Title page for etd-0523115-162656


[Back to Results | New Search]

URN etd-0523115-162656
Author Wen-Hsuan Cheng
Author's Email Address No Public.
Statistics This thesis had been viewed 5395 times. Download 928 times.
Department EMPP
Year 2015
Semester 1
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese
Title A Study on the Development of Essential Oil Industries in Taiwan and the Regulations of Essential Oil Industries
Date of Defense 2015-06-24
Page Count 173
Keyword
  • essential oil
  • essential oil industry
  • organic agriculture
  • information asymmetry
  • aromatherapy
  • regulation
  • Abstract With people‚Äôs increasing need for both natural skin care products and mental and physical relaxation, the essential oil industries in Taiwan have developed a lot in recent years, and researchers are beginning to take interest in the new industries. As a result, more and more essential-oil-related studies can be found. However, most of them focus on the nursing effects, the technological research and development of essential oil, the cultivation of plants for making essential oil, agriculture in transition, mental and physical relaxation, economic values, and so on. The study on the development of essential oil industries in Taiwan and the regulations of essential oil industries is just at the beginning stage.
      In this study, field interviews and literature review were employed to discuss the information asymmetry commonly found in essential oil industries, and certification and education were presented as two possible ways to solve the problem. In the beginning, the study aimed to find out the development of essential oil industries in foreign countries and their related regulations. The data gathered as well as those collected from in-depth interviews and literature review were thus used to get a clearer picture of the development of the essential oil industries in Taiwan as well as the related regulations
       The following suggestions were made concerning regulations. (A) Proper rules about labeling essential oil should be made. (B) The government should help farmers by offering them guidance in cultivating plants, finding essential oil companies to cooperate with them and granting them subsidies for testing and seeking regulations. (C) Essential oil products defined as cosmetics and general merchandise should be examined more strictly. (D) The database concerning the essential oil ingredients of plants native to Taiwan as well as the standards of examination should be set up.
       In terms of education, the suggestions were made as follows: (A) Licenses should be issued to meet the need for experts in the essential oil industries so as to raise their professional image. (B) The online knowledge bank should be set up to offer correct information. (C) Essential oil departments or graduate school should be established or at least some essential-oil-related courses should be offered. (D) Researchers and scholars should be encouraged to attend international seminars related to essential oil industries or to visit countries where the essential oil industries have fully developed. (E) Aesthetics education and the cultural and creative industries could be united to form an essential oil museum or a fragrance museum to offer people knowledge of the essential oil and chances to experience different fragrances. (F) Environment education and food education could be combined. All educational units, ranging from elementary schools to universities, should be encouraged to offer activities for students to experience nature to enrich their knowledge about plants.
    Advisory Committee
  • Shan-non Tseng - chair
  • Jia-Hsi Weng - co-chair
  • Ming-Hsuan Lee - advisor
  • Files
  • etd-0523115-162656.pdf
  • Indicate in-campus at 3 year and off-campus access at 3 year.
    Date of Submission 2015-06-24

    [Back to Results | New Search]


    Browse | Search All Available ETDs

    If you have more questions or technical problems, please contact eThesys