Robert Tisserand’s live, in-person seminars have been officially approved by the following for CE (continuing education) credits:
AIA – Alliance of Int’l Aromatherapists
ARC – Aromatherapy Registration Council
June 22/23 – Point Richmond, California, USA
Essential Oils in SkinCare:
Quantity, Quality, Safety & Cosmeceutical Effects
Do you use essential oils to scent your natural bath & body products? If so, how much do you know about essential oils? Are you aware of their benefits, their cautions, their healing properties, their medicinal qualities, etc.? The more you learn about essential oils, the more you will appreciate how to make full use of their diverse, multifunctional properties.
In this special collaboration between Robert Tisserand and The Nova Studio, we are happy to bring you a rare opportunity to expand your knowledge of essential oils and discover all that you don’t know about these potent plant powerhouses.
THIS CLASS SELLS OUT EVERY TIME IT’S OFFERED! SEATS ARE LIMITED, SO REGISTER NOW TO GUARANTEE YOUR PLACE.
You will leave this jam-packed weekend seminar with a more thorough understanding of how to scent your handmade bath & body products safely & effectively. You will gain confidence & be able to explain more thoroughly the benefits & risks to your customers (or friends/family). You will also bring home a nicely bound folder of handouts & a personalized certificate of completion. Here is what will be covered in this unique, one-of-a-kind weekend:
DAY 1: QUANTITY & QUALITY
Saturday June 22, 2013, 10am – 5pm
Essential Oil Basics:
What is an essential oil?
Why and how is it made?
Methods of extraction, and consequent composition
Understanding essential oil chemistry
Essential oil chemistry in relation to soap
Dosage, Mixing & Measuring:
How to convert between drops, ounces, mL, grams, etc.
Proper usage rates in leave-on and rinse-off products
Blending for natural products
Essential Oil Integrity:
Essential oil quality: contamination & adulteration
Is there such a thing as “therapeutic grade” – and what does that mean?
Flash points – what are they & what do they matter?
Essential oil oxidation & use of antioxidants
How to properly handle & store your essential oils
DAY 2: SAFETY & COSMECEUTICAL EFFECTS
Sunday June 23, 2013, 10am – 5pm
Adverse Reactions & Safety Issues:
Is it ok to put any essential oils on your skin undiluted?
Citrus oils & phototoxicity – should you be concerned?
Allergic reactions – how common are they and how to deal with a bad reaction
Which essential oils to absolutely avoid on the skin
Health concerns and contraindications when using essential oils
Effect of essential oils on hormones (for men & women)
Pregnancy risks & using essential oils on children/babies
A brief discussion about using essential oils internally
Essential Oils & The Skin:
How much of an essential oil penetrates the skin
How essential oils interact with the skin
Protecting the skin with essential oils
Ageing, photo-ageing, skin cancer
Healing the skin
The top 10 essential oils for skin care
Essential oils and their antibacterial effects
Essential oils as preservatives
Aromatherapy effects: calming, invigorating, uplifting
August 24/25 – New York City, New York, USA
Essential Oils in SkinCare
If you blend or use essential oils for perfume, soap, bath and body products, this seminar is for you! Come join renowned essential oil guru Robert Tisserand in this incredibly informative 2-day seminar/workshop. Learn the importance of precise dilution; to what extent essential oils are dermally absorbed; how to use them to address skin problems such as acne, fungal infections, psoriasis, rosacea and sun