9 Webinars in the Complete Skin Series

1. Healing oils

  • An understanding of the long history of plants and aromatic oils in skin healing.
  • The types of healing effects that can be expected from using oils and extracts
  • Which essential oils, CO2 extracts, fixed oils and herb extracts can be therapeutic.
  • An outline of possible adverse reactions.
  • The main factors that contribute to the health status of the skin
  • Why dilution is important, and how to calculate dilution.
  • The 16 Baumann skin types.
  • What are the main regulations governing safe levels for essential oils on the skin

2. Transdermal absorption

  • A detailed understanding of the structure of the skin, focusing on the stratum corneum.
  • Why and how the skin forms a barrier
  • Why and how various essential oils can penetrate this barrier
  • How much essential oil gets into the bloodstream from topical application
  • Which types of base encourage or discourage transdermal absorption
  • How this also varies with area of skin and with age and race

3. Dryness and oiliness

  • What constitutes dry skin.
  • How to address dry skin, using occlusive oils and humectants.
  • How and when essential oils increase or decrease skin hydration.
  • The physiology behind oily skin and acne.
  • Which essential oils dissolve fats most effectively.
  • Which essential oils address the 3 factors involved in acne.
  • Aromatherapy treatment for dandruff and alopecia.

4. Irritation and allergy

  • What patch testing is, along with its pros and cons.
  • The differences between irritation and allergy.
  • Why you can be allergic to essential oils, and the mechanisms involved.
  • The principal risk factors in skin allergy.
  • The difference between absolute risk and relative risk.
  • How to avoid irritation and allergy.

5. Sensitivity issues

  • The mechanisms of skin inflammation.
  • Proven anti-inflammatory essential oils.
  • The difference between sensitive skin and allergy-prone skin.
  • Addressing redness, irritation and itch.
  • The three types of sensitive skin, and the appropriate oils for each.
  • Aromatic treatment for rosacea, atopic dermatitis (eczema) and psoriasis.

6. Microbial imbalance

  • The functions of the skin microbiome
  • Friendly and disease-causing microbes
  • In vitro testing for antimicrobial action
  • The importance and relevance of biofilms
  • Body odor and deodorant effects
  • Treatments for athlete’s foot, nailbed infection and other fungal issues.
  • Treatments for warts, cold sores and demodex mites.

7. Trauma and repair

  • Plant extracts, oils and wound healing.
  • MRSA, antibiotic resistance and essential oils.
  • Maintaining a healthy microbiome.
  • Essential oils for the treatment of leg ulcers.
  • Aromatherapy treatment for burns.
  • Scars and stretch marks.

8. Photosensitization

  • The difference between photoallergy and phototoxicity
  • The acute and chronic phases of phototoxicity.
  • The phototoxic constituents in essential oils.
  • What happens to your skin cells during a phototoxic reaction.
  • Which essential oils are phototoxic, which are not.
  • How to avoid phototoxicity.

9. Skin cancer and aging

  • Essential oils that slow the loss of connective tissue in the skin.
  • Antioxidant essential oils and why they help mitigate the effects of aging.
  • The problem of photoaging, and essential oils that counteract its effects.
  • The truth about essential oils and UV protection.
  • Essential oils that may protect against skin cancer.

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