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Aromatherapy Foundations Certification Course - eBook

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Taught by Floracopeia Founder David Crow & Jade Shutes

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This NAHA approved and CASE approved self-study course, is offered in eBook format.

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Discover the benefits of holistic aromatherapy in our 60-hour foundations program. This course covers foundation information, which is crucial and invaluable as a stepping stone for higher education in aromatherapy.

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The course is a certification program and fulfills the requirements of Level One Certification as established by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy's (NAHA) Council for Aromatherapy Schools and Educators (CASE).

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Get the Course Now

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*Floracopeia does not require that the student oil kit be purchased, and while it is helpful to have some or most of the oils available as you learn, the course can be completed without every oil. When you reach the stage where you are completing your 5 case studies, you will need to purchase any oils that you do not currently have in order to best treat your subject.

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To purchase the course plus the Advanced Student Oil Kit, click here.

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Upon receipt of the course, you have 2 weeks to review and contact Floracopeia for return if you choose not to complete the course.

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Floracopeia's Premier Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Certification Training

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Floracopeia's Aromatherapy Foundations Certification Course is a profound and comprehensive course on the art and science of aromatherapy unlike any other available anywhere. The course was created by two leading experts in the field of aromatic botanical medicine, David Crow and Jade Shutes.

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Discover the benefits of holistic aromatherapy in our 60 hour foundations program. This course covers foundation information which is crucial and invaluable as a stepping stone for higher education in aromatherapy. The course is a certification program and fulfills the requirements of Level One Certification as established by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy's (NAHA) Council for Aromatherapy Schools and Educators (CASE).

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What makes the Floracopeia Aromatherapy Foundations Certificate Program unique in the field of aromatherapy education is that it integrates Ayurvedic philosophy throughout, providing a greater framework for the understanding of essential oils, of the self, of holistic health and of healing. Created and written by David Crow and Jade Shutes, the Floracopeia Aromatherapy Foundations Certificate program is dynamic, innovative and comprehensive.

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Details on the Floracopeia Aromatherapy Foundations Certificate Program

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  • Duration: 60 hours (includes 10 hours of case study practicum.)
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  • Certification: Upon successful completion of the program you will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement in: Aromatherapy Foundations 60 hrs. and 25 CE hours for massage therapists (NCBTMB provider).
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  • Course Requirements:\r\n
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    • Complete all learning objectives and experiential exercises.
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    • Perform 5 basic case studies (2 hours each).
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    • Send in completed case studies for feedback and acceptance.
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    • Complete final exam and send in with case studies (There is a $50 test fee).
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Your final exam and case studies will be reviewed, and upon successful completion you will be awarded a Certificate for Floracopeia's Foundations of Aromatherapy Training: 60 hours. The exam will be accompanied by a course evaluation that we encourage you to fill out and send back to us.

