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Natural Perfume Making
3 hours (Homemade Aromaterapi)
2 days (Medipol Üniversitesi)
This training module follows the evolution of the perfume throughout periods and societies. Originating as incense - also knowns as the Gods’ food - our journey covers perfume formulas favored by the royalty and noblemen, as well as various modes of production and consumption informed by written sources as old as from 1AD. We take a close look at the raw materials used in the natural perfume production and talk about their spiritual remedies. Accompanied by video presentations, together we learn the key points on; making vegetable- and alcohol- based perfumes; what enfleurage is and how it prepared; what tincture is and how it is made and most importantly applications of there various preparations in perfumery.
1 hour - 2 hour - 3 hours - 1 day
This training module covers the basics of aromatherapy practice, where we use
botanical essentials (vegetable and/or essential oils, hydrosols) to help maintain and/or improve one’s physical, emotional and mental health. After this session, our participants gain a general understanding of the subject of aromatherapy as well as learning about the most commonly used hyrdosols, vegetable and essential oils - and their mechanism of action.
This training module covers the basics of aromatherapy practice, where we usebotanical essentials (vegetable and/or essential oils, hydrosols) to help maintain and/or improve one’s physical, emotional and mental health. After this session, our participants gain a general understanding of the subject of aromatherapy as well as learning about the most commonly used hyrdosols, vegetable and essential oils - andtheir mechanism of action. 3 easy-to-make, natural disinfectant formulas utilizing hydrosols, vegetable and essential oils that can be used at home, in the
office or anywhere outdoors are shared.
Ottoman Physicians: Their Secrets to a Healthy Living
This module presents our participants with a closer look at the Ottoman medicine. During our module, we will talk about the rich Ottoman medical heritage and share some delightful scented syrup and paste recipes. As well as covering the various perspectives of the Ottoman physicians about the universe and the human-being in general, we will dive deep into their treatment approaches, types of treatment that they used, medications prepared by the chief physicians and their cabinet content of remedies...
Aromatherapy and The Major Pandemics in the World
In this one-hour training module, we will talk about the 8 major pandemics from the ancient times to our day. We will look at the scented methods people resorted to for protection during these dark years that lasted for years and claimed the lives of millions of people.
Aromatherapy & The Horses
In this 2-hour training module, our participants will obtain a general understanding of the subject of
aromatherapy while having the chance to familiarize themselves with 10 different
essential- and vegetable-oils based on the demands of the season and to learn about
their use and effect mechanisms in connection with maintaining and supporting their and their horses’ health and well-being.
Aromatherapy for Pets
Particularly in the last 20 years, the ever-expanding scientific literature based on empirical evidence contributed to the increasingly popular use of aromatherapy for animal health. In this 2-hour training module our participants will gain a general understanding of the subject of aromatherapy as well as learning about the research-based, effective and practical aromatherapy applications on cats, dogs and exotic birds.
Seasonal Care with Medical Aromatic Plants
Prepare for the winter
In this training module, our participants will be introduced to a variety of medical plants and get a chance to learn the little known aspects of their cultivation, use in curative preparations and their safe use. How to benefit from medical plants in creating natural mouthwashes, vapor and compress treatments? What should one pay attention to when preparing medical teas in order to preserve their curative qualities? While answering these questions, we will consider a seasonal perspective to the consumption of medical plants and learn how to incorporate these medical aromatic plants into our preparation for seasonal changes based on ancient medical guidelines.
1 hour - 2 hours - 3 hours
From shamanism to monotheistic religions... From South America to Japan…
We embark on a scented journey through centuries and continents. We discover the incense raw materials as well as the methods and objectives of their traditional use. Accompanied by video presentations, we learn the key techniques on preparing different types of incense as well as lighting them properly in order to enjoy and benefit from their smoke.
Perfume Plants of Turkey &
Their Practical Uses
In this one-hour workshop, we will talk about 8 different perfume plants from Turkey - from their cultivation to the raw material production, we will look at their use in the perfume industry. In the second part of the module, we look at various practical ways that we can take advantage of these plants for their scent and flavor in our daily lives.
Fragrance Culture: Ancient Times
This historical journey of the fragrance will begin in Ancient Egypt and continue with Persians, Greeks and Romans. This one-hour module will cover the popular fragrances used by these societies as well as their formulas and rituals.
What is Potpourri? What is used in the preparation of Potpourri? How to prepare wet- and dry-Potpourri mixtures? Where to acquire materials for your Potpourri preparation? This one-hour module introduces our participants to the historical and practical applications of one of the oldest methods of fragrance preservation as well as its tradition to protection against infectious diseases.
Aromatherapy in the Kitchen
In this 2-hour module, a comprehensive discussion about the definition and the role of aromatherapy in our daily lives will be followed by the practical and safe ways to incorporate aromatherapy practices in our kitchens. In the light of scientific research, we will then learn about the curative qualities of the essential oils we use in the kitchen. After learning about the essential oils themselves, we will complete this module with 4 tasty and practical recipes (2 sweet and 2 savory).
Drinks & Potions
This module will take you on a journey through history of medicine and religion. We will explore the fine line between fragrance, medicine, potion and alcoholic beverages. Looking at the contents of today's popular alcoholic beverages - we will discuss their stories of origin, the medical plants that they contain and the various purposes of their use.
Beauty Rituals in the Ottoman Palaces
What rituals did the royal ladies follow in the Ottoman Empire in order to preserve and improve their beauty? How did they use aromatic oils, plant essences, curative juices, grains, rich minerals and other natural products? In this module, our participants explore some rare and delicate cosmetic flowers as well as learning how to use their hydrolats, oils and seeds in natural cosmetics production. We will take a leaf from the royal physician's book and learn about making an all natural precious serum, a nurturing face mask and a tonic water…Your perspective on cosmetics will be perpetually changed after participating in this module.
Cologne:A Short History &Formulas
1 hour - 3 hours
The story of cologne begins in the Middle Ages with the emergence of the alcohol-based perfumes. In this module, we take you on a journey from the Persian Empire to Tuscany and Northern Europe. We will witness the evolution of a historical fragrance - from the discovery of the miraculous juice to the immortal beauty formulas of the Queens in the Middle Ages. Our participants will not only discover the “original” cologne formulas from the 19th century perfumers, but will also learn how to prepare their own natural colognes at home.