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Combining Herbs and Essential Oils: A Complete Home Formulary Course

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A groundbreaking course by David Crow on integrating herbs and aromatherapy for healing. 
$450.00

Combining Herbs and Essential Oils: A Complete Home Formulary Course

David Crow’s groundbreaking new course teaches you how to safely and effectively combine herbs and essential oils for healing. The integration of herbal medicine and aromatherapy is an innovative approach to healing, one that offers increased therapeutic power and depth.

In 20 modules, 60-90 minutes each, you’ll learn easy-to-follow protocols and formulas for treating a variety of health concerns.

Visit this page to access a free video training along with a sample audio class from this course:

What Is A “Home Formulary Course”?

The primary purpose of this course is to provide simple and effective formulas combining herbs and essential oils so that you can safely treat common health challenges. However, it is much more than just a pharmacopeia of recipes. In order to combine herbs and essential oils we need to understand different therapeutic categories of medicinal plants, and whether they are compatible or not with the unique characteristics of the highly concentrated volatile aromatic oils. This course not only gives the formulas, but the reasoning and rationale to help you understand why the specific herbs and oils are being used together.

The pharmacy of essential oils is large, and the number of medicinal plants even larger, with an infinite number of possible combinations. This formulary distills a vast amount of information into easy to use applications, using commonly available herbs and oils that are backed with either centuries of empirical evidence showing their benefits, modern scientific research, or both.

The combining of specific herbs and oils is only the beginning, however: we must then have safe and effective ways of applying and using these botanical ingredients. Most of the herbs in this course have a low level of risk for causing adverse reactions, but essential oils are potentially dangerous if not used correctly. Do we mix them together and apply them to the skin, drink a tea and use an essential oil in a diffuser, take a tincture of an herb and use steam inhalation of an oil? What are the correct dosages of the herbs, the proper dilutions of the oils, how long should we use them, are there contraindications or potential herb/drug interactions? This formulary presents this information and these methods in clear language and easy to follow protocols.

Finally, where can we procure the best quality products? This formulary includes an extensive list of companies that David recommends from years of working as an educator and clinician in the field of herbal medicine, where you can find the herbal ingredients mentioned in the course. As a student of the course you will receive a discount on Floracopeia’s aromatic treasures, and will have access to the highest quality essential oils to use in the formulas.

What You Will Receive When You Purchase This Course:

  • 20 audio modules between 60 – 90 minutes each
  • Full transcripts of each class
  • PDF files with each module with formulas, herb and oil species, safety considerations, and more
  • Over 200 recipes of herb and oil combinations with exact dosages and applications
  • Formulas of herbs and essential oils organized according to health conditions
  • Recommendations and sources for highest quality herbs and essential oils used in this course
  • Risk free, 30 day money back guarantee

Combining Herbs And Essential Oils - Course Outline

Module 1: Overview of the Course

In this module you will learn:

  • Which herbs and oils are naturally compatible and why
  • Which herbs and essential oils do not combine effectively and why
  • When and why essential oils and aromatherapy are a primary, adjunct or contraindicated treatment
  • The challenges and benefits of combining herbs and essential oils
  • The reasoning and rationale behind different combinations of herbs and oils
  • Who will benefit from this course
  • An overview of each of the course modules
  • Examples of combinations of herbs and oils given in the formulary chapters
  • An overview of the supplemental materials for the course

Module 2: Combining Herbs And Oils For The Respiratory System

Numerous therapeutic categories of herbs are used for treating respiratory conditions including expectorants, mucolytics, decongestants, antitussives, anti-inflammatories, antimicrobials and immune stimulants. Aromatherapy works directly on the respiratory system and essential oils have well-documented and powerful antimicrobial effects, making their use a highly effective modality. Whether we use aromatherapy as a primary treatment and supplement it with herbs or use herbs as a primary treatment and supplement them with essential oils, this combination represents one of the best examples of the benefits of combining herbs and oils for enhanced synergistic effects and increased therapeutic benefits for both treating and preventing many common respiratory conditions.

In this module you will learn:

  • The different therapeutic categories of herbs for respiratory conditions, what oils they combine with most effectively, and why
  • Why essential oils are some of the best botanical remedies for expectorant and decongestant purposes
  • The antimicrobial powers of essential oils, their risks and limitations
  • Safe methods for using essential oils for respiratory conditions
  • Preparations of herbs and oils for herbal baths, chest compresses and other methods for respiratory purposes

Module 3: Formulary For Treatment Of Respiratory Conditions

In this module you will learn combinations and applications of herbs and essential oils for:

  • Colds and flus
  • Bronchitis
  • Sinusitis and sinus allergies
  • Different types of cough
  • Detoxification from smoking
  • Asthma
  • Increasing respiratory immunity

Module 4: Combining Herbs and Oils For the Digestive System

Many therapeutic categories of herbs are used for treating digestive problems, including aromatics, bitters, demulcents, anti-inflammatories, antimicrobials and prebiotics. Undiluted essential oils cannot be taken internally without a high risk of severe adverse reactions, but if used in specific preparations at safe concentrations, they can be used both externally and internally to enhance the therapeutic benefits of herbal treatments.

