Aromatic Chemistry

This one-day CPD course is specifically designed for those Aromatherapists who are 'scientifically challenged' by the chemistry of essential oils.  If you never understood the difference between a terpene and a phenol, an atom and a molecule then this course will be perfect for you. 

Fotolia 116465804 XSLearning is focussed on fun, creative ways of understanding this amazing and useful (yes, 'useful'!!) aspect of Aromatherapy.  You will learn to appreciate which chemicals are more effective when targetting different complaints.  For example, blending oils that are high in monoterpenes with oils high in oxides creates a more synergistic blend when dealing with respiratory ailments. 

By the end of the day, you will understand how to create a blend which makes best use of the chemical interaction between each oil and the human body - in fact you will begin to wonder how you ever managed to blend without an understanding of aromatic chemistry.  Not only that, but you will also have the satisfaction of knowing that essential oil chemistry is no longer the mystery it once was!

Course Content:

Organic Chemistry
Atoms and Shells
Hydrogen; Carbon; Oxygen
Molecules; Chemical Bonds; Molecular Isomers
Chemical Elements, Compounds and Mixtures
Hydrocarbons - Monoterpenes; Sesquiterpenes
Functional Groups/Oxygenated Compounds - Alcohols; Phenols; Aldehydes; Ketones; Oxides; Esters/Acids; Ethers/Latones/Coumarins
Gas Chromatographs
Chemical structure of fixed oils - Triglycerides; Saturated and unsaturated fatty acids; Essential Fatty Acids
How to apply this knowledge to essential oil blending

Venues and Dates:

Dates can be arranged at your convenience: contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Times: 10.00am to 5.00pm

Cost and Booking:

The cost of the In-House course is £120.00 (inc VAT) and you can book by using the 'buy now' button below.

Please note: Bookings are refunded if the course is cancelled by Rosewood College. However, if you decide to cancel your booking, payment is non-refundable, but will be held in credit against other courses/dates that you may wish to attend.

The cost of the Distance Learning course is £80.00 (inc VAT) and you can book by using the 'buy now' button below.  For further details of the Distance Learning courses, please click here.

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