Aromatherapy Classes in Wisconsin

Holistic Healing with Aromatherapy: Foundations and Theory
Aromatherapy Classes and Level I Aromatherapy Certificate Series
in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
with Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA 

At this time, Mind, Soul, and Self LLC is not offering face to face aromatherapy classes. Online classes are available. Click here for more info


aromatherapy essential oil certification classes Milwaukee Green Bay Madison Chicago Wisconsin IllinoisAbout the Series: Face to face Aromatherapy classes in Sheboygan, Wisconsin! Heal yourself and others! Aromatherapy and essential oils are very powerful tools in natural health and healing. Take a whole-body approach and learn how to personally and professionally use aromatherapy for holistic health and mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, energetic, and metaphysical well-being. Aromatherapy blends well with massage, bodywork, energy work, acupuncture, yoga, healing, counseling, nursing, Western Health care, meditation, TCM, Ayurveda, and naturopathy.

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Level 1 Graduates


This comprehensive 110 hour Level I aromatherapy series was created by Holistic Health Consultant, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Master Gardener, and American Botanical Council member Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA. Dr. Christina has hundreds of hours of training in both “French” aromatherapy and “British” aromatherapy and teaches true Holistic aromatherapy…. safely and ethically using oils via inhalation, topically, and internally when appropriate. Level I provides the foundation and theory behind ‘Holistic Healing with Aromatherapy.’ A 300 hour ‘Holistic Healing with Aromatherapy’ Level II is available after completion of Level I. Level II is unlike any other one out there as it combines clinical, medical, folk, metaphysical, and intuitive aromatherapy with holistic healing concepts. Throughout the Level II series, you will learn over 40 aromatherapy and holistic techniques to bring balance to the mind, body, spirit, and energy system. Students also learn an Aroma Reading Intuitive Aromatherapy Technique developed by Christina. You may take the whole series for fun and personal knowledge without pursuing the certificate of completion! You may also just take the Aroma 101 class as a comprehensive intro to aromatherapy. This series commits to the highest level of safety and ethics.


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Level 1 Graduates

Certificate: Students who attend modules Aroma 101-106 and complete required homework are eligible for a 110 hour Level I certificate of completion.


Educational Prerequisite: None. This is an entry-level series. This Aromatherapy Certification Program is designed to prepare students to become highly qualified professionals in the therapeutic and holistic uses of essential oils. Dr. Christina is an advocate of Integrative Medicine and strongly encourages medical and healthcare professionals to consider taking these classes. Level 1 Certification is required to take Level II classes.


Timeframe: It is strongly suggested that students complete the coursework for level 1 within the 6 months.  Recorded classes are available if a student needs to miss due to health or an emergency.


Frequency of Face to Face classes: Christina has not offered or taught the aromatherapy series face to face since 2015 as the demand has been for online classes in recent years.  The series includes 101: Healing with Aromatherapy, 102: Essential Oil Profiles, 103: Essential Oil Biochemistry, 104: Essential Oil Anatomy and Physiology, 105: The Art of Blending, and 106: The Art of Business. You may just attend Aroma 101 for a comprehensive introduction to aromatherapy. You may also just attend the Aroma 101 to 106 classes of your choice. You do not have to attend each class. A 110-hour Certificate is available to those students who do attend the whole series (Aroma 101 to 106) and complete additional homework requirements. You can take the entire series online. For more info about the online classes click here.


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Level 1 Graduates

Please note: These are brand-neutral classes. Dr. Christina does not advocate for any certain brand of essential oils nor does she sell any certain brand; she purchases oils from many different companies and currently has oils from over 12 different companies.  There are a lot of really great companies out there. In professional aromatherapy, the focus should be on safely and effectively using the oils, not on fighting over what company is the best. In Aroma 101, she will introduce you to over 30 essential oil companies. She encourages the student to find the company or companies that best align with their philosophies. Aroma 102 introduces students to ways to make their own essential oils and infused oils.


