Frequently Asked Questions

Joyessence is a family run business with 3 generations of professional aromatherapists to guide you through your aromatherapy journey. We are one of the first established schools in Canada and the most influential in helping to develop the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA). We are proud that half of the CFA schools have been created by our graduates.  As health care professionals with over 40 years of clinical experience we are dedicated to ensuring our course material is always up to date and research based. 

“I’m proud to have been your student and to have graduated from Joyessence Aromatherapy Centre and I look forward to a lifelong adventure in the world of aromatherapy.” L. Meera, Brookline, MA

Yes, upon successful completion you will be a professional aromatherapist who may work in a clinical setting within your scope of practice and be considered a clinical aromatherapist.

“Thank you for providing the most amazing course I have ever taken.” S. Wickler, Beeton, ON

Joy: In addition to my education and clinical experience I believe in the power and effectiveness of essential oils and am very dedicated to passing my knowledge along to my students. I have trained thousands of students over the years and many of them have told me that our course has changed their lives. 

Julie: As a Health & Safety Specialist I am committed to teaching our students about the safe application of essential oils. Having worked as a Clinical Educator and Wellness Coordinator in an acute care hospital setting for over a decade I am able to share my medical knowledge and work experience with our students.

“I just wanted to thank you both for all your help while working toward the Aromatherapy certification. All my questions were answered so promptly. Not sure how you two manage to keep up. I really appreciated being able to explore the oils’ application to my energy practice. Certainly has enhanced my business and has set me on a new path of exploration. Put me in a happy place.”  Z. Behnke-Calgary AB.

Not at all. We are not profit driven instead we prioritize our students’ learning experience.

“Thank you so much for this well organized and inexpensive course. I have to say it is really worth the money.” M. Chiang, Calgary, AB

You have two years to complete your studies but many have completed within 1 year.

“Thank you so much again for your help and advice over the past year, I have had nothing but fun with this course! I am so grateful for all I have learned. Thanks again!!!!” A. Lalonde, Kemptville, ON

It gives you credibility and is important for municipal licensing. These are the largest self-regulating Aromatherapy Associations in Canada and the United States and they are respected all over the world.

“I loved the course and your help and quick response to all emails and questions was so appreciated. Thank you again for everything. I cannot say it enough.” D. Buck, Calgary, AB

No, but we have a supplier at: who we recommend that provides a Student Starter Kit at a discounted price of 25% below wholesale. Our students can however purchase essential oils from any supplier.

“You have been a great part in my success! Thank you so much for all your help! You are an amazing teacher and coach!” N. Boudreau, Moncton, NB

Yes, our students write the CFA National Exam which is subject to a fee. The exam is also on-line so you can complete it from the comfort of your home. 

“Your books are very systematic, well organized and have interesting details. I like that.” R. Puri, Mississauga, ON

Yes, it is a requirement for writing the CFA National Exam for certification. We also review the appropriate oils for each body system and explore their usage and application methods. 

“I am excited for the future. You have been the best teachers I could have asked for.” L. Babuglia, Welland, ON

You can read more of our students' comments on the testimonials page

Our courses are recognized by various professional associations for earning CEUs