Essential Oils for Health

Essential oils are nature's medicine. They have been used for over 3,500 years worldwide for their therapeutic and healing properties. Once these oils and the plants they come from were standard tools physicians used to treat their patients prior to the institution of the pharmaceutical industry.

Natural remedies have been used in every culture, sometimes considered quackery or witchcraft. The trend of essential oils for health & wellness is a part of the re-emergence of natural remedies. Many people use them every day to maintain their health, physically, mentally and emotionally. They can be used to assist the body to heal and have proven to be very effective. Daily we see more research that supports what many have experienced that essential oils are a safe and effective way to treat everything from common cold, to severe infections, headaches, hormonal imbalance, mental disorders and so much more.

As nurses, part of our role is to constantly stay informed of new therapies and essential oils are becoming more and more popular. Educating yourself to the benefits of essential oils is as important as every other form of new treatments. The world of natural medicine is no longer considered alternative but rather complementary. I believe that exploring the world of essential oils will open your mind to new possibilities and you will find it very intriguing.

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Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. Define essential oil.
  2. List 3 essential oils and the healing properties of the oil.
  3. Identify 3 principles of using essential oils safely.


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Essential Oils for Health

Chapter 3: Essential Oil Basics

Chapter 4: Components of Essential Oils

Chapter 5: Using Essential Oils Safely

Chapter 6: The Triplets

  • Lemon
  • Lavender
  • Peppermint
Chapter 7: Healing Oils
  • Tea Tree
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Clove
  • Eucalyptus
Chapter 8: Mind, Mood, Sleep
  • Wild Orange
  • Lavender
  • Patchouli
  • Peppermint
  • Clary Sage

Chapter 9: Mother Oils

Chapter 10: Conclusion 

  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

Jill O'Hara

Jill O’Hara, RN, CHHP, RMT, is a Registered Nurse by profession, with 30+ years of experience. She has experienced both the strengths and weaknesses of Western Medicine. She is a Reiki Master Teacher (RMT), as well as a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, with areas of focus including Energy Healing, Life Coaching and the Essential Oil Therapies. Over the past 13 years Jill has worked in the WNY community as a Holistic Health Consultant serving all age groups. 

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Course Accreditation

Additional Accreditations:

Provider approved by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition, CE Broker Provider #: 50-13256.
Provider approved by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition, CE Broker Provider #: 50-13256.
Provider approved by the Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery, CE Broker Provider #: 50-13256.
Provider approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care, CE Broker Provider #: 50-13256.

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