The Eclectic Institute of Aromatherapy and Herbal Studies invites you to come and study the ancient art and science of Aromatherapy and Herbalism, to indulge your senses in courses that will awaken you to the beauty and healing powers of the plant kingdom.

We are proud to offer an interactive, comprehensive certification to those desiring hands on training in aromatherapy and herbalism in New England.

These courses are designed to bring both art and science together, to stimulate and inspire while providing practical information and skills for everyday use.

The Institute’s goals are to provide you with the information needed to work with these complementary tools in ways that are both safe and effective.

Learning to make your own herbal, aromatherapy and cosmetic products will enable you to customize and target your creations for specific conditions and ailments. In doing so you will also have control over the quality of your products as well as their safety. You will find it far more cost effective and empowering to produce your own remedies, with fewer concerns for side effects and contraindications.

Only through living things, such as plants and oils can we gain vitality, strengthen the body, and enhance vibrancy.

Please browse our many courses offered below and contact us with any questions regarding classes: aromatherapyandherbalstudies@gmail.com.



 2021 – 2022 Schedules

DURING COVID-19 we are trying our best to offer live classes in order to introduce you to essential oils in person.  It is very difficult to learn about aroma when you cannot smell them.  During the pandemic we are taking every precaution by following the standards set by the state to ensure the health and safety of everyone in class.  Because we will be practicing social distancing, all live classes will be limited to the number of participants.  If interested in studying, please register early to ensure your place in class.

Here are the schedules and locations for the courses offered in 2021 & 2022. Some courses are offered several times in different locations throughout New England. All registration must be done through those hosting the course. Please contact the location of interest to secure your place within the class. Prior registration is required to ensure adequate materials for all students. There is limited space so please register early to ensure availability. Complete course descriptions are available under appropriate tabs or are listed within course information.

Courses and workshops​​​​​​

Introduction to European Based Aromatherapy Certification

Offered through The Boston School of Herbal Studies,
Sweet Autumn Farm 180 Prospect St. Carlisle, MA. 781-646-6319

10:00 AM – 5:00PM

October 3rd
November 7th
December 5th
January 9th 2022!


Introduction to European Based Aromatherapy Certification

Offered through Alternatives for Health
426 Main Street Sturbridge MA. 508-347-2111

10:00 AM – 5:00PM

November 21st
December 12th
January 23rd 2022!
February 13th


Palmistry; a tool of diagnosis

Offered through Alternatives for Health
426 Main Street Sturbridge MA. 508-347-2111

Once used as a diagnostic tool for physicians, the palms and hands give us insight into physical health and emotional well-being. Learning to decipher the differences in hands and the meanings behind the individual characteristics, allows us to determine the strengths, weaknesses, and blockages in our clients. Since hands can change every six months, they are a current reflection of who we are and the stresses we’re under.

This is a science, there is no psychic or intuitive ability used or
needed. This course offers all the necessary information to interpret the meanings of the hands, palms and lines.

Certification is awarded upon completion.

For a complete outline please refer to additional courses under the courses tab.

6:30 – 9:00 PM

January 7th 2022
January 14th
January 21st
January 28th


Goat’s Milk Soap making workshop

Offered through Alternatives for Health
426 Main Street Sturbridge MA. 508-347-2111

During this demonstration participants will learn how to make homemade soap safely and successfully.  We will cover the differences in molds, colorants, fragrances, and techniques.  We will discuss the benefits of homemade soap and how to safely work with lye.  All participants go home with soap made during the workshop to enjoy.

1:00 – 3:30

February 5th