Aromatherapy for Family Health

Level: Professional Development/Personal Achievement

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Aromatherapy for Family Health to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Certificate of Competence

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

This course is designed to introduce you to the art and science of Aromatherapy. It will enable you to use essential oils safely at home for a variety of conditions. In addition, it will encourage you to appreciate the aesthetics of Aromatherapy, developing the senses of touch and smell. The course could also provide a ‘taster’ if you wish to progress onto BSY ‘s professional Aromatherapy courses.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
    • What is Aromatherapy?
    • The Development of Aromatherapy
    • Essential Oil Safety Checklist
    • The Sense of Touch
      • A Caring Touch in a Clinical Environment
      • Healing Touch
      • Re-establish your Sense of Touch
    • A Sense of Aroma
      • The Process of Inhalation
  • Lesson Two
    • What are Essential Oils?
      • Healing Properties
      • Top, Middle and Base Notes
      • Categories of oils
      • Other Classifications
    • The Individual Oils
      • Five Top Notes
    • Glossary of Terms
      • Properties of Essential Oils
  • Lesson Three
    • Methods of Application of Essential Oils
      • Carrier Oils
      • Activity
      • Choosing a Blend of Oils
      • Massage Blends
      • Examples of Consultations
      • Blending
    • The Oils
      • Four Base Notes
      • Four Middle Notes
  • Lesson Four
    • The Art of Massage
      • Benefits
      • Preparation
      • The Movements
      • Wringing or Kneeding
      • Back Massage
      • Neck and Shoulders
      • Legs and Feet
      • Arms and Hands
      • Abdomen
      • Facial Massage
    • Contra-indications and Safety Advice
  • Lesson Five
    • Living and Working with Aromatherapy
      • Daily
      • Monthly Relaxation Day
      • Relaxation
    • Skin Care
      • The Structure of the Skin
      • Skin Care Routine
      • The Action of Essential Oils on the Skin
      • Preparing a Facial Blend
      • Skin Types
      • Skin Conditions
      • Application
      • Case Study Example
  • Lesson Six
    • Professional Treatment and Some Underlying Principles of Aromatherapy
      • Stress
      • Diet
    • Treating Some Specific Conditions
      • Muscular Conditions
      • Women’s Health
      • Mood-Enhancing Oils
      • Meditation
      • Treat your Feet
      • Hair Care
      • Aromatherapy for Children
      • Other Common Complaints

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.