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Home Page > Aromatherapy Books > Essential Chemistry for Aromatherapy, Second Edition by Sue Clarke

Essential Chemistry for Aromatherapy



Essential Chemistry for Aromatherapy, Second Edition
Author: Sue Clarke
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier
Copyright: 2008
Number of Pages: 302
ISBN: 0443104034 / 978-0443104039

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Essential Chemistry for Aromatherapy, in conjunction with The Chemistry of Aromatherapeutic Oils by E. Joy Bowles, are the two books I would recommend first to those that are new to essential oil chemistry or to those that struggle with the concepts of chemistry.

Sue Clarke's writing style is clear and straightforward, helping the reader to grasp and comprehend each chapter and section.

Incorporated throughout the book are "Aromafacts" that provide interesting and enlightening facts pertaining to topics they are integrated into.

Both Essential Chemistry for Aromatherapy and Essential Chemistry for Aromatherapy are offered in paperback format. The dimensions of the books make it more convenient to handle than traditional hardcover textbooks.

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Essential Chemistry for Aromatherapy, now in its second edition, presents a clear and straightforward account of the key theoretical aspects of chemistry and its application to the practical and therapeutic use of essential oils. Written specifically for those with a limited scientific background, the composition, properties and technical data relating to the essential oils are presented and explained in accessible language, with a glossary included for easy reference. The book presents Oil Profiles of oils used in current training and allows aromatherapy students and professionals to practice with greater confidence, safety and skill.

New to This Edition

  • Indications and contraindications for use of specific essential oils
  • Insight into how to interpret clinical trials

Table of Contents for Essential Chemistry for Aromatherapy, Second Edition

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Chemistry
    • Organization of Matter
    • Compounds
    • Types of Chemical Bonding
    • Mixtures
  • Chapter 2: Organic Chemistry
    • Important Concepts in Organic Chemistry
    • Representing Organic Molecules
    • Functional Groups
    • Homologous Series
  • Chapter 3: Families of Compounds That Occur in Essential Oils
    • The Terpenes
    • Oxygenated Compounds
    • Other Compounds
  • Chapter 4: Processing, Extraction and Purity
    • Extraction From Natural Products
    • Terminology of Extracts
    • Essential Oils
    • The Effects of Processing and Manipulation on Oil Composition
  • Chapter 5: Analytical Techniques
    • Chromatopgraphy
    • Mass Spectrometry
    • Optical Rotation
    • Specific Gravity
    • Refractive Index
    • The Sense of Smell
  • Chapter 6: Health, Disease and Therapy
    • Health
    • Disease
    • Therapy
    • Sources of Information
    • Research and Clinical Trials
    • Safety
    • Training and Regulation
  • Chapter 7: Composition of Essential Oils and Other Materials
    • Quality Control
    • Background to Composition
    • Organic Oils
    • Special Properties of Essential Oils: Synergy and Quenching
    • Chemical Purity and Standard Samples
    • Regulatory and Advisory Bodies
    • Chemical Composition of Essential Oils
    • Examination of Essential Oils and Other Materials
    • Popular Essences
    • Carriers
    • The Fixed Carrier Oils
    • Liquid Wax
    • Butters
    • Inorganic Carrier Materials
    • Cosmetic Agents and Toiletries
    • Aqueous Products of Plants
  • Chapter 8: Handling, Safety and Practical Applications for Use of Essential Oils
    • Introduction and Background
    • Storage of Oils
    • Labeling
    • Legislation and Regulatory Bodies
    • General Safety and First Aid
    • The Administration of Essential Oils to the Body
    • Cautions and Contraindications
  • Bibliography and Sources of Information
  • Glossary
  • Index

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