Herbal Aromatherapy - Online Course

Start studying and develop an understanding of the safe use of Aromatherapy oils; and their production.  This course is aimed at the introductory level of education in Aromatherapy. It is suitable for those wishing to gain knowledge of using Aromatherapy in the home or for those working in a related discipline.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Plant classification.
  2. Introduction to Aromatherapy - To define aromatherapy and its history and to understand how aromatherapy works, and the basic chemistry behind it
  3. Essential Oils
  4. Safe Use of Essential Oils - Ensure that essential oils are used in a safe and controlled manner.
  5. Carriers - what can be used to carry the essential oil and why they must be used.
  6. Growing and Harvesting Herbs for Essential Oil - Identify methods which can be used to grow, and harvest herbs used in essential oil production.
  7. Methods of Extraction - Identify methods used to extract essential oils from plants.
  8. Hazardous Herbs and Oils - Identify herbs and oils acknowledged as hazardous to people, and which should not be used in aromatherapy, or with great care.
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Knowing the botanical names of plants and how they are derived is an important part of Aromatherapy. 
  • Give the scientific names of ten different plants from which essential oils are derived.
  • Understand how herbs are promoted to the public in order to sell them.
  • Suggest different blends that can be used for insomnia and other complaints
  • Explain how oils enter the body and how a carrier will assist with this entry.