Make & Take Class Idea: Essential Oil Milk Bath Fizzers

Have you tried hosting an essential oil spa night? A spa night is a fun and relaxing way to introduce your friends to essential oils. This spa night includes a make-and-take recipe that allows your friends to experience the essential oils again at home.

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Ideas for Teaching This Class

You can simply enjoy a foot bath as you sit and chat, or you can make it into an essential oil class. If you teach about essential oils, try to keep the lesson to around 15–20 minutes. Here are a few topics you can teach about:

Preparing for This Class

The idea behind this class is to allow your attendees to soak their feet in a milk bath while you teach a short lesson on essential oils or just sit and chat. Keep a Modern Essentials book close by in case you need to reference it to answer questions. After the footbath and short lesson, show your attendees how to make the milk bath fizzers with essential oils, and allow them time to make their own that they can take home with them.

For the footbath portion of the class, you will need to gather the following items:

  • Towels (any size will work)
  • Small foot basins
  • Prepared small Milk Bath Fizzers (see recipe below)

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Essential Health and Wellness with Modern Essentials™

At the start of a new year, many are refreshing their goals of being more active or improving their diet. If these are your goals, we would like to show you how essential oils can help you achieve them. The information below is a compilation from the new sections, “Essential Living for a Balanced, Healthy Life,” “Nutrition and Essential Oils,” and “Exercise and Essential Oils,” found in the 7th edition of Modern Essentials™.

Physical Health: Nutrition

Modern research is finding that food may be the most basic of preventative medicines. There is no magic concoction that will guarantee that you get all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients your body needs. Eating properly is the easiest way to control your health and ensure that your body is provided with all the nutrients it needs.

Developing a healthy diet depends on daily consistency. Following the below guidelines will provide a solid foundation to a healthy diet that will quickly become second nature.

6 Principles of Good Nutrition

1. Adequacy: Getting enough of what you need.
Carbohydrates, proteins, and fats are 3 necessary nutrients that provide fuel for the body. The other 3 nutrients—vitamins, minerals, and water—are chemicals used by the body to convert carbohydrates, proteins, and fats into energy.
Sufficient amounts of water are needed to regulate the body’s chemical processes, excrete waste as urine, control body temperature through sweat, and humidify the air we breathe. Eating a nutritionally-dense diet is the easiest way to guarantee the consumption of needed nutrients in adequate amounts. Fresh foods, rather than process foods, are more likely to provide the proper amounts of nutrients needed by the body.

2. Balance: Getting the right amount of what you need.
Cells need the right balance of nutrients to thrive. Too much of a nutrient or too little of a nutrient can cause disease. Eating nutritious foods is the best way to ensure you that you are harvesting all your needed nutrients from your diet. Nutrition supplements are meant to supplement good eating, not replace it. Fad diets, that list main food groups to avoid, will not help and will probably do more damage than good. The more restricted a diet is, the more likely a diet will be nutritionally deficient. If you are following a diet, you will need to plan a little more carefully to ensure you are still getting all the basic nutrients.

3. Calorie Control: Getting the right amount of energy.
Energy intake is directly associated with energy expenditure. Active adults, growing teenagers, and pregnant women require different calorie consumption than the average adult. The most effective way to control calorie consumption is by spreading out food intake over the whole day. Eating small, nutrient balanced meals throughout the day will help maintain a level energy state and avoid excessive hunger.

4. Nutritional Density: Getting the most from your calories.
In general, the more processed a food is, the less nutritionally dense it is. We are bombarded with nutritionally weak food choices that will fill us up but leave us deficient in many needed vitamins and minerals. When trying to determine which foods are nutritionally dense, remember that real foods, like fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and beans, will provide more nutrition that processed foods, like potato chips, fruit juices, and white bread.

5. Moderation: Getting just enough—not too much.
Eat an assortment of grains, vegetables, fruits, protein foods, and dairy. Most people will not have a hard time eating moderate amounts of these basic food groups. However, foods rich in salt, sugar, and fat should be eaten moderately. Some suggest that if you crave sweets or processed foods, you can eat 100 calories of it without doing damage to your body. Eating just a little can help you satisfy your craving and move on.

6. Variety: Getting nutrients—not bored.
A monotonous diet is likely to produce deficiencies in certain food groups and even certain nutrients. Trying new foods and recipes is an exciting and enjoyable way to add variety to your diet.

