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Essential Oil Safety Masterclass with Robert Tisserand

This six-part online certification course will show you how to evaluate risks against benefits and make informed decisions about safety for yourself as well as for your family and friends. You will learn the science behind safety, and the reasoning behind safety guidelines. Whatever your current level of knowledge, this will further enable you to safely apply essential oil preparations according to current evidence and best practices.

Essential Oil Safety Masterclass with Robert Tisserand

This six-part online certification course will show you how to evaluate risks against benefits and make informed decisions about safety for yourself as well as for your family and friends. You will learn the science behind safety, and the reasoning behind safety guidelines. Whatever your current level of knowledge, this will further enable you to safely apply essential oil preparations according to current evidence and best practices.

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What You Will Get in the Masterclass

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6 Recorded Lessons

6 Recorded Lessons

6 Sixty-minute lessons with Robert Tisserand, including Q&As

Q&A Sessions

Q&A Sessions

Three live Q&A sessions with Robert Tisserand, one every two weeks.

Printables

Printables

Each lesson includes full presentation handouts and extensive printable notes.

Dedicated Group Discussions

Dedicated Group Discussions

Dedicated, private discussion group with Robert, Hana and other students within the Tisserand Learning Portal.

FAQ from previous students

FAQ from previous students

A wealth of extra knowledge in the form of collated questions and answers from other students.

4 Extra Weeks!

Ongoing Course Access

Ongoing access to recorded sessions and course materials for 4 weeks after course completion.

What You Will Get in the Masterclass

(click on each box to learn more)

6 Recorded Lessons

6 Recorded Lessons

6 Sixty-minute lessons with Robert Tisserand, including Q&As

Q&A Sessions

Q&A Sessions

Three live Q&A sessions with Robert Tisserand, one every two weeks.

Printables

Printables

Each lesson includes full presentation handouts and extensive printable notes.

Dedicated Group Discussions

Dedicated Group Discussions

Dedicated, private discussion group with Robert, Hana and other students within the Tisserand Learning Portal.

FAQ from previous students

FAQ from previous students

A wealth of extra knowledge in the form of collated questions and answers from other students.

4 Extra Weeks!

Ongoing Course Access

Ongoing access to recorded sessions and course materials for 4 weeks after course completion.

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When You COMPLETE the Masterclass

Essential Oil Safety Certification

Essential Oil Safety Certification

A Certificate of Completion from The Tisserand Institute’s Essential Oil Safety Masterclass.

The Little Book of Safety

The Little Book of Safety

A printable e-book with dilutions, safety guidelines, infographics and tools for risk assessment.

Essential oil safety chart

Essential oil safety chart

A completely new chart with topical maximums for 100 essential oils, based on age and health status.

Bonus webinar on Oxidation and Storage

Bonus webinar on Oxidation and Storage

A bonus lesson dedicated to oxidation and proper storage of essential oils.

Essential Oil Safety Masterclass Certification

Essential oils are powerful health and wellness tools, and as such need to be treated with the respect they deserve.

Your Certificate of Completion will be evidence that you are committed to essential oil safety.

Course Breakdown:
What You’ll Be Learning Over 6 Weeks

Why EO users need to know safe practice
Safety assessment
The difference between hazard and risk
Balancing risk and benefit

You will be able to:
Explain the need for safety awareness
Correctly identify risk factors
Explain the difference between hazard and risk

How & where inhaled EO vapors are absorbed
Volatile organic compounds
Potential adverse reactions and risk factors
Methods of diffusion and inhalation
Establishing safe and effective levels

You will be able to
Identify respiratory conditions that increase risk
Link individual scenarios with appropriate modes of use
Determine safe essential oil use for given circumstances

Topical application basics
Skin and permeability
Irritation and essential oils
Skin sensitization and allergy
How to minimize risk
What to do in case of adverse reaction

You will be able to
Distinguish irritation and allergy
Identify safe dilutions for specific oils and uses
Explain procedure in case of irritation or allergy

