Gail Faith Edwards invited me to give an aromatherapy workshop on Essential Oils at her Herbal Retreat here in Maine on Monday, June 27th, 2016. There were 25 attendees and my hour long workshop turned into 2 1/2 hours of questions and answers!
We gave out handouts with dilution charts and a booklet from AIA with a wonderful overview of essential oils and samples of carrier oils and 30 essential oils for them to experience. For attendees who showed a strong level of interest in essential oils, we passed around a few of my treasured books for them to look through.
Among the topics covered, we we focused strongly on safety and discussed:
- Safety first always
- The mantra ‘Do NO harm’
- Less is more
- Do not use essential oils undiluted on the skin
- Please do not ingest
They were very receptive and had really great questions for me to answer. It was an honor to be able to give my workshop to this group and I am thankful to Gail for the invite.
If you’d like to know more about Gail and her work, we recommend her book Herbal Pharmacy: The Art of Herbal Medicine Making, which is available on her website.