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Aromatherapy for Beginners Online Course learn in the comfort of your own home at your own pace

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Aromatherapy for Beginners | Online Course - £140.00

Enjoy discovering the amazing therapeutic and relaxing effects of essentials oils. This is ideal to learn in the comfort of your own home at your own pace, it is an not only interesting and a useful course but fun to learn.

This online course is designed to give you an insight into the uses and discover the delights of aromatherapy, to use with family and friends and introduce you to the possibility of taking a longer accredited course.

We do not offer an accredited course for Aromatherapy as this is one of our introductory courses, however often the tutor will be able to recommend further training if you wish to gain a recognised qualification. It includes the pharmacologic properties of the carrier and essential oils and how they can be used and applied to assist with a variety of conditions.

This online course is for beginners - no previous experience is required. You will receive a certificate on completion.

On this course you will learn

• The history and background of Aromatherapy
• The uses of carrier oils and essential oils
• How essential oils are blended and diluted
• When to use essential oils and how to use safely
• Which oils are best for various conditions e.g.
o Circulatory and Muscular conditions - palpitations, high blood pressure, tired and aching muscles and stiffness.
o Respiratory conditions - Colds, flu, sore throat, cough, sinusitis
o Skin Problems – Acne, eczema, acne, burns, cuts, bruises, bites and stings, oily /dry skin
o Digestive System - Spasm, pain, indigestion, nausea
o Nervous system - Insomnia, fatigue, stress, nervous tension, anxiety, mood swings
• Cautions and Contraindications
• Aromatherapy Massage
• Chakra and Meridian Energies
• General Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body
• Aftercare Advice
• Stockists and Suppliers

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.

Please note this is NOT an accredited course it is a beginners course only

Please note you cannot use what you have learned with clients as your insurance will not cover you, unless you get a certified qualification.

This is for home use only as an introduction to Aromatherapy for personal use.

Please watch our short introduction video below - Click Here to watch and see what to expect from this course and to learn more


You will receive a fantastic manual and also the tutor you will work with, they will also give you a lot of guidance and help where needed with fantastic support. This is the reason why this course is very popular and recommended by many students who have taken it.

Course Times

Starting the Course

You choose when to start, 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.

Final Balance Payment

The deposit is taken off the course fee, you can pay the deposit on-line with our safe and secure online payment system with Worldpay or Pay Pal.

Then the balance payment is paid direct to the course tutor who offers the distance learning options and they will contact you by email as soon as you pay the deposit to organise this for you. Please look out for the confirmation email once you book with final payment information.

We make everything straightforward for you - tutors will be in touch after your booking by email with your booking confirmation with the final balance details you need.

Included will be the tutor's contact details and they are there to help with any questions you may have about your course and to organise your final balance payment.

Join the thousands of students we train each year, we have a long term proven history and our feedback speaks for itself. We also look forward hearing how you get on once you have completed a course with us.

We love what we do and have passionate knowledgable tutors who very much look forward to welcoming you on a course soon.

Course Accredited or Approved by the following bodies:

Accredited Certified Insurable Online Course
Price £140.00

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

This online course will give you the basic skills to begin using essential oils for personal use and in the home. As well as giving you the freedom 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.

Today they are used extensively in the cosmetic and food industries, both for their aromas and as flavouring. The essential oils have many therapeutic properties that can assist the body with a variety of ailments; they are readily absorbed through the skin where their biological and pharmacological compounds can affect the body.

Essential oils are highly concentrated oils from raw plant material, including seeds, bark, leaves, wood, roots, fruit and peel. They are highly volatile and must be used with care and ALWAYS diluted; however, they have many therapeutic uses. Essential oils can be used to help with many common ailments and reduce the need for taking pain killers and other over the counter medicines.

Learn How to Combine Essentials Oils and Make a Personalised Blend for Yourself or Friends and Family.

Learn how to perform a basic aromatherapy massage to use with family and friends.

Please note this is NOT an accredited course it is a beginners course only and you cannot use what you have learned with clients as your insurance will not cover you unless you get a certified qualification.

This is a beginners course designed for personal use only.

Course Price £140.00

Essential oils can be calming and rejuvenating and assist with digestion, painful muscles and joints, as well as stimulating the immune system. Some oils are excellent for respiratory conditions and act as expectorants, antiseptics and antispasmodics.

How Long will it take for me to complete this course?

That is down to you, it can be completed as little as around 4-6 months or you can take your time and take a year there is no time limit.

You choose the pace and you have a wonderful tutor who will be there to help you when ever needed - all questions answered making it easy for you to complete at home at your own pace.

Why Book with us?

We are an award winning school, Number One Training School (out of over 80 schools) in the Beauty Industry Survey - By The Guild of Beauty and Holistic Therapists.

And Voted The Guild Awards of Excellence 'Best Training School' by students and won mulitple years in a row! We maintain high standards and are proud of our team of passionate and caring tutors.

When you book with us you have peace of mind we have a proven track record - established in 1998 and accredited by the top professional bodies.

If I am abroad can I sign up for this course?

Yes, we have many students from abroad who have taken this distance learning course with us, however we cannot take students from the USA or Canada due to differences in insurance cover but all other countries are covered.

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None required - Anyone over the age of 16 may sign up for this beginners course no previous experience is required. You will receive a certificate on completion.

Course Accreditations

This course is insurable, accredited or approved by the professional body, Thinktree.

For more information, see Accreditation & Entry Requirements information tab above

Certifications/Qualifications Attained

You will receive a certificate on completion.

Student Feedback

Feedback from Linda Saunders
Tutor: Beth Cook
Course: Aromatherapy for Beginners Online Course
Tutor Feedback
This is my second online course with Beth, she responds very quickly, is very friendly and helpful. Her courses are straight to the point and its always a pleasure to work with her.
Course Feedback
I am using this area to say 'why' the course met with my expectations. I was hesitant at first due the cost of a non accredited course but it gave me a very thorough, detailed and informative picture, of what Aromatherapy is all about and how it works. I really enjoyed the course and found it to be fun, I particularly valued the sections on hair care and massage. I now have the correct information to use Aromatherapy on myself in a safe way and know that I wouldn't want to pursue a fully qualified version, which saves my time and any financial commitment. There is so much information available online, face to face, in books etc etc but I felt I believed and trusted the information I would get from this course and I was more than happy with the results. I would recommend anyone who is interested to book as its brilliant and you wont be disappointed. Thank you

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes

Did you get confirmation of the course you booked from your tutor by email, within 3 days of booking? Yes

Was the tutor easy to contact before and after your course if needed? Yes

What made you decide to book with Gateway
I never go anywhere else as Gateway meets all of my requirements, expectations and more.

Where did you hear about Gateway? FHT Therapist Magazine

Did you find this web site easy to use? Yes

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