Supplies: Each module includes an 8 hour class, a comprehensive workbook, written materials, reading, homework, videos, and content. There are 6 modules in level one for a total of 110 hours. Essential oils are not included in the classes. Students are responsible for purchasing their own oils and carrier oils along the way. Some great oils to start out with include lavender, chamomile, tea tree, peppermint, eucalyptus, lemon, and bergamot. Some great carrier oils include jojoba, grapeseed, sesame, almond, and coconut oil. Students are encouraged to slowly build up their essential oils collection as they progress in classes. Many students have a good idea of what oils they would like to start purchasing after attending Aroma 101 and Aroma 102. There is a required book for the series that students should purchase before Aroma 102:  Essential Oil Safety: A Guide For Health Care Professionals, 2nd Edition By Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young. There is also a Suggested book: The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd edition by Salvatore Battaglia.


How are these classes different than other aromatherapy class and certifications? Class sizes are small with lots of personal attention and mentoring! Dr. Christina is an aromatherapy instructor in the Midwest with over 20 years of experience. Christina has a PhD in Health Psychology, additional Training in Transpersonal Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, a Bachelor’s in Psychology, another Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, is a Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Master Gardener, Reiki Master Teacher, Ordained Minister, and one of only a few people teaching aromatherapy classes/certifications in the USA with a doctoral degree. As a Master Gardener, Christina works the University of Wisconsin Extension Horticulture Hotline, is the project chair of the Indoor Gardens at John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI, is a member of the American Botanical Council, and is on the Sheboygan County Master Gardener Board of Directors where she is the current Vice President. Christina teaches Continuing Education Gardening Classes at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Dr. Christina is a supporter of organic farming, heirloom gardening, and non-GMOS. She is a published author and researcher in the field of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Christina has hundreds of hours of training in both “French” aromatherapy and “British” aromatherapy and teaches safely and ethically using oils via inhalation, topically, and internally when appropriate. Christina has aromatherapy training from Jade Shutes, David Crow, and Cathy Skipper. Christina is frequently interviewed by magazines and radio shows about aromatherapy (see the Media page on this website to view some interviews). She teaches a truly holistic aromatherapy programs that focuses on emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, energetic, metaphysical, and intuitive aromatherapy. She combines clinical and intuitive aromatherapy for true Holistic Aromatherapy. She developed an intuitive form of aromatherapy, Aroma Readings, and teaches this the level II series. Students in her level II series will learn over 40 aromatherapy techniques. Christina also focuses on heart-centered business practices, charity work, and social change. Here is her full bio:


Tuition: Each module (101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106) is $199. You can either pay as you go class by class or pay for the whole series in advance (by October 1, 2019) for a 10% discount.    


Class Location: Classes will be held at Mind, Soul, and Self LLC in Sheboygan, WI. Mind, Soul and Self LLC/Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach’s Office is located in The Riverbend District of Sheboygan, Wisconsin (right by the Sheboygan River and Kiwanis Park) at 1310 Wisconsin Avenue, 1st floor, Studio 105, Sheboygan, WI 53081. Easily accessible from Highways 23 and 43. Located 50 minutes north of Milwaukee and 60 minutes south of Green Bay. If you are coming from out of town and want to stay overnight, the following hotels are all a mile from Dr. Christina’s office: Blue Harbor (725 Blue Harbor Drive Sheboygan, WI ), Harbor Winds Hotel (905 S. 8th St, Sheboygan, WI), Econolodge (723 Center Street) or The Grandstay Residential Suites (708 Niagara Ave Sheboygan, WI). We are a block away from Starbucks and Glas Cafe and 5 blocks away from downtown Sheboygan and restaurants like Field to Fork, Black Pig, Il Ritrovo, Paradigm, Urbane, and Trattoria Stefano. We are also a mile away from John Michael Kohler Arts Center and Stephanie Weill Performing Arts Center. A lunch break is included in each class. You can either bring something along to eat, or you can choose to eat across the street at Glas Cafe; with indoor and outdoor seating right on the Sheboygan River. 


