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  Bring the Therapeutic Properties in Plant Oils 

to Aromatherapy, Herbalism & Skincare

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Are your carrier oils working hard enough?

Whether you're creating an oil serum to support skin health, infusing skin healing herbs for future formulas, or you're looking for that one carrier oil that is your perfect skincare match for everyday use.

In this 4-week comprehensive course, you will learn how to transform your skincare serums and facial oils, creams and lotions, herbal and botanical infusions and essential oil blends with the wide range of carrier oils available today.

You will study and work with oils like pomegranate, plum kernel, marula oil, passion fruit seed oil, hemp seed oil, cucumber seed oil, raspberry seed oil, evening primrose oil, borage seed oil and so many more.

 In Success with Carrier Oils you will learn the what, why, and how of creating high quality skincare with plant oils.

  • Discover why understanding the fatty acid make-up of an oil can make rather than break the success of your formula
  • How carrier oils contribute to the effectiveness of creams, salves, infusions, EO blends, facial oils and more
  • Tips and tricks to easily determine the shelf life of each carrier oil in your inventory
  • Why very-long-chain fatty acids are your best friend, and how to use them effectively to help preserve other oils in a formula or blend
  • How to create unique, result specific oil combinations using the whole range of carrier oils available to us today
  • How to extend the shelf life of your carrier oils in storage and in formulas, infusions and blends  
  • What the healing fraction of an oil is, and how to use it to transform your recipes and formulas
  • Learn the 3 key critical things you need to know to read a fatty acid profile correctly

Discover and learn with step-by-step lessons

Module 1

Success with Carrier Oils 

  • Lesson 1: Carrier oils vs, lipid oils and why this definition matters
  • Lesson 2: Getting started with carrier oil chemistry - simple concepts that give you a complete view
  • Lesson 3: Carrier oil chemistry - what you need to know 
  • Lesson 4: Carrier oils vs essential oils - similarities and important differences 

Module 2

Essential Lessons in Plant Oil Chemistry (for non chemists) 

  • Lesson 1: How to identify, select and formulate with an important group of shelf stable carrier oils. These are the workhorses in your carrier oil collection, avocado, macadamia, peach kernel, sweet almond, plum…
  • Lesson 2: EFA’s, polyunsaturated oils and why these oils are an important part of your recipes, despite current controversies
  • Lesson 3: Working with the berry oils and other high-antioxidant super polyunsaturated carrier oils 
  • Lesson 4: Oxidation, rancidity, shelf life and how to keep your carrier oils fresh longer

Module 3

Bioactive Compounds in Plant Oils

  • Lesson 1: Learn why the very long chain fatty acid oils are the secret to extending shelf life and preserving your oil formulations
  • Lesson 2: Working with naturally occurring anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins, tannins and other potent plant compounds in carrier oils
  • Lesson 3: Refined vs unrefined carrier oils and how to choose the best type for your formulas and recipe projects
  • Lesson 4: The magic of plain butters and how to incorporate these rich, skin nourishing oils into your formulas 

Module 4

How to Treat Specific Skin Conditions 

  • Lesson 1: Why pomegranate seed oil and castor oil are outliers and why it matters to your formulas
  • Lesson 2: Carrier oils and the skin are compatible, learn how in this deep dive into the skin and oil
  • Lesson 3: Learn how to treat specific skin conditions with the right carrier oils
  • Lesson 4: INCI, culinary oils, and one final important chemistry lesson on fatty acids

oil profiles!

58 Carrier Oil Profiles!

  • Learn about 58 different carrier oils covered in the course including fatty acid profiles, benefits & uses
  • Oils covered include jojoba and meadowfoam, passion fruit seed, cucumber, black seed, and many more
  • Learn about plant butters including shea, mango, cupuacu and cocoa butters
  • High GLA oils including borage seed oil, evening primrose and rosehip seed oils

This program is for you if...

