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Feedback from students:

"I do feel that once my training is completed, I will be in a position to help people with confidence as the course you provide is very in depth and thorough, which is what I was looking for. It is so important to have a proper training to help people with their health and well being." Nathalie

"The Essential Oils Practitioner Diploma was a very thorough and in depth online course regarding essential oils, blending of oils and an all round understanding of how to work with oils in a professional capacity". Sue

"Natural Therapeutics supported my learning..... and since graduating, I have been using essential oils alongside my nursing practice. Many of my patients would not otherwise have had the means of accessing essential oils". Emma

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Winner of the CHP Student of The Year 2019 was Sue Roebuck, a now graduate of the Essential Oil Practitioner's Diploma with Natural Therapeutics. Pictured from left to write is Carole Preen (tutor), Sue Roebuck and Julie Quinn (CHP).

Essential Oil Practitioner Diploma
(online learning only)

Ever felt frustrated that you could not do an aromatherapy course without studying the massage element? Well now you can! This accredited course allows you to study exactly the same aromatherapy theory as is in the Aromatherapy Council's Core Curriculum without having to do massage. It means that you cannot call yourself an Aromatherapist once qualified but you can call yourself an Essential Oil Practitioner and create blends for clients using a variety of application methods. This has to be done with a face to face consultation so you will be taught how to do that. You will also learn about the legislation surrounding the sale of products and therefore how to stay within the law.


A full syllabus outlining the key features of this course can be obtained by clicking HERE.


I have also written a FAQ page for this course, which you can access by clicking HERE.

The course is accredited by Complementary Health Professionals - one of the UK's leading professional associations. You can apply for FREE student membership during your studies and become a full member upon successful completion of your studies. This gives you access to both student and professional insurance and a host of other benefits.


There are 3 anatomy, physiology and pathology modules, plus three essential oil modules to complete, which costs £750 in total. If you already have a recognised A&P level 3 or above qualification then you will not need to repeat it. Just email me a copy of your certificate for exemption from these modules. The total course cost will then be £450. There is an additional £50 charge each for the theory exams.


When you enrol, you will be sent a login to the CHP Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), where you will find the module and all supporting study materials, which come in various formats (documents, videos, links etc.). Whilst you study you can contact Carole for support as often as you like via email, text, phone and can schedule a Skype session, which is great when discussing your case studies.

You will do all of the same coursework a student Aromatherapist does minus all the massage elements, so this is a meaty professional qualification. All of your coursework will be assessed and you will receive copious amounts of individualised developmental feedback plus additional tips and advice.


Carole offers a Kew Gardens Aromatic Tour every year and you are encouraged to attend as it will help you with your Essential Oil Diaries as part of your coursework. You can take photos and plant cuttings and it is a highly enjoyable and educational day. For more information and how to book, click here.

Module Content:

Origins and Background, What is an essential oil?, Why do plants
produce essential oils?, Physical & Therapeutic Properties of essential
oils, Where to buy essential oils, Organic Oils, Precautions of Use and
general safety data, What is holism? Vegetable Carrier Oils, Methods of
Extraction, Hydrosols, Methods of application of essential oils, Plant families.

The Citrus Oils, The Floral Oils, The Wood Oils (see oil Guide part1),
Introduction to essential oils, Chemistry of essential oils, Toxicity of essential
Oils, Emotions – Limbic System, Terminology, Synergy and Blending,
Environmental fragrancing, Environmental Considerations, More Safety
Precautions, The Principles of Blending, Quantities of Essential Oil to Use in
a Blend, Ambient Aromas, Taking the Case.

The Herb Oils, The Medicinal Oil, The Spice Oils (see Oil Guide part 2),
Taxonomy, Botany & Nomenclature, Hydrosols/Hydrolats, Making Aromatic
Compresses for Common Complaints, Specific Uses, Aromatic Shampoos,
Skin Creams, Making Soaps, bath bombs and other products, Marketing and
selling your own products (legislation), Labelling Blends, Setting Up Your
Own Business, Health & Safety & Risk Assessments. Working with Pregnant
women, babies and children.


If you prefer, you can just start with our Introduction to Essential Oils course

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