Diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy Module 3


Module 3 studies: A Critical Investigation:
The Chemistry and Taxonomy of Essential Oils

FHT CPD Points 25 | IFPA CPD Points 30 | Theory Only

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Entitled ‘A Critical Investigation: The Chemistry and Taxonomy of Essential Oils’, this is the third of four modules in The Penny Price Academy of Aromatherapy course for the award of ‘Diploma of Clinical Aromatherapy’, and is designed for aspiring professional aromatherapists and alternative health practitioners.

The learning is based around the course notes provided, background reading and research materials supplied. The student will need to complete this module and the required assessments successfully before proceeding to the next module. Advice is offered at every stage of the course through contact with a personal tutor. Upon successful completion of all four modules and exam, a Penny Price Aromatherapy Diploma will be awarded.

At the end of the course, you are required to download and print the Assignment Paper (PDF). Please answer all the questions and return it by either post or email (courses@penny-price.com)


To gain your diploma and be issued with your certificate you will need to hold qualifications in both Anatomy and Physiology and Business Studies as core learning. If you already hold such a qualification to the same level, we would just need evidence of this. Alternatively, we have options for these elements to be completed with us and they can be undertaken at any time before, during or after your aromatherapy studies.

What Will I Learn?

  • Specific techniques in massage including Aromaflexology massage.
  • Information on plant families and essential oils is expanded
  • Organic chemistry and essential oil components awareness
  • Toxicity, essential oil purity and safety
  • Allergy and substance sensitivity
  • 15 carrier oils are discussed in depth
  • The properties and effects of 15 essential oils are studied.

Topics for this course

16 Lessons65h

DCA Module 3: Section 1

Quality of Essential Oils
Quality Testing
Safety Considerations
Essential Oil Properties & Effects
Section 1 Quiz

DCA Module 3: Section 2

DCA Module 3: Section 3

DCA Module 3: Section 4

DCA Module 3: Section 5

DCA Module 3: Appendices

DCA Module 3: References & Bibliography

Homework & Assignments

£250 exc.VAT
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