It's time to focus on self-care! Essential oils are an ideal support for feeling fresh, vibrant, and ready to take on a new day, new year, or new semester. Join ACHS faculty member and Registered Aromatherapist (RA) Amanda Lattin as she presents the basic concepts of aromatherapy formula preparations in this introductory lecture. Want to make the formulas while you watch? You can purchase your materials here.


Demonstrate preparation of five types aromatherapy formulas: bath oil, fizzing bath bomb, bath salts, foot scrub, hand and nail butter. Compare the therapeutic benefits of each type of aromatherapy preparation. Discuss the impact of essential oils on the therapeutic benefits of each type of aromatherapy preparation. Analyze how each of the prepared aromatherapy formulas could be modified for other therapeutic goals. Recall general safety guidelines which should be followed when using aromatherapy formula preparations.

Amanda Lattin, BA, MAT, Dip. Aroma., MH, RA is a professor and the Aromatherapy Department Program Chair at ACHS. She is an experienced aromatherapist, herbalist, and teaches extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest. Amanda is a graduate of ACHS and also holds a BA in Chemistry from Huntingdon College and a Masters of Teaching with a concentration in Chemistry from Lewis and Clark College.


Continuing education is vital for all professionals to stay up-to-date with industry advances. In addition, most professional organizations—from the Florida Board of Health to the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Examiners—require continuing education (CE) hours to ensure regulatory compliance, educational rigor, and the highest standards of practice. 
ACHS offers a wide range of online CE opportunities in integrative medicine and holistic health to help meet your CE requirements and thirst for learning! For a list of current continuing education provider approvals, click here. 
As an accredited college, many organizations accept ACHS CEs. Please check whether specific approval is required with your professional body. If you are interested in having your professional organization approve ACHS CEs, please contact ACHS CSO Erika Yigzaw at

• Register and pay the $25 CE processing fee. 
• Watch the video (approximately 120 minutes). 
• Take the short CE multiple choice question assessment and successfully achieve a score of 80% or higher (you'll have two attempts). This demonstrates you have mastered the course learning outcomes above. 
• Your CE certificate of completion is emailed as soon as you successfully complete the assessment.

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Lecture Video and Quiz

Thank you, and welcome! We're glad you've chosen to partner with the American College of Healthcare Sciences for your continuing education needs. Your CE lecture video and quiz are now available.

On the next few screens we'll give you a little background about ACHS, this video, and your lecture presenter. Once you've completed the video, you’ll have the opportunity to take a short assessment quiz and earn 2 CE contact hour(s). Those that receive a passing grade (80%) will automatically receive a certificate of completion. To get started, please use the buttons (click Next) in the upper-right corner of the screen.

Should you run into any issues, please contact with all the pertinent information (or call us at 800-487-8839), and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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