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Body Butters

Do you dream of making all-natural body care products for yourself + your loved ones?

Are you ready to master the art of blending carrier oils and butters – and other foundational skills that will help you create your own unique recipes + products in the future?

You’re in the right place!


Body Butters and Lip Balms is an online course that will introduce you to blending with natural carrier butters and oils… and quickly immerse you in the process of creating luscious, healing blends for the skin.

You’ll become familiar with 14 different carrier oils and butters – including their textures, aromas, therapeutic properties, and even the way their colors impact your blends. And you’ll gain confidence in making your own custom body butters, lip balms, lip gloss, solid deodorants, and massage lotion sticks through a variety of hands-on blending exercises.

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This Program Will Build Your Confidence To...
  • Blend with 14 different carrier oils and butters – including kombo butter, kpangnan butter, marula oil, trauma oil, palm kernel oil, shea butter, avocado oil, baobab oil, beeswax, jojoba wax, cocoa butter, coconut oil, hemp oil & tamanu oil.

  • Understand the best texture for each recipe… so your lip balms don't melt into gloss, and your body butters don't harden into balms!

  • Learn the therapeutic properties of each carrier oil and butter, so you can create healing blends that address a variety of physical issues – such as scars, pain and inflammation.

  • Master blending ratios – so you can combine different carriers to create the textures you want for your products.

  • Make natural lip balms with carrier butters and essential oils that smell and even taste great – while nourishing your lips!

  • Create all-natural body products that nourish dry, damaged skin (including sensitive skin and conditions like eczema and dermatitis).

  • Create aluminum-free deodorants that actually work – and customize them with your favorite scents.

Sneak Peek Inside the Program…

Body Butters and Lip Balms is an independent, self-study program.

As soon as you register, you will have immediate access to the course by logging into your account and accessing our beautiful user-friendly online classroom, which includes all of your written + video content, as well as interactive learning activities.

You’ll also have full access to our online forum – where you can ask questions, participate in discussions, and receive answers from our amazing instructors (as well as other Aromahead Institute students and graduates).

Course Overview

Lesson 1 - Body Butters

How to make several different natural body butters:
  • Jojoba & beeswax butters

  • Luscious skin healing butter

  • No more pain & inflammation butter

  • Scar butter (to prevent & reduce appearance of scars)

Lesson 2 - Lip Balms

How to make luscious lip balms + glosses:
  • Vanilla-infused jojoba lip balm

  • Green + yellow lip balms (with avocado + shea)

  • Chocolate brown lip balm

  • Choose-your-own-flavor lip gloss

Lesson 3 - Deodorants

How to make your own aluminum-free solid deodorants:
  • Basic deodorant (customize with your favorite scents!)

  • Tropical deodorant

  • Mild deodorant

  • Rich, exotic deodorant

Lesson 4 - Massage Cocoa Butter Stick

How to make a cocoa butter stick that can be used for:
  • Massage

  • Anti-inflammatory properties

  • Pain relief

  • Daily moisturizing

Your Body Butters and Lip Balms Course Includes:
  • 4 interactive aromatherapy lessons – which you can access 24/7 in our beautiful, user-friendly online classroom.

  • 8 professional video tutorials led by Aromahead Institute Founder and Lead Instructor Andrea Butje.

  • 7 original body butter recipes – jojoba & beeswax butter; jojoba, beeswax & shea butter; jojoba, beeswax & kpangnan butter; jojoba, beeswax & palm kernel oil; luscious skin healing butter; no more pain & inflammation butter; and scar butter – developed exclusively for the Body Butters and Lip Balms class.

  • 7 carrier and oil recipes – designed to help you compare the ingredients' textures and aromas.

  • 15 essential oil blend recipes that make excellent additions to the butters, oils, and blends in the class. (Adding essential oils can enhance the therapeutic properties of your blends – and make them smell amazing!)

  • 14 detailed datasheets for the carriers studied in the course. Aromahead Institute's printer-friendly datasheets clearly lay out all the most important information you might need on hand for easy reference – including each carrier's: therapeutic properties, aroma, texture (consistency), shelf life, Latin name, countries of origin, and extraction method, as well as tips on how to identify a high-quality carrier.

  • An extensive private list of resources for high-quality aromatherapy products and related services.

  • Contact information for prominent aromatherapy organizations and journals. Stay current with the industry, learn about the conferences, and gather articles from aromatherapy experts.

  • 15% off discount on all essential oils, carrier oils, butters, bottles, supplies, and specific blending kits from Aromatics International for six months after you register.

  • Permanent unlimited access to all the course materials and videos – including any updates to the content – even after you have completed the program.

  • Permanent unlimited access to the exclusive Aromahead Institute Online Forum – where you can ask questions, participate in discussions, and receive answers from our amazing instructors… as well as connecting with other Aromahead students and graduates from over 180 countries around the world.

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Quick Facts
  • Start the class the moment you complete your registration OR sign up now and get started later! Your course never expires.

  • You have permanent unlimited access to your course materials – as well as any subsequent updates to the course content – even after you have completed the program.

