AromaChemistry: Full Course

AromaChemistry: Full Course

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8 Presentations | 24 hours 15 mins
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Let’s face it: AromaChemistry can be challenging. So many different molecules, chemical families, technical drawings, and not to mention the hard-to- say names. Despite the visceral reaction we might have in response to all-things chemistry-related, essential oils are, after all, potent chemical cocktails. As such, understanding chemistry is the backbone to understanding the safe and effective use of aromatherapy.

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to see chemistry in a whole new light! Dr. Tim is going to show you how fascinating AromaChemistry is and how you can use chemistry in a profound and impactful way. We will revisit the primary biosynthetic pathways, functional groups, and their generalized therapeutic indications. We will outline the most important and juicy chemistry details so that you, the aromatherapy practitioner, can enhance your aromatic practice and maximize your therapeutic results while keeping in mind safety.

Please Note: This course is designed to be a low-pressure, fun learning environment where we start at the most fundamental, basic level for all topics discussed. Absolutely no prior understanding of chemistry needed – we are starting at Square 1 and will use easy-to- understand language throughout the course!

Let’s do this!

Course Overview

Lesson 1 | Introduction to AromaChemistry (2 hours)

  • An Introduction to AromaChemistry (35 minutes)
  • Covalent Bonds & The Golden Rule (10 minutes)
  • Ionic Bonds (20 minutes)
  • Writing Out Structures (25 minutes)
  • An Introduction to Benzene (15 minutes)
  • Meditation Review – Lesson 1 (15 minutes)
  • Quiz – Lesson 1

Lesson 2 | Chemical Families (1.5 hours)

  • An Introduction to Chemical Families (15 minutes)
  • Chemical Families Identification Exercise (30 minutes)
  • Biosynthetic Pathways (15 minutes)
  • Terpenes vs. Terpenoids (15 minutes)
  • Meditation Review – Lesson 2 (15 minutes)
  • Quiz – Lesson 2

Lesson 3 | Introduction to Functional Groups (1.5 hours)

  • An Introduction to Functional Groups (15 minutes)
  • Functional Groups Review – Part 1 (15 minutes)
  • Functional Groups Review – Part 2 (20 minutes)
  • Functional Groups Review – Part 3 (15 minutes)
  • Functional Groups Review – Final Review (10 minutes)
  • Meditation Review – Lesson 3 (15 minutes)
  • Quiz – Lesson 3

Lesson 4 | Miscellaneous AromaChemistry Topics (2 hours)

  • An Introduction to Isomers and Structural Isomers (25 minutes)
  • Stereoisomers (35 minutes)
  • Chemotypes (30 minutes)
  • CO2 Extraction vs. Distillation (30 minutes)
  • Alcohols: Primary vs. Secondary vs. Tertiary (30 minutes)
  • Quiz – Lesson 4

Lesson 5 | Functional Group Profiles  (2.25 hours)

  • An Introduction to the Components and Monoterpenes (15 minutes)
  • Monoterpenols (15 minutes)
  • Sesquiterpenes (15 minutes)
  • Sesquiterpenols and Diterpenols (15 minutes)
  • Phenols (15 minutes)
  • Ketones (15 minutes)
  • Aldehydes (15 minutes)
  • Esters (15 minutes)
  • Ethers (15 minutes)
  • Quiz – Lesson 5

Lesson 6 | Therapeutic Action and Safety Speculation  (1 hour)

  • Therapeutic Action and Safety Speculation Exercise (60 minutes)
  • Quiz – Lesson 6

BONUS MATERIAL  (14 hours)

**Please Note: The video recording of AromaChemistry Live included in the BONUS lesson has natural audio and video interruptions and background noises. This live class was offered for and meant to cater to the live audience in attendance. Since we were having a live course anyway, I decided to record it to make it available as a “bonus” or “added value” to the AromaChemistry: Full Course online. You may not be able to hear or see everything perfectly! Your core lessons are designed for and cater to an online viewing experience! Happy learning! 😉

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