Essential Oils of the Month

Are you new to essential oils? Would you like a simplified way to learn how to use essential oils therapeutically, one month at a time? Join us!

Our nurse-midwives, Dr. Lane CNM and Miss Kristina Michael, CNM will offer in-depth, focused discussion on either an essential oil principle or individual oil in a small group setting so that you can feel more confident in self selecting oils for natural first aid, everyday health concerns, household and hygiene uses, or for chronic health problems. This class is an excellent way to invest in your family’s health and be empowered to manage your family’s concerns at home, with your own oils.

What We Will Offer

A keynote presentation on the topic of the month will be presented, including a plethora of ways essential oils can be used, and opportunity to experiment with essential oils of the month during our small group discussion. Dr. Lane and Miss Michael will be available for support, and fellowship among attendees will be encouraged.

When and Where?

The essential oil of the month discussion group is offered at both the Lafayette and Carmel boutiques. The Lafayette discussion will occur the fourth Thursday of each month, at 5pm, and the Carmel site will have a discussion the first Monday of each month, at 3pm.

How to Join Us

Just drop in! Bring a friend. Nursing babies in arms are welcome. There is a $15 fee for each class, which can be paid in class by cash, check or credit card.

Oils of the Month for 2015

During the month of June, we will be discussing the essential oil melaleuca and will demonstrate how to create home remedies that melaleuca can resolve within the privacy of your own home. Do you have trouble with fungal infections? We have a solution.

In July we will share a recipe for a facial cleanser using aloe vera gel, castile soap, jojoba wax, and white clay. Essentials oils can then be added to suit your needs such as melaleuca or lavender essential oils. Join us in creating this effective and nourishing facial cleanser that leaves your face moisturized.

August will focus on citrus oils and their ability to cleanse, both medicinally and for household chores. Purify will also be discussed and an all natural bleach recipe will be shared.

Roller bottle blends will be introduced in September. For a small fee, attendants can create their own exhaustion blend, headache blend, muscle rub, lift and calm blend, mental clarity or motivation blend, even an allergy, anxiety, sleepy or healing blend.

In October, the benefits of bath salts will be discussed. Epsom salts alone offer a number of benefits. Adding essential oils to them only enhances the experience. Various sugar scrubs will also be shared and enjoyed.

Diffusers will be discussed in November and the many benefits derived by utilizing essential oils in this way. A variety of diffusers are available on the market. We will discuss the pros and cons of each.

December will cover the price of essential oils and their comparison to modern medicine. We will also discuss how to invest wisely, and the bare essentials for your home medicine cabinet.

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