Chemistry of Essential Oils
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.
This is a two day course that takes the student from basic levels to a competent level of understanding how chemical molecules in essential oils can affect pathological conditions in humans.
The course is aimed at aromatherapists who seek 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.
The student will practically explore the shapes of various molecules and how they change and develop into essential oils. Blending according to the chemistry of essential oils will be put into practice during the course.
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
Pre-requisite – Aromatherapy qualification