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?".Enroll in Course
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. As with all of Dr Joy's webinars, if you have any questions, please email them, or comment in the chats below each lecture, and you'll get detailed responses from Dr Joy until you are satisfied!
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 https://ejoybowles.com/bio.html#/
"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: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Joy-Bowles-2
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Thank you so much for joining up to learn more about How Essential Oils Work. I hope you find your questions answered, and many more sparked by what you encounter here. Looking forward to interacting with you on my Facebook page @DrEJoyB if you have any questions. If you would like a live opportunity to interact, consider the Aromatherapy Journal Club which has the option for monthly live discussions on Zoom.