Released Wednesday 19th July 2023

Japan is home to many unique plants that are well known for their traditional and medicinal uses. The essential oils of these plants are fascinating and quite unique. In this mini masterclass I introduce you to two of these unique essential oils kuromoji (Lindera umbellate) and Sanshyo (Zanthoxylum piperitum) also known as mountain pepper or Japanese pepper.

We discuss the traditional uses of these plants, we explore the chemistry of the two oils which allows us to provides us with valuable insight into the aromatherapeutic uses of the oils. We meet the distiller of these precious oils who follows strict sustainability practices and support and respect the needs and traditional practices of the local communities from which the plants can be found.

Course curriculum

    1. Part One: Introduction

    2. Part Two: Hiba Wood

    3. Part Three: Hinoki

    4. Part Four: Kuromoji

    5. Part Five: Kusunoki

    6. Part Six: Sansho

    7. Part Seven: Shiso

    8. Part Eight: Sugi

    9. Part Nine: Yakusugi

    1. Rare Japanese Oils PowerPoint

    2. A Sacred Smelling - Journey to the spiritual heart of Japan

About this course

  • $39.95
  • 11 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content

Meet your Instructor

Salvatore Battaglia

Salvatore Battaglia has been passionate about natural therapies for most of his life. He holds qualifications in natural therapies, herbal medicine, acupuncture and aromatherapy. Salvatore’s dedication to aromatherapy has seen him hold positions in professional associations and government committees to ensure that the educational standards of professional aromatherapy are maintained and improved. Salvatore has been teaching aromatherapy since 1988. He is often called upon to speak at international conferences about aromatherapy, running a holistic and ethical business and what it means to go natural and organic. Salvatore has been an advisor to hospital boards and nursing homes to establish aromatherapy clinical trials for pain management, intensive care and depression and for the management of dementia and aged care. He is the author of The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, which was first published in 1994. To date, more than 130,000 copies of The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy have been sold. The book is internationally acclaimed as a textbook and has now been translated into Japanese and Korean. In 1991, Salvatore created Perfect Potion, a manufacturer of certified organic aromatherapy products, natural skin care and essential oils, whose purpose is to naturally enhance people’s lives. In 2016, he was made an honorary member of the International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA).