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Bottles of Essential Oil

Each essential oil has a different scent and benefit. The profiles will help to identify each oil's chemical composition, therapeutic properties, uses, contraindications and safety.

Module 2- Essential Oil Profile


To develop the knowledge and skills of using essential oils in aromatherapy treatment. The method of extraction and application, clinical effects for specific conditions, and the elements of 60 types of essential oils.

Course learning outcome

  • Define aromatherapy, essential oils and carrier oils.

  • Describe the key elements of 60 types of essential oils.

  • Describe the clinical effects of essential oils using a body system approach.

  • Discuss safety issues in aromatherapy uses.

  • Understand and practical experience in maceration and distillation processes. 


Important topics

60 essential oil profiles

  • Botany, origins and family of the plant.

  • Characteristic of each essential oil.

  • Method of extraction.

  • Main chemical constituents.

  • Aromatherapy and subtle uses.

  • Mode of administration.

  • Safety and contraindications.


10 carrier oil profiles

  • Botany and family of the plant.

  • Comparison of carrier and essential oil characteristics.

  • Main chemical constituents.

  • Refined and unrefined oil.

  • Saturated and unsaturated fatty acids.

Maceration and Distillation

  • Introduction of maceration method.

  • Introduction of extraction/distillation method.

  • The benefits and and usage of maceration and distillation/extraction.

  • The types of macerated oils and distilled oils.

  • Practical session in maceration and distillation workshops.

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