Physical Health: Exercise

A strong argument can be made that regular, sustained exercise is even more important to maintaining a healthy body weight than just limiting the number of calories we consume. In addition to contributing to overall health, regular exercise can help increase energy, build muscle, promote healthy body weight, enhance cardiovascular health, increase flexibility, and contribute to better mental and emotional health.

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Essential oils can support the body and mind in many different ways to help enhance success during exercise. Modern Essentials™ contains more information about the many ways exercise can support the body and some of the many ways essential oils can help support the body before, during, and after physical activity.

3 Principles of Healthy Activity

1. Regular: Building Habits
A study showed that people who binge exercised throughout their life only had a slightly lower chance of heart disease than people who didn’t exercise at all. On the other hand, it is estimated that those living a sedentary lifestyle have approximately twice the risk of developing coronary heart disease than those who exercise regularly.

2. Type:

  • Aerobic: Building the Cardiovascular System. Aerobic exercises include activities such as dancing, walking, jogging, swimming, bicycling, hiking, tennis, or basketball.
  • Resistance: Building Muscle. Some resistance exercises include weightlifting, elastic resistance, push-ups, pull-ups, squats, and yoga. Keeping up your muscle mass is important because it helps your body keep dexterity and bone mass. Increased muscle mass can help increase overall metabolism in the body, as muscle tissue naturally burns more calories than fat tissue.
  • Flexibility: Building Range of Motion. Sufficient flexibility of muscles, tendons, and connective tissue is important in maintaining proper posture and helping to prevent injuries. Stretching before and after strenuous physical activity can be a good way to help prevent injury and to keep muscles loose.

3. Variety: Building an Active Lifestyle.
It is important to change up your exercise activities so you don’t get bored. Find things you enjoy doing, and do something different every day.

Principles of Making Goals

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  • Take a good, hard look at where you are now. It is important to be honest with yourself.
  • Determine where you want to be. Be positive as you do this.
  • Keep goals SMART:
    • Specific
    • Measurable
    • Attainable
    • Relevant
    • Time Bound
  • Be accountable to someone. Talk about your goals to others, ask a friend to follow up with you, and write a letter to yourself so, at the very least, you are accountable to yourself.
  • Break larger goals into smaller steps. If your goal has more than 5 steps, your goal may be too big or too broad, and it may be better to convert it into 2 goals instead.
  • As you narrow down the steps to your goals, be realistic and figure out where your barriers or pitfalls will be and how you will overcome them. This is where essential oils will be the most useful. Modern Essentials™ can be a great tool in helping you discover ways essential oils can be used to help you overcome the barriers and pitfalls that may prevent you from realizing your goals.

For example, let’s say your desire is to increase your physical activity, and you determine that your goal is to exercise 6 days a week for 30 minutes. Your first step may be to wake up at 6:30 am. One barrier to this step may be that you have a hard time waking up that early. Maybe you can’t wake up in the morning because you have a hard time falling asleep at night. Maybe you are too anxious at nights or you have a hard time breathing or you just need something to help you relax. Once you determine the reason, you can look in Modern Essentials™ for some essential oils to try.

Here is a worksheet you can use to help you set your goal, determine your steps, and figure out the barriers and how you can overcome them. You can also use this paper to hold yourself accountable and track the results of your success.

Teaching a Class on Health and Wellness with Modern Essentials™

Last Wednesday morning, we taught a class at the AromaTools™ building in Pleasant Grove, UT, on this topic. We want to share the class with you so that you can learn and then be able to hold a class of your own to share this information with others.

In preparation for this class, do the following:

  • Review this article and read Modern Essentials™, 7th Edition, pp. 66–74; 78–80.
  • Print out a goal worksheet for everyone attending the class. You may want to print extras in case the attendees want to take more than one home.
  • Be prepared with at least one Modern Essentials™ for your attendees to reference, though more than one copy is preferable. Old editions will work for referencing conditions.

When teaching this class, do the following:

  • Start with an introduction to good nutrition, exercise, and setting goals.
  • Brainstorm, as a group, ways you can improve your diet or be more physically active.
  • Allow participants time to fill out the goal worksheet, and look up ways in Modern Essentials™ to overcome potential barriers by incorporating the use of essential oils.

Extra Ideas:

  • Encourage discussion and participation by handing out nutritious snacks such as apples or mandarin oranges when comments are made.
  • Provide essential oil and fruit–infused water with strawberry and/or lemon slices and  lemon essential oil.

