Diploma in AromaDermatology
This is a unique opportunity to join the first ever class of its kind.
Five courses, four single classes, three tutors, a cohort of fellow students with the same dedication as yours to learn how to make safe, evidence-based and effective products for application to the skin, using essential oils. Essential Oils for Healthy Skin is new and updated this year, with an extra class on wound healing!
Your tutors are Robert Tisserand, a global expert in the field of essential oils with 50+ years of experience, Lise Andersen, a living legend in natural cosmetics formulation, and Hana Tisserand, the heart of the Tisserand Institute with 15 years of adult education under her belt. Together they form a powerhouse of knowledge that is guaranteed to show you how to make essential oils a functional addition to your therapeutic skin care practice.
Spend the nine months learning how to take care of your or your clients skin, and connecting to your fellow essential oil enthusiasts in a dedicated group, just for the Diploma Program.
2023 enrollment closed.
Ten payments of $195 over 10 months.
5 FULL COURSES – 33 weeks of instruction in two terms (Theory, Practice)
The AromaDermatology Diploma consists of 5 of our courses – Essential Oil Safety Masterclass 2e, Essential Oils for Healthy Skin (NEW, updated and live in 2023), Essential Formulation, Emulsion Essentials, Essential Gels and Serums.
4 SINGLE CLASSES
You will also get access to Essential Calculation, Good Formulation Practice and Oxidation and Shelf-life single classes, plus a new workshop with Robert Tisserand for your diploma group.
DEDICATED STUDY GROUP MEETINGS AND FORUMS
We are here to make sure you succeed on this marathon – with monthly live student groups and extra chat and forum just for the Diploma cohort.
TUTOR FEEDBACK ON YOUR FINAL PROJECT
You will be able to consult your final project work with the tutors before you submit it for grading.
EXTRA TIME TO FINISH
On top of the nine months of instruction, you will get plenty of extra time to develop and work on your finals.
+ EVERYTHING YOU GET IN INDIVIDUAL COURSES
Including student forums, live lessons and Q&A sessions, printable materials and guidance.
There are two terms in 2023:
Term one (theory) January 31 – May 30
Term two (practice) June 13 – October 14
There are 33 weeks of classes, spread over 9 months, after which there is time for finals and assessments. The 4 single classes are scheduled on separate weeks.
Classes run once per week, and most are 50 minutes, plus Q&A. The Essential Oil Safety Masterclass lessons will be live, and recorded for you to watch later. Other course lessons are pre-recorded. For the pre-recorded courses there are live Q&A sessions once every 2-3 weeks.
Students should allow about 3 hours per week for study, or more if interested.
The detailed class content for the 5 courses can be found in the dedicated page for each course under Course Breakdown.
There is a quiz at the end of each class, and an exam at the end of each course. There are no separate exams for single classes. There will also be practical project work, which will be assessed at the end of the full AromaDermatology program.
All of our training courses are accredited as continuing education by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA). Most relevant professional organizations will accept our courses as CE credit, and we’re happy to assist with the paperwork.
If at any point you find you are struggling
We are here to help you. On top of our usual student support that you know from other courses, the Diploma comes with a dedicated support group with monthly meetings with our team. We want you to succeed!
What courses will you be taking?
Essential Oil Safety Masterclass, 2nd Edition
Instructor: Robert Tisserand
This eight-part online course will show you how to evaluate the risks against the benefits of essential oils, and make informed decisions about safety. You will delve into the science, and the reasoning behind safety guidelines. Whatever your level of knowledge, this certification masterclass will enable you to confidently and safely use essential oils according to current evidence and best practices. New and updated lessons in 2022! More here
Oxidation and Shelf Life (single class)
Instructor: Robert Tisserand
This single class delves into the issues of oxidation and the proper storage of essential oils. Robert Tisserand explains how to best protect your oils from oxidation, what to do once they have oxidized, and how oxidation impacts safety. Included is a printable handout with the shelf lives of most commonly used essential oils. More here.
Essential Oil for Healthy Skin, 2nd edition, NEW in 2023
Instructor: Robert Tisserand
NEW and UPDATED in 2023 – all classes live, new lesson on wound healing included!