Level 1: Foundations and Theory of Aromatherapy

110 hours. Modules Aroma 101-106


Module 1/Aroma 101-Healing with Aromatherapy/Intro to Aromatherapy
Essential oils are nature’s holistic medicine and a form of Complementary and Integrative Health.  Learn about the different categories of Complementary and Integrative Health, what aromatherapy is, its history and modern development, how oils are produced, properties of the oils, carrier oils and their therapeutic properties, how to blend and safely use oils, techniques, and lots of recipes. We will be sampling many essential oils, learning about reputable companies and what to look for when purchasing oils, endangered oils, and focusing on using aromatherapy for self-care. We will discuss the professional aromatherapy and herbal organizations and their guidelines. We will also discuss integrating aromatherapy into your lifestyle and careers. We devote time to learning Animal Aromatherapy. We will also be making an aromatherapy product for you to take home. This class is for anyone and everyone! This is the prerequisite class for all other classes in the ‘Holistic Healing with Aromatherapy’ certification series. Take “Healing with Aromatherapy” alone, or delve deeper into aromatherapy with the whole series. Module includes 8 hour face to face class with lunch break,  a comprehensive workbook with additional written materials, reading, homework, exercises, content, and videos. Tuition: $199. Registration info at bottom of this page. 


Module 2/Aroma 102-Essential Oil Profiles
This class offers students an opportunity to delve deeper into aromatherapy. We will profile 40 essential oils in detail, including each oil’s Latin name, genus, species, cultivation, horticulture, production, botany, taxonomy, and holistic use (emotional, physical, spiritual). We will also cover essential oil testing, GCMS, adulteration, and quality of oils. Instructor will also demonstrate how to produce your own essential oils and infused oils. Module includes 8 hour face to face class with lunch break,  a comprehensive workbook with additional written materials, reading, homework, exercises, content, and videos. Tuition: $199. Pre-requisite: Aroma 101. Required book: Essential Oil Safety: A Guide For Health Care Professionals, 2nd Edition By Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young. Suggested book: The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy by Salvatore Battaglia. 


Module 3/Aroma 103-Essential Oil Biochemistry
Class covers the science behind how aromatherapy works! Learn about the psychopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical action of essential oils and how they affect brain and body chemistry. Class covers how oils work, chemistry, psychopharmacology, pharmacology, properties of essential oil chemical constituents, the mode of action, and rates of absorption of essential oils. We also cover essential oil therapy contraindications and interactions. Module includes 8 hour face to face class with lunch break, a comprehensive workbook with additional written materials, reading, homework, exercises, content, and videos.  Tuition: $199. Pre-requisite: Aroma 101 and 102. Required book: Essential Oil Safety: A Guide For Health Care Professionals, 2nd Edition By Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young. Suggested book: The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy by Salvatore Battaglia.


Module 4/Aroma 104-Essential Oil Anatomy and Physiology
We will cover anatomy and physiology as it pertains to essential oil therapy and application. Systems covered include limbic, olfactory, lymphatic, immune, skin, respiratory, integumentary, reproductive, circulatory, nervous, endocrine, urinary, musculoskeletal, and digestive. We will also cover dis-ease and ailments of these systems as well as the best oils and techniques for each system. Students will be introduced to Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI). Module includes 8 hour face to face class with lunch break, a comprehensive workbook with additional written materials, homework, and exercises and access to anatomy and physiology course. Tuition: $199. Pre-requisite: Aroma 101, 102, and 103. Nursing students and massage students with previous anatomy and physiology must still take this class as it cover this info as it pertains to essential oils/aromatherapy. Required book: Essential Oil Safety: A Guide For Health Care Professionals, 2nd Edition By Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young. Suggested book: The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy by Salvatore Battaglia. 


Module 5/Aroma 105-The Art of Blending
Further explore the art and craft of blending essential oils and designing synergies! Enhance your ability to create effective, balanced, holistic, dynamic, and pleasant smelling therapeutic blends! In the best aromatherapy blends it is hard to pick out the individual oils as they merge together so well.  This class will explore 5+ blending theories in detail and each student will create a therapeutic/clinical blend using each theory. We will focus on creating blends for sleep, stress, mood, pain, chronic health conditions, and unique client situations. We will work on ‘listening’ through our noses to discern fragrance characteristics and principle aromatic qualities. This is also an opportunity for students to present client cases for assistance with designing effective aromatherapy and natural health treatment plans. Module includes 8 hour face to face class with lunch break, a comprehensive workbook with additional written materials, homework,  content, and exercises. Tuition: $199. 