Sources:
Modern Essentials™: A Contemporary Guide to the Use of Essential Oils, 7th Edition, pp. 66–74; 78–80

Chocolate-Peppermint Mini Mud Pies

Do you need a fun dessert idea for an upcoming holiday party or essential oil class? Try these delicious mini mud pies infused with pure peppermint essential oil! The shot glasses add a creative element to the dessert and also make a great party favor for your guests to take home afterward. If you are serving these at an essential oil class, you can give your guests this handout that we put together that lists 15 great ways to use the shot glass with essential oils.

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Week of Wellness: Modern Essentials Workshop

Last Wednesday evening, over 100 essential oil enthusiasts joined AromaTools™ employees to learn how Modern Essentials provides genuine compliance, genuine ease-of-use, and genuine education.

Genuine Compliance

Throughout the years, AromaTools™ has provided the most accurate and reliable information about essential oils. Within the last year, AromaTools™ has made many changes to Modern Essentials, including updating the images, adding cutting-edge research, and expanding the science and application section. Some of these changes were made in an effort to help Wellness Advocates comply with the U.S. Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994. This law is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the body of government that holds regulatory power over dietary supplements (which essential oils are considered).

The U.S. Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 states that a dietary supplement may not be labeled with health claims. A label can mean the actual label attached to the product or any publication that is considered to be a part of the packaging or selling of the supplement.

Published educational materials about dietary supplements, like Modern Essentials, are not considered to be labeling claims if they are true, generic, fair, and balanced, and, “if displayed in an establishment, is physically separate from the dietary supplement” (SEC. 403B. (a)(4)). As a truly independent, third-party publisher, we have worked hard to make sure that Modern Essentials is true, generic, fair, and balanced. If you are selling essential oils, you are responsible for maintaining the separation to ensure you are not using Modern Essentials to make claims about your product or the brand you represent. The best way to maintain separation is to separate education of essential oils from the marketing of an essential oil brand.

To maintain this separation, top essential oil advocates:

  • Avoid making or advertising health claims about a specific brand of essential oils based on the research and common essential oil uses contained in Modern Essentials to sell essential oils.
  • Allow individuals to try essential oils and discover the amazing benefits for themselves from their own use and research.
  • Keep business and sales meetings about specific brands or trademarked products separate from educational events.

Education Class Ideas:

Use Modern Essentials to help you prepare for classes on the below subjects:

Educational Party Ideas:

Use Modern Essentials to help you prepare for fun parties on the below subjects:

  • Essential oils spa night
  • My favorite essential oil recipes
  • Essential oils for school
  • Essential oil summer kit
  • Essential oil hot chocolate social

Marketing Class Helps:

  • Avoid mentioning health claims when selling a specific brand of essential oils.
  • If a class member asks a question about a specific health claim, answer the question using body system statements (“lavender supports the immune system”) rather than health statements (“lavender is beneficial for sore throats and colds”). Body system information for single essential oils is located in the Single Oils section of Modern Essentials, and information about other products is listed in the Appendix of Modern Essentials.

The following resources are great to hand out or use in a marketing class:

Genuine Ease-of-Use

Since developing the intuitive, easy-to-use format of our Personal Usage Guide, we’ve seen many attempts to imitate it. We believe you will agree that the original is still the best.

But don’t just take our word for it. Here are a few genuine reviews from the past month:

  • “Everything is explained very clearly and makes it almost impossible to make a mistake in deciding what you need.” –Linda from Hickory, PA
  • “This is an excellent resource for essential oils that I will use often and share with many friends and family.” –Kathleen from Dickinson, ND
  • “Love it! Clear, easy to use, helpful resource.” –Esther from Florence, WI

Genuine Education

Throughout Modern Essentials, we have added easy-to-understand explanations of how essential oils interact with the body, are tested for purity, and are extracted from plant material.

In the Personal Usage Guide and Single Oils sections, we have included detailed explanations of the most recent and cutting-edge articles about essential oils. These explanations describe what kind of research was conducted within the article. For example, in vitro (Latin for “within the glass”) describes an experiment that was conducted on living cells, usually within a petri dish or other controlled environment. On the other hand, in vivo (Latin for “within the living”) describes an experiment that was conducted on a living organism, like rats or flies. Research conducted on humans is also included in Modern Essentials.

Using Modern Essentials to teach others and yourself about essential oils will help you to better understand the oils and how they can benefit your life. The material included throughout the book is written to help you learn more about using essential oils properly and most effectively.

