Aromaflex is a ground breaking therapy which incorporates the use of Aromatherapy Essential Oils in conjunction with reflexology and is designed for those who already possess a L3 or above qualification in Reflexology. The course is a mixture of online work and a face to face blending workshop, with additional tutorials if necessary.

The course is available as two separate courses:-

box An Introduction to Aromaflex

box Aromaflex

An Introduction to Aromaflex

This introductory course teaches you how to use 14 essential oils and allows you to produce a blend especially for your client. This course comprises 8 on-line modules plus one workshop at the QE2 Centre in Southampton.

The course will include 14 essential oils and their use blended in cream and a carrier oil. The following essential oils will be covered:-

Lavender, Neroli, Clary Sage, Lemongrass, Grapefruit, Chamomile Roman, Eucalyptus, Tea tree, Geranium, Rose, Ylang-ylang, Petitgrain, Myrrh and Frankincense will be covered in this course. We also cover 3 carrier oils plus use of a cream and lotion base.

The course is assessed by:-


Aromaflex Workbook which you will complete from the information on the course and your own research


Essential Oils and carrier workbook which you will complete from the course and from your own research


Multi Choice Test


Case studies. Three people need to each receive 3 Aromaflex treatments.


Blending Practical Workshop



This is a comprehensive course which is comprised of 18 online modules which takes you through the 40 essential oils and 20 carrier oils we cover in the course, plus a mandatory blending workshop.

Each online module contains lots of questions and in the course there are lots of video clips and audio clips. I produce the video and audio clips in my office or treatment room (so they are not super slick!), but sometimes you just need to see somebody doing something or hear how they explain things rather than looking at flat text.

We all cover all sorts of different ways of delivering the oils - so oils will be mixed with creams, oils, using in bath products, sprays, roll ons.

Some things cannot be taught online, so we have a mandatory blending normally in October, which is carried out at the QE2 Centre in Southampton. The blending workshop is an important part of the course.


How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed by the following:-


Practical Workshop at the QE2 Centre in Southampton


Essential oils workbook which you will complete from the information on the course and your own research


Carrier oils workbook which you will complete from the information on the course and your own research


Aromaflex workbook which you will complete from the information on the course


Multi-choice exam


Blending Test using example clients


Case studies.3 people need to each receive 6 treatments. A treatment should be a physical treatment, such as reflexology, where you use essential oils as part of the treatment. Additionally you need to complete 24 blends. These do not have to be associated with a treatment, so you may carry out a consultation and provide a client a spray which they use every time they get anxious. This still counts as a blend. In total, you need to complete and write up 42 treatments.



What Essential Oils are covered in this course?

Lavender, Neroli, Lavandin, Petitgrain, Lavender spike, Bitter Orange, Clary sage, Sweet Orange, Marjoram, Bergamot, Rosemary, Lemon, Thyme, Mandarin, Peppermint, Grapefruit, Basil, Patchouli, Chamomile Roman, Eucalyptus, Chamomile German, Tea tree, Geranium, Pepper black, Rosaceae, Rose damask, Fennel, Rose cabbage, Jasmine, Ylang-ylang, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Myrrh, Benzoin, Ginger, Lemongrass, Cedarwood, Vetivert, Cypress, Juniper and Cajeput. We also cover 19 carrier oils, creams, lotions and bath products.

How much time will this course take me?

If you keep to the 18 weeks of the course, you can expect to spend about 5 hours on the course each week. All 18 week courses must be complete within 12 months of starting the course (although extensions are available in some circumstances)

How do I sign up for the course?

See prices page for details of costs. Complete an application form, and send it with either a cheque or let me know you have set up a bank transfer and I will add you to the course and send you the joining instructions. Paypal is also available if you prefer.


How do I get insurance to use essential Oils?

Aromaflex is a named therapy on the Alan Boswell (the AoR's insurers) list. However, if you are insured with any other provider you will need to check with them before starting the course.


Please note that this is an Aromaflex qualification and you will not be able to call yourself an Aromatherapist - you will be an Aromaflex Practitioner.


Booking your Place

If you would like more information about this course please speak to Jackie James on 0780 5278 620, or e-mail her at

If you would like to apply, complete an application form Application Form. This is in MS Word format but other formats can be provided on request. Once completed, either mail or email the form to us with the deposit or full payment to:-

Calming Influences Holistic Training School
Oakside, Pylands Lane
SO31 1BH