In this course, Dr. Joy Bowles, scientist and aromatherapist, will take you down the wonderful rabbit hole of organic chemistry – all the way down to the molecular level – and illustrate in understandable terms ‘how’ essential oils are able to deliver therapeutic effects. From a general introduction to organic chemistry and the building blocks of essential oils to chemical structures, nomenclature, and analysis of essential oils. It delves into the relationships between chemical families, and the chemical changes that typically occur over the lifecycle of the whole essential oil – from the plant material to body metabolism after application.
2022 cohort is live again! With refreshed material.