College of the Botanical Healing Arts

1821 17th Ave.
(at Capitola Rd.)
Santa Cruz, CA
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P.O. Box 362,
Santa Cruz, CA

Local (831) 462-1807
Toll-Free (877) 321-7346
Fax (831) 462-9307

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The College of Botanical Healing Arts is a unique, innovative, high quality educational institution and aromatherapy college providing training that focuses on the power of healing through the use of essential oils, herbs, and nutrition.  We are dedicated to providing excellent comprehensive education in a balanced curriculum of science, holistic healing theories, and practical clinical experience. COBHA offers a state-certified 440 hour CEOT certification program with two Levels of training. COBHA also offers a Level One Correspondence Course to take from home and classes via Webcam.

Upcoming Events

Rosemary Day Open House on Sunday January 11th from 11am-2pm. We will be doing a live rosemary distillation with our new copper still and rosemary infused treats will be served. Sign up and pay for your Winter classes in full and receive 10% off the total!

The Elements of Healing: Winter and the Water Element    Sunday January 25th from 2pm-6pm. $60 and 4 CEU's. Tatyanna Teeuwisse's 3rd workshop in her 5 part series! Examine the water element and its relationship to the kidney and bladder systems and analyze how its manifests in our bodies and psyches. Learn how they pertain to ancestory and DNA, life force and willpower, conception, gestation and legacy. We will honor winter season with a dreaming meditation. Please bring a notebook or dream journal and a representation of your ancestry for the altar. Optional potluck to follow.

AWAKEN to Healing Fragrance

by COBHA founder Elizabeth Jones

In stores, and available here

Written for both lay readers and practitioners, Awaken to Healing Fragrance is divided into three parts structured around the past, present, and future of aromatherapy. The book begins with profiles of prominent female historical figures—from Cleopatra to Elizabeth I—known to have used essential oils for mind, body, and spiritual health. Part two explains the value of aromatherapy today: modern methods for using essential oils—from relaxation practices like massage and facials to treating common conditions like PMS, stress, and a sore throat—and describes how and why they work. Also featured are case studies, research on anti-infectious qualities of the oils, and a section on psychoneuroimmunology that shows how essential oils can help restore the mind-body-spirit connection and create balance.

Awaken to Healing Fragrance concludes by exploring the future of essential oil therapy and how it can be integrated into traditional medical systems. Jones discusses energetic medicine, creating aromatic gardens, and establishing integrative medicine clinics where doctors trained in Western medicine would collaborate with alternative therapists such as acupuncturists, nutritionists, and aromatherapists to bring a new consciousness and sense of well-being to healthcare.


Open House, featuring Geranium

Geranium Distillations & Infused Treats

Sunday, April 29th    

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