Animal PsychAromatica Foundations

Are you an animal professional looking to integrate essential oils to your work? Or an animal guardian serious about caring for your animals naturally? Animal PsychAromatica is a truly holistic animal wellness system that aims to reduce stress and increase health using essential oils, TCM, and animal ethology. APA Foundations combines the courses Animal Aromatics, 5 Element Theory, and Stress for Wellbeing. Each course can be taken separately if you want to spread the cost, or buy here in one bundle and save. Use alongside any skills you already have, for instance: Animal trainers, Barn/kennel managers, Animal rescue and refuge workers, vets or vet nurses/ technicians, physiotherapist, massage therapist, Bowen therapist, Reiki practitioner or healers. Or, if you want to move towards professional certification sign up the APA Certificate Course Online Intensive.



Course Overview

APA Foundations consists of 3 separate courses and a total of 16 lessons. Each lesson includes written text, video presentations, practical assignments and an open book quiz, to help you integrate your learning. Each lesson is approximately 4 hours work and we suggest completing a minimum of 1 lesson a month, but this is flexible. To receive your certificate of completion you will also complete 4 case studies to demonstrate you have understood the subject and to make sure you feel confident using the system. You have 1 year to complete the course. But we’re not too strict about this.

This online course allows you to study any time, any place. Access to each lesson opens as you complete the previous one, allowing you to set your own pace. Nayana is your personal mentor, available to answer your questions via email and tutor you personally, your learning is important to her. You will need to have a selection of essential oils, we will give you a list of recommended suppliers if you do not already have some.

You will learn

  • Profiles of 50 essential oils/absolutes, 10 carrier oils and 15 hydrolats
  • How to use aromatics for health and behaviour using the principles of animal self-selection (zoopharmacognosy).
  • How to use 5 Element Theory to understand the root of dis-ease and aromatic energetics
  • How to make natural gels, clays and lotions for everyday animal care and first aid.
  • Physiology of stress, how it affects body and mind and simple steps to reduce it in a domestic environment
  • Natural animal behavior

Who's this for?

Whether you’re an animal professional aiming to incorporate essential oils into your practice or a dedicated animal guardian committed to natural care, Animal PsychAromatica presents a comprehensive holistic animal wellness approach. This system combines essential oils, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and animal ethology to decrease stress and enhance overall health. If you’re considering pursuing professional certification, the APA Certificate Course Online Intensive  is available to help you on your journey.

Your Teacher

Nayana  is an aromatherapist and herbalist specialising in the holistic care of animals. She has been teaching on the subject for 20 plus years.

More Benefits


Each lesson includes a short quiz to help integrate learning. You can repeat the quiz as many times as you like.

Varied Learning

Read texts, watch video tutorials that show you clearly how to use the essential oils safely, then do practical assignments

Expert Teacher

Nayana has been teaching   people about essential oils for animals since 2000. She is always available to answer any questions you have.


Learn how to make 100% natural lotions and potions and formulate effective recipes for daily care and 1st aid, such as bug repellent or wound gel.


When you sign up to any of our courses you join the community in the Animal Wellness Lounge, our learning platform. You’ll find more supportive material for your holistic animal journey.

Life time Access

Not only can you study as fast or slowly as you like, you can dip back in at any time to review the material and refresh your memory. As long as the Lounge exists you have access.

Ask the teacher

Even though the course is unmentored, you can ask Nayana questions any time you need clarification or have questions. Leave a message in the forum or send her a direct message in the Lounge.


On completion of the course and case studies you will receive a certificate of competence that states you have undertaken 100 hours of study.

Free e-Book download

Download free ebook, with the course lessons and materia aromatica when you enrol. Make notes as you go along and have the information close to hand.

Discount on Starter-Kit

We have put together a kit of essential oils, carrier oils and hydrosols so you can be sure you are starting out with high quality aromatics at a very special price.



Pay in Full, 6 Instalments


Thank you for this informative lesson! I already use essential oils for my animals and have a business with essential oils holistically. This added to my knowledge, and I am very grateful.
Really enjoyed the course, gave me a good start in an area that I am really interested. Thankyou for sharing your experience and knowledge.
Thank you for producing this great course! I learned a lot about using oils and about animals in general.
Cindy Aroma
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