If you would like to teach others about this information, you are welcome to use the PowerPoint presentation we created.

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Analisa Edmonds is the Publications Project Manager for AromaTools™. She has worked extensively with the 6th Edition of Modern Essentials. Specifically, she wrote “How Essential Oils Interact with the Body” and “Ensuring Essential Oil Purity and Quality,” both included in the Science and Application section of Modern Essentials. She studied Neuroscience at Brigham Young University and loves researching how essential oils can influence the different structures of the brain.
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Class Idea: Make & Take Aromatherapy Clay Jewelry

Have you ever wanted to try making your own aromatherapy clay jewelry? When you make your own, you can customize it however you wish. The downside of making your own jewelry is that if you are only wanting to make one or two pieces, the cost for the materials may be more than the cost of buying the finished product (you can buy aromatherapy jewelry at AromaTools™). So, here’s a fun idea that can help minimize the cost and allow you to make your own jewelry: host an essential oil jewelry make-and-take class!

Simply invite a few oil–loving friends or even potential oil lovers over for a fun night making clay jewelry. Have them bring a stamp or two and any ribbons or cord materials they may have; and if you are looking to share the costs, you can even ask them to bring a dollar or two for materials.

If you are inviting people who are new to essential oils, you may want to consider preparing a very short lesson about what essential oils are, how they are beneficial when used aromatically, and why aromatherapy jewelry is a great way to achieve these benefits. Present your lesson in the beginning before showing everyone the materials and how to make the jewelry. Then spend the rest of the time making clay pendants and beads, answering questions about essential oils, or simply enjoying the company of friends!

If you are doing this as a class or group activity, just follow steps 1–6 in the recipe below (until they need to air dry); and then let them take their pendants home and finish them on their own.

Here’s a simple breakdown of the process:
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The best thing about making your own clay jewelry is that you can make something that is your style, in whatever color you wish, and with whatever design you desire. You can even make something a boy would love to carry around or have in his room! And, you aren’t limited to just jewelry. Even though necklace pendants are pretty popular, you can make charm bracelets, earrings, keychain pendants, car air fresheners, bathroom diffusers, etc. The possibilities are endless, so the hardest part is deciding what to make!

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Ingredients:

  • Air-dry white or terra-cotta clay (The Crayola Air-Dry brand works well.)
  • Food coloring (optional; used for dying the white clay any color you desire)
  • Rolling pin
  • Cutout object (This can be a circular hairspray cap, small cookie cutters, or anything else to cut out the clay into the shape you desire. When making pendants for necklaces, you will want the size to be less than 1 1/4 inch in diameter. If you are making bracelets, you will want the size to be around 3/4 inch in diameter. Other stationary objects like bathroom diffusers can be larger.)
  • Stamps (sized to fit the shape of your clay item)
  • Chopstick or shish kebab stick (This is used to make a hole for the cord. It needs to be big enough to fit 2 strands of string through.)
  • Wax paper
  • Sand paper (Optional)
  • Paints (Optional)
  • Ribbon, string, cord, or other jewelry-making materials
  • Essential oil(s)

Instructions:

  1. Lay out a section of wax paper on a table to create your work station. This will help with cleanup and make it easier to roll out the clay and move the pieces.
  2. Optional step: Take a glob of the clay and color it using food coloring if desired. (Note: The clay always dries to be a lighter color.) (*Helpful hint: to make sure the food coloring stays in the clay and doesn’t drip off, create a well in the top of the piece of clay with your finger, drop only 2 drops of coloring in the well at a time, fold the clay so it closes over the well opening, and then continue to knead the clay as normal. If it starts to feel dry, just add a few drops of water.)
  3. Roll out the clay on the wax paper. You want it about 1/8–1/4 inch for pendants smaller than 1 1/4 inches. If you are creating larger pendant diffusers for a small room, you may want it to be thicker so it doesn’t break as easily.
  4. Use your cutout object to cut out the pendants. With the remaining clay, you can form beads by rolling it into small pieces and poking a hole through them with the chopstick or other stick.
  5. Stamp your design on the pendants, and poke a hole through each of them for the cord with the chopstick or other stick.
  6. Transfer pendants and beads to a paper plate, and allow them to air dry for 2–3 days.
  7. Once dry, you can sand rough edges with sandpaper, decorate with paint, and/or finish making them into a piece of jewelry.
  8. When figuring out the length of cord you will need, position the cord around the wrist or neck to the length you desire. Then cut double the length you think you will need. (You can always cut more off if it ends up being too long. We have found that adding any beads or knots takes up more string than you think it will).
  9. Put the ends together, creating a loop at the other end. String the pendant through the loop and the cut ends through the loop, securing the pendant in the middle before adding any beads.
  10. If desired, a bead can be used to make a clasp for a necklace or bracelet by tying the bead to one side and making a loop big enough to go around the bead on the other side and securing it with a knot.
  11. To use, simply place a drop of essential oil on the pendant, and rub the oil around. After a minute, the clay should have soaked up the oil and begun to diffuse. Reapply oil as the scent fades.

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Let’s not forget that Mother’s Day is coming up; so think about all the great gifts this project could make for the special women in your life! It is so easy, even a kid could do it! In fact, this would be a great Mother’s Day gift from a child.

Make & Take Class Idea: Natural Cleaning Sprays

With the weather turning warmer, you may be getting anxious to start your spring cleaning…or you may be dreading it. Either way, making all-natural cleaners can help you get started on the right foot! But rather than simply making the cleaners on your own, why not turn it into a Make & Take Essential Oil Class?

Prepare a Short Lesson on Essential Oils

Start the class with a little lesson about the basics of essential oils and how they can help boost the effectiveness of your cleaning products. You can find information about these topics in Modern Essentials. Check out the “Introduction to Essential Oils” and “Kitchen and Bathroom Cleaning and Disinfecting” sections of the Science & Application section of Modern Essentials as well as the “Housecleaning” section in the Personal Usage Guide section for help in planning your lesson.

“Many essential oils have demonstrated the ability to inhibit or kill various types of bacteria, mold spores, and even viruses. These disinfectant properties of essential oils make them a natural substitute for the harsh chemicals used in many commercial cleaners. Essential oils can also work as natural deodorizers, without the artificial fragrances used in some products” (Modern Essentials, p. 60).

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Essential Oils & the Road to Addiction Recovery

Addiction is so prevalent that you don’t have to look far to find someone who is suffering from its influence and effects. Sometimes, you just have to look in the mirror. Addiction can be responsible for diminished self-worth, estrangement from family and friends, dismissal from work, and decline of physical health. The good news, though, is that there is hope! It’s never too late to start fighting addiction, and there are resources and tools available to help––including essential oils! The book Modern Essentials defines addiction as “an obsession, compulsion, or extreme psychological dependence that interferes with an individual’s ability or desire to function normally“ (p.173).

Common addictions include drugs, alcohol, tobacco, video games, work, shopping, overeating, gambling, explicit images, money, etc.; however, addiction can present itself in many other forms as well. In the early stages of addiction, an individual may still be able to function in society; but as an addiction progresses, it can start to take over a person’s life and make it difficult for that person to work, take care of themselves, or have normal relationships. If an addiction isn’t controlled, the results can be detrimental to a person’s quality of life.

There are many programs and professionals out there that can help with addiction recovery, and we suggest that you get the help that you need. Some helpful suggestions for addiction recovery include finding a support group (have someone you can call in a weak moment), avoiding triggers (stay away from people and places that remind you of your addictive behavior), distracting yourself with hobbies, exercising regularly, eating healthy, and setting goals. All of these things can make a difference and be helpful on the road to change. Even if you follow all of the guidelines outlined by a program or a health care professional, the road to recovery from addiction can still be long and difficult; but it is possible. Essential oils can be a big help on this path.

Essential oils are great because they can help with many of the symptoms of withdrawal, such as nausea, headaches, insomnia, anxiety, etc., and they can help boost your mood and increase your energy (See Modern Essentials for supporting research) so that you can keep pushing forward on the road to recovery. Essential oils can also help reduce stress (See Modern Essentials p.274), which is important because stress is one of the biggest reasons why people engage in addictive behaviors in the first place. Below are a few essential oil suggestions from the book Modern Essentials that may be helpful for addiction recovery: If there are other issues you are dealing with that aren’t listed here, Modern Essentials is a great resource to consult in finding which oils are often used for specific conditions. If you are the parent, friend, or spouse of someone struggling with addiction, it can be difficult to not get discouraged or wonder if you are somehow at fault for the circumstance. You can’t blame yourself though; people make their own choices. All you can do is show support and love and be there to help when the addict is ready to receive help. Arm yourself with the knowledge and resources (essentials oils certainly fall in this category) that can help when you are given the chance. Addiction recovery is very possible––especially with the help of essential oils and a good support system. Don’t lose hope. Get help, set goals, and get your life back!