Learn how to address common skin ailments and how to mix and blend essential oils, CO2 extracts and fatty oils with other ingredients to promote healthy and radiant skin. This program is an exhaustive exploration of what is known. Each class dives deep into a specific area (such as microbial balance, sensitivity, or barrier function), and explains the underlying principles. Robert then gives practical guidelines on how to address skin conditions with essential oils, fatty oils and other extracts. More here
Essential Calculation (single class)
Instructor: Hana Tisserand
You love essential oils, and you got hooked into aromatherapy – but nobody told you there will be math. And looking at all the ratios, percentages, milliliters, ounces, drops, maximum dilutions and charts can seem daunting. But it doesn’t have to be! Join Hana Tisserand as she guides you through calculations and conversions with ease, giving you simple tools and making sure you get it, so you will never again have to ask: “How many drops is that?” More here.
Good Formulation Practice: Create Consistent Quality (single class)
Instructor: Lise Anderson
Is it possible to make safe cosmetics in a home environment? Can you make high quality products on a small scale? How do you keep track of all the ingredients, and store them to prevent waste? In this single class, Lise Andersen shares her decades of experience in setting up a functional workspace so that you can create high quality and safe products with consistency. More here.
Essential Formulation: Oil-Based Products and Aqueous Sprays
Instructors: Lise Anderson, Robert Tisserand
During seven fascinating classes, Lise Andersen shares her passion, know-how and professional techniques for creating silken whips, balms, serums, mists and more. You’ll explore the pros and pitfalls of several plant oils, waxes and butters, and discover how and where to procure the right equipment and fresh, raw ingredients. There is also one lesson with Robert Tisserand, who personally guides you in creating safe and beautifully scented therapeutic and cosmeceutical blends for adding to your formulations. More here
Emulsion Essentials: Hand-stirred Emulsions with Essential Oils
Instructor: Lise Anderson
Light on the skin, smooth in texture, easily absorbed, and virtually non-greasy. What’s not to like? Emulsions are the mixtures of water and oil that we commonly refer to as creams or lotions. But can you really make safe, stable emulsions at home? Lise Andersen is here to show you how! More here
Essential Gels and Serums: Formulating Aromatic Gels for Any Application
Instructor: Lise Anderson
Gels – those translucent substances that can run anywhere from almost liquid to pretty solid. We know they are great for therapeutic applications of essential oils – but can you make them in your own aromatic apothecary? Lise Andersen says yes you can! This class is perfect for the mid-level formulator who wants to advance beyond simple oil-based products and aqueous sprays. Gels and serums are a particularly useful tool for delivering essential oils topically. More here
Workshop with Robert Tisserand
An exclusive for the AromaDermatology Diploma, Robert will offer a worshop that ties all the knowledge you gained together. He will touch on product development, blending, and decision making, as well as assessment.
Meet your tutors
Author | Speaker | Founder of Tisserand Institute
Robert is one of the world’s leading experts in aromatherapy with over 40 years of experience. He is a speaker, educator, author, and consultant on the science and benefits of essential oils and their safe and effective application. Robert has inspired audiences in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Czech Republic, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Japan on topics ranging from the therapeutic foundations of essential oils to examinations on essential oils and the skin.
Robert wrote one of the first books to bring awareness to aromatherapy in 1977, The Art of Aromatherapy, and is a co-author of Essential Oil Safety (2nd Edition, 2014), a book that sets industry standards for the safe use of essential oils.
Formulator | Founder of LisaLise Pure Natural Skincare & Formulators’ Kitchen
A self-professed ‘green’ formulator, Lise works with luxurious natural plant-based ingredients – preferably as raw and unprocessed as possible. Entirely self-taught, she has years of experience in researching, testing, and developing cosmetics.
Lise is the author of several DIY e-books on making skincare and haircare products, herbal extracts, and more. She also offers consultation and bespoke formulation for beauty brands. Visit her blog where she journals her experiments and shares know-how on everything from making no-soap cleansers to pressed eye shadow.
