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Aromatherapy & Essential Oils - Foundations


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Explore the holistic and therapeutic functions of essential oils in complimentary health and cosmetic and beauty treatment and become familiar with quality control issue and best practices in developing formulations for professional and personal use. Course Dates: April 20 - 22, 2018 Time: Friday 4 - 8:00pm Sat & Sun 9:30am- 5:30pm Jimm Harrison, Cosmetologist and Certified Aromatherapist
Moving beyond a simple definition of individual oils, you will gain an understanding of the chemical composition of essential oils; holistic properties and contraindications; their impact on body systems and olfaction; and the relation to energy principles.

The 20-hour seminar includes 17 hours of classroom experience and three to six hours of self-study. Classroom experience will include lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice. The instructor will supply the necessary materials, bases and oils (approx. $50 value). Complete this seminar and begin to use your new-found skills immediately, or continue your studies by completing the entire Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Certificate Program.

Topics include:

Definitions of aromatherapy and essential oils
History of aromatherapy
The olfactory system and the sense of smell
Psycho-aromatherapy - use of essential oils for mood and emotions
Essential oil distillation and other plant essence extractions
Essential oil quality
Specified botanical origin
Essential oil chemistry and the Structure Effect Diagram
Molecular groupings and their properties
Therapeutic properties of essential oils
Contraindications and safety
Diversity of essential oil application
Creating synergies
Formulation and dilution percentages
Fragrance notes
Structure Effect Diagram and the skin
Essential oils in cosmetic formulation
Essential oils in relation to diet/nutrition
Carrier oils for blending and their properties
Steps to creating essential oil formula for therapeutic purposes
30 essential oils and their properties
Aromatherapy consultation
Formulas for therapeutic purpose
Creating the blends for massage or skin care