Aromatherapy Chemistry Online - AROMA 305

Aromatherapy Chemistry Online
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This Aromatherapy Chemistry course provides students with a systematic approach to learning the chemical functional groups and pharmacological actions of essential oils. Written by Joy Bowles, renowned author of The Chemistry of Aromatherapeutic Oils, this interactive, online, instructor-led course will help you make sense of the chemistry of aromatherapy. Suitable for anyone who needs to understand the science and efficacy of this healing art, including nurses, doctors, pharmacists and other allied health professionals.

Learning Outcomes

Discuss essential oil constituents and their therapeutic actions
Recognize odor samples of constituents.
Understand polarity and solubility.
Discuss pharmacology in relation to aromatherapy.
Conduct aromatherapy research.
Discuss what atoms and molecules are, and how they make up the material stuff of the universe.
Get essential oils to disperse in water.
Describe how essential oils are absorbed, metabolized, and excreted by the body.
Understand what quality criteria you need to consider when buying essential oils.
Propose a hypothesis, design a study, complete an experiment using the scientific method, and compose the analysis in a format used by scientific research journals.


Required Course Pack:

  • AROMA 305 Practical Lab Kit
    • 5ml bottles of the following essential oils: Sweet Orange Citrus sinensis, Geranium Pelargonium graveolens, Clove Bud Syzygium aromaticum, Lemon Citrus limonum, Ylang Ylang Cananga odorata, Clary Sage Salvia sclarea, Lavender Lavandula angustifolia, Lemongrass Cymbopogon flexuosum
    • 2ml bottles of the following essential oils: Neroli Citrus aurantium amara, Immortelle Helichrysum italicum
    • (1) 5ml bottle of Solubol, and 1ml bottles of: Limonene-r, Farnesene, Linalool, Nerolidol, Citral, L-Menthone and Linalyl acetate-Natural.
  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) 

Required Textbooks: 

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Total Course Price:

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Last updated 11/4/19


Additional Prerequisites

Prior aromatherapy formal training or prior chemistry (aromatherapy-specific chemistry not required) is recommended

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