Online Certificate in Natural Products Manufacturing (CNPM)

Total Credits Completed

Graduates of the Certificate in Natural Products Manufacturing will be able to use herbs and essential oils to manufacture natural products including lotions, creams, salves, bath and bodycare products and formulate natural perfume blends.


Gain an in-depth understanding of the history and uses of essential oils and botanicals
Identify and safely use the essential oils studied, from Bergamot to Ylang Ylang
Recognize and confidently use common herbs, including Borage, Dandelion, Chamomile, Sage, Horehound, and Lavender.
Grow herbs organically, gather wild herbs ethically, and dry and store herbs
Create and use herbal remedies for personal health and wellness and to help family and friends

Learning Outcomes

Outline the steps to set up a business, including insurance, management, legal issues, ethics, including AHG ethics and ARC requirements, keeping records, listening and observation skills, informed consent, marketing, business planning, nutritional, lifestyle and wellness consulting
Locate information from state regulatory bodies to ensure compliance with local and state requirements
Discuss herbal medicine and aromatherapy, their history, and status of current research, including how to locate studies in peer-reviewed journals
Be able to incorporate herbs and essential oils into quality bath, household and bodycare products
Discuss the current state of regulations of the Natural Products Industry, including FDA regulations, FCC regulations, GMP requirements in the U.S. and contrast with regulations in Canada and Europe 

Career Goals:

  • Certified Natural Products Manufacturer
  • Health Care Industry Assistant
  • Product formulator and manufacturer for Day Spas, Holistic Retreats, Spa facilities
  • Aromatherapy Product Manufacturer
  • Herbal Product Manufacturer

Current Instructors: 

View all ACHS instructor bios, photos and courses taught online here.

Admissions Requirements:

Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

Tuition and Fees:

To estimate the program tuition and fees, click on the required course name to view each Total Course Price. Information is also provided in the Program Fact Sheet.

ACHS Program Fact Sheet

Where to Next?

Get More Information