CARE Classes

The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education (CARE) is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a Continuing Education Approved Provider (#408294-00 CARE).

Email or text me at 309-306-2720 to register.  

CARE Intensive

Instructor: Patricia Iannone, CCCI


This Intensive is for everyone who is empowering themselves to increase the health and wellbeing of themselves, family, and friends.

This three-day workshop is 25 hours in the theory and practical applications of essential oils, as well as 25 hours of continuing education for healing professionals who choose to integrate essential oils into their practices. 

Participants completing the training will:


The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education (CARE) is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a Continuing Education Approved Provider. This Intensive is worth 25 CE-hours of credit through NCBTMB. 




Pat Iannone, CCCI, BCRS, LSH



Nearest Airport: BMI Central Illinois Regional Airport


~ Day 1 ~ Friday

7:30 am Registration

8:00         Introduction to CARE

9:00         Chemistry I

Noon Lunch Break

1:00 pm Chemistry II

4:00             Dinner Break

5:00             History of Anointing

7:00             Adjourn for the Day


~ Day 2 ~ Saturday

8:00 am Applied Vitaflex

Noon Lunch Break

1:00 pm Raindrop I

5:00 Adjourn for the Day


~ Day 3 ~ Sunday

8:00 am Raindrop II

Noon Lunch Break

1:00 pm Emotional Release

6:00 Adjourn Intensive


CREDIT HOURS & FEES - U.S. dollars

Full Intensive Cost 25 hours $800 


Individual Class Credits         Fee

1. Intro to CARE ~       $   0

2. History of Anointing 2 hours      $ 45  

3. Applied Vita Flex 4 hours      $160

4. Raindrop I & II 8 hours      $365

5. Chemistry I & II 6 hours      $250

6. Emotional Release 5 hours      $195  


See individual class descriptions for intended learning objectives on my Education page.




Class notes, necessary oils, and certificate(s) acknowledging your participation in the courses taken are included in seminar fees. History of Anointing includes a certificate only when taken through an Intensive registration. Intensives also include a CCI Handbook. 


Text books will be available for use during class. 



You can take individual classes or the entire seminar. Pre-registration is required as I prepare a packet for each student. Once you register and pay in full, I will email more information on preparation, supplies to bring, and supplies provided.



Email or text me at 309-306-2720 to sign up.  Payment methods include:

Refunds: Full refund less $50 for processing for cancellations no later than two weeks before the seminar date.


Registrations for Raindrop and Vita Flex are limited to keep class sizes small for better hands-on attention and training. In this intensive, the number of participants for Raindrop and Vita Flex may be limited to the first 10 people who register and pay, with preference given to those who register for the whole 25-hour Intensive. Register early to assure yourself a place.


History of Anointing, Chemistry, and Emotional Release classes are demonstration/lecture with no limitations on class size beyond the seating capacity of the room. They are all open to the public.



Bring two (2) sheets, two (2) bath towels, one (1) pillowcase, and one (1) hand towel for Raindrop. If you would be willing to bring a massage table, please mention this when you register. You are encouraged also to bring a Bible for the History of Anointing class. Once you are fully registered, I will send you further details on supplies to bring.



Your fingernails must be very short and filed smooth on the edges and corners. Clippers and files will be available in class. You will not be able to do all the Vita Flex and Raindrop techniques with long fingernails. If you cannot perform all the techniques taught in class because of long nails, you may not receive credit for the class.

CARE DVDs on Vita Flex and Raindrop are available to purchase so that you can review them ahead of class in preparation for the hands-on training. 


While you are not required to purchase texts used during CARE classes, it is helpful to have your own copies of the following books. They will be available for purchase at the Intensive.

1. The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple by David Steward

2. Feelings Buried Alive by Karol Truman

3. Heal Your Body by Louise Hay

4. Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils by Carolyn Mein 


This was a very worthwhile and comprehensive program I would recommend everyone take. It was a very informative, organized and thorough workshop . . . and Fun! I teach oils myself and the pieces of information I was missing was the chemistry. David and Lee have put a lot of time, effort, hard work, and love into this program. It was worth every cent, and then some. You didn't charge enough for all the info you gave to us. Your program brought an even clearer picture to my already considerable knowledge of essential oils. I was very impressed with the entire program. I would love to repeat your class when you come to my area again.  ~Roxanna Weddle, Silver Springs, Maryland

I am overwhelmed with gratitude for such a wonderful program. Not only have I learned a great deal of new skills, I have grown as a spiritual being. All this in just a few days!   ~Kim McMahon, Bronte Beach, New South Wales, Australia

This workshop has been the most rewarding learning experience since my introduction to essential oils. The wealth of material and wonderful personal experiences and knowledge shared was beyond my expectations. In these times of despair, I feel blessed to be a part of such a God-centered healing organization as CARE.  ~Aziyza Shabazz, St. Croix, Virgin Islands

This program offered the best chemistry that I have come across. Dr. Stewart takes the essential oil chemistry and turns it into common 'scents' helping us to understand why these amazing oils can do what they do. The entire program David and Lee offer is an excellent comprehensive integration of experience and theory and a wonderful foundation for the best of what therapeutic essential oils offer!  ~Marilee Tolen, RN, HCN, CHTP, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey