Certificate in Natural Products Manufacturing (CNPM)


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

Recognize and confidently use common herbs, including Borage, Dandelion, Chamomile, Sage, Horehound, and Lavender

Create and use herbal remedies for personal health and wellness and to help family and friends

Identify and safely use the essential oils studied, from Bergamot to Ylang Ylang

Grow herbs organically, gather wild herbs ethically, and dry and store herbs

Learning Outcomes

  • Compare formulations for a variety of natural products, including lotions, creams, salves, and other aromatherapy and herbal products used for personal and retail use.
  • Recall safety considerations and administration methods when using natural products, including aromatherapy and herbal formulations.
  • Evaluate current FDA regulations for cosmetic and food supplement claims and labeling guidelines for natural product manufacturing.
  • Explain current and historical aromatherapy, herbal medicine, nutrition, and integrative health terminology, theories, and practices.
  • Develop the components of a natural products’ business to effectively implement record keeping, insurance, consumer guidelines, ethical and legal considerations, marketing, and networking.

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:

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Admissions Requirements:

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

Tuition and Fees:

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