Pine, Engelman Spruce, Ghandi Root, Gingergrass, Hemlock, Linaloe Berry, Myrtle, Norway Pine, Pinon Pine, Ponderosa Pine, Rhododendron, Saro, Sugandha Kokila, Turmeric, White Fir, White Pine, White Spruce and Xanthoxylum.