Are you ready to learn AromaChemistry?
AromaChemistry Online Course is Here.
With an Exclusive Launch Offer Thru 4/30.
Dr. Tim makes chemistry funner than ever!

Alkynes of Awesome:
Dr. Tim’s free radical love has revolutionized aromatherapy chemistry

If you’ve ever met Dr. Timothy Miller, you know that his love for life in general is absolutely insoluble, and his infectious enthusiasm only deepens when he’s talking about two of his greatest loves: aromatherapy and chemistry.
(Do you see why aromatherapy chemistry was a perfect calling?!)

In this 30-minute interview hosted by Nyssa Hanger of the Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy and Inner Sanctum, Dr. Tim chats about how he fell in love with chemistry (and teaching aromatherapy chemistry!) long before he ever picked up a vial of essential oils, his advice on how to start delving deeper into the chemistry of aromatherapy, and best of all, his all-time favorite aromatherapy compound. You might be surprised at which one it is!

Interested in taking your essential oil chemistry knowledge to another level? Take advantage of the AromaChemistry Bundles we’ve fused together before they Argon. With the #ultimatearomanerd, Dr. Tim, as your guide, we’re positive (proton-style) you’ll be in your element.

Get to know Dr. Tim's Teaching Style:

This course is designed to be a low-pressure, fun learning environment where we start at the most fundamental, basic level for all topics discussed. Absolutely no prior understanding of chemistry needed – we are starting at Square 1 and will use easy-to- understand language throughout the course!


AromaChemistry Online | Course Syllabus (6 Lessons) 

Lesson 1 | Introduction to AromaChemistry (2 hours)

  • An Introduction to AromaChemistry (35 minutes)
  • Covalent Bonds & The Golden Rule (10 minutes)
  • Ionic Bonds (20 minutes)
  • Writing Out Structures (25 minutes)
  • An Introduction to Benzene (15 minutes)
  • Meditation Review – Lesson 1 (15 minutes)
  • Quiz – Lesson 1

Lesson 2 | Chemical Families (1.5 hours)

  • An Introduction to Chemical Families (15 minutes)
  • Chemical Families Identification Exercise (30 minutes)
  • Biosynthetic Pathways (15 minutes)
  • Terpenes vs. Terpenoids (15 minutes)
  • Meditation Review – Lesson 2 (15 minutes)
  • Quiz – Lesson 2

Lesson 3 | Introduction to Functional Groups (1.5 hours)

  • An Introduction to Functional Groups (15 minutes)
  • Functional Groups Review – Part 1 (15 minutes)
  • Functional Groups Review – Part 2 (20 minutes)
  • Functional Groups Review – Part 3 (15 minutes)
  • Functional Groups Review – Final Review (10 minutes)
  • Meditation Review – Lesson 3 (15 minutes)
  • Quiz – Lesson 3

Lesson 4 | Miscellaneous AromaChemistry Topics (2 hours)

  • An Introduction to Isomers and Structural Isomers (25 minutes)
  • Stereoisomers (35 minutes)
  • Chemotypes (30 minutes)
  • CO2 Extraction vs. Distillation (30 minutes)
  • Alcohols: Primary vs. Secondary vs. Tertiary (30 minutes)
  • Quiz – Lesson 4

Lesson 5 | Functional Group Profiles (2.25 hours)

  • An Introduction the Components and Monoterpenes (15 minutes)
  • Monoterpenols (15 minutes)
  • Sesquiterpenes (15 minutes)
  • Sesquiterpenols and Diterpenols (15 minutes)
  • Phenols (15 minutes)
  • Ketones (15 minutes)
  • Aldehydes (15 minutes)
  • Esters (15 minutes)
  • Ethers (15 minutes)
  • Quiz – Lesson 5

Lesson 6 | Therapeutic Action and Safety Speculation (1 hour)

  • Therapeutic Action and Safety Speculation Exercise (60 minutes)
  • Quiz – Lesson 6


About Timothy Miller ND, LAc, RA

Timothy Miller ND, LAc, RA is a naturopathic physician, licensed acupuncturist, and registered aromatherapist. He is a graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR.

