What is the course about?
This beginners course will cover basic blending of essential oils, base oils and creams, for use as personal fragrances.
What will we cover?
- Basic history of Aromatherapy and fragrances
- Essential oils and fixed oils, guidelines of use, safety and precautions
- Fragrance interaction with the body and mind
- Fragrance and oil blending techniques and methods for personal use.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Follow safety guidelines when using essential oils, fixed oils and creams on the skin
- Identify several ways you could blend fragrances for personal use at home
- Describe additional uses for essential oils in the home
- Blend a roll-on fragrance or body cream for personal use.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Introductory level - no previous knowledge required. You are required to read and write short sentences, follow verbal instructions and extract information from handouts.
PRE-BODYWORK or ESSENTIAL OILS USE CHECK LIST: Please read carefully
We have strict guidelines to help protect the health and safety of students in training or undergoing short courses, while providing the widest possible access. If you have suffered from any of the conditions listed below or anything similar, please check with a medical practitioner whether it is suitable for you to undertake a course applying essential and vegetable oils to the skin and bring a referral letter from your doctor for your tutor, otherwise please do not participate in a bodywork class/course.
- An untreated medical condition
- A recent operation
- Severe skin disorders or ALLERGIES
- Severe mental illness
- On medication
- Cardiovascular disorders (high blood pressure, severe varicose veins, heart problems, thrombosis)
- Bone or joint disorders (Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis)
- Pregnancy (or post natal)
- Endocrine disorders
Is there anything else we should know about your health before you enrol for a course? If there is or you are unsure if you can undertake a class, please contact the Health & Movement Studies team - 020 7492 2622
If accepted onto a course, a student could be given alternative practical tasks and adjustments may be
made where reasonable. However, a student could be asked to leave the course if any situation were to
arise which could endanger the wellbeing of that student, or any other student. It is, for instance, not
suitable to work on another student, if you are taking medication that affects your concentration or if you
have uncontrolled fits which could cause danger to others during a relevant activity.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
- Presentation by the tutor - learners will also be encouraged to contribute to the learning session
- Group work
- Practical work.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No additional costs. Please bring wet wipes and writing materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Choose other related courses from our extensive Health & Lifestyle studies programme.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details