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Course Table of Contents

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\r\n Module One (M1): Chapter One • Aromatherapy\r\n \"Aromatherapy\"\r\n
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  • Introduction • 1-3
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  • Defining Aromatherapy • 1-3
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  • History of Aromatic Plant Use • 1-3
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  • Aromatherapy: Modern Development • 1-5
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  • Aromatherapy Co-developers • 1-6
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  • Jean Valnet • 1-6
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  • Marguerite Maury • 1-7
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  • Modern Practice of Aromatherapy • 1-8
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  • In Practice: Case Study 1.1 • 1-10
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  • Holistic Framework • 1-11
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  • Chapter Summary • 1-14
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  • New Terminology • 1-14
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  • Chapter Test and Review Questions • 1-14
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  • References • 1-16
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\r\n M1: Chapter Two • From Plant to Essential Oil \r\n \"Essential\r\n
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  • Introduction • 1-19
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  • What Is a Plant? • 1-19
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  • Plants as Medicine • 1-21
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  • The Biological Role of Essential Oils within Plants • 1-22
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  • The Storage of Essential Oil within the Plant • 1-23\r\n
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    • External Secretory Structures
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    • Internal Secretory Structures
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  • Methods of Extraction • 1-24
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  • The Practice of Distillation • 1-25
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  • Prana, the Five Elements and Distillation • 1-26
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  • The Distillation Process • 1-28
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  • Percolation or Hydro-diffusion • 1-28
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  • Hydrosols • 1-29
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  • Expression • 1-29
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  • Extraction Techniques for Absolutes and CO2 Extracts • 1-30
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  • Enfleurage • 1-30
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  • Solvent Extraction • 1-30
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  • CO2 Hypercritical Extraction • 1-31
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  • Essential Oils in Modern Times • 1-31
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  • Chapter Summary • 1-33
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  • New Terminology • 1-33
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  • Chapter Test and Review Questions • 1-34
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\r\n M1: Chapter Three • Essential Oil Basics\r\n \"Essential\r\n
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  • Introduction • 1-39
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  • Essential Oil Information • 1-39
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  • Storage Information • 1-43
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  • General Characteristics of Essential Oils • 1-43
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  • Quality Assurance • 1-45
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  • Common Adulterations of Essential Oils
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  • Basic Purity Tests • 1-46
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  • Chemical Analysis • 1-47
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  • Safety and Essential Oils • 1-48
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  • Possible Dermal Reactions • 1-49
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  • Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy • 1-53
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  • General Safety Precautions • 1-54
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  • Safety Measures • 1-55
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  • MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) • 1-55
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  • Sample MSDS sheet • 1-56
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  • Chapter Summary • 1-59
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  • New Terminology • 1-59
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  • Chapter Test and Review Questions • 1-59
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  • References • 1-62
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\r\n Module Two: Chapter One • Introduction to Ayurveda and Essential Oils\r\n
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  • Introduction • 2-4
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  • What is Ayurveda? • 2-4
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  • The Cosmology of Ayurveda • 2-5
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  • Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas and Essential oils • 2-7
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  • The Five Elements • 2-8
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  • The 20 Gunas • 2-10
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  • The 20 Gunas and Essential oils • 2-11
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  • Summary of essential oils and gunas • 2-12
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  • The Three Doshas • 2-13
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  • Vata • 2-14
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  • The Five subdoshas of Vata • 2-15
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  • Pitta • 2-20
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  • The Five subdoshas of Pitta • 2-21
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  • Kapha • 2-23
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  • The Five subdoshas of Kapha • 2-24
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  • The Aromatic Journey of Prana • 2-26
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  • Chapter Summary • 2-31
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  • New Terminology, Chapter test • 2-32
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  • References • 2-34
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\r\n M2: Chapter Two • Prakriti\r\n
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  • Introduction • 2-38
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  • General characteristics chart: Doshas • 2-38
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  • Vata constitution • 2-39
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  • General Aromatherapy for vata constitution • 2-40
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  • Pitta constitution • 2-41
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  • General Aromatherapy for pitta constitution • 2-41
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  • Kapha constitution • 2-42
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  • General Aromatherapy for kapha constitution • 2-43
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  • Dual constitutions • 2-43
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  • Dosha questionnaire • 2-44
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  • Homework • 2-49
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  • References • 2-49
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\r\n Module Three: Materia medica\r\n
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  • Introduction • 3-3
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  • Reading an essential oil datasheet • 3-3
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  • Bergamot Citrus bergamia • 3-7
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  • Roman Chamomile Chamaemelum nobile • 3-9
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  • Clary Sage Salvia sclarea • 3-11
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  • Eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus • 3-13
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  • Fennel, Sweet Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce • 3-15
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  • Fir, Silver Abies alba • 3-17
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  • Frankincense Boswellia papyriferra • 3-19
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  • Rose Geranium Pelargonium roseum • 3-21
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  • Ginger Zingiber officinale • 3-23
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  • Helichrysum Helichrysum italicum • 3-27
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  • Jatamansi Nardostachys jatamansi • 3-29
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  • Lavender Lavandula angustifolia • 3-31
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  • Lemon Citrus limonum • 3-33
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  • Lemongrass Cymbopogon citratus • 3-35
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  • Mandarin Citrus reticulata • 3-37
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  • Palo santo Bursera graveolens • 3-39
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  • Patchouli Pogostemom cablin • 3-41
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  • Peppermint Mentha piperita • 3-43
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  • Piñon Pine Pinus edulis • 3-45
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  • Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis • 3-47
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  • Tea Tree, Australian Melaleuca alternifolia • 3-49
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  • Tulsi Ocimum sanctum • 3-51
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  • Vetiver Vetiveria zizanioides • 3-53
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  • Ylang-ylang Cananga odorata • 3-55
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  • New Terminology/Chapter Test • 3-57
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  • References • 3-59
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\r\n Module Four: Basic Chemistry of Essential Oils\r\n
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  • Introduction • 4-3
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  • Organic Chemistry • 4-3
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  • Organic Compounds Found in Essential Oils • 4-4
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  • Synopsis of Major Chemical Families • 4-6
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  • Hydrocarbons • 4-7
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  • Monoterpenes • 4-8
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  • Sesquiterpenes • 4-9
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  • Oxygenated Hydrocarbons: Functional Groups • 4-9
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  • Alcohols • 4-9
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  • Phenols • 4-11
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  • Phenylpropanoids • 4-12
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  • Esters • 4-13
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  • Aldehydes • 4-14