  • You want to start using some of the new and exotic oils on the market, and you don’t know where to start.
  • You want to create more effective salves, balms and body oils for yourself and for your clients and customers.
  • You’re the person people come to when they are struggling with a skin issue, and you want the tools to help them find a solution.
  • You enjoy creating and making, and you want to work more closely with all the new carrier oils available.
  • You want to experiment and create your own recipes and formulas, without spending too much time and money in trial and error mode.

Susan has certainly given me my greatest insight into the carrier oils and the many benefits and effects they can bring. I have thoroughly enjoyed this new knowledge and gained great inspiration from the course, her book and fellow students on the face book group. I highly recommend this course to any one who enjoys working with natural ingredients . Carrier oils have now opened a whole new world to me and given me a greater understanding of blending .

Beverley Higham

Learning online doesn't mean learning alone...

Developing your own intuitive ability and confidence in the materials, is important to me so you don’t feel the need to hire experts. I see formulating as an Art where the science plays a supporting role.

I am available to answer your questions every step of the way.

Susan M Parker
Author of Power of the Seed Your Guide to Oils for Health & Beauty

Learn YOUR way...

We all have ways that we learn best! Whether you are someone that needs to print out the lessons, grab the highlighters and brew up a pot of coffee, or you prefer to listen, take notes and reflect, we have set up the course so that you can choose how you learn. 

You'll find voice-over video lessons where Susan takes you step-by-step through each slide. 

Slide lessons that you can click through at your own pace

And PDF version of the slides that you can print and work through. 

Plus the bonus booklets, worksheets and other resources to support your studies. 

4 Bonus Recipe & Making Guides Included


Balms & Salves Recipe Booklet

  • How to make a herbal violet salve
  • Wild weeds herbal salve made with infused oils
  • Calendula salve recipe
  • Solid rose perfume balm  
  • Cayenne balm for pain and muscle aches
  • How to make melts recipe template
  • Solid lotion bars recipe templates


How to Make Body & Massage Oils 

  • A calming body oil for inflammation
  • How to use Omega 7 - palmitoleic acid for mature skin
  • Working with shelf stable oils in your formulas
  • Making a body oil for treating pain and discomfort  
  • Includes: essential oil dilution chart and
  • And recipe templates for your own recipes and formulation notes


Making Whipped Body Butters

Whipping butters into creamy, airy creations requires the right combination of fatty acids and a few techniques to get the right consistency.

  • Melt points for plant butters
  • Techniques & methods
  • Recipe templates & ideas
  • Solid rose perfume balm  
  • Equipment lists & tips
  • Adding color & scent


Guide to Waxes & Butters Melt Points 

Beeswax is a traditional wax use in salves and balms, but it's not the only option! To swap out one wax for another in a recipe its important to adjust the recipe depending on the wax you choose. 

  • Melt points for the true botanical waxes
  • How to use butters in place of some of the waxes in a balm recipe
  • Pseudo waxes melt points and uses (examples are green tea wax, laurel wax, violet wax)
  • Making a body oil for treating pain and discomfort  
  • Fragrant waxes including jasmine wax, mimosa wax and rose wax

Plus get all 3 Specialists Guides to Carrier Oils


The Herbalist's Guide to Carrier Oils

Your guide to the best carrier oils for infusing herbal and other botanicals. 

  • How to identify good carrier oils for infusing
  • Why not all carrier oils work for infusing
  • Methods and ideas for infusing in plant butters
  • An extended list of carrier oils to use for your herbal and botanical infusions  


Formulators Guide to High-Value & Specialty Botanical Oils

  • Oils high in anti-oxidants, carotenoids and  other plant compounds
  • Dry oils and butters
  • Balanced oils for single oils skincare 
  • Anti-inflammatory oils
  • Oils for healing skin conditions
  • Carrier oils to repel insects 
  • Oils for hyperpigmentation
  • Squalene rich oils for skincare


The Aromatherapist's Companion to Carrier Oils

  • List of carrier oils to stock your carrier oil pantry with
  • Specific carrier oils to treat inflammation
  • Carrier oils to heal and nourish very dry, damaged skin
  • A list of carrier oils to help minimize and repair scarring
  •  Carrier oils for massage and body oils 

Success with Carrier Oils Online Course

Unlocking the therapeutic properties in carrier and plant oils for essential oils, herbalism and skincare.

