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The Joy of Aroma Chemistry
Saturday, October 20, 2018 8:00 AM MDT to Sunday, October 21, 2018
Category: Member Sponsored

The Joy of Aroma Chemistry
with E. Joy Bowles, PhD, BSc (Hons)

Hosted by Lora Cantele and the International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy

October 20-21, 2018
SpringHill Suites-Boulder/Longmont, CO

This exciting two-day workshop allows you to get to grips with the fundamentals of chemistry and pharmacology as they apply to aromatherapy. Let’s have some fun exploring chemistry with Dr Joy, using hands-on models, dancing, drama and samples of essential oils. You will learn what’s so special about oxygen atoms in essential oil molecules, and how chemical structure affects the metabolic fate of molecules in the body. You will evolve your understanding of why certain oils are considered safe, and others are not, along with deeper insights into how essential oil constituents affect cellular functions. Your clients will appreciate your enhanced knowledge as you are able to explain how different essential oils work from a scientific perspective. 13 CPDs

In this workshop you will learn... 

Understand the types of atoms, molecules and bonding in essential oil molecules – the foundation of what gives essential oil constituents their properties.

Describe elements of a simple chemical reaction and understand that all of life operates with chemical reactions.

Explain how carbon skeleton structure, double bonds, aromatic rings and the presence of oxygen-containing functional groups affect therapeutic action

Understand quality and purity of essential oils and when it’s important to be sure.

Explain key pharmacology concepts relating to essential oils

Explain why oil and water don’t mix and how this impacts on pharmacokinetics of essential oils

Describe the pathways of essential oils through the body, and possible interaction sites along the way

Describe the relationship of different functional groups to one another e.g. alcohols and esters,aldehydes, ketones and acids and pharmacological implications.

Understand the basics of how cells function

Understand known activities of essential oil molecules at the cellular level

Explain reasons for red-flag constituents, and which health conditions need more care when using essential oils.

E. Joy Bowles Biography

Bachelor of Science and Honours from Macquarie University, majoring in Cell Biology and Organic Chemistry.

Developed and presented lecture series and workshops in Chemistry of Essential Oils for Aromatherapists 1991-2002

Published author, "The Chemistry of Aromatherapeutic Essential Oils" (2003, Allen & Unwin)

PhD, Southern Cross University 2003-2006, awarded 2007 investigating the potential for essential oils to improve cognitive function in dementia.

IELTS Officer, English Language Centre, UNE 2008-2010

Chronic Disease Program Manager, New England Division of General Practice, and now New England Medicare Local, 2011- 2015.

Research Assistant, Telehealth Skills Training and Implementation Evaluation project, with Dr Michelle Guppy, 2013-2015.

Project Coordinator, Keeping my place in the community: achieving aging-in-place for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, ARC-funded project, 2015-2017.

Research Officer, A rural registry and chronic care model for chronic kidney disease and diabetes, with Dr Michelle Guppy, 2016-2017.

Registration* $450 / $375 through 6/15/18!

Visit www.ijpha.com for more information and to register.