Aromatherapy For Beginners

Course Overview

This course overview is important to read before you start your course as it will explain what to do and how to complete your course and submit assignments.

Your tutor is there for any questions that you may have, so do ask if you are unsure of anything.

Course Outline

This online course will give you the basic skills to begin using essential oils for personal use and in the home, giving you the knowledge and skills to create your own personalised and fragrant skin, bath and body care. What’s more, it will give you a great insight into deciding if you want to train further in this area. This online course will teach you how by using essential oils, you can:

·      Create your own massage oil – for headaches, aching muscles or tired feet.

·      Formulate your own shampoo for dry or greasy hair, dandruff etc.

·      Blend your own facial oil, for mature, dry skin/problem skin etc.

·      Create your own clay mask for your particular skin type.

·      Learn how to perform a basic aromatherapy massage.

Course Description

This course covers the key areas of Aromatherapy for beginners. Aromatic plants and oils have been used for thousands of years, principally in incense and perfumes and for religious, medical and culinary purposes. Numerous ancient civilisations including the Egyptians used them and they are also mentioned in Vedic Indian literature and in the Chinese Yellow Emperor’s book of internal medicine dating from around 2000 BC.


This is a beginners course, designed for personal use only.

The Aromatherapy For Beginners Course Includes:

  • What is Aromatherapy?
  • History of Aromatherapy
  • Base/Carrier Oils
  • Essential Oils
  • Blending Oils
  • Safety, Cautions and Contraindications
  • Using Aromatherapy Oils
  • The Benefits of Aromatherapy
  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Chakra and Meridian Energies
  • General Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body
  • Aftercare Advice
  • Recommended Reading
  • Stockists and Suppliers


Course Material

On the learning platform you will find all your course material. This includes the following:

  • Course Manual – this is your manual to work from throughout your course.
  • Course Video – excellent tool for visual learners wanting to learn more about Aromatherapy massage.
  • Supplementary Reading List – information to further your reading and understanding of the subject.
  • Study Guide – an easy to follow guide on how to complete your course.
  • Home Study Tips – a free booklet to guide you on the best ways to study from home.
  • Successful Business Guide – 100 ways to grow your business.

You can download and save/print all the above information or can view it online whenever you choose. The course is yours to start in your own time and you have a year to complete.

Course Aims

This course aims to introduce you to Aromatherapy oils and how they can be used to treat the body and various ailments. It is a beginners based Aromatherapy course than can be used as an introduction in this field.

Learning Outcomes

This online course will teach you:

Introduction to Aromatherapy

  • An introduction to Aromatherapy
  • The history of Aromatherapy
  • Base and Carrier oils; what they are and the importance of using them.
  • Essential Oils; properties, how they work, contraindications

Synergy and The Art of Blending

  • How to blend for a back massage
  • How to blend for a face mask
  • How to blend for a face massage
  • Blending for a shampoo
  • Hair tonic recipes

Aromatherapy Massage

  • Benefits of massage
  • The effects of massage
  • How to best create a relaxing environment
  • Equipment needed for a massage treatment
  • Contraindications to massage
  • Massage techniques
  • A massage routine
  • Common reactions to massage
  • The importance of aftercare advice
  • The self-healing process

Chakra and Meridian Energies


  • An introduction to Chakra Energy
  • The seven Chakras
  • Meridian Energy Lines


General Anatomy and Physiology

  • The structure and function of the Circulatory, Digestive, Endocrine, Immune, Lymphatic, Muscular, Nervous, Respiratory, Skeletal and Urinary Systems.

How the Course Works

You choose when to start the course, you have the flexibility to fit this in around your busy life and learn at your own pace with helpful guidance from your tutor when needed. You have up to a year to complete the course but arrangements can be made if you need longer.

The course will be yours to start in your own time and remember if you have any questions your tutor can be contacted for help.

Certificate on Completion

Once you have been through the course manual and completed the online Aromatherapy Quiz, you will be awarded with a certificate. Your certificate will be sent in the post within 10 working days of completing your course.

Note, this is a beginners level course and is NOT a qualification that can be used with clients. It is a skills-based course that must only be for personal use.

Further Course Information

For more information about this course, please visit:




Pick Your ThinkTree Membership

Choose your ThinkTree subscription or see a full comparison.