The Chemistry of Essential Oils: E-Learning

About Course

CPD – 12 points (IFPA) / 10 points (FHT)

The Chemistry of Essential Oils is aimed at aromatherapists who seek a deeper understanding of the chemical composition of essential oils.

The Chemistry of Essential Oils is a course aimed at aromatherapists who seek a deeper understanding of the chemical composition of the tools of their trade (essential oils, carrier oils and hydrolats) and their many pathological effects on the human body. Taking the student from basic levels to a competent level of understanding of how chemical molecules in essential oils can affect pathological conditions in humans. An invaluable course for students who want to really know how essential oils work in the human body and who want to blend according to chemistry rather than by traditional methods.

Essential oils are the aromatic life force energy of living plants and consist of chemical compounds which have hydrogen, carbon and oxygen as their building blocks.  Having once been part of living plants they are described by that part of chemistry known as Organic Chemistry.  All living plants and creatures great and small contain atoms of carbon, and so it came about that Carbon was invariably associated with life; thus organic chemistry is also sometimes known as the Chemistry of the Carbon Compound.

What Will I Learn?

  • Introducing Atoms & Molecules
  • Bonding
  • Photosynthesis & the Beginning of Essential Oils
  • Chemistry of Essential Oil Constituents
  • Functional Groups in Essential Oil Constituents
  • Isomers
  • Chemotypes
  • Aromatogram
  • Distillation of Cohabation
  • Elcontonegitivity
  • Storage of Essential Oils

Pre-requisite

  • Aromatherapy qualification

2023-2024 Course Prospectus – Penny Price Academy of Aromatherapy – Hinckley

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Course Content

The Chemistry of Essential Oils

  • Introduction: How to Use This Course
  • Introduction to Pharmacological Potential
  • Introducing Atoms & Molecules
  • Bonding
  • Photosynthesis & the Beginning of Essential Oils
  • The Chemistry of Common Essential Oil Constituents
  • Functional Groups in Essential Oil Constituents
  • Isomers
  • Chemotypes
  • Aromatogram
  • Distillation of Cohobation
  • Electronegativity
  • Storage of Essential Oils
  • The Chemistry of Essential Oils Quiz

The Chemistry of Essential Oils: Homework & Assignments

The Chemistry of Essential Oils: Appendices

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