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Aromatherapy involves extracting oils from plants to use as a therapeutic treatment and was first used over 5,000 years ago, by the ancient Egyptians. In the Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy, you will learn how to harness the incredible powers of essential oils and master the art of aromatherapy to practice at home or for prospective clients. 

You will start by exploring the fascinating history of aromatherapy, its uses and many health benefits. You will then learn about the different types of essential oils and how they can be used to treat a wide range of physical and mental ailments such as insomnia, depression, back pain and muscle tension.

Finally, you will be guided step-by-step on how to dilute essential oils with carrier oils to create fragrant combinations and effective blends that are tailored to your clients’ needs.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Broaden your knowledge of the history of aromatherapy
  • Learn how to use essential oils for therapeutic massage
  • Familiarise with the different types of essential oils and their uses
  • Understand the many health benefits of aromatherapy 
  • Explore the different ailments that aromatherapy can treat
  • Know the guidelines for diluting essential oils with carrier oils
  • Create beautiful smelling pure essential oil combinations

Who is This Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy for?

This comprehensive course is suitable for anyone who wishes to learn about aromatherapy treatment and how to use essential oils. It is ideal for aspiring aromatherapists who want to gain the practical skills to kickstart their career. There are no entry requirements for this course, which can be studied full-time or part-time. 

Why choose this course

  • Earn a free e-certificate upon successful completion.
  • Accessible, informative modules taught by expert instructors
  • Study in your own time, at your own pace, through your computer tablet or mobile device
  • Benefit from instant feedback through mock exams and multiple-choice assessments
  • Get 24/7 help or advice from our email and live chat teams
  • Full Tutor Support on Weekdays

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Online study materials
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment


Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to obtain your course completion e-certificate free of cost. Print copy by post is also available at an additional cost of 9.99 and PDF Certificate at 4.99.

Career Path

On successful completion, learners will have the fundamental skills and knowledge to set up their own aromatherapy business and become a certified practitioner, with the opportunity to work in a wide range of professional settings including clients’ homes, hospices and wellness spas.

Course Curriculum

Module: 01
Welcome to my course 00:01:00
Before we start 00:03:00
What is aromatherapy? 00:02:00
Where do plants have essential oils? 00:02:00
Why does the cost of essential oils vary so much? 00:02:00
What to look for when buying essential oils 00:06:00
How essential oils can be adulterated 00:04:00
I just bought some adulterated essential oils 00:04:00
Storing your essential oils 00:02:00
Best carrier oils for skin conditions and small areas 00:03:00
Dilution rates 00:07:00
What are think are the best carrier oils for massage 00:03:00
What on earth do these words mean? 00:01:00
Module: 02
If I only had lavender oil, what can I do with it? 00:08:00
A quick word about using lavender oil neat 00:01:00
Treating bites and stings with lavender 00:02:00
Lots of great ways to use lavender in your daily life. 00:06:00
Module: 03
How does aromatherapy affect our minds and bodies? 00:07:00
What is the quickest base to get the oils absorbed into our bloodstreams? 00:02:00
How to increase your absorption rate even more 00:01:00
The garlic test 00:01:00
Module: 04
What you will learn in this section 00:01:00
The Steam and Water Distillation process 00:02:00
Cold expression 00:01:00
Solvent extraction 00:02:00
Carbon dioxide extraction 00:01:00
Enfleurage 00:01:00
Summary 00:02:00
Module: 05
Using essential oils safely is paramount 00:01:00
Some Good News For People With High Blood Pressure 00:01:00
Dealing with poisoning and skin reactions 00:06:00
A word about using citrus oils and photosensitivity 00:03:00
Oils that must be avoided in pregnancy and nursing mothers. 00:01:00
What you should not do 00:01:00
Module: 06
Introduction to the ways to apply your aromatherapy 00:01:00
A Word About Aromatherapy Baths 00:02:00
Warm and Cold Compresses 00:04:00
Roller Balls 00:02:00
Bath and body products 00:01:00
Small topical creams, oils and lotions 00:01:00
Foot Baths 00:01:00
Steam Inhalation 00:01:00
Diffusers/inhalation 00:01:00
Full body massage 00:01:00
Room sprays 00:01:00
To summarize the best ways to apply aromatherapy for the various conditions 00:02:00
Module: 07
What we are going to go through from now on 00:01:00
Let’s take a look at stress 00:02:00
A Handy List Of essential Oils For Emotional States 00:01:00
Stress and insomnia-which oils to use 00:07:00
What some studies say about helping anxiety and depression 00:03:00
Let’s use this knowledge in a practical situation 00:05:00
Module: 08
Introduction 00:01:00
How to treat acute injuries 00:06:00
How to treat chronic pain 00:03:00
Headaches 00:02:00
How to treat arthritis 00:04:00
If I had just 1 essential oil to treat pain with, it would be this one 00:01:00
A Study on Knee Osteoarthritis Pain Using Lavender 00:01:00
A Study that increased Athletic Performance With Aromatherapy 00:01:00
Bruises 00:02:00
Varicose veins 00:02:00
Module: 09
Treating swelling, edema and cellulite 00:03:00
Module: 10
Treating Respiratory Disorders 00:02:00
Treating Sinusitis 00:01:00
Treating Asthma 00:02:00
Treating Chronic Bronchitis 00:01:00
Treating Hayfever 00:01:00
Treating allergies with the big 4 essential oils 00:01:00
Module: 11
Digestive disorders in general 00:03:00
Treating nausea 00:01:00
Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 00:01:00
Treating Constipation 00:02:00
Treating Weight Loss 00:02:00
Module: 12
Treating Dysmenorrhea (painful periods) 00:02:00
Treating PMS 00:02:00
Treating Menopause 00:03:00
Module: 13
In general 00:01:00
A Handy List Of essential Oils For Skin Types 00:02:00
Treating Dermatitis/Eczema 00:02:00
Studies on using sandalwood for eczema and psoriasis 00:01:00
Psoriasis 00:02:00
Using tea tree for acne 00:02:00
Hair loss and scalp issues 00:02:00
Burns 00:03:00
Athletes foot 00:02:00
Scars 00:02:00
Wrinkles/anti-aging 00:02:00
Make your own anti-aging serum 00:01:00
Stretch marks oil 00:01:00
Hand sanitizer spray 00:01:00
Congratulations! 00:01:00
Additional Resources
Resources: Diploma in Aromatherapy 00:00:00

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