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  • Ketones • 4-15
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  • Oxides • 4-16
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  • Sesquiterpene Lactones • 4-17
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  • Furanocoumarins • 4-18
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  • Sample Case Study • 4-18
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  • Cosmic chemistry • 4-19
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  • Chapter Summary • 4-30
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  • New Terminology, Chapter Test and Review Questions • 4-31
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  • References • 4-33
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\r\n Module Five: Chapter One • Aromatherapy and the Skin\r\n
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  • A Review of Pathways into the Body • 5-3
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  • The Skin as a pathway into the body chart • 5-4
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  • Introduction • 5-5
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  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin • 5-5
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  • The Epidermis • 5-6
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  • The Dermis • 5-7
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  • The Subcutanea • 5-8
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  • The Skin and Ayurveda: the Dhatus • 5-8
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  • The Aromatic Apothecary • 5-10
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  • Vegetable Oils in Practice • 5-11
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  • Fat soluble vitamins and nutrients • 5-11
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  • Essential Fatty Acids • 5-12
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  • Common Carrier Oils • 5-13
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  • Herbal Oils • 5-16
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  • Other Raw Material • 5-17
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  • Creating your own Moisture Cream • 5-17
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  • Aromatic Waters: Hydrosols • 5-18
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  • The Fragrant Pharmacy • 5-20
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  • Methods of Application • 5-21
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  • The Doshas and the Skin • 5-22
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  • Common Skin conditions • 5-24
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  • Experiential Exercises • 5-27
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  • New Terminology and Chapter test • 5-28
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  • Review Questions • 5-28
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  • References • 5-30
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\r\n M5: Chapter Two • The Nature of Olfaction\r\n
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  • Introduction • 5-33
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  • Potential Benefits of Olfactory Aromatherapy • 5-33
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  • Facts about the sense of smell • 5-33
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  • Anatomy and Physiology of Olfaction • 5-34
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  • Olfactory Epithelium • 5-36
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  • Nerve Transmission of Odors • 5-38
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  • The Limbic System • 5-38
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  • The Amygdala • 5-39
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  • The Hypothalamus • 5-40
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  • The Hippocampus • 5-41
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  • Aromatic Memory-based Response • 5-41
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  • Essential oils for concentration, memory and learning • 5-43
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  • Essential oils for states of mind • 5-44
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  • Understanding Stress • 5-45
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  • The Stress Response • 5-46
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  • Essential oils for relaxation and stress • 5-48
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  • Blending for stress • 5-50
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  • Essential oils for depression • 5-51
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  • Disorders of Olfaction • 5-52
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  • Essential oils for olfactory dysfunctions • 5-53
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  • Olfactory Experiential work • 5-55
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  • New Terminology, Chapter Test • 5-56
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  • References • 5-58
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\r\n Module Six: Methods of Application\r\n
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  • Introduction • 6-3
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  • Massage Oil blends • 6-3
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  • Massage Lotion, Creams and Gels • 6-4
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  • Abhyanga • 6-5
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  • Facial oil or cream • 6-6
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  • Gels • 6-7
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  • Baths • 6-8
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  • Epsom Salt bath • 6-10
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  • Foot and Hand baths • 6-10
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  • Compress • 6-11
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  • Hot Towel Cabinet • 6-12
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  • Aromatic Spritzers • 6-13
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  • Traditional Salt glow • 6-14
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  • Inhalation • 6-14
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  • Steam Inhalation • 6-16
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  • Diffusion • 6-16
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  • Undiluted application • 6-18
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  • Salves • 6-19
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  • Mouthwash and other methods • 6-20
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  • New Terminology and Chapter Test • 6-21
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  • References • 6-23
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\r\n Module Seven: Aromatic Blending\r\n
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  • Introduction • 7-3
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  • Stage One: The Consultation • 7-3
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  • Aromatherapy consultation form • 7-4
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  • Basic Communication skills • 7-8
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  • Response Skills • 7-9
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  • Stage Two: Developing a Treatment Framework • 7-9
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  • Physiological Approach • 7-10
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  • Emotional/Mental/Spiritual Approach • 7-10
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  • Holistic Approach • 7-11
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  • Stage Three: Developing an Aromatic Program • 7-11
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  • Steps in creating an aromatic program • 7-13
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  • Step 1: Design Synergy • 7-13
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  • Step 2: Choose method of application • 7-15
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  • Step 3: Dosage: At What Dilution? • 7-15
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  • Measurements and Dilution Chart • 7-18
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  • Step 4: Blend synergy into method of application • 7-19
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  • The Blending Factor • 7-19
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  • Blending Factor Chart • 7-22
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  • Step 5: Provide client with aromatic program • 7-23
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  • Step 6: Document and Step 7: Follow-up • 7-23
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  • Blending Observations • 7-23
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  • Blending Practicum • 7-25
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  • Sample case study outline • 7-26
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  • Chapter Summary • 7-29
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  • New Terminology • 7-29
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  • Chapter Test and Review Questions • 7-30
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  • References • 7-32
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\r\n Module Eight: Creating an Aromatic Path to Health and Healing\r\n
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  • Introduction • 8-3
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  • Ayurveda and core causes of disease • 8-4
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  • The Respiratory System • 8-8
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  • Essential oil therapeutics for the respiratory system • 8-9
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  • Aromatic solutions for respiratory system • 8-10
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  • The Digestive System • 8-14
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  • Essential oil therapeutics for the digestive system • 8-15
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  • Aromatic solutions for the digestive system • 8-15
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  • Women’s Health • 8-18
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  • Essential oils therapeutics for the reproductive system • 8-18
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  • Aromatic solutions for women • 8-19
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  • The Circulatory system • 8-22
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  • Essential oil therapeutics for the circulatory system • 8-23
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  • Aromatic solutions for circulatory system • 8-23
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  • Muscular skeletal system • 8-25
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  • Essential oil therapeutics for the muscular skeletal system • 8-25
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  • Aromatic solutions for the muscular skeletal system • 8-26
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  • The Nervous system • 8-28
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  • Essential oil therapeutics for the nervous system • 8-28
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  • Aromatic solutions for the nervous system • 8-28
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  • Chapter Test • 8-31
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  • Glossary of Terms • R-2
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  • Aromatherapy Companies • R-13
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  • Recommended Reading • R-13
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  • Ayurvedic Schools • R-13
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David Crow