Bath safety
Safe bath formulations
What is phototoxicity?
Risk factors
Safe oils and safe dilutions
Other types of adverse reaction

You will be able to
Explain why bath safety is a particular safety issue
Explain why only some citrus oils are phototoxic
Calculate safe essential oil use for a given circumstance

The pros and cons of essential oil ingestion
Metabolism, liver impact and drug interaction
Dose calculation
The ‘French Method’ and what we can learn from it
Relatively safe ways to ingest essential oils

You will be able to
Explain how ingested essential oils interact with the body
Discuss the benefits of different excipients for ingestion
Identify circumstances in which ingestion is not appropriate

Calculating amounts and percentages
Formulating for safety
Bases and shelf life
Managing risk factors
Making decisions

You will be able to
Demonstrate ability to convert between drops, ml and %
Explain how to modify blends containing oils with similar safety issues
Distinguish different types of risk factor

Course Breakdown:
What You’ll Be Learning Over 6 Weeks

Why EO users need to know safe practice
Safety assessment
The difference between hazard and risk
Balancing risk and benefit

You will be able to:
Explain the need for safety awareness
Correctly identify risk factors
Explain the difference between hazard and risk

How & where inhaled EO vapors are absorbed
Volatile organic compounds
Potential adverse reactions and risk factors
Methods of diffusion and inhalation
Establishing safe and effective levels

You will be able to
Identify respiratory conditions that increase risk
Link individual scenarios with appropriate modes of use
Determine safe essential oil use for given circumstances

Topical application basics
Skin and permeability
Irritation and essential oils
Skin sensitization and allergy
How to minimize risk
What to do in case of adverse reaction

You will be able to
Distinguish irritation and allergy
Identify safe dilutions for specific oils and uses
Explain procedure in case of irritation or allergy

Bath safety
Safe bath formulations
What is phototoxicity?
Risk factors
Safe oils and safe dilutions
Other types of adverse reaction

You will be able to
Explain why bath safety is a particular safety issue
Explain why only some citrus oils are phototoxic
Calculate safe essential oil use for a given circumstance

The pros and cons of essential oil ingestion
Metabolism, liver impact and drug interaction
Dose calculation
The ‘French Method’ and what we can learn from it
Relatively safe ways to ingest essential oils

You will be able to
Explain how ingested essential oils interact with the body
Discuss the benefits of different excipients for ingestion
Identify circumstances in which ingestion is not appropriate

Calculating amounts and percentages
Formulating for safety
Bases and shelf life
Managing risk factors
Making decisions

You will be able to
Demonstrate ability to convert between drops, ml and %
Explain how to modify blends containing oils with similar safety issues
Distinguish different types of risk factor

About the Tutor: Robert Tisserand

Robert Tisserand is an international speaker, educator and consultant on the science and benefits of essential oils and their safe and effective application. Instrumental in bringing widespread professional and public recognition to aromatherapy, he wrote one of the first books to bring awareness to aromatherapy in 1977: The Art of Aromatherapy.

Robert has 40 years of experience in essential oil blending and aromatherapy product development including creating “functional fragrances” for products that combine perfumery principles with the therapeutic, hygienic, and dermatological properties of essential oils. He is familiar with the foundations of oriental medicine, and Western herbal and naturopathic traditions, with their emphasis on cleansing, protecting, strengthening immune function and aiding natural healing processes.

Safety has been a passion of Robert’s for more than 30 years. When he first engaged with aromatherapy in the late 1960s there was virtually no awareness of safety issues, but for good reason – very little research had been carried out at that point. After safety research started to appear in the 1970s, Robert felt a responsibility to disseminate this information to the aromatherapy community and in 1985 self-published a small book: The Essential Oil Safety Data Manual.

In 1995, Robert co-authored Essential Oil Safety, a much more in-depth work. The vastly expanded second edition of this book was published in 2014, which took and Robert and his co-author Dr Rodney Young 12 years to write. During this period, they read and reviewed a massive amount of research. The book has sold over 12,000 copies to date.

