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Today’s midwives, nurses, childbirth educators, doulas, and other birth professionals work with moms every single day who are using essential oils as part of their birth kit, but high quality education in the use of these products is sorely lacking. As a childbirth professional, you are the trusted source moms turn to when they need reliable information about essential oils, but finding a quality source for professional training can be complicated.

If you are tired of the frequent misinformation and questionable advice and want to know what the scientific literature has to say about using essential oils during the childbearing years, the Essential Oils for Birth Professionals Micro-Credential is the perfect solution. This self-paced and fully online program provides everything you need to know to integrate essential oils into your birth practice, boosting the value of the services you offer. 


This 4- week course is ideal for nurses, midwives, doulas, OB-GYNs, nurse-midwives, childbirth educators, and other childbirth professionals.



  • Application Methods (includes Inhalation, Topical, & Ingestion)
  • Pharmacokinetics & EO Toxicology
  • EOs During Pregnancy
  • EOs For Labor and Delivery 
  • EOs and a Cesarean Birth 
  • Trauma Before and During Birth
  • EOs and Babies 
  • Developmental Toxicology
  • EOs & Your Scope of Practice 


The 4-week program concludes with a formal evaluation through the creation of a portfolio demonstrating mastery of the material within the course. Access to the course is for 6 weeks, allowing 2 additional weeks for feedback and revision of the portfolio. Upon successful completion of the assessment, you will be issued a Micro-Credential in Aromatherapy for Birth Professionals.

Because FSIHS is an approved school with NAHA and the NBHWC, MCs can be used as CEUs for professional requirements for both aromatherapists and health and wellness coaches. As a fully authorized postsecondary institution, FSIHS CEUs can also be used to renew other professional memberships and licenses.


Registration includes access to the FSIHS learning management (LMS) system for the delivery of course content. The LMS opens to students midday on the first day of class. Access continues for two weeks after the course ends to allow time for review and portfolio revision. Within the LMS, students will be able to access the course downloads,  video lectures, the question and answer forum, and portfolio requirements. This system requires high speed internet and intermediate internet skills of each participant.


Registration is $390. This fee covers all 4 weeks of the course, instructor support, and downloads of key clinical studies that are used in the course discussion and assignments. This also covers support and feedback during the completion of the portfolio assessment.

The total fee is due at the time of registration to reserve your seat in the course. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and have completed a minimum of high school or the equivalent. Verification of eligibility must be received before the first day of the course.  Full refunds are available until 30 days prior to the event. Cancellations made between more than 7 days but less than 30 days before the event are refundable at 50%. Refunds are not granted for cancellations within a week of the event.


The Franklin School of Integrative Health Sciences is proud to be fully authorized to grant college certificates and degrees by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. This commission oversees college education and ensures that diplomas and certificates issued by the FSIHS are recognized as legitimate college credentials nationwide.

The Franklin School of Integrative Health Sciences is also an approved school by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy and is the only NAHA approved school with a PhD researcher directing the program. FSIHS is also a recognized CEU provider for Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (NBC-HWCs) CE #100102.