Teaching classes about essential oils can be a great way to share your love for essential oils with others—and it can be a great way to introduce others to essential oils and possibly increase sales if you’re a distributor.
Keys to a Successful Class
According to many people who have both taught and participated in essential oil classes, there are 3 main keys to giving a successful class:
- Gain knowledge and experience about what you are teaching.
- Keep your class focused on a specific, simple goal.
- Plan to allow the class members an opportunity to interact—both with you and with the oils.
Here are a few other things to keep in mind:
- Keep it simple—don’t try to teach everything at once.
- Love and have fun with what you are doing.
- Share your own personal experiences.
- Try to connect with your attendees by interacting with them.
- Let people experience the essential oils as much as possible.
- Have books, handouts, and other information available for those who would like to learn more.
- Know (and be prepared to act on) all pertinent safety information for any essential oil you use during class.
- Don’t try to fake what you don’t know.
Possible Class Ideas
While there are many different subjects that can be taught about essential oils and aromatherapy, it is best to pick an area that intrigues or interests you. This will help ensure that you are enthusiastic about the subject, which will help those in your class feel enthusiastic as well. Some of the most loved classes are make-and-take classes because the attendees are able to take something home with them to help them experience the essential oils for themselves. While the following list is in no way comprehensive, it is a great starting point and may help you generate some new ideas.
How to Teach with Modern Essentials
Introduction to Modern Essentials™: A Mini Textbook for Essential Oil Classes
How to Hold a Make & Take Class
Build Your Business with Modern Essentials Living
Essential Oil Class Decoration Idea
Cooking Class Ideas or Refreshments
All of the cooking recipes on this blog use essential oils, and many could easily be used to teach a cooking class or as refreshments. These are a few of our favorite recipes to use in classes:
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