Dr. Miller is a chemistry nerd. He is fascinated by the chemistry found in the natural world. Fueled by the abundant, potent, and unique components within aromatherapy, Dr. Miller has sought to understand how essential oils act on the body and identify which clinical applications are best incorporated into practice.

Dr. Miller first began his aromatherapy studies in 2005. He has since traveled the world to advance his understanding of essential oils and their clinical implications. Dr. Miller has studied with Rhiannon Lewis, Mark Webb, Gabriel Mojay, Kurt Schnaubelt, and Jeffrey Yuen. He has successfully completed a National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) approved course and has completed the requirements to become a registered aromatherapist. He is a member of the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC).

Beyond his love of aromatherapy, Dr. Miller is an avid traveler and student of foreign languages. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, and being in nature. Dr. Miller loves to learn new things and is driven by self-improvement and emotional intelligence.

Dr. Miller believes deeply in Docere and loves to teach. He is an international speaker, workshop leader and contributing author. He believes learning should be fun and makes every attempt to engage his students in a profound and meaningful way.

We've teamed up with:

Rhiannon Lewis and Gabriel Mojay of the International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy
Sylla Hanger and Nyssa Hanger of the Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy and Inner Sanctum
Colleen Quinn of LabAroma

To bring you an AromaChemically reactive deal.

Choose your aroma bundle:

Option #1

​Aroma Book Worm Bundle
Featuring AromaChemistry: Full Course

11 hours 15 mins | 8 Lessons | $399.00 USD value With Timothy Miller ND, LAc, RA
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Clinical aromatherapy has never been so interesting.

The International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy​ (IJCA) meets the needs of clinical aromatherapists by presenting solid, practitioner-orientated and evidence-based information in a professional format.

Unlike any other aromatherapy journal currently available, each issue has a specific theme, with the majority of articles therein contributing valuable information concerning the chosen topic.

Two electronic issues are published each year (end of June and end of December). ​The themes for 2018 (Issue 13: Volumes 1 & 2) are Oncology and Palliative Care.

The​​ International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy​ (IJCA) was launched in 2004 in response to the demands of practitioners working with essential oils in healthcare and related professions.

It quickly established its reputation as the leading aromatherapy journal worldwide that both informs and extends knowledge and skills of practitioners working in the emerging field of clinical aromatherapy.

Clinical Aromatherapists often use a range of application methods, styles and doses that may differ from the more traditional styles such as aromatherapy massage.

Healthcare professionals also require a source of evidence​-​based information in order to successfully integrate clinical aromatherapy within orthodox practice.

All articles are peer reviewed and referenced where possible. Members of the editorial board are all highly experienced in the essential oil field.​ ​

The IJCA is the main sponsor of the renowned international clinical aromatherapy conference: botanica2018​. ​Botanica2018 will take place August​ 31st - September 3rd​ at the University of Sussex, ​near ​Brighton, England​.​

Bundle Value: $596.50
Launch Price: $399.00

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Option #2

Aroma Sage Bundle
Featuring AromaChemistry: Full Course

11 hours 15 mins | 8 Lessons | $399.00 USD value With Timothy Miller ND, LAc, RA
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Aromatherapy education for beginners and beyond.

The Inner Sanctum membership is the first of its kind to bring together the seasoned wisdom of practitioners in aromatherapy to share practical advice on using essential oils in your daily life.

“Inner Sanctum” is a term that usually refers to the most sacred room in a building, which only few can enter or even know about. When our advanced students visit Sylla’s home-office during classes, at some point, she will take them to where she has all her oils, books, special materials, and creations. There, they get to see and experience where she does all of her work and what it looks like to be a practicing aromatherapist.

We don't want this experience to be available only to local students or those who can travel for their education.

So we’ve created the Inner Sanctum Membership at Atlantic Institute—where all levels of aromatherapists can further their education.

What You Get as a Member

Each month, we will feature a new essential oil, beginning with Sylla's 12 favorite oils that someone special once gave her as a holiday gift. (You'll get the inside scoop on this cherished box of the "12 Oils of Christmas" that Sylla has kept in her office for almost 20 years.)

Monthly essential oil feature includes:

  • Essential Oil Exploration where Sylla will guide you through the profile of the featured oil that month, using the Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual and Natural Aromatic Materials: Odours and Origins.

