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.
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:
For the make-and-take portion of the class, you will need to gather the following items:
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.
Servings: About 6–8 small fizzers or 3–4 large fizzers | Time: 10–15 minutes active; 10–24 hours inactive | Difficulty: Easy
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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