Aromatherapy Journal Club 2022 & 2023

Delve into aromatherapy research with Dr Joy. Monthly live group chats available with Advanced subscription (US$55/m), recordings only withBasic subscription (US$25/m)

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The Aromatherapy Journal Club is an opportunity to delve into the scientific literature on aromatherapy, and to learn how to evaluate and critically appraise the information available. Just because something is published in a scientific journal does not necessarily mean it is reported adequately. As you read, think about whether there are any details missing that would make you unable to repeat the experiment (given the funding, materials, tools and people).

Your Instructor

Dr E. Joy Bowles, PhD, BSc Hons
Dr E. Joy Bowles, PhD, BSc Hons

Dr E. Joy Bowles is an author, educator and researcher, best known for her contribution to the understanding of essential oil chemistry in the aromatherapy community. After completing her Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Organic Chemistry and Cell Biology, she developed the first course in essential oil chemistry in Australia in 1991. In 2007 she gained her PhD on the effect of essential oils on cognitive function in dementia, but her academic career went on hold for a period of motherhood and working for 10 years in chronic disease management, Joy returned to share her chemistry and pharmacology understanding with a new generation of essential oil enthusiasts, aromatherapists and health practitioners. A more detailed biography can be found here


"The Chemistry of Aromatherapeutic Oils" (Allen and Unwin, 2003, Routledge 2020) is still used in many aromatherapy courses around the world, and is being translated into other languages.

“Dr Joy’s Aromatherapy: Use essential oils with confidence for psyche, skin, medicine and health” (Diem Capta Books, 2020) is her current statement about the three main ways of using essential oils, and the different quality of education, research and evidence required to safely use them.

Journal articles in Aromatherapy Today magazine and International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapists.

Academic publications here:

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  2023 - March
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