Aromatherapy & Herbal Natural Products (Making your own)

Level: Professional Development/Personal Achievement

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*

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 takes you through the whole journey from obtaining your raw materials to presenting the completed natural products. The course examines fully the legal and safety requirements – working environment, storage, correct labelling and record keeping – as well as the practical aspects of purchasing the raw materials, equipment, production and presentation of the finished product.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction/ Legal and Safety Requirements
      • Licensing
      • Insurance
      • Work Environment and Equipment
      • Safety
      • Labelling
      • Record Keeping
  • Lesson Two
    • Raw Materials
      • Suppliers
      • Storage
      • Vegetable Oils
      • Detergents
      • Preservatives
      • Natural Moisturisers
      • Clays
      • Essential Oils
      • Thickening Agents
  • Lesson Three
    • Skin Problems and their Causes/ Soap Making
      • Foods
      • Medication
      • Cleansing
      • Glycerine Soaps
      • Moulds
      • A Recipe and Step-by-Step Method
      • Traditional Soap
      • A Recipe and Step-by-Step Method
      • Removing the Soap from the Moulds
      • The Curing Process
  • Lesson Four
    • Soap Making (Continued)/ Hair Treatments
      • Preparing Herbs or Essential Oils
      • Choices of Herbs and Oils
      • Liquid Soaps
      • A Recipe and Step-by-Step Method
      • Dry Hair and Itchy Scalp
  • Lesson Five
    • Further Hair Treatments/ Hair Gels/ Face Masks
      • Damaged Dry Hair
      • Dandruff
      • Oily Hair
      • Making and Using Hair Gels
      • Clay Masks
      • Adaptations
  • Lesson Six
    • Ointments/ Products for Pets/ Conclusion
      • Basic Recipe for Herb Ointment
      • Providing Supplementary Information
      • Hardeners and Other Oils
      • Using Essential Oils in Ointments
      • Hand Balm
      • Flea Treatment
      • Paw Treatment
      • Cat Spray

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*Registration fee included.