Essential Oils Course Information


Recognize basic concepts and safety precautions for breastfeeding mothers when using essential oils.


  • Differentiate among essential oils, carrier oils, and fragrance oils in terms of their characteristics, examples, and uses.
  • Recognize teaching responsibilities related to three methods of essential oil administration, with a focus on the breastfeeding couplet.
  • For the breastfeeding mother who wishes to avoid over-the-counter drugs, identify essential oils that may provide safe relief for common ailments./li>
  • Recognize selected safety issues for essential oils, with a focus on breastfeeding couplets.
  • Briefly discuss additional resources that may be helpful for mothers who want to learn more about using essential oils for health purposes.
  • Briefly describe why essential oils have a therapeutic value.


This learning activity is approved for 3.5 L-CERPs and 3.5 contact hours.

  • Breastfeeding Outlook is accredited as a long-term provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.
  • Breastfeeding Outlook is accredited a long-term provider by the California Board of Nursing.

Requirements for Obtaining Credits

  • Complete all of the required topics and lessons.
  • Complete the online post-test with 80% accuracy.


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