Introduction to Carrier Oils

This class takes you through an introduction into the fascinating world of carrier and vegetable oils. Whether you are a physical therapist looking to expand your knowledge of massage mediums or purely a natural skincare fan we think that anyone would benefit from the information offered in this class.

You may notice that the oils we cover in this class are 'out of the norm' and not oils that are commonly used or well written about - this is because the 'common' oils are covered in our Aromatherapy Pracitioner Course. That, along with the fact that there are a huge number of carrier oils now available, we wanted to be able to introduce you to some that you might not have heard of before.

If you are a practising therapist, on completion of this course, it will allow you to obtain further insurance from your provider (or those we recommend) to include the use of these oils in your treatments. The class description below will give you further details on the oils included within this class. We've chosen oils that are 'out of the norm' for this class, so if you are looking for the more common oils, you may wish to check out our Aromatherapy Practitioner Class instead, which covers 20 carrier oil profiles.

In addition to this introductory class, for anyone wishing to develop their knowledge about natural skincare, creating their own formulas and expanding their Aromatherapy Practitioner Certificate to include further oils, you may wish to check out our other 'top-up' carrier oil classes by clicking here.


Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Certificate of completion which is fully accredited with the IPHM. This course offers a gentle introduction for those wishing to explore the topic more. If you wish to develop your skills further, you may be interested in our Aromatherapy Practitioner Class. For those that have already completed this class or an equivelant course, the completion of this class will allow you to expand your insurance cover to include these oils in your treatments, therapies and consultations. Please click these links for more information on our Certified Courses and Insurance Scheme.

Introduction to Carrier Oils

Class Information

Study Time

- 10 Hours Study
(Including practical work)


- None

Certification Level

- Certificate of Completion

Face-to-Face Practical Session

- Not required for this class

Class Accreditations

- IPHM (International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine)

Class Insurance

- Not applicable to this class
(Unless bolting on to an existing therapy)

Case Studies Needed

- Not required for this class

Introduction to Carrier Oils - Enrolment

Introduction to Carrier Oils - from £25.00

Class Includes

All enrolment options include:

  • 8 Online Self Study Lessons
  • Printed Certificate (when you have successfully passed your class)
  • Online Live Chat Class Support
  • Lifetime access to this class, even once completed


Additional options and extras

  • Printed Workbook

Included Free Downloads

  • 8 Carrier Oil Profile Sheets

Class materials & material checklist

  • Pen
  • Notebook or Journal
  • Introduction to Carrier Oils Starter Pack (optional)

Introduction to Carrier Oils Starter Pack includes:

  • Pen
  • Notebook / Journal
  • 8 Carrier Oils - Camellia Seed, Hazelnut, Broccoli Seed, Baobab, Blackcurrant Seed, Meadowfoam, Passionfruit Seed, Bitter Gourd (All 50ml bottles)

Looking for materials, starter packs and printed class workbooks?

Introduction to Carrier Oils

Lesson 1

What are Carrier Oils?
Extraction Methods

Lesson 2

Camellia Seed Oil Profile
Hazelnut Oil Profile

Lesson 3

Types of Carriers
Uses and Benefits

Lesson 4

Broccoli Seed Oil Profile
Baobab Oil Profile

Lesson 5

Caring for Carrier Oils
Carrier Oil Guide
Absorption Rates

Lesson 6

Blackcurrant Seed Oil Profile
Meadowfoam Oil Profile

Lesson 7

Composition of Carrier Oils

Lesson 8

Passionfruit Seed Oil Profile
Bitter Gourd Oil Profile

Final Assessment

Your final assessment to complete this class

Reading List


Class Resources

  • 8 Carrier Oil Profile Sheets