Robert has become the definitive authority on essential oil safety – with 4000 research papers read and debated and his book being used by product formulators and aromatherapists all over the world. Robert has participated in several court cases as an expert witness, and he has consulted with some large corporations to help them assess the safety of their essential oil-based products. He developed the KidSafe line with Plant Therapy, following some quite rigorous safety demands. The vast majority of safety guidelines, whether presented by suppliers, aromatherapy schools or blogs, derive from Robert’s work.

If you’re interested in an in-depth study of essential oils and essential oil safety, why not come to the source?

What previous students say about the Essential Oil Safety Masterclass:

After working with essential oils for 32 years I’m fairly confident in my knowledge, but I have learned quite a bit from this class. Very impressed and grateful to Robert and Hana & Co. for all your work!

Dana Gass

Thank you for such a wonderful and informative class! I have learned an abundance of wonderful information to not only help me to help others, but also to be able share my newly attained knowledge to help others better understand EO safety. I’m hoping for more of these in the future as I expand my knowledge of Aromatherapy! Thank you again! Blessings to all!

Lisa Macy

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 had taken the Safety Masterclass and wanted to thank you and Robert for all the information and material that you put together for us. This kind of functional information is very helpful and makes the journey into the fragrant world of essential oils coherent and easier to navigate. Thank you for all your efforts.

Anshika Goel

I want to thank you and Robert for all the effort that went into putting this invaluable webinar together.  For years, I have had inaccurate or incorrect information about essential oil safety, having relied on the information I found in aromatherapy reference books, various sites on the Internet and large essential oil companies.  I am so happy I finally have a greater depth of understanding about what I have discovered to be a quite complex subject. Apart from the content of the webinar, the logistics and online resources for the class were very well organized and easy to use.  I plan on taking additional classes in the future.

Lorraine Wolfangel-Hall

Dear Hana, Robert and Team,

I thoroughly enjoyed this course! I had many conflicts in my schedule but you and your team set everything up to be as easily accessed by computer as possible. Hearing the Q&A as well as the print outs was also a real bonus. I learned many new things I was unfamiliar with and those are the real value!!

Thanks and again and many blessings to you all.

Sara Holmes

What previous students say about the Essential Oil Safety Masterclass:

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

Thank you for such a wonderful and informative class! I have learned an abundance of wonderful information to not only help me to help others, but also to be able share my newly attained knowledge to help others better understand EO safety. I’m hoping for more of these in the future as I expand my knowledge of Aromatherapy! Thank you again! Blessings to all!

Lisa Macy

I had taken the Safety Masterclass and wanted to thank you and Robert for all the information and material that you put together for us. This kind of functional information is very helpful and makes the journey into the fragrant world of essential oils coherent and easier to navigate. Thank you for all your efforts.

Anshika Goel

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FAQ

To keep the pace of the course, lessons will be released every Tuesday starting September 25th.

Yes. Each session comes with slides and notes that you can print before or after the session. These are for you to keep and refer to at any time.

Almost certainly. Robert is presenting up-to-date information in depth that most aromatherapy courses don’t have time and space to go into. Many of our students said that the Safety Masterclass helped them grasp what they learned elsewhere in more detail, or complemented their previous education.

We will let one of our previous students answer this one:

“The information presented is appropriate for all levels, and although I am just beginning my aromatherapy journey it all makes sense.”

Each session will be followed by a short quiz, and there will be a summary test at the end of the whole course.

Live Q&As in the form of an interactive webinar with Robert Tisserand will take place on three Thursdays: October 4th, October 18th and November 1st at 11am Pacific Daylight Time. You will be automatically enrolled in these and you will be sent a reminder.

Absolutely! You can either post your questions in the dedicated student forums, or you can ask Robert Tisserand during one of the live Q&As.

It’s a bit of both. While you can go through the materials at your own pace, we release the lessons and materials on a weekly basis. We found that keeping a schedule not only helps you stay on track, but also makes it easier to interact with your fellow students if you are progressing at the same time.