Getting started


Would you like to learn more about essential oils and how to safely and effectively apply them?


Well, here is your opportunity!


I am delivering a series of workshops over the next few months that explore the multi-dynamic qualities of essential oils.


Focusing on a specific group of essential oils, this series of workshops provide insightful, valuable, useful, information that will enable you to appropriately and safely apply these oils for personal use.  


On completion of each workshop, attendees receive a CPD ‘Certificate of Attendance’.  


During the first workshop, ‘What is an essential oil?‘, we will explore how essential oils are extracted from plants, their composition, qualities and basic categories, to aid your understanding of their ‘nature’.


Date:  Thursday 25th January 2018.  


Time:  1.00 pm to 3.00 pm


Depending on uptake, additional  sessions of this workshop may also be delivered – 10.00 am to 12.00 pm and 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm on the same day.  


Venue:  The  Attic Studio, Town Mill, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU


Entrance fee (includes CPD certificate): £40.00


To book you place and for further details:

07419 777 451




About the workshop series


Each workshop ‘stands alone’ as a single unit; a CPD ‘Certificate of Attendance’ is awarded on completion.


Each unit will introduce the student to a specific element that will aid their understanding of essential oils, how they ‘work’ and how to effectively apply them for personal use.


All units (workshops) combine, with additional revision and assessment units, to form a whole training course, ‘Aroma Wellness’; all units must be complete to gain the Aroma Wellness ‘Certificate of Attainment’.


Workshop delivery will include lecture, discussion and experiential components.


The Aroma Wellness course provides a general introductory foundation on which to build further academic and experiential knowledge of essential oils and their appropriate application, and focuses on a specific group of fifteen essential oils (Essential Oil ‘Gems’).


Workshop themes include biodiversity and botanical families, introduction to phyto-chemistry, essential oil profiles, blending essential oils, various methods of application, among other topics.



Successful completion of the Aroma Wellness course will enable students to apply these essential oils for personal use, as well as to others in certain specified therapeutic contexts (for example, as a carer), using simple massage techniques (hand and arm massage, head neck and shoulder massage).


The Aroma Wellness course does not qualify the student to apply essential oils beyond this limited context.  


The Aroma Wellness course does provide relevant pertinent information that will support safe personal use and does lay a significant foundation on which to continue to progress toward a full professional practitioner qualification.  


 A certified professional aromatherapy qualification is required  before essential oils can be applied to others in a professional therapeutic context.  Another professional licence is required to create, produce and supply essential oil related products, such as creams, lotions and other skin care products, for retail.


For background details about my teaching and professional qualifications and experience please go to “About Heather’


Further workshop themes

(NB: further dates may be included depending on demand)


What is an essential oil?  Laying the foundation


Biodiversity, botanical families and essential oils; an overview


Phyto chemistry and essential oils: an introduction


Blending essential oils; creating effective combinations


Various methods of applying essential oils


Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology: how essential oils work within the body


Essential oils: practical application – part one


Essential oils: practical application – part two





Heather Godfrey