  • Ask questions, participate in discussions, and receive answers from our amazing instructors – along with other Aromahead students and graduates – in our fabulous online forum.

  • Work at your own pace and on your own timeline (our online classroom is available 24/7).

  • Aromahead Institute meets the rigorous training and education qualifications of three highly respected organizations: the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA) and the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA).

  • Approved for 14 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in massage therapy by the NCBTMB – as well as by the Florida massage board.

Tuition & Payments
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Total Tuition: $225

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Student Testimonials
I loved the class! I really enjoyed making all the butters and experiencing the different textures of the raw product and then seeing the natural characteristics showing through in the final product. I also loved the videos. It was like having my own private instructor... and so helpful that I could pause and rewind! I feel like I had a friend right alongside helping me. Thank You!

- Amy Lechner

I loved the body butters class because of the diversity of the content. The course covers several different carriers and how to use them, as well as variations on each recipe. The course also covers examples of basic healing needs: pain and inflammation, emotional support, skin healing, and daily personal care. I especially appreciated that the course was more than just a collection of recipes. The course explains why the ingredients go together the way they do and why each is included in its own way. The course built my skills so I could generalize and apply what I had learned to new carriers and be able to experiment further because I now understand how the ingredients work together to make the different products. I have always had high standards for my skin care products, and now I feel confident that I can make my own, personal skin care products the way I like them, plus have them be all natural and much more healthful for my whole body.

- Sheri Roach

I loved the variety of recipes covered in this class. It was a very thorough introduction to possibilities of balms and butters. I especially like the jojoba, beeswax and butter exercise. I love how it encouraged me to have a reference library of different butters. I was really inspired by the encouragement to learn butter properties and to be able to describe product benefits. I really felt inspired to expand my product line and grow my confidence.

- Elizabeth Harrington

Aromahead's Body Butter and Lip Balm class is a must for your aromatic curriculum. The blends, the recipes and especially Andrea's touch are invaluable. I learned so much from this class and can't stop recommending it; it will take your practice to the top! Thank you Andrea for opening up this marvelous window.

- Rebeca Ledersnaider

Meet Your Lead Instructor

Your video lessons and program content will be led by Andrea Butje, an internationally-recognized Aromatherapist who is changing the educational paradigm through her inspired approach to teaching + creating community online.

Andrea founded Aromahead Institute in 1998 to help people everywhere learn to use essential oils safely and effectively. Thousands of students from more than 180 countries have studied with Aromahead since that time – and many of our alumni have gone on to pursue successful careers and businesses in aromatherapy and the healing arts.

In 2013, Andrea won the Alliance of International Aromatherapists' Lifetime Achievement Award for her heartfelt work in educating and connecting people involved in all aspects of the aromatherapy industry – from renowned authors and distillers to those who are brand new to essential oils.

When she isn’t sharing her love of aromatherapy with others, you’ll usually find Andrea in her kitchen – cooking, baking and playing with new recipes!

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm new to aromatherapy. Is this program right for me?

Yes, the Body Butters and Lip Balms class starts at the very beginning. We provide students with the knowledge, experience and guidance you need to succeed.

Are there any prerequisites for participation in this course?

No previous understanding of aromatherapy or essential oils is required to complete this course and begin blending. It's perfect for beginners as well as practicing Aromatherapists looking to improve their body butter blending techniques.

Can I enroll anytime?

Yes! All the online classes at Aromahead Institute are self-paced. You can complete them on your own time, from anywhere in the world that you can log on to the internet.

Can I receive Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for completing this course?

Yes! Body Butters and Lip Balms is approved for 14 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in massage therapy by the NCBTMB – as well as by the Florida massage board.

How long will it take me to complete the program?

It depends! Most students complete this course within a few weeks to a couple of months, and then continue to refer back to it over the years. However, the program is completely self-paced, which means you can slow it down or move through it more quickly, depending on your learning style and availability. You’ll have permanent unlimited access to your course materials and the Aromahead Institute online forum – as well as any subsequent updates to the course content – even after you’ve completed the program.

Do I need specific supplies in order to participate?

You will need some supplies in order to try the blending exercises and recipes in this program. You may use your own supplies or purchase them (supplies are not included in your tuition). Aromatics International has designed a beautiful kit with most of the essential oils, carrier oils, and bottles you’ll need. This kit is completely optional and sold separately through Aromatics International. Some students choose to begin the class, and then decide which recipes they want to make. This allows them to purchase their oils and supplies over time, as they make their way through the course (instead of buying the whole kit up front). Others buy the kit right from the start. The choice is yours!

How much support will I get?

Lots of it! The Aromahead Institute team is a dedicated community of educators that are ready to assist you and offer guidance when you need it. All of our teachers are Certified Aromatherapists, and have been in the profession for many years. You’ll have access to Aromahead’s online forum, where you can ask questions, participate in discussions and learn from other Aromatherapists. Plus, you can email us anytime, and your emails will always be answered right away. 

Can I enroll even if I don’t live in the U.S.?

Yes! Thousands of students from more than 170 countries have studied with Aromahead Institute, and we’d love to welcome you to our online community.

Tuition & Payments
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Total Tuition: $225

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