Create the most potent and effective therapeutic carrier oil combinations

In Success with Carrier Oils Online Course you'll learn how to select, combine and formulate with plant oils whether you are working on an herbal oil infusion for topical medicinal preparations, creating a synergistic base for an essential oil blend or creating natural skincare formulations, you'll get the lessons, strategies and knowledge you need to make the very best carrier oil combinations. 

Carrier oils all have unique benefits and bioactives from the combination of skin-nourishing fatty acids to the specific plant compounds. 

This concise course gives you the essential tools, lessons and tips you need to put your carrier oils to work in all your recipes, formulations, and oil infusions.

Imagine dreaming up a new combination using the oils you have on hand with new oils you just ordered to create wholly new formulations for your skincare line.

Then turning your notes and ideas into a rich body oil, a healing salve or balm, or anti-inflammatory base oil for an aromatherapy blend. 

In this course you will learn how to work with a wide range of carrier oils and know the why’s of each one.

Here's what you get when you enroll...

Core Course Materials & Lessons

16 core curriculum lessons

Bioactives & Plant Compounds

Learn about the plant compounds that add antioxidants and other vitamins to oils.

Recipe Guides for Salves, Balms, Body Oils & Butters

Get 3 exclusive bonus guides to making balms, salves, whipped butters, body oils.

3 Specialty Guides

Limited Time: Get 3 specialty guides to carrier oils for Aromatherapists, Herbalists & Skincare Formulation. 

Chemistry for non-chemists

Easy to follow essential lessons on the structure and importance of fatty acids in carrier and plant oils

Video, PDF and Slide Lessons

Multiple formats for the core course materials to facilitate different learning styles

Guide to Waxes & Plant Butters

Bonus guide to working with botanical waxes and plant butters in salves, balms and whipped butters.

Permanent access to the course materials

You'll get ongoing access to the course materials for Success with Carrier Oils so you can study at your own pace. 

Choose a payment plan

Choose the payment plan and get started today for just $87

Payments in USD




  • Bonus 1: Salves & Balms Recipe Book
  • Bonus 2: How to Make Whipped Butters
  •  Bonus: Making Massage & Body Oils
  • Bonus: Guide to Waxes & Plant Butters
  • Bonus: Aromatherapists Guide to Carrier Oils
  • Bonus: Herbalists Guide to Carrier Oils
  • Bonus: Guide to Specialty Oils for Skincare & Formulating
  • Permanent course access
  • Certificate upon completion
  • 14 day money back guarantee
  •  58 different plant oils & butters profiles

Questions: email olivia@lipidoils.com


Does the course include recipes?

The core lessons focus on the fatty acids and bioactive compounds of the oils themselves so that you can get to know each oil and how to work with it. And to facilitate your learning you'll also get 3 bonus recipe guides and a guide to botanical waxes and plant butters. 

Does the course teach about fatty acids?

Yes there is a lesson that works through all the types of fatty acids commonly found in the plant oils and how they apply to different skin conditions.

How long do I have access?

Once you purchase Success with Carrier Oils you have ongoing access to the course so you can study at your own pace and come back to the materials as you need to. 

Can I get Continuing Education Credits

We do not offer CE credits. Our students join us from around the world and regulations and requirements vary significantly.

How much time do I need to devote to the course?

We all learn in different ways, you have continued access to the material so that if something did not land, make sense the first time, subsequent review will help the learning process.

Can I print the lessons?

Yes! There are PDF's along with the video lessons and slides.

Is there a Certificate of Completion? 

Yes! Once you complete the course lessons you can request a certificate of completion for Success with Carrier Oils

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I never felt I could formulate a product as I felt I had a missing link. What kind of oil to use? These next few weeks with you is going to change that.


I love studying with Susan. She has created groundbreaking material that is fun to learn. Her work has been critical to me to uncover my special passion using lipids in combination with other additions to a multitude of topical preparations. If you’re serious about developing your skills with carrier oil selection or even more complex Lipid based products, Susan Parker’s workshops and materials can’t be beat!!!