Announcing the ‘Introduction to Aromatherapy’ Course from the Puraglow Skin Care Academy

The Puraglow Pure Skin Care Academy announces its ‘Introduction to Aromatherapy’ foundation course for would-be aromatherapists.

The course is suitable for people looking to start their own Aromatherapy business, take up Aromatherapy as a career or for users of Aromatherapy products looking to gain a deeper insight and understanding on the use of Aromatherapy and Essential Oils.

Lead tutor for the course is Lesley Wall, Puraglow’s founder and lead-lecturer at the Puraglow Pure Skin Care Academy.

Details of the course are outlined below with purchase and enrolment undertaken through the Academy Course Purchase pages.


Introduction to Aromatherapy – Understanding the Basics

Course Outline:

Introductory course in Aromatherapy and the use of essential oils:  What is Aromatherapy? Where do Essential Oils come from? How to use Aromatherapy; What Essential Oils do.

The course is standalone and can be taken on its own for people seeking to gain an introduction to, or further their knowledge of Aromatherapy—but is a required module for both our Diploma in Professional Aromatherapy and our Diploma in Professional Skin Care.

This is an online entry-level course with no previous experience or knowledge necessary. Enthusiasm and an eagerness to learn though are highly beneficial. You can commence the course at any time and complete it at your own pace. 

Course Goals, Objectives and Outcomes

The course provides the basic building blocks for extending your knowledge of both the principles and practicalities of Aromatherapy.

You will learn how essential oils are produced, and common methods for using them including their safe use:

The course details how Aromatherapy can be used to create a more natural, healthy lifestyle and assist in immune support, aid relaxation and sleep, relieve stress and is beneficial in restoring or maintaining emotional balance; how essential oils can provide better skin care, facilitate respiratory health, green cleaning and are highly beneficial in the treatment of muscle tension and pain.

At the end of the course you will have a solid understanding of the scientific principles of Aromatherapy and how to use essential oils to deliver practical treatments.

On completion of the course you will receive a Certificate in Level 1 Aromatherapy from  the Pure Skin Academy

This course is a required component module to achieve our Diploma in Promotional Aromatherapy and a recommended module counting towards your being awarded our Diploma in Professional Skin Care.

Who Is The Course For?

The course is designed to enable people to gain a grounding in both the principles and practicalities of Aromatherapy and the use of essential oils, whether as a personal user or on the way to a professional qualification or career.

Equipment Required

The course is delivered online so you will need access to an internet enabled computer, tablet or smartphone with a web-browser and/or email.

Course Details

You will learn:

  • What is the definition of an Essential Oil;
  • What drives the widespread appeal of Essential Oils and their use;
  • How we obtain Essential Oils and where they are from;
  • Using Essential Oils safely and free of risk;
  • The concept and definition of Synergy with regard to Essential Oils;
  • About Aromatherapy  “Notes”:  what they are, what they do, how we use them;
  • The importance of learning and using the Latin names;
  • How to safely store Essential Oils;
  • Why Essential Oils must be diluted;
  • Effects of Essential Oils on Mind, Body, Spirit and Wellbeing… and why;
  • Essential Oils and Muscle Structure;
  • Essential Oils and The Central Nervous System;
  • Essential Oils and The Endoctrine System;
  • The 10 Vital Essential Oils;
  • How to use Essential Oils.

Activity Summary

The course is delivered online and includes videos, text lessons, workbooks, fun quizzes and short written research assignments.

Assessment Overview

In course tests: 10%; Participation: 5%; Journal Assignments: 20%; Course work: 50%; Final Exam: 15%

Suggested Reading to Support Your Learning

We recommend the following books, PDFs and web pages.




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