Module 6/Aroma 106-The Art of Business
This class will focus on developing a holistic business, with an emphasis on aromatherapy.  This class will provide a strong business foundation for level 1 aromatherapists.  In this professional development class, students are introduced to Holism, the Holistic Paradigm and The New Wellness Wheel created by Dr. Christina. We will also cover how to do a clinical aromatherapy session, client assessment techniques including tongue diagnosis and pulse diagnosis.  We will discuss the referral process and working as a healthcare team with other professionals. Christina will mentor you on developing your client consultation and recommendation skills and will introduce you to Positive Psychology Techniques, The Stages of Change, and Motivational Interviewing Strategies. We will cover creating intake and informed consent forms, developing products and labeling, sales tax, and basic marketing skills. We will cover the Code of Ethics from NAHA and AIA. We will also discuss evidenced-based aromatherapy, research, how to read and evaluate research, and where to locate credible resources. Module includes 8 hour face to face class with lunch break, a comprehensive workbook with additional written materials, homework, content, and exercises. Tuition: $199. 


Level I 110 hour aromatherapy certificate available after Modules Aroma 101-106:

  • 48 hours of face to face class (Aroma 101-106)
  • 4 hours of essential oil profiles (part of Module 102)
  • 10 hours of essential oil chemistry (part of Module 103)
  • 20 hours of Anatomy and Physiology  (Part of Module 104)
  • 18 hours of homework, practice, and reading for Modules 101-106
  • 5 hands on case studies (10 hours)
  • Final Exam (Please note there is a $50 correction fee for the exam and case studies)



  • Contact Dr. Christina at or 608.393.7353 with questions.
  • Class sizes are small with lots of individual mentoring and attention.
  • Register by paying the class fee below. Registration cannot be confirmed without payment.
  • You can either pay for the whole series upfront for a 10% discount, or you can pay as you go, one class at a time
  • The total cost for the whole series if you pay for one class at a time is $1194. If you pay for the whole series in full, receive 10% off (save $120)!
  • Dr. Christina will confirm your registration via email within 48 hours after payment is received.
  • Please note, if you cancel your attendance less than 5 days before the 101 class, your payment is non-refundable, non-transferable, and is forfeited. A lot of work goes into preparing for class. If you cancel less than 5 days before the 101 class, you will be sent the class recording. 
  • Contact Christina if you prefer to send a money order or check. If you pay with a check, it must be received and cashed prior to each class.
  • Recorded classes with phone consultation with Dr. Christina are available if you need to miss a class due to vacation, an emergency or illness.
  • For each subsequent class (Aroma 102 to 106), please try to register at least 3 days prior to class. To register, please pay for the class in full below.
  • If the minimum amount of 4 students to hold class is not met, class may be canceled or rescheduled, so please register early to guarantee class is held.
  • Please note that the correction fee for the exam and case studies is $50 and is due when you are completed with all homework and ready for certification. This will be discussed in the classes.



I took Christina’s Professional Aromatherapy Certification course and it was so much more than I had anticipated. I loved how truly holistic her course is as we went into the clinical, emotional, metaphysical, and mental uses of essential oils. I went into the course thinking I was going to learn the basics on essential oils but I came out with having learned how to be a well rounded holistic professional. Christina, having a Phd is Health Psychology, was able to give us a viewpoint on the many uses of aromatherapy in a way many people could not have. On top of that, she has been expanding her practice for many years. I felt very lucky to have such an educated teacher passing along her knowledge to me. She is very dedicated to educating and molding confident and safe practicing professionals. In addition, we learned emotional and spiritual techniques that turned out to be so useful in my practice. Mind. Soul. Self. allowed my healing practice to be what I have always wanted it to be….TRUE Holistic wellness. I highly recommend this course to anyone willing to open their minds and break old thought patterns. Once I did, I was able to gain the tools I needed to be a confident wellness practitioner. -Steph, Madison, WI