In this module you will learn:

  • Different therapeutic categories of herbs for digestive issues
  • The benefits and limitations of using essential oils for digestive conditions
  • The best essential oils for digestive treatments
  • Why aromatic teas are one of the safest and most effective treatment strategies for numerous digestive problems
  • Combining bitter herbs with aromatic teas and essential oils
  • Using the same species of herb and oil for enhanced potency
  • External applications of essential oils for supporting digestion

Module 5: Formulary for Treatment of Digestive Conditions

In this module you will learn combinations and applications of herbs and essential oils for:

  • Dyspepsia and indigestion
  • Anorexia
  • Hydrochloric acid imbalances and esophageal reflux
  • Constipation
  • Food poisoning and bacterial infections
  • Parasitic infections

Module 6: Combining Herbs and Oils For Relaxing the Nervous System

Herbal medicine and aromatherapy are both highly effective for reducing stress, tension and anxiety; when combined together their effectiveness increases further. There are a large number of herbs and oils that can be used for calming and relaxing purposes, and many safe and enjoyable ways of using them together.

In this module you will learn:

  • The links between olfaction, the limbic system and relaxing the nervous system with aromatherapy
  • The major relaxant, sedative and anxiolytic herbs and essential oils
  • Using the combination of herbs and aromatherapy to retrain the nervous system from habits of stress and anxiety
  • Safe and pleasant ways to combine herbs and essential oils for relaxation

Module 7: Formulary For Treatment Of Stress And Anxiety

In this module you will learn formulas and methods of combining herbs and essential oils for:

  • Reducing stress and tension
  • Tension headaches
  • Nervousness and irritability
  • Stress related insomnia
  • Chronic adrenal overstimulation

Module 8: Combining Herbs and Essential Oils for Strengthening and Energizing the Nervous System

Several therapeutic categories of herbs are used for strengthening and energizing the nervous system, including neuroprotective, nutritive tonics, aromatics, circulatory stimulants and others. Because of their direct link to the brain through the olfactory system, numerous essential oils can be combined with these herbs to enhance their properties in safe and effective ways. These herbs and oils produce a range of actions including supporting cognitive functions, protecting the brain against toxins and aging, increasing memory and concentration, enhancing learning capacity and others. Many of these herbs and oils are also antidepressant and increase resistance to stress.

In this module you will learn:

  • The major neuroprotective herbs and how to use them
  • The cognitive enhancing effects of aromatherapy
  • Using herbal stimulants in a balanced way for antidepressant purposes and uplifting the mood
  • The major aromatherapy oils used for energizing purposes and how to combine them with herbs
  • How to use herbs and aromatherapy for enhancing learning and memory

Module 9: Formulary For Strengthening and Energizing the Nervous System

In this module you will learn combinations and applications of herbs and essential oils for:

  • Supporting cognitive functions, including concentration, memory and mental energy
  • Long-term protection against neurodegenerative conditions

Module 10: Combining Herbs and Oils For the Female Hormonal System

There are numerous categories of herbs that are beneficial for balancing the female hormonal system including uterine tonics, blood tonics, endocrine regulators, emmenogogues and others; aromatherapy with certain classes of oils can also be a very effective adjunct treatment. When combined, herbs and oils work together holistically in ways that can relieve the discomfort of many common hormonal imbalances, help restore normal glandular functions, and improve the quality of life.

In this module you will learn:

  • The link between olfaction, the limbic system and the female glandular system
  • The most important herbs for common female hormonal complaints
  • The most effective essential oils for menstrual and menopausal symptoms
  • Simple and enjoyable ways to use combined herbs and oils for the menstrual cycle and menopausal symptoms

Module 11: Formulary for the Female Hormonal System

In this module you will learn combinations and applications of herbs and essential oils for:

  • PMS
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Menopausal issues including insomnia, hot flashes, anxiety and depression

Module 12: Combining Herbs and Oils for Adaptogenic and Neuroendocrine Functions

Many herbs have the ability to restore normal organ functions, rejuvenate vitality and strengthen and balance the neuroendocrine system, thereby helping the body and mind to adapt to stressful conditions. Aromatherapy is an important adjunct to these herbs, which can help restore and strengthen adaptive functions through its relaxing and rejuvenative powers.

