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How Essential Oils Work

Dr Joy's overview of chemistry, cell biology and pharmacology needed to answer "How do essential oils affect the human body?".

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Special price until 31 December 2019 USD 320 - save 20%

Recorded live, these webinars are "classic Dr Joy" material, and are a great start if you haven't studied with her before. You don't need essential oil chemistry, but you do need to have some experience with using essential oils, and an enquiring mind. To get them to you quickly, they have been uploaded without editing, so please bear with some technical issues like fluctuating sound and some pauses.

As with all of Dr Joy's webinars, if you have any questions, please email them, and you'll get detailed responses from Dr Joy until you are satisfied!

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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. The third edition of her book "The Chemistry of Aromatherapeutic Oils" (Allen & Unwin, 2003) is still used as a text in many aromatherapy courses around the world.

In 2007 she gained her PhD on the effect of essential oils on cognitive function in dementia. After motherhood and working in chronic disease management, Joy has returned to share her chemistry and pharmacology understanding with a new generation of essential oil enthusiasts, aromatherapists and health practitioners.

In 2016 she attended the Botanica conference in England, and was invited to present in the Asia-Pacific Aromatherapy College's World Expert series in Hong Kong. In 2017 she presented two webinars for the Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association, developed a 10-week webinar series titled “How Essential Oils Work on the Body”, and a one-day “Inside Aromatherapy” workshop. In 2018 she collaborated with the Tisserand Institute to create the Foundational Chemistry webinar series, and presented a 2 day “Joy of Chemistry” workshop 20-21 October in Longmont, Colorado, as well as several other offerings of the “Inside Aromatherapy” workshop, and a 21-hour webinar series titled “Refreshing Chemistry”. Dr Bowles was the key-note speaker at the annual NAHA conference in Salt Lake City, Utah (23-28 October 2018), and her talk on the psychological effects of essential oils included insights on dementia gained from her PhD, and current research on the neurobiology of olfaction.

Research-wise, in 2017-18 Joy collaborated with Peta Day (Paperbark Oils), and Monica Witsch (naturopath and aromatherapist) on the Fragonia Collaboration. This is a practitioner-led group on Facebook collecting case-study information on the therapeutic uses of Fragonia oil (Agonis fragrans). She is also collaborating with Dr Tamara Agnew and Dr Jessie Hawkins and Christy Hires from the Franklin Institute of Wellness to investigate various aspects of the practice of aromatherapy and the use of essential oils.

Course Curriculum


  Introduction
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  Section 1 - Overview of How Essential Oils Work
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  Section 3 - Essential oils, water and emulsions
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  Section 4 - Getting oils into the body
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  Section 5 - Distribution of Essential Oils around the body
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  Section 6 - How essential oils affect living cells
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  Section 7 - Impact of essential oils on disease states
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  Section 8 - Olfaction
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  Section 9 - Dosage
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  Section 10 - Research and Evidence
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  Wrap-up
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

20% off standard price if paid before 31 December 2019

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