List of Illustrations List of Tables Acknowledgments Foreword Introduction 1 What is Chemistry? 2 Plants and Essential Oils 3 Terpenes 4 Functional groups 5 The pharmacology of essential oils 6 Quality control 7 Isomers and naming 8 Molecular structures Appendix: Ready reference list of essential oils Notes Index
E. Joy Bowles BSc Hon, has taught the chemistry of essential oils to aromatherapists in Australia and America since 1991. In 2001 Joy developed an on-line course for The Australasian College of Herbal Studies in Oregon, USA. She has also taught at the highly regarded Nature Care College in Sydney and run workshops for the International Federation of Aromatherapists. She co-founded the Aromatherapy Research Group (TARG) in 1997. Joy has a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Education at Griffith University. She has recently been awarded a full scholarship to complete a PhD at Southern Cross University, NSW, where she will conduct research into aromatherapy for aged care.