Source: Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils, 5th Edition, 2013.

Want to Teach a Class on This Subject?

One great product that we carry is a tear pad called “Addiction Recovery & Essential Oils.” This tear pad is designed to be used as a handout for classes and gives great information that you can use when teaching a class about addiction recovery.

This tear pad identifies some of the reasons people fail to quit their addictions (fear of withdrawal symptoms, lack of motivation, denial of addiction, or unrealistic expectations) and shares how essential oils can help in the recovery process. This tear pad states, “By using essential oils, one can change their attitude toward life and remove the need for immediate relief through harmful addictions.” This tear pad is available for purchase on our website.

A Simple Introductory Essential Oil Class Idea

Holding a class is a great way to introduce people to essential oils, but the best way to get people to come back or stay “hooked” is to give them essential oils to try at home. The Rollerball™ “Wellness” Make & Take Workshop Kit is a great place to start in planning a basic introductory class.

This kit includes the following items:

  • 20 Postcard Invitations
  • 10 Recipe Sheets
  • 10 Station Recipe Card Table Tents
  • 10 Waterproof Rollerball™ Label Sets (Includes Bonus Label: Hand Spray)
  • 10 Blends Cheat Sheets
  • Extra Sheet of Waterproof Labels with 5 Each of: Belly Blend, Black & Blue, Breathe Easy, Focus Blend, Immune Boost
  • Workshop Tip Sheet

You will also need the following items that do not come in the kit:

How to Structure the Class

At least 1–2 weeks prior to your class date, mail or hand out the postcard invitations. If you are inviting some people who already use essential oils, have them bring their own oils so they only have to purchase the roll-on bottles and labels to make the blends.

Prepare for the class by gathering all the needed supplies (the kit and items not included in the kit) as well as preparing a short lesson on the basics of essential oils, such as where they come from, how they are beneficial as natural health solutions, and how they can be used in everyday situations, etc. You may want to discuss what each of the rollerball blends can be used for and how the oils in the blends may help those specific conditions.

Before the class, set up the workshop stations.  At each station, include the Recipe Card Table Tents, essential oils needed for that recipe, fractionated coconut oil, dispensing tools, roll-on bottles, and labels. It might be helpful to pre-cut the labels so they are ready to apply to the bottles.

During the class, start with the lesson you have prepared on the basics of essential oils. Then set everyone free to make their roll-on blends, ask you questions, or look up conditions in a Modern Essentials book.

 

There are a few different ways you can approach the workshop portion of the class. The following are some ideas:

  • Charge a flat fee of $5.00 and allow everyone to make ONE 5 ml rollerball blend of their choice. They can choose from the 5 common, more popular, and less expensive blends marked in red on the recipe sheet. (NOTE: The 5 ml recipes on the table tent cards will fill half of a 10 ml roll-on bottle. However, you will still want to get the 10 ml roll-on bottles so the labels fit.)
  • Give away a free 5 ml rollerball blend to those who are new to essential oils. You may want to limit their choice to the blends marked in red.
  • Charge per rollerball blend they create. Just figure out the cost for all the items needed to make each blend and let them make as many as they want and be charged accordingly. Make sure to include tax and shipping costs that you may have paid when figuring the cost. Do these calculations beforehand, and create a price sheet so you can easily reference it during the class.
  • Charge a set fee for an entire kit including:
    • All 10 rollerball blends (labels, roll-on bottles, essential oils, etc.)
    • 1 Hand Spray (label, spray bottle, essential oils, etc.)
    • 1 Roll-on Clutch for them to store their oil blends

    You may want to also have a price for just the bottles, labels, and clutch if they have their own oils.

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This class is great because it is interesting to both those who are new to essential oils and to those who already use them. The rollerball™ blends are an awesome way to allow new users to try the oils because they are inexpensive, easy to apply, and simple to know how to use.

Do you have any other ideas for using this kit in your classes?

Updated: 6/23/2017

Class Idea: Emergency Oils

One of the best ways to get someone excited about essential oils is to share with them how essential oils can help them and their families in everyday life. A very effective class to teach is one on emergency essential oils. These basic essential oils and blends can be used for so many everyday ailments and are great to have on hand as part of your essential oils first aid kit.

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To help you with your essential oil class, we created a tear pad called “Safety, Security, and Peace of Mind with Emergency Oils.” This tear pad discusses each of the following oils and their applications in everyday life.

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Single Essential Oils for Emergencies:

Clove – for pain and toxins
Frankincense – for inflammation and pain
Lavender – for calming and stress reduction
Lemon – for cleansing and mood elevation
Lemongrass – for cramping muscles
Melaleuca – for soothing and healing
Oregano – for immune system support
Peppermint – for indigestion and cooling

Essential Oil Blends for Emergencies:

Massage Blend – for stress relief
Respiratory Blend – for respiratory support
Soothing Blend – for muscle and joint health
Digestive Blend – for natural digestive support
Protective Blend – for natural immune support
Cleansing Blend – for natural pathogen defense
Insect Repellent Blend – for repelling insects and bugs

As you discuss each of these oils in your class, pass around samples for your class attendees to smell and to try if they want. Help those attending to get excited about the oils and to really see how the oils could help them deal with everyday cuts, scrapes, bruises, upset stomachs, etc. without having to run to the doctor or the pharmacy for every single little thing. Make sure you have a Modern Essentials book on hand to help you answer questions and to look up other ailments that may not be included on the tear pad.

If you are looking for a fun giveaway to generate excitement and help increase class attendance, try putting together an emergency oils kit for your giveaway using our Essential Bag Carrying Case, Sample Vials, and Sample Labels. Include samples of each of the emergency oils or else just a few of your favorites and an Emergency Oils Tear Pad sheet.

Have fun with this class, and let us know how it goes for you!

Top 10 Tips for Success in Your Essential Oil Business

As anyone who has tried to build a business selling essential oils or other products knows, one of the most challenging aspects can be finding good ways to introduce others to the benefits of essential oils. To help make this a little less daunting, we asked for your ideas and tips on how to introduce others to essential oils. Below is what we have learned from you.

  1. Always use essential oils yourself. As you use the oils, others will ask you about what you are using, what they are smelling, or why you seem healthy. This is a perfect opportunity to share something with them about essential oils. Using the oils will also give you lots of stories and experiences that you can share with others.
  2. Start talking with those you know. It is easier to start sharing what you are doing with friends, family members, and other people who know and care about you and what you are doing. Don’t make them feel like they have to buy something from you—just share with them what you are learning and the experiences you are having. Try inviting friends or family members who know about what you are doing to a “practice” class or house party so that you can polish your presentation in front of a friendly audience. Ask for feedback, and be sure to let them experience the oils for themselves.
  3. SampleVials_HandAlways be prepared to share when people show interest. You should always be ready to share basic information about essential oils with others—you never know when someone might ask you about them. Even better than just sharing basic information is to have a brochure, a printed success story, a sample vial of oil, or information about a particular oil or blend ready to share.
  4. If someone is interested, give them your contact information, and try to get theirs. Always include your contact information with any brochure, oil sample, printed success story, or other information you give away. Ask those you talk to if you can call or email them to see if they have any questions about the information you give them or to follow up on how they liked the sample of oil you gave them.
  5. Always invite people to experience the oils. If someone is interested, give them a sample of an essential oil to try, or invite them to a class, open house, meeting, or “aromatherapy party” where you will be letting people experience essential oils or essential oil products.
  6. Always follow up. Call or email people you have given samples to and find out if they have tried it and how they liked it. Ask them if they would like to learn more, or if they had any questions. Call or email people who have attended a class, meeting, or party to see if they would be interested in attending more, if they had a favorite oil or product, or if they had something they were interested in trying or learning more about.
  7. Try to always appear professional and prepared. People are more likely to trust you and what you share if you present yourself and your material in a professional, polished way.
  8. If someone is interested, see if they know anyone else who might be interested as well. If someone is interested in attending a class, meeting, or party, ask them if they know anyone else who might like to come, and invite them to bring them along. If someone is interested in an essential oil, ask them if they know anyone who might benefit from or enjoy that oil as well.
  9. Focus on one or two oils, and then expand from there. It is much easier to share information about one or two products that someone is interested in than it is to share information about an entire product line. It is also a lot less overwhelming for potential customers to learn about and purchase one or two products at a time than to feel like they must purchase everything at once. As people learn about and experience these products, they will usually want to learn about other oils and products they might benefit from as well.
  10. Have fun with what you are doing.