Certificate in Essential Oil Theory & Aromatherapy Product Making

Do you want to learn about essential oils and how to use them safely and effectively?
Would you like to use essential oils within your therapy business?
Do you want to attend a course to learn all about essential oils that does not include aromatherapy massage?
Do you love using essential oils and want to know more?
Would you like to learn how to blend essential oils into cream, lotions, gel wash etc?
Do you want to produce your own aromatherapy products?
Do you want to make products using essential oils for yourself, family, friends, clients or even your own retail range?
Are you interested in learning about essential oils but not massage?
If yes – this is the course for you!


About the Course – Certificate in Essential Oil Theory & Aromatherapy Product Making

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This Certificate in Essential Oil Theory & Aromatherapy Product Making training course is  comprehensive and practical.  This vastly interesting course will provide you with the theory and knowledge of the principles of using Essential Oils at home or within your business. You will learn the benefits, the sources and effects of essential oils, and be able to provide aromatherapy product making treatments safely and effectively to clients in different circumstances and be able to apply essential oils in other media such as creams, lotions and water products.

You will receive a certificate from Aromalyne.  You will be able to insure through Balens Ltd to work with essential oils and you will need to ensure that you also have product liability insurance.

As an independent training school, we are not dependent on government funding, we understanding the training requirements necessary to become a competent, practicing, professional therapist.  We can be flexible in our training methods and therefore respond accordingly to individual student needs.

All courses are personally taught by myself, Christina Lyne, an experienced Aromatherapist and Trainer in Aromatherapy.   I have worked with essential oils, aromatherapy massage and aromatherapy product making, with clients and training students, for over 15 years and I also present a radio show called Essential Wellbeing where I focus on essential oils.  By studying with me you will have access to a vast knowledge of aromatherapy and also running a therapy business.  You will have my full support during the course and also after completion of the course.


Course Description

There are no exams! As you progress through the course you will be continually assessed in the practical and theoretical aspects.  I provide a recommended reading list at the beginning of the course and you will have exclusive access to the secure student area on this website.  You will also receive free access to the Aromalyne forum and there will be a Facebook Group where you and your fellow course students can share questions and experiences.

Classes are held over 4 days –  one weekend per month over a period of approximately 3 months. Each day runs from 10am to 4.30pm with a lunch break and a short tea/coffee break each morning and afternoon.  

This course is also available as an online course.


Course Content

The course comprises of the following units:


Essential Oil Theory

The aim of this unit is to provide the learner with the theory of essential oils and fixed oils, the knowledge and skills to use and give advice about essential oils within their practice and to operate as a professional practitioner.  The learner will be able to use essential oils safely and effectively.  The skills developed by the learner include: communication skills, organisation skills, the ability to work unsupervised, how to adapt techniques according to the situation and advise on aftercare. 

The learner will study 40 essential oils and 20 fixed oils within this course.

Essential Oils; Lavender, Lavandin, Lavender Spike, Clary Sage, Marjoram, Rosemary, Thyme, Peppermint, Basil, Patchouli, Neroli, Petitgrain, Orange Bitter and Sweet, Bergamot, Lemon, Mandarin, Grapefruit, Melissa, Roman and German Chamomile, Eucalyptus (4 types), Tea Tree, Geranium, Black Pepper, Fennel, Rose damask and cabbage, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Myrrh, Ginger, Lemongrass, Vetivert, Cedarwood, Cypress and Juniper.

Fixed Oils; Sweet Almond, Apricot Kernel, Peach Kernel, Soya, Peanut, Sunflower, Grapeseed, Olive, Avocado, Sesame, Linseed, Hazel, Walnut, Macadamia, Coconut, Evening Primrose, Castor, Rapeseed and Jojoba.


Aromatherapy Product Making

The aim of this unit is to provide the learner with; the theory and knowledge of creating a synergistic blend of essential oils and then blend into base products; cream, lotion, gel wash, shampoo, conditioner, solid and water based products and the skills to carry out a consultation and create an aromatherapy product specific to the client’s needs.

Teaching Methods

The educational aims are to develop the in-depth knowledge and skill required to provide safe and effective treatments.

The following methods are used:

  • Lectures and visual aids in the classroom and online.
  • Detailed demonstrations and practice of techniques.
  • Detailed handouts and workbooks for each student.
  • Supervised practice and individual practical experience.
  • Open discussion periods with course tutor and access to a facebook group to post questions.
  • Monitored home assignments.
  • Continuous assessment by course tutor of the development of personal qualities required of a professional practitioner.
  • All course material will be available to the student through the website student area.
  • Access to the Aromalyne Forum.

Class Size

Class size is a maximum of 8 students. This allows us to monitor individual progress and development. I provide ongoing support in and out of the classroom.

Evidence of Achievement

You will be required to show achievement of a range of relevant learning outcomes and assessment.

  • Nine Case Study Treatments
  • Portfolio of evidence

There is no final written examination. You will prepare, under the guidance of the course tutor, a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate that you have covered the syllabus and achieved all the required learning outcomes.

Qualification Attained

Certificate in Essential Oil Theory & Aromatherapy Product Making from Aromalyne


Entrance Requirements

Applicants must be 19 years or over.

You will need to have attained the Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology (or equivalent unit).  If you do not have this qualification please follow this link – Click here.



The attended sessions for this course takes place at Littlehampton Natural Health Centre, Littlehampton, West Sussex, UK or Bognor Regis, West Sussex, UK depending on numbers.

You can also complete this course online.

Course Dates

Course dates:  Coming soon in April 2016

If you would like to study this course online then you can start at a time to suit you.


Course Fees

The cost of the course is £447

Additional Costs (for students)
  • Students will be required to purchase an essential oil kit for this course
  • Students will need an email address and regular access to a computer

Payment Options

There are payment options  available!
For more information please contact me on 01243 586804 or Email for further information.  Or complete the contact form below with your phone number and I will contact you.

If you would prefer to study online then there is also an online version of this course.  Click here for more information:

Certificate in Essential Oil Theory & Aromatherapy Product Making – Online Course

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