Botanical Skin Care

Balms, Butters, and Salves

Online Certificate Course

Interested in making your own botanical body care and skin products?

Make your own body butters, lip balms, and salves!

Discover the wonders of crafting your very own natural skincare products with our exciting online course, “Balms, Butters, and Salves”.

Unleash your creativity as we take you on a delightful journey through the art of making unique and luxurious butters, balms, and salves using pure, plant-based ingredients. Our step-by-step guidance will make the process a breeze, even if you’re new to this!

Get to know plant-based ingredients!

Building a relationship with unique botanical ingredients helps you to better formulate to support the health of the skin.

Discover the art of crafting plant-based balms, butters, and salves
in our enriching online certificate program.

Balms, Butters, and Salves

Course Outline

Module 1


  • Getting Started
  • Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Supplies and Equipment

Module 2

Botanical Ingredient Palette

  • Carrier Oils
  • Herbal Oils
  • Learn how to make your own herbal oils
  • Butters
  • Antioxidants
  • Experiential work

Module 3

Body Butters & Deodorants

  • Body Butters
  • How to Formulate Body Butters
  • Natural Deodorants
  • Steps to Make Soft Deodorant
  • Experiential work

Module 4

Lip Balms, Body Balms, & Lotion Bars

  • Lip Balms
  • Body Balms
  • Lotion Bars
  • Experiential work

Module 5


  • Salves
  • Formulations for Salves
  • Experiential work

Module 6


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Learn how to create your own oil-based skincare products!

What you will learn


Formulate Your Own Body Care Products: Unleash your creativity and dive into the process of formulating exceptional oil-based body care products. 


Craft Skincare Products for Family and Friends: There’s something incredibly satisfying about creating homemade balms, butters, and salves for your family and friends. 


Enhance Your Knowledge and Relationship with Botanical Ingredients: Expand your understanding of botanical body care and deepen your appreciation for the wonders of nature’s ingredients. Through this course, you’ll gain valuable insights into the properties and benefits of different botanicals, empowering you to make informed choices while crafting your products.

Butters, Balms, and Salves comes with:

aromatherapy certificate course inclusions

5 Modules devoted to Balms, Butters, and Salves

The Aromatic Studies Signature Blending Method

Exclusive Instructional Videos

Downloadable and Printable PDF lessons
Lifetime Access to Course Material and Video Content

Jade’s Favorite Suppliers and Resources

This online course is self-paced. Begin as soon as you sign up!

Complete the course at your own pace and convenience.

Who is this course for?

Everyone! This course is your doorway into creating your own balms, butters, and salves.


  • Massage Therapists and Estheticians who would like to make their own oil based botanical products
  • Individuals interested in formulating and making their own balms, butters and salves, for their family, friends and community
  • The Aromatherapy Entrepreneur who would like to develop or expand their existing business
  • Home-schooling parents who would love to learn about and create homemade body care products with their children
  • Herbalists interested in integrating butters, balms and salves into their practice
  • Bloggers, authors, and content creators who want to develop and write for media, books, and video
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What our Students Say

I've taken several online programs and this is the most beautiful and easy to navigate course that I've had the privilege of taking

My experience at The School for Aromatic Studies has been amazing. I have completed the Foundation of Aromatics course and am now working my way through the Aromatic Scholars course. I have taken numerous distance learning programs and this one is the most beautiful and easy to navigate course that I have had the privilege of taking. As a busy mom, I have been grateful to be able to work through the course materials at my own pace and the program is set up to be able to easily see just where you have left off. The materials are incredibly informative and I love how much I am learning about essential oils and how to safely use them for my family and friends. So happy with these courses and looking forward to taking a few more in the future.


Payment Details

One Payment


*Supplies not included, for a complete listing of materials covered in this course, click here: Balms, Butters, and Salves Supply List

Meet Your Instructor

Meet Jade:

Jade Shutes is an aromatherapist, herbalist, author, researcher, gardener, and aromatic distiller.

She holds a Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy, Holistic Massage, Anatomy and Physiology, and Reflexology from the Raworth College of Natural Medicine in Dorking, UK, and a Diploma in Aromatherapy from the International Therapist Examining board (ITEC). She also holds a certificate in herbal medicine.

An aromatherapy practitioner, researcher, and educator for over three decades, Jade is passionate about aromatics and believes the sense of smell is one of the most powerful senses for healing the mind/body/psyche in this era of upheaval and change. She is considered to be a thought leader in the aromatherapy community and is highly respected for her balanced, progressive and inspiring education.

Jade is the founder of the School for Aromatic Studies. She is the past president for the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (2000-2003 and 2013-2015), author of “Aromatherapy for Bodyworkers”, co-author of “The Carrier Oil Palette”, and the main author of the “Ultimate Guide to Aromatherapy”.


Are there prerequisites?

This course is open to everyone with an interest in learning how to make amazing balms, butters, and salves!

Is this course all online?

Yes. The Balms, Butters, and Salves certification program is an online course designed as a self-paced course of study. You can complete the course on your own time and based upon your own schedule and goals.

Online learning is makes learning easy and accessible. With online education you can take your course with you on any device you choose. Download pdf files to read later, watch video content, or view course content on your device.

How long do I have to complete the program?

As long as you need! The average time to complete is: 1-2 months.

Does this course offer CE hours for Massage therapists?

Yes. This course offers 7 CE hours through the NCBTMB.

How do I complete my certification?

To receive your certification for Balms, Butters, and Salves, you will need to complete each lesson and quiz as well as experiential exercises.  You will then be able to download your certificate!

What supplies are required?

Here is our recommended supply list for 

Balms, Butters, and Salves Supply List

Are you an approved school by a professional aromatherapy organization?

Yes, we are an approved school through the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. We are also approved for massage CE hours through the NCBTMB.

Did you say I have access to the course for Life?

Yes, once you register for an online course, it is yours for life of the program!

Can I sign up if I don’t live in the United States?

Yes! We have students from all over the world taking courses with us. The presentation is in English.

What makes your program different from all the others?

The School for Aromatic Studies is one of the leading schools in North America. We are often asked, What makes our school unique? I believe one of the most unique features is our balanced, progressive & inspiring education that leads to the cultivation of a new generation of aromatherapists to emerge and succeed!

Payment Details

One Payment


*Supplies not included, for a complete listing of materials covered in this course, click here: Balms, Butters, and Salves Supply List