Pregnancy, Children, Aroma, & Herbs

We are discontinuing and retiring this aromatherapy series. No longer available. 

Conception to Delivery and Beyond: Essential Oils, Hydrosols, & Herbs for Conception, Pregnancy, Labor, Postpartum, Infants, and Children

Online Series With Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA & Nikki Mehlhorn RN, CA


About the series: Join Certified Aromatherapists, holistic healers, and healthcare professionals Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD and Nikki Mehlhorn RN for a natural health journey through pregnancy to childhood! This four-part series covers how to safely use essential oils, herbs, and hydrosols to support holistic health and wellness from conception and beyond! There are varying viewpoints on the use of essential oils during pregnancy (and with infants and children) with one extreme stating to never use oils and the other extreme stating all oils are ok to use internally and externally. We present a safe and balanced approach to the use of essential oils and discuss aromatherapy techniques and other Complementary and Integrative approaches as women try to conceive, to support wellness in all stages of pregnancy, to assist with labor and delivery, for postpartum care, breastfeeding, and with infants and children. Often herbs and hydrosols can be safer and more effective options for pregnant women and infants/children, so students will learn how to blend essential oils, herbs, and hydrosols together to best serve their clients, friends, and family. Please note, this is a brand neutral class. We do not promote any brand of essential oils. It is up to the student to find a company or companies that they trust. Each class includes a detailed workbook and additional written materials. Each class is 4 hours long for a total of 16 hours of class time. 

Class One covers Aromatherapy and Herbal basics, essential oil blending, herbal preparations, safety, interactions, considerations, and abortificacents. This class provides the foundation for the entire series. 4 hours long. We are discontinuing and retiring this aromatherapy series. No longer available. 

Class Two covers the use of essential oils, herbs, hydrosols, and other natural health techniques from Conception throughout Pregnancy. Class covers aphrodisiac and stress-reducing oils and herbs to assist in conception and aromatherapy and herbal techniques from 1st to 3rd trimester. 4 hours long. We are discontinuing and retiring this aromatherapy series. No longer available. 

Class Three covers the use of essential oils, herbs, hydrosols, and natural health techniques to assist in Labor and Delivery and for Postpartum care, including breastfeeding and healing stretch marks, episiotomies, etc. 4 hours long. We are discontinuing and retiring this aromatherapy series. No longer available. 

Class Four covers the use of essential oils, herbs, and hydrosols with Infants and Children. 4 hours long. We are discontinuing and retiring this aromatherapy series. No longer available. 


Recommended Books:
Essential Oil Safety, 2nd edition by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young; Aromatherapy and Herbal Remedies for Pregnancy, Birth, and Breastfeeding by Demetria Clark; Botanical Safety Handbook by the American Herbal Products Association.


Class is entry level and open to anyone. There are no prerequisites.


Please note: Once purchased, you have permanent access to the online classes and materials. They can all be downloaded and saved to your computer or device or flash drive forever. There is no time limit to complete. You can take as long as you want. I know some people have finished them in less than a month and others have taken over 5 years. All self-paced and up to your schedule. I will still provide support to aroma students if they have questions until they are done with the classes. My Aroma Level 1 and Aroma Level 2 are both being retired as I am now focusing on teaching spiritual/energetic aromatherapy, natural perfumery, and herbal medicine (using the whole plant, not just the essential oils). I have been an aromatherapist for 20 years, am still an aromatherapist, and still use aromatherapy for healing, but my practice and teaching is evolving. Please note, the Practicums (homework and exam) are no longer offered as a part of this program. As of 2019, this is not a certification program anymore, though the student can still voluntarily choose to take the Aromatherapy Registration Council exam and become a registered aromatherapist and/or pursue membership in NAHA or AIA (the professional aromatherapy organizations). As an alternative medicine technique, aromatherapy is not regulated by the USA government or any individual state. Aromatherapy is currently an unregulated and unlicensed field both for the practice of aromatherapy as well as the manufacture of aromatherapy products. With regards to licensing: aromatherapy is an unlicensed profession in the United States. Many aromatherapy practitioners hold a license in another occupation, e.g. nursing, massage therapy, esthetics, naturopathy, acupuncture, etc. Because licensing tends to be profession driven rather than government-driven, it is highly unlikely that we will see a license for aromatherapy anytime soon, if ever. So you do not need a certification or license to be an aromatherapist in the USA. I don’t believe alternative medicine should be regulated and licensed. Once it is regulated, it is not alternative medicine anymore…it is mainstream.



Optional Individual Consultations with Christina: You can add phone or web consultations with Dr. Christina to your class experience for $40 per 30 minutes. You can schedule one consultation at the beginning of the program or you can schedule a consultation after each class. Email Dr. Christina to schedule your consultation(s). You can pay for them here:


About Christina Wilke-Burbach, PhD, RMT, CA
Christina is a leading aromatherapy professional and teacher in the Midwest. She has been professionally using aromatherapy for over 20 years. Christina is a Member of the American Botanical Council and is frequently interviewed by magazines and radio shows about aromatherapy. She is a Holistic Healing Facilitator, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Master Gardener, wellness consultant, Reiki Master Teacher, ordained minister, intuitive, light worker, and an Awakening Your Light Body Graduate. Her business is Mind, Soul, and Self LLC based out of WI and specializes in Women’s Wellness. She has her PhD in Health Psychology. Her doctoral research focused on mind/body techniques and cardiovascular disease. She has a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, 2 bachelor degrees in Psychology and Cultural Anthropology, and a minor in Sociology. She worked in the mental health, health care, and addiction fields before starting her own business in 2007. She has studied with Stan Grof, MD, PhD, the co-founder of the field of Transpersonal Psychology. She has presented at academic conferences and has taught hundreds of classes, workshops, and group sessions throughout the Midwest and beyond. She is a published author and award winning researcher and healthcare provider. She was an instructor in The Art of Healing School of Energy Medicine in Milwaukee, WI and was an instructor in the Institute of Intuitive Arts and Sciences in Madison, WI. She supervised graduate student research in the psychology department at Cardinal Stritch University. She combines science with intuition. For more info, please visit:


About Nikki Mehlhorn RN, CA
Nikki is a Registered Nurse, Certified Aromatherapist, Reiki Master Practitioner, Aroma Touch Technique Practitioner and trained in Chakra balancing, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), and Healing Touch. She is the creator of an amazing healing modality she has termed Aroma Light Technique. This technique utilizes a light touch topical application of essential oils, foot reflexology, and Reiki/Healing Touch to enhance relaxation and stress reduction, promote healing, boost vital life force energy, and supports balance and harmony of your mind/body/spirit. She is also currently obtaining her doula certification. Nikki has an Associate Degree in Nursing from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Concordia University of Wisconsin. She started Nikki’s Natural Way in 2013 and specializes in holistic wellness, Aromatherapy and Energy Medicine. She has worked as a nurse since graduating in 2008 and believes in an integrative approach to wellness. Bringing together western medicine and alternative medicine to expand the potential for healing with a “whole” body approach to wellness. Prior to starting nursing school, Nikki served four years in the United States Navy. This experience taught her attention to detail, the importance of communication and listening, and ingrained the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment which she applies to all that she does. She believes strongly in creating a safe and comfortable environment for all who come to see her.



Registration: We are discontinuing and retiring this aromatherapy series. No longer available.