Prior to level 1 certification I was using essential oils for over 2 years, like a large majority of users I figured I knew the all about the world of essential oils. However I was wrong! This course taught me so much more than EO’s it introduced me to the world of botanical healing. In this series she teaches the safest and most effective ways to use aromatherapy to help not only the body but the mind and spirit as well. It also taught me how precious essential oils are and how important it is to respect them and use them responsibly. This course will show you a whole new way of thinking about health care for you and your family. Anyone who loves essential oils or has been curious about aromatherapy should definitely take this course. What I love most is not only has this course left me with a solid foundation in holistic aromatherapy but it also gives me a very valuable resource. Dr Christina is in my opinion one of the most valuable resources the aromatherapy industry has. Her teaching style is causal but very informative she is very easy to talk to and is there for me when advice is needed. If for some reason she doesn’t have the answer she will provide you with the proper resources to find the answer which I have found to be a rare trait these days. I am proud to say I have studied under and know her. Thank you Dr Christina for all of your hardwork and dedication in prepare this course please never stop doing what you do! -Drew Moss, Main Street Massage, Sioux City South Dakota


I began taking aromatherapy classes with Christina because I have always been interested in essential oils. I am a registered yoga teacher and have attended a few yoga classes where the instructor used oils during Savasana or diffused them in the room during class. I thought it would be fun to learn more about essential oils, so that I could use them in my classes. After the first aromatherapy class, taught by Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach, I was hooked! I found all of the information and hands(nose)–on learning useful and profound. As the classes progressed, I began teaching a yoga class using essential oils that I blended. The response from my students was positive and they started to ask me if I sold my blends. This sparked the idea to create my own business and now, I create different essential oil blends and self-care products. I also offer aromatherapy consultations for those that are looking for an intuitive and personal approach to creating therapeutic essential oil blends. I am very thankful to Christina! Holistic Aromatherapy classes have opened doors for me both personally and professionally! ~ Namaste ~ Melissa D. Registered Yoga Instructor Oconomowoc, WI


Participating in the series ” Holistic Healing with Aromatherapy” was a very meaningful experience for me as an individual, and as someone who is always seeking to learn and grow as an energy practitioner. Taking this series has enhanced my life in more ways than I thought possible. Healing myself and helping others to heal themselves through essential oils was just part of it. The use of essential oils has enhanced intuitive abilities within me, opened my heart to become more compassionate, and brought forth a deeper appreciation of Gods beautiful creation- nature, and all it has to offer us. I will never look at plants, trees, flowers and grasses the same way again! Christina passes on her love of working with the essential oils to her students, making every class interesting, fun and uplifting. She is a wealth of knowledge and it is apparent to all who study with her, that she truly enjoys imparting her wisdom and watching her students evolve and grow. ~Moira D. L.P.N. Reiki practitioner, Holistic Aromatherapist. Milwaukee, WI


Having taken several short, as well as weekend-long, classes with Christina, her freshness of information and approach to connecting with students and teaching continues to amaze and inspire me! a whole new world has been opened to me through essential oils…i cannot thank you enough…I can’t wait till we meet again 🙂 ~Cindy M. Reiki Practitioner and Healing Touch Practitioner Rochester, MN


Christina Wilke-Burbach is a fabulously gifted teacher! Her aromatherapy class was informative and fun! A great learning experience! I highly recommend this class to anyone who is interested in learning the health benefits of aromatherapy! I took away experience that will last me a lifetime!~ Connie T. CNA, RMT, Juneau, WI


I highly recommend the Aromatherapy Certification to anyone who is searching for a small class size, personal attention, lots of resources, learning opportunities in and out of the classroom, a comprehensive course curriculum, and having a very knowledgeable instructor who is dedicated to making sure you have fun and succeed. I always anticipated each class; I loved the thought-provoking class discussions, class activities, and of course learning about the healing properties of essential oils! Aromatherapy is without a doubt a staple in my business and personal life. Thank you Christina! ~Robyn P. LMT, Milwaukee, WI.


