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.
Chemistry of Essential Oils is a course that takes the student from basic levels to a competent level of understanding of how chemical molecules in essential oils can affect pathological conditions in humans. The course is 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.
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.
This Course Covers:
- Introducing Atoms & Molecules
- Photosynthesis & the Beginning of Essential Oils
- Chemistry of Essential Oil Constituents
- Functional Groups in Essential Oil Constituents
- Distillation of Cohobation
- Storage of Essential Oils
Kit Included distance learning only:
- Essential Chemistry for Aromatherapy – Sue Clarke
- 10ml Caraway
- 3ml Chamomile Roman
- 10ml Clary Sage
- 10ml Cornmint
- 10ml Eucalyptus Smithii
- 10ml Juniper Wood/Needle
- 10ml Lavender True
- 10ml Litsea
- 10ml Oregano
- 10ml Ho Leaf
Booking a Course
Courses can be booked online, by email to [email protected], or by telephone at 01455 251 020. Provisional bookings can be made by phone (Monday – Friday 09:00 am – 5:00 pm) or by email. These bookings must be confirmed by payment of a deposit (50% of the full course fee) and copies of the relevant qualifications where required. The remaining balance of the fee is due 14 days before the course starting date. All bookings will be acknowledged by post or email, with directions and accommodation details provided. The start and end times of the course and other details will be in the latter of the acceptance.
If you are unable to attend a course for any reason, the following will apply:
- Cancellations given over 14 days’ notice will receive a refund or be transferred to another course less a £10 cancellation fee.
- To take their chosen course via Distance Learning, at no extra cost, if the course is available as such.
- The option to have a 1:1 bespoke training session for an additional £75 per day. (Applies to CPD only.)
- A full refund.
Please ensure you have read and understood these terms and conditions of booking.
What to Wear?
Students at the Academy are encouraged to be relaxed and at ease. For this reason, it is recommended loose comfortable trousers and tops are worn that enable easy movement and do not restrict the body. All loose tops and shirts should be tucked in to prevent ‘trailing’ on the client for practical courses. Shoes should be flat-heeled and comfortable.