Our Graduates

You’re no longer content to research and experiment on your own. It is time to join a growing movement of people transforming health and wellness naturally. You want the highest-quality aromatherapy education available to feel 100% confident in your ability to use essential oils safely and effectively – and share them with others.

We believe that everyone has the right to feel healthy, happy, and whole. Our mission is to help people live their best lives by sharing our knowledge about holistic health through aromatherapy education.

We love what we do!

Our graduates understand essential oils beyond the basic information found in many popular books or websites. We teach you how to use essential oils safely, effectively, and compassionately – so that you can share them with confidence in your abilities as an aromatherapy practitioner.

We will guide you through each part of your coursework, from choosing appropriate essential oils, formulating blends that are effective, sustainable and more.

About the Program

You Love Aromatherapy. Now What? The Helianthus School of Holistic Arts!

The Helianthus School is a leading online and virtual aromatherapy school. We provide a comprehensive educational program to become a confident aromatherapy practitioner. 

 Our curriculum includes up-to-date information on 65 essential oil profiles, essential oil chemistry, botany & taxonomy, applied aromatherapy, anatomy & physiology, and more!

 Our program is highly interactive, engaging, and up-to-date! Students gain clinical and professional knowledge in a virtual classroom setting in this empowering course, with practical hands-on experience. Courses are recognized and meet the certification requirements set by the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA) to use the trademarked designation of CAHP® (Certified Aromatherapy Health Professional).


Aromatherapy is a therapeutic modality that uses essential oils to promote health and well-being. Using plants' aromatic and healing properties, Aromatherapy is an effective solution for promoting physical, mental, and emotional balance.

 We offer intensive, comprehensive training in aromatherapy. The curriculum is designed for advanced experience levels, but no pre-requisites are required. We offer additional aromatherapy courses beginning with Aromatherapy 101 if you feel that is more appropriate.  

425-hour course:

After successful completion you will:

  • Have comprehensive knowledge of essential oils and essential oil chemistry
  • Be proficient in creating therapeutic blends and produce a variety of personal aromatherapy products
  • Be proficient in conducting professional quality client consultations and assessment
  • Have the ability to work in a clinical setting
  • Have business knowledge
  • Understand how aromatherapy applies to special groups

Our class sizes are limited so that each student receives individualized mentoring throughout their coursework. In addition to our online courses, many students choose to take advantage of our hands-on workshops where they can learn by doing.

Who is this course for?

There are no pre-requisites required or previous training - only a willingness to learn!

  • Entrepreneurs looking for a new venture

  • Massage Therapists

  • Reflexologists

  • Aestheticians/Cosmetologists

  • Nurses

  • Wellness Advocates

  • Holistic Practitioners

  • Yoga Instructors

  • Reiki Practitioners

  • Coaches + Therapists

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Course Overview

Aromatherapy Foundations

Materia Aromatica

Aromatic Chemistry

Taxonomy + Botany

Formulations + Blending Perspectives 

Aromatic Skincare

Expanded Applications

Anatomy + Physiology

Case Studies


  • Is this a self paced course?

    The course is designed so students start together receiving bi-weekly (every two weeks) instruction. We find this type of instruction more engaging, as it provides students the opportunity to collaborate with fellow classmates with community support and accountability. Students have two years from the start date to complete the course and certification requirements.

  • What does the course include?

    The course includes live course instruction every two weeks, additional course videos, a 475+ page manual, Anatomy & Physiology course, one on one mentoring and exam fees.

  • Why are essential oils not included with the program?

    A lot of students who apply for the course already have a selection of essential oils. If a student wishes to purchase an essential oil starter kit, a couple of options are available (at an additional cost). There is also the opportunity to purchase a full class kit that includes everything students require to complete the in-class projects (not including case study materials).

  • How long is the course?

    Students have two years to complete the course requirements. Bi-weekly live classes will run September 20 until June 13, 2023 (no classes in December). Live classes will be Tuesday evenings via Zoom. One half Saturday per month will be dedicated to formulations + product making (available in-person and via Zoom).

Your Instructor

Maria Fiordalisi

Welcome to the Helianthus School of Holistic Arts! I’m Maria, a certified holistic health coach, and wellness practitioner. I am passionate about helping people live healthy lifestyles and helping them reach their goals. I have been certified as a wellness practitioner since 2014. I started with reflexology, and I quickly fell in love with it. It has led me to continue my journey in alternative holistic healing therapies, including Reflexology for the feet, hands, and face, Reiki, Aromatherapy Massage, Crystal Therapy, Indian Head Massage, and Holistic Health & Wellness Coaching, and much more! I am the founder and a Level 3 certified clinical aromatherapist with the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and a Certified Aromatherapy Health Practitioner with the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA). I am excited to share my passion for wellness with you!