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Essential Oil Chemistry

This course has been designed specifically as continuing professional development for aromatherapists who would like to update their knowledge on this very important subject and learn a new perspective on considerations and safety for blending.

It is an online course supported with videos and there is coursework to complete in order to gain the CPD certificate. You will gain 12 CPD points from Complementary Health Professionals.

Here is the syllabus:

  • Essential oils functions as secondary plant metabolism (with a refresh on taxonomy and nomenclature)

  • Biosynthesis - formation of essential oils in the plant

  • Understanding the volatile compounds found in essential oils - looking at the functional group generally and learning why this is not the best way to study essential oil chemistry)

  • Understanding yields and environmental factors affect essential oils

  • Understanding GC/MS analysis reports and how to use them

  • How essential oil chemistry affects blending and dilution ratios

  • Pathways of essential oils for therapeutic actions

  • Biological activities of essential oils

  • Cancer chemoprotective activity

  • Essential oil safety data and cytotoxicity

  • Essential oil interactions with medications

  • Insightful considerations for choosing the right blend of essential oils for your client, to include methods of calculating percentages in various base products

  • Why internal use and neat application of undiluted oil of essential oils is a dangerous practice

  • Storage of essential oils

Cost of this course is £95.00

CHP Premier members get a £10 discount