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Introduction to Essential Oil Chemistry

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Presented by ACHS faculty, chemist, and aromatherapist Amanda Lattin will provide an introductory look into the chemistry of essential oils. We’ll discuss the types of organic compounds found in essential oils as well as the structure and general therapeutic actions of the primary functional groups found in essential oils.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the main categories of organic compounds found in plant essential oils.

  • Describe the difference between an organic and an inorganic compound.

  • Describe in general terms the structure of the primary functional group families found in essential oils.

  • Describe in general terms the therapeutic actions of the primary functional group families found in essential oils.

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