  • Guided Meditation and Writing Exercise led by Nyssa, to deepen your relationship with the featured oil and open pathways for self-healing.

  • Our Favorite Recipes that we've used with the featured oil.

Each month also enjoy:

  • Sylla Speaks - Q&A with Sylla with a selected member of the Inner Sanctum. All members have a chance to be Sylla's interviewer of the month and ask her whatever they want. This conversation will be recorded and shared with the rest of the Inner Sanctum.

  • Nyssa Asks - Interview by Nyssa with a colleague of hers, where they will reflect on their time in the aromatherapy industry and share their own personal tips and tricks with the oils.

  • Lesson Drops - Learn aromatherapy one drop at a time with these simple and easy-to-follow lessons. Great for the beginner, though experienced aromatherapists can learn a thing or two as well!

We have so much to share!

So, in addition to the rich stories, remedies, insights and inspiration that you'll get each month, we’re also going to include BONUS CONTENT that will grow with the membership.

Bonus Content Includes:

  • Exclusive Yarden Walks where you can see Sylla’s home garden. Listen to her share about the plants that are blooming and thriving, while she also shares tips on creating your own yarden.

  • A collection of Sylla's talks and interviews with other professionals

  • A collection of our published papers and presentations

Access to special discounts and opportunities with the Atlantic Institute and our friends in the industry.

Bundle Value: $592.44
Launch Price: $399.00

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Option #3

Aroma Alchemist Bundle
Featuring AromaChemistry: Full Course

11 hours 15 mins | 8 Lessons | $399.00 USD value With Timothy Miller ND, LAc, RA
Bundle Bonus

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Aromatherapy blending has never been easier.

LabAroma is a chemistry-based, aromatherapy-focused, software tool which formulates the chemistry behind your essential oil blending. See your blends presented with a colorful, detailed chemistry breakdown as well as a physical and physiological analysis!

Make your blending experience rapid, accurate and fun with LabAroma!

LabAroma Build 3 launched early March 2018 with more blending innovation, chemical knowledge and intelligent technology to make your blending experience smarter, quicker, and more fun! New features include:

Let LabAroma convert your essential oil drops and/or percentage into a base blend in one click.

LabAroma’s extensive database off over 300 ingredients has now been enhanced with 42 new CO2 essential oils. Meet the new recruits and learn about their wonderful therapeutic powers.

An extensive and growing Recipe Library presented by Colleen is available on the software to inspire and enlighten your own creativity.

Get quick and convenient reminders of how your chemical groups and components behave and why you would use them within your blend.

Great, so are we! You can now make notes on all your blends. You can even edit this note in the future.

If you love a particular ingredient sheet and never want to lose the information, no problem? All Ingredient information sheets are now printable.

Dermal safety and guidance is coming to your information sheets.

We have added EFA's, Saturated Fats, Monounsaturated Fats, GLA's, Vitamin & Mineral breakdown to all our carrier oils.

Your blend will now have a detailed 5 tier explanation. Learn where your blend falls in terms of scent note.​

Still unsure how to use a LabAroma feature? Don’t worry, all the features have their own LabTutorial video, which will guide you to best utilize LabAroma technology. View all directly on your LabAroma profile page.

Bundle Value: $896.50
Launch Price: $399.00

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Option #4

Aroma Nerd Bundle
Featuring AromaChemistry: Full Course

11 hours 15 mins | 8 Lessons | $399.00 USD value With Timothy Miller ND, LAc, RA
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Deepen your knowledge of clinical aromatherapy.

Join Dr. Tim for a thorough introduction into the world of clinical aromatherapy and essential oils. You will discover the rich history of aromatherapy from the era of the ancients to modern times. We will delve into the world of plant physiology and learn the reasons why plants actually produce essential oils, as well as the differences between primary and secondary metabolites.

We will review the importance of quality and quality control and the analytical tools like gas chromatography and mass spectrometry that are used in aromatherapy. We will also highlight the various definitions found within the field of aromatherapy, how essential oils are extracted, their appropriate storage, and shelf-life. Students will be able to make practical considerations when comparing essential oils, as well as confidently ask the right questions to companies from whom they are considering purchasing essential oils.