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David Crow is one of the world's foremost experts and leading speakers in the field of botanical medicine and grassroots healthcare. He is a master herbalist, aromatherapist and acupuncturist with over 30 years of experience and is an expert in the Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medical systems. David is a renowned author, a poet and is the founding director of Floracopeia Aromatic Treasures.

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David Crow has presented his vision of grassroots healthcare, the preservation of botanical medicines, and the use of plants for ecological restoration to hundreds of audiences ranging from small private groups to conferences and lecture halls to a panel discussion with the Dalai Lama broadcast internationally to millions of viewers. He has given numerous keynote speeches, taught at conferences and colleges of naturopathic, Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, and has been interviewed on numerous radio programs. His articles and excerpts from his book have been published in several magazines, and his book, In Search of the Medicine Buddha, has been translated into three languages.

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Jade Shutes

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Jade has been practicing and studying forms of natural healing for nearly two decades, and was one of the vanguard of professionals who helped introduce aromatherapy to the US. She has been an aromatherapy educator for over 20 years, opening her first aromatherapy school in the New England area in 1990. She has designed and taught aromatherapy courses for massage and bodywork therapists, estheticians, social workers, nurses and other healthcare providers. Jade has taught at Bastyr University, Duke University (Continuing Education), Ashmead College, San Diego Hospice and at various locations throughout the United States and Canada. She has played an active role in the setting of standards for aromatherapy education in North America and has authored published articles on this and other aromatherapy issues. Her first textbook, Aromatherapy for Bodyworkers, was released by Prentice-Hall in September of 2007. Jade is a strong advocate for the application of natural remedies for self-care healthcare and believes that education is the key to self-empowerment. She is the founder of and Director of Education for the East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies.

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Jade Shutes holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simmons College, a Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy, Holistic Massage, Anatomy and Physiology, and Reflexology from the Raworth College of Natural Medicine in Dorking, UK and a Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy from the International Therapist Examining board (ITEC). She has studied with Jan Kusmirek of Fragrant Studies and has completed Part One of the Purdue University Advanced Studies of Essential Oils. She also studied herbal medicine with Rosemary Gladstar, David Hoffman and Erin Groh.

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