In this module you will learn:

  • When and how to use the most important adaptogenic and restorative herbs
  • How specific essential oils can work in adaptogenic and restorative ways
  • How to combine adaptogenic and restorative herbs with essential oils for maximum benefits

Module 13: Formulary For Adaptogenic and Neuroendocrine Functions

In this module you will learn combinations and applications of herbs and essential oils for:

  • Restoring exhausted adrenal functions
  • Increasing vitality and immunity
  • Improving endurance and ability to cope with stress
  • Counteracting depression due to low vitality

Module 14: Combining Herbs and Oils for Musculoskeletal Conditions

There are numerous categories of herbs that benefit the musculoskeletal system, including anti-inflammatories, analgesics, circulatory enhancers and antispasmotics, which can be used both internally and externally. One of the safest and most effective ways of using essential oils is in aromatic preparations for external applications, which make them a primary treatment for musculoskeletal conditions also. Herbs and essential oils often do not have the same pain relieving powers as over the counter or prescription medications, but they can still offer great relief when combined and used properly; most importantly, botanical medicine works at a deeper level to activate the body’s healing processes, and is far safer than pharmaceutical approaches.

In this module you will learn:

  • The most important herbs and oils that can help relieve musculoskeletal pain and inflammation
  • The pro-inflammatory nature of essential oils, and how to safely use them for anti-inflammatory purposes
  • The best herbs and oils for protecting and benefitting the joints
  • What types of pain respond best to the combination of herbs and oils
  • Using herbs and oils with other treatment modalities

Module 15: Formulary For Musculoskeletal Conditions

In this module you will learn combinations and applications of herbs and essential oils for:

  • Soft tissue injuries, sprains, strains and whiplash
  • Relaxing muscle spasms
  • Arthritic pain
  • Fibromyalgia

Module 16: Combining Herbs and Oils for Detoxification

Herbal medicine is one of the most effective methods of supporting and stimulating the body’s natural detoxification processes. Because of their potential toxicity and pro-inflammatory nature, essential oils have a limited range of detoxification actions, but if used correctly they are highly effective for specific purposes. When combined, these two modalities broaden the scope of detoxification, increase its power and yet make the process more effective and comfortable than using one modality only.

In this module you will learn:

  • The functions of the most important alterative, chologogic, and lymphatic herbs
  • What essential oils can and cannot do for detoxification
  • What conditions are best treated by combining detox herbs and oils
  • Important blood cleansing herbs, and how aromatherapy can support their effectiveness
  • Herbs that detoxify by stimulating the flow of bile (chologogues), and how to use essential oils to enhance their benefits
  • When not to detox

Module 17: Formulary For Detoxification

In this module you will learn combinations and applications of herbs and essential oils for:

  • Enhancing natural detoxification through the respiratory, digestive, urinary and lymphatic systems
  • Treating the major forms of common toxicity
  • Benefitting the lymphatic system and supporting skin health
  • Creating supportive conditions for ending addictions and easing discomfort of withdrawal symptoms
  • Balancing gentle ongoing detox with nourishing and rejuvenating treatments

Module 18: Combining Herbs and Oils for Pediatric Uses

Simple herbal remedies can be highly effective for common children’s conditions. Essential oils are potentially dangerous for pediatric uses, but with proper dilutions and applications they can be combined safely and effectively with herbal remedies for both prevention and treatment, and often work as well or better than over the counter or prescription medications with less toxicity and side effects.

In this module you will learn:

  • The most important herbs and oils for treatment of common pediatric problems
  • The dangers of using essential oils with infants and children
  • Easy and enjoyable ways of using herbs and oils for increased compliance

Module 19: Formulary of Pediatric Treatments

In this module you will learn combinations and applications of herbs and essential oils for:

  • Colds and flus
  • Increasing respiratory immunity
  • Simple digestive disturbances
  • Anxiety and nervousness
  • Sleep problems
  • Enhancing concentration and learning

Module 20: Combining Herbs and Oils For Home Pharmacy Kits

There are numerous herbs and essential oils that can be combined and used for specific purposes in home pharmacy kits. Herb products and essential oils are easy to transport and require little preparation, making them ideal for travel.

In this module you will learn combinations and applications of herbs and essential oils for:

  • A dental kit for prevention and treatment of common problems
  • A travel kit for immune protection
  • Simple first aid applications for the home

Risk-free! We are so certain that you will love this course that you may return it, no questions asked, within 30 days of your purchase if you are not satisfied.

About David Crow

David Crow was one of the first Westerners to graduate from the America College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and to be licensed as an acupuncturist and herbalist. He has forty years of training and experience, thirty years in medical clinics and ten years as a medical consultant, using Western, Ayurvedic and Chinese herbal medicine. Throughout this time he has studied essential oils and integrated them into his clinical treatments, making him one of the foremost experts and senior practitioners of aromatherapy in the world.

David is the Founder and President of Floracopeia, Inc. Under his guidance Floracopeia has become an industry leader in advocating the safe uses of essential oils and aromatherapy, and a model of ethical business that supports sustainable ecological agriculture.

David had been teaching herbal medicine and aromatherapy for over twenty years in diverse settings. He is a regular presenter and keynote speaker at aromatherapy, naturopathic and herbal conferences, and the creator of numerous home study and online education courses. In the last three years alone he has had over 5,000 students attend his online courses, both introductory and advanced levels.

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A unique course that combines herbs and essential oils which maximizes the health benefits of using both herbs and essential oils together.