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.
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:
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)
For the make-and-take portion of the class, you will need to gather the following items:
Enough ingredients for each guest to make a full recipe of bath fizzers (about 6–8 small fizzers or 3–4 large fizzers)
Essential oils (Some great essential oils to have available are lavender, ylang ylang, lemon, orange, peppermint, eucalyptus, and rosemary.)
Measuring cups/spoons (You can create stations and have the guests share these items, but make sure to have enough for wet ingredients and dry ingredients.)
Small mixing bowls (for the dry ingredients)
Disposable condiment cups (These can be found in the picnic items section of a grocery store. They work great for the wet ingredient portion of the recipe and also as molds.)
Plastic wrap (used to help get the fizzers out of the molds and to cover the fizzers and paper plate for easier transportation after the party)
Paper plates (for your guests to take their fizzers home to dry)
As you set up the make-and-take portion of the class, you may want to create stations where all the ingredients and materials are at each station. Alternately, you can set it up like a buffet bar where each guest goes through the line and picks up a mixing bowl and condiment container before continuing down the line to measure out the ingredients in their respective bowls. After gathering their materials, they can sit down at a table (equipped with forks, plastic wrap, molds, and paper plates), mix the ingredients together, and pack them into molds before placing their fizzers on their paper plate to take home and let dry.
Essential Oil Milk Bath Fizzers
Servings: About 6–8 small fizzers or 3–4 large fizzers | Time: 10–15 minutes active; 10–24 hours inactive | Difficulty: Easy
Mix together baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, and 1/2 Tbsp. powdered milk thoroughly in a bowl.
In a small bowl (or condiment container), mix together 1/2 tsp. powdered milk, water, jojoba oil, and your chosen essential oil or blend.
Drizzle the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients, and use a fork or pastry blender to cut the liquid into the mixture until the mixture resembles fine crumbs and packs together when pressed.
Pack the mixture tightly into your desired molds (for the shapes above, we used small cookie cutters, but you can also use measuring cups, measuring spoons, candy/soap molds, condiment cups, plastic Easter eggs, or whatever else you desire). Once the mixture is packed into the mold, carefully invert the mold over a paper plate, and carefully remove the fizzer (you may need to tap the edge of the mold slightly on the table to get the fizzer to release). Laying a piece of plastic wrap down in the mold before packing the fizzer in can make removal easier.
Allow the fizzers to dry overnight (possibly longer for larger fizzers or less time for smaller fizzers).
Wrap any fizzers not being used right away in plastic wrap or foil, and store them in a cool location. You can also place them in an air-tight container such as these PET Jars.
To use the fizzer, simply fill your tub with warm bathwater, and drop a fizzer into the water. If you create smaller fizzers, you can use one in a footbath by filling a basin with warm water, dropping in a small fizzer, and soaking your feet.
Try different essential oils for different purposes. For example, try making some relaxing bath bombs with soothing essential oils (e.g. lavender, ylang ylang, or Roman chamomile) or energizing bath bombs with invigorating essential oils (e.g. citrus oils, peppermint, eucalyptus, or rosemary).
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