Essential Oils for Healthy Skin

2nd Edition

Robert Tisserand explores the effects of aromatics on skin health. Learn how to address common skin ailments and how to mix and blend essential oils, CO2 extracts and fatty oils with other ingredients to promote healthy and radiant skin.  

Pre-requisite: Essential Oil Safety Masterclass, 2e

New & Updated in 2023!
9 total lessons with Robert Tisserand

Next Enrollment: March 2024

This nine-lesson online course encompasses most of what is known about these oils in relation to dermal effects, based on up-to-date research and clinical case studies.

Based on Robert’s extensive experience teaching in-person and online classes on the effects of essential oils on the skin, this program is an exhaustive exploration of what is known. 

Each class dives deep into a specific area (such as microbial balance, sensitivity or barrier function to name a few), and explains the underlying principles. Robert than gives practical suggestions on how to address skin conditions with essential oils, fatty oils and other extracts. 

This course is a powerhouse of knowledge for anybody who wishes to reap the benefits of essential oils for the biggest organ of the human body – our skin! 

NEW AND UPDATED in 2023 to include most recent research on acne, rosacea, eczema and a whole new lesson on wound healing and scars! 

Course prerequisite: Essential Oil Safety Masterclass, 2e

What You Get in the Course

Nine pre-recorded 60-minute lessons.

Four live Q&A sessions with Robert Tisserand (plus recorded past Q&As).

Each live session is recorded and posted for you to review.

Downloadable handouts and course notes with links to additional resources.

Online forum for your questions and interaction with Robert, the TI team and classmates.

A signed Certificate of Completion from the Tisserand Institute.

Ongoing access to recorded sessions for six months after course completion.

Plus, Get These Extra Bonuses

A cross-reference chart for all essential oils mentioned in the course and their recommended use for skin conditions. 

Robert Tisserand

Author | Speaker | Founder of Tisserand Institute

Robert is one of the world’s leading experts in aromatherapy with over 40 years of experience. He is a speaker, educator, author, and consultant on the science and benefits of essential oils and their safe and effective application. Robert has inspired audiences in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Czech Republic, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Japan on topics ranging from the therapeutic foundations of essential oils to examinations on essential oils and the skin.

Robert wrote one of the first books to bring awareness to aromatherapy in 1977, The Art of Aromatherapy, and is a co-author of Essential Oil Safety (2nd Edition, 2014), a book that sets industry standards for the safe use of essential oils.

Course Breakdown

What you will learn over 9 weeks with us, starting April 2nd 2024.

Lesson 1 - Healing Oils
  • A brief history
    Essential oils, absolutes, CO2 extracts
    Fatty oils and waxes
    Cosmetic & skin healing effects
Lesson 2 - Skin Structure and Absorption
  • Dermal structure and function
    The stratum corneum
    Absorption routes
    Personal factors
Lesson 3 - Dryness, Oiliness and Acne
  • Skin types & characteristics
  • Counteracting dryness
  • Addressing oiliness
  • Acne vulgaris
Lesson 4 - Barrier Function and the Mind
  • Skin barrier dysfunction
  • Hydration
  • Psoriasis
  • The skin-brain axis
  • Emotional triggers
Lesson 5 - Sensitivity Issues
  • Inflammation
  • Sensitive skin
  • Rosacea
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Pruritus
Lesson 6 - Aging and Sun Damage
  • Aging in the skin
  • Oxidative stress
  • Photoaging
  • Sun protection
Lesson 7 - Microbial Balance
  • The microbiome
  • Biofilms
  • Body odor
  • Fungal issues
  • Viral issues
NEW Lesson 8 - Trauma and Repair
  • Wounds
  • Burns
  • Skin ulcers
  • Scars and Stretch marks
Lesson 9 - Formulation and Blending
  • Ingredient selection
  • Combining function and fragrance
  • Preventing oxidation
  • Example formulations

When You Complete the Course

Aromatic Skincare Certification

Essential oils are powerful health and wellness tools, and as such need to be treated with respect. Together with the prerequisite certification from Essential Oil Safety Masterclass, your  Certificate of Completion will be evidence that you are committed to using essential oils safely, and in accordance with current research and practice relating to their effects on skin. 

What previous students say about our courses:

Really liked the streamlined approach to learning about one area of EO use (topically for skincare). Thought the content was excellent, relevant, and well arranged. ~ Emilee
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and material. I can actually apply it to many things in my general health I’m having problems with, like lipid peroxidation and histamine intolerance! So the information has really been invaluable! And Robert and Hana are so cute and fun teachers! ~ Dawn Shipley
I appreciate very much the course’s structure, it’s easiness in learning, in spite of it’s depth. I like that every single affirmation is based on research. ~ Andrea
I appreciate very much the structure of the lessons, the quality of the informations, the essential oil safety book and the effort of Hana and Robert to transfer this in a few months. Thank you very much both and to your team! ~ Olivera Scheuber
I liked the way the courses built on each other – safety and healthy skin. I appreciated the way Robert was able to make the science understandable and interesting.

Ready to get started?


Will there be notes for me to review?
Yes. Each lesson comes with printable handouts of the slides used in the lesson, and additional lesson notes. These are sent to you before each lesson and are for you to keep and refer to at any time.
I am a certified aromatherapist. Will I learn anything new?
Many of our students have commented that our courses helped them grasp what they learned elsewhere in more detail, or complemented their previous education. Some of our students are lifelong learners, and some are teachers.
I am new to essential oils. Is this course for me?
We will let one of our previous students answer this one:

“The information presented is appropriate for all levels, and although I am just beginning my aromatherapy journey it all makes sense.”

Will there be assessments or exams? What kind?

Each weekly lesson is followed by a multiple choice quiz, and there is a summary test at the end of each course. Passing both the weekly quizzes and the final tests is a requirement for certification.

You will be given enough time to prepare for the test as well as three attempts to pass. 

Will I be able to ask questions?

Absolutely! In addition to the live Q&A sessions, you can post your questions in the dedicated student forums where the tutor and the TI team will address them. 

What if I cannot participate on a live session?

All of our live sessions are recorded and are posted on the learning platform within 24 hours so you can watch them, or rewatch as needed during the course. 

How long will I have access to the recordings?

You will have access to all the videos for at least four weeks after the last lesson (see course description for clarification as this changes for individual courses). All the printable materials (notes, handouts, charts, etc.) are of course yours to keep for reference forever.

Do you offer continuing education credits?

Because we have students from all over the world and of many professions we are not able to offer credits for specific organizations – there are simply too many. However, we issue a confirmation of CE hours gained on the course that you can apply with your professional organization and will be happy to assist with any additional documentation.

At the moment, we are an Approved Continuing Education Provider with NAHA. 

What if I fall behind or cannot attend classes?
We have found that running classes on specific dates works best to help you finish a program. You join a class of students, and learn along with them. Many students help each other with queries, and of course our tutors are there too. That said, if you miss a few classes you should be still able to comfortably jump right back in and if you do fall behind you can request extra time. Of course this cannot be indefinite, but we do our best to help you get your certificate.