$495 • Release Date: May 15

Using essential oils and aromatherapy with children is a controversial practice, but it doesn’t have to be. Children require unique formulations, blends, and protocols to meet the goal of safety and efficacy at each stage of development. Rather than take an all or nothing approach driven by the chaos of information on this topic, get the facts and learn how to use essential oils with children confidently.

In this 6-part independent course, you will learn why children are more susceptible to harmful effects of essential oils and how to create child-specific protocols to meet their unique needs. A background in aromatherapy is recommended but not required. During this course you will learn how to integrate the principle that the dose makes the poison into your aromatherapy decision-making so that you can safely and effectively begin using essential oils at any age!


Module One: Childhood Growth & Development

  • Scent Memory Development
  • History of Child Health, Disease, & Treatment
  • Pediatric Environmental Health
  • Pediatric Toxicology
  • Clinical Research & Children

Module Two: Inhalation & Respiratory Health

  • Respiratory Development
  • Olfaction & Aromatherapy
  • ACEs & Childhood Trauma
  • Dose-Response Relationships
  • Protocols & Best Practices

Module Three: Topical Application

  • Your Dermal Microbiome
  • Skincare Dilutions
  • Topical Medicine
  • Transdermal Drug Delivery
  • Dermal Toxicity

Module Four: EO Ingestion

  • Aromatic Medicine
  • Topical – Oral Ingestion
  • Digestive Development
  • Metabolic Pathways
  • Gut Microbiome

Module Five: Dosing & Dispensing

  • Identifying Doses in the Literature
  • Dose Calculations
  • Modifications for Children
  • Childhood Windows of Development

Module Six: EOs by Stage

  • Birth – 6 months: Guidelines & Medicinal Applications
  • 6-12 months: Guidelines & Medicinal Applications
  • 12-24 months: Guidelines & Medicinal Applications
  • 2-6 years: Guidelines & Medicinal Applications
  • 7-12 years: Guidelines & Medicinal Applications
  • 13+: Guidelines & Medicinal Applications


The Franklin School of Integrative Health Sciences is a research focused continuing education institution offering an evidence based approach to preventive, public, and integrative health. FSIHS is also an approved school by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy and is the only NAHA approved school with a PhD researcher directing the program. FSIHS is also a recognized CEU provider for Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (NBC-HWCs) CE #100102.


Independent Courses On Demand are asynchronous, so they are not delivered in real time and you are not required to be online at any specific time.

Lessons are available all at once and you will receive the name and email address of your personal instructor immediately after registration. You can email your instructor at any time during your course access with questions about the modules. Your instructor is available weekdays to respond to questions and will typically respond within 1-2 business days.

Register now, begin whenever you are ready, and work at your own pace. You will have access to the course for 6 months to allow ample time for course completion, review, and application. For more details about our Independent Courses On Demand, CLICK HERE.