Essential Oils in the Classroom

Essential Oils in the Classroom • A FREE Course

​Essential oils in the classroom raise many questions regarding safety and efficacy. In this 2 contact hour program, essential oil clinical researcher Dr. Jessie Hawkins discusses efficacy, safety, and other considerations that every parent, teacher, and administrator should know.

What You Will Learn

  • Do Essential Oils Purify Classroom Air?
  • Can Essential Oils Prevent Infectious Diseases?
  • Do Essential Oils Improve Learning Outcomes?
  • Ethical Requirements of Diffusing Essential Oils in the Classroom
  • Informed Consent for Administration of Inhaled Essential Oils in Classrooms

Admissions & Completion

The purpose of this course is personal enrichment and professional development. As such, there are no admissions requirements. Registration is absolutely FREE. The program includes 2 contact hours of interactive education delivered through video lectures and downloadable reading material. Upon successful completion of all content and the included assessments, an auto-generated certificate of completion will be available.

Registration includes 30 days of access to the course materials. If the course is not successfully completed within that time, a participant will be required to re-register. Once the course has been successfully completed, the certificate of completion remains available for download in our educational portal for one full year.

This course is self-directed, and the Franklin Health Research Foundation is unable to provide instructor or academic support for the program. The program is made available for free through generous donations from the Franklin School of Integrative Health Sciences and through your generous contributions to the Foundation. One hundred percent of the purchase price of educational programs at FHRF is used to fund scientific research in integrative health.


When will I be able to access the course?2019-08-13T15:26:59+00:00

Access is granted immediately after registration. You will receive confirmation emails for your purchase. These include a receipt plus your login information for the Franklin Health Science Educational Portal. If you do not receive these within 15-20 minutes of registration, please check your spam folder.

What kind of instructor support will I receive?2019-08-13T15:31:35+00:00

This course is delivered on-demand and is fully self-directed. There are no assigned instructors for academic support; everything you will need to complete the program is contained within the course itself.

The Franklin Health Research Foundation is able to provide technical support if you have issues accessing the program during your access period. You can request technical support by emailing the Foundation main office:

Please keep in mind that the Franklin Health Research Foundation is a registered charity and staffed by volunteers. 24/7 technical support is not available, but our team of volunteers will do their best to assist you as quickly as possible.

Is this a certification program?2019-08-13T15:34:27+00:00

All of the programs in our educational portal include downloadable certificates of completion upon successful completion of the entire program. Each program includes a variety of automated assessments designed to ensure that you fully master the course’s content.

These certificates are intended for professional development and personal enrichment. If you plan to use them for continuing education requirements, be sure to check with your certifying organization for instructions on how to use research education to meet your continuing education requirements.

If something comes up, can I pause my access period?2019-08-13T15:51:51+00:00

Unfortunately, once a registration period begins, there is not a way to pause the access period. However, the courses are developed with built-in flexibility. The Foundation aims to provide access periods that far exceed the actual time required to complete all of the material. This enables you to take a break at any time during the course without needing to pause your access.

If you are not sure whether or not you are ready to complete the course, we recommend waiting until you are confident that you are ready to work through the material.

How many times can I register for this course?2019-08-13T15:46:50+00:00

You can register as many times as you like. Each registration will be treated as a brand new registration, but only one certificate will be awarded upon completion.

FREE courses: There is no limit to the number of times you can register for free. However, keep in mind that courses which are currently free may not always be available for free.

PAID courses: While there is no limit to the number of times you can register, there is no discount for re-registration. Each time you register you will be charged the currently advertised price.

How long will this course be available for registration?2019-08-13T15:57:14+00:00

Our aim with the educational portal is to meet the following objective in our mission:

  • to sponsor, host, and/or participate in events and activities that promote an evidence-based approach to integrative medicine

Because an evidence-based approach to health requires utilizing the entirety of research available on a topic, scientific courses and programs often have a short shelf life. Within just a few years, the available research on a topic can dramatically increase.

As a result, we will remove courses which no longer reflect the entirety of the available research on the topic. These may or may not be replaced by updated courses when new discoveries become available.

Our recommendation, therefore, is to register for a course that interests you while it is available.

How long will I have access to the course?2019-08-13T15:28:54+00:00

You will be able to access the course for the period stated in the description. After that time, you will be able to access your certificates for a full year.

If you are unable to complete the course within the timeframe, access can only be reinstated by re-registering for the course and paying the course fee.

This course is available for free. 100% of the purchase price of programs at FHRF is used to fund scientific research in integrative health.


Delivery Method:
On Demand

Course Length:
2 contact hours


Price to Register:

Course Includes

Educational Materials:

  • A 77 minute video lecture
  • A PDF worksheet to accompany the lecture
  • 2 scientific study downloads

Access Period:
30 days

Graded Assessments:
1 quiz