Thank you Mary Laven, for bringing Christina Wilke-Burbach, PhD, to Rochester, MN! Having the classes at your Wind Over Fire Healing Arts Center was a delight! Because these classes delve into so much information about Essential Oils, I am now better able to discern which products truly affect me physically and why—ultimately I can avoid contact with them. Experiencing and using Essential Oils is a process of looking forward, learning more, and then being able to incorporate the oils into my own Integrated Health Practices. ~Norrie L. MacIlraith, RN, BSN, MS, CNS, TH, HTP. Rochester, MN


Anyone interested in learning how to use essential oils safely and responsibly should seriously consider learning from Christina Wilke-Burbach. I was impressed with her expertise and practical approach to using essential oils. She presents the material in a professional yet informal way that allows everyone to share, ask questions and receive hands on experience. I know there are many books and materials available for those who want to know more about using oils, however, for those who want to use essential oils on themselves, friends, or family or to incorporate the use of aroma therapy with other alternative modalities, I highly recommend you take Christina’s classes. Not only will you feel more comfortable blending and using essential oils, but you will come away from the classes realizing just how much more there is to learn. I found myself anxious to learn more from Christina. She has a wonderful sense of humor and makes learning fun. I admire her enthusiasm and appreciate the great amount of time and research she put into the written materials, including valuable and reliable resources for further reading and references. The Level I classes were quite an eye opener for me and I am extremely honored to have had the opportunity to learn from Christina. She is an exceptional woman who whollistically lives and breathes what she teaches. ~Pamela B. Reiki Master Teacher, Iowa


“Explore the ancient mystical glimmering of nature and science. Healing with Essential Oils is a great resource of a world forgotten. But our spirit has not, thus enters educator and Light worker, Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach, who is a scholar, teacher and a practioner of clinical and intuitive Aromatherapy, has created a thoughtful and honest course(s) for the sole purpose of changing lifestyles, beliefs and old habits into methods of facilitated healing. My discovery of holistic healing has begun with the art and science of caring for the whole person – body, mind and spirit, through Aromatherapy certification 101-104. Western medicine is embracing this value of Palliative Care, that is respecting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient. These medicines of the earth are not only for the medical community, but are a timeless apothecary for our families and community. Christina is professional in every aspect of instruction. Her heart and motivation to build a better tomorrow is with warm roots and refreshing energy. Thank you Christina for passing on the sciences of Herbology and Aromatherapy. ~Laura M Hartert, Mayo Hospital, Rochester, MN


Regarding Level 1 and Level 2 Aromatherapy with Christina Wilke-Burbach, Ph.D.… After taking both of the Healing with Aromatherapy Intensives Levels 1 and 2, I am impressed with the depth of knowledge that Christina has regarding these magnificent gifts of nature known as essential oils. It is unfortunate that they are not better understood for their medicinal properties, and are confused with perfumery and scented candles. The oils are the essential life-force of each of the plants and as such, have the medicinal properties of each plant. It is beyond aromatherapy into botanical therapy! These classes are not just about dispensing oils to work on something symptomatic in an individual’s body, but learning about the organic chemistry or the chemical composition of the oils, their uses and effect on the body. We covered safety precautions based on science and chemical reactions, and science-based ethical standards of practice. And considering all these factors, how these oils can work with an individual holistically by taking into consideration ALL that is going on with each person. It is a true form of individualized treatment! What you will learn in these classes far exceed the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) requirements. “Her course work is amazing and thorough and is for every healing practitioner serious about working in a holistic way with clients and patients” ~Mary Laven, Executive Director of Wind over Fire Healing Arts Center, Rochester, MN.


I have been blown away by the series 1 and 2 classes for Clinical Aromatherapy Certification. Never before have I been so excited about learning. Christina is an amazing teacher who inspires us all to be our best selves. The class was very in depth and informative, yet fun and light. Thank you so much Christina. ~Ann Fothergill, Registered Dental Hygienist, Milwaukee, WI