When You Complete the Diploma
Your diploma will be signed by Robert Tisserand, Lise Andersen and Dr. Kandace Knudsen, our education director. The Tisserand Institute has been setting the global standard for evidence based high quality essential oil education for many years. The diploma is a proof of your knowledge and expertise.
A detailed transcript of your course curriculum, including contact hour counts, as further proof of your expertise and continuing education.
You will have created a usable skincare product under the guidance of our team and tutors, that you can use in your practice.
CONTACTS FOR COLLEAGUES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
The Tisserand Institute is proud to have a global body of learners, and during the months of the program you will be able to create new contacts for knowledge sharing as well as inspiring collaborations.
From the inception of the Tisserand Institute, we wanted to create a modular, stackable form of essential oil education. This means that you can pick and choose individual courses according to your needs, and at the same time build a bigger credential.
Now, you can build something bigger from scratch. Similar to a university program, you can step beyond individual classes and courses, and become a part of a diploma group that journeys through them all together. Plus, we will be assessing competencies, and not just knowledge.
Cohort-based learning is a collaborative learning style in which a group of individuals advance through an educational program together. Here are some of the benefits of cohort learning:
Support: Cohort learning connects you to the support of peers and faculty.
Structure: Because you advance through a program with others, cohort learning provides structure in the form of set due dates (weekly, monthly, etc.) and discussion forums.
Collaboration: Especially in an online environment, a cohort learning model facilitates social interaction and collaboration with your peers. This can enhance your learning experience and sense of community as you progress through an online program.
Perspective: A cohort learning model expands your perspectives. This is a unique benefit of cohort vs. on-demand learning; in the latter, your perspectives are the only ones available.
What previous students say about these classes:
I wanted to thank you so much for this class! It was wonderfully organized and I looked forward to it every week. I really appreciate all your efforts to bring essential oil safety awareness to everyone. I am constantly referring to your book in my store and recommend it to all of my students. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am really looking forward to future classes! ~ Natalie Hajdu-Voakes
I want to thank you for this course. I feel so confident having your institute as my education platform. I’m a beginner but with your amazing education, it won’t be long before I’m a pro!
The prompt response to our questions is fantastic. The presentations each week are very educational, they address my concerns about safety, and the overall format is brilliant!
I really enjoyed the course! Hope to take another in the future. Thank you both! ~ Carol Friberg
I loved the way the information was organized and the depth of information. I can do some real formulating now- like a pro! I also just love the “freshness” of Lisa and Hana, and the calmness of Robert. What a great team! I also SO appreciate the ongoing feeling that I am dealing with experts when dealing with Tisserand Institute. Thank you! ~ Tina Hammer
This is a rare opportunity to study with two of the world’s leading experts – don’t miss this chance! Let Robert Tisserand and Lise Andersen guide you in creating safe and effective blends and products with parameters based on solid scientific research.
Will there be notes for me to review?
I am a certified aromatherapist. Will I learn anything new?
I am new to essential oils. Is this course for me?
“The information presented is appropriate for all levels, and although I am just beginning my aromatherapy journey it all makes sense.”
Will there be assessments or exams? What kind?
Each weekly lesson is followed by a multiple choice quiz, and there is a summary test at the end of each course. Passing both the weekly quizzes and the final tests is a requirement for certification.
You will be given enough time to prepare for the test as well as three attempts to pass.
Will I be able to ask questions?
Absolutely! In addition to the live Q&A sessions, you can post your questions in the dedicated student forums where the tutor and the TI team will address them.
What if I cannot participate on a live session?
All of our live sessions are recorded and are posted on the learning platform within 24 hours so you can watch them, or rewatch as needed during the course.
How long will I have access to the recordings?
You will have access to all the videos for at least four weeks after the last lesson (see course description for clarification as this changes for individual courses). All the printable materials (notes, handouts, charts, etc.) are of course yours to keep for reference forever.
Do you offer continuing education credits?
Because we have students from all over the world and of many professions we are not able to offer credits for specific organizations – there are simply too many. However, we issue a confirmation of CE hours gained on the course that you can apply with your professional organization and will be happy to assist with any additional documentation.
At the moment, we are an Approved Continuing Education Provider with NAHA.