NOTE: no company names will be mentioned or recommended

Learning Objectives

  • Have an appreciation for how concentrated and potent essential oils are
  • Have an appreciation for the rich history of aromatherapy and the various styles found in clinical practice
  • Understand the various processes of essential oil extraction
  • Understand the importance of dilution in clinical application of essential oils
  • Understand the importance of quality control in essential oil production
  • Understand the laboratory testing options available, their value and limitations, and potential for adulteration in the industry
  • Be able to ask the right questions to potential essential oil distributors so as to confidently select a company from whom to order product.
  • Understand the proper storage conditions of essential oils, as well as their shelf life

CE Pre-Approval

  • Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine – 3.25 hours General
  • New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors – 3.25 hours General
  • National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) – 2.0 CEs
  • New York State Licensed Massage Therapists – 2.0 CEs
  • National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) – approval pending

*Note: CE Pre-Approval in other States/Provinces via Reciprocity. Please read our FAQs.

Bundle Value: $594.00
Launch Price: $399.00

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The Fine Print: Promotion valid through 4/30/18 at midnight PST. If you purchase the IJCA bundle, you authorize Naturopathic CE to share your contact information with IJCA; 2-year subscription is valid for 2018 and 2019 only. If you select the Inner Sanctum bundle, you authorize Naturopathic CE to share your contact information with the Inner Sanctum; 6-month membership expires October 31st, 2018. If you select the LabAroma bundle, you authorize Naturopathic CE to share your contact information with LabAroma; 1-year subscription expires April 30th, 2019. 


"I feel much more confident to use essential oils safely and prepare blends that will be safe for my clients. I also believe it will be much easier and fun to continue my studies in chemistry on my own. Thank you for strengthening my knowledge and expertise in a way that will serve all of us."

- Lynn Buimline, LMT, CST, Clinical Aromatherapist

"I have been dreadful with chemistry since high school. It is different now. Dr. Tim makes it so easy and simple to understand. I will take every class he teaches."

- Lumduan Roth, Spa Therapist and Aromatherapist

As an experienced adult educator, I look for excellence in presentation, with clarity of concepts, engaging educator/presenter, and organization of topics. Dr. Tim is an engaging presenter/educator and his step-by-step explanations are clear and understandable.

- Judy Klispie, Aromatherapist

Dr. Tim eloquently leads you through the daunting task of understanding AromaChemistry. He guides you by laying down a foundation and you leave with a solidly built house full of AromaChemistry knowledge; giving you the confidence to use the chemistry of essential oils on a day-to-day basis! #TeamTim

- Jeanette Mack, LMT Aromatherapist, Massage Therapist

Excellent! By far, the best explanation of essential oil chemistry I have ever encountered! I get it! We love Timistry!

- Anonymous

Dr. Tim made chemistry very easy to understand and fun to learn. I did not know anything about the chemistry of aromatherapy when I started the class. Now, I feel very confident that I can continue to review my notes, and understand what I am looking at as it relates to aromatherapy. This is something I have wanted for a long time.

- Elizabeth Zucco, Aromatherapist

Chemistry with Timothy Miller, ND was a joy. For someone who has never had any exposure to chemistry it is difficult to pick up the language unless someone is willing to teach it. I’ve tried to take a few classes but even the basic assumes some former knowledge of the language. That’s where what I call “Timistry” shines. Dr. Tim started in the beginning and assumed nothing—mark of a good teacher. ​Dr. Tim's class is worth every moment. Drop the fears and cultivate an open mind and you’re all set.

- Ann Fuller, Ph D(c), MSN-Ed, RN, AHN-BC

​Dr. Tim makes learning so fun and his class is so engaging and educational. One of the best instructors I have ever experienced. He makes sure that everyone understands the concepts and will not rush through an instruction until everyone has grasped the concept.

He is absolutely so much fun. This will not be dull or boring and the classroom environment is enjoyable and filled with lots of laughter. He makes learning lots of fun. He uses catchy phrases that you can associate with an element and specific molecules. They really help you remember the structure of the various molecules, the functional groups, and biosynthetic pathways that you learn so can easily identify them.

- Julia Cheek, Aromatherapist & Healthy Lifestyles Consumer Reviews Facebook Group Admin

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