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Aromatherapy: What's the big deal?
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Aromatherapy: What's the big deal?

Presenter Brooke Batchelor, Clinical Nurse Educator - The Nursing CPD Institute

Brooke Batchelor is a Paediatric Registered Nurse, qualified Primary Teacher and children’s advocate. She founded ‘The Paediatric Nurse’ website in 2018 and has developed it into an online continuing professional development website for Paediatric Nurses.

She is passionate about giving children a voice in healthcare and works tirelessly towards encouraging others to further develop their child and family centred care approaches.


Brooke has recently joined the Advisory Board for the Standish Foundation – a charitable organisation that promotes child & family centred care, empowers healthcare professionals and provides funding & resources to healthcare professionals. Previously, Brooke also sat on the Board of Directors for the Association for the Well-being of Children in Healthcare, Australia and held the Vice President position in 2017.

Brooke has a keen interest in holistic care and is working towards her Diploma in Aromatherapy certification and is currently studying towards her Yoga Teacher Training.

Brooke discovered essential oils in 2004 when she was studying her massage therapy diploma but it wasn’t until 2017 when she had an unexpected experience with essential oils that she became more interested in exploring what else they had to offer.

Since then, Brooke has almost completed a Diploma in Aromatherapy, founded her essential oils business, Aroma Brooke, and is often found educating families on the safe and effective use of essential oils.

When Brooke is not nursing, hosting webinars or teaching others about essential oils, she is spending quality time with her husband and 2 daughters or enjoying a yoga session with some essential oils & meditation thrown in.

Course Content

Aromatherapy has boomed in popularity over the past couple of years with many avid lovers of essential oils building a home essential oil kit to help tackle many common complaints. But, are all the testimonials of the benefits of essential oils true? How safe are they to use and do they interact with current medical interventions?

It is true that not all ‘natural’ products are safe just because they are natural and a proper respect for what nature has provided must be afforded. But, without proper education, understanding and guidance, one cannot be expected to grasp the severity of their actions until it is too late.

All of this and more will be explored in this webinar as Brooke takes you through the history of essential oils, the science (or lack thereof) behind using essential oils for health complaints, the debate around internal use of essential oils and how we as nurses are in a great position to offer guidance to our patients on the safe use of essential oils.

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:


  • Gain an understanding of the history of essential oils and how it relates to modern medicine?
  • Acquire knowledge of how essential oils are metabolised in the body
  • Develop your understanding of basic safety when using essential oils
  • Gain an awareness of the importance of quality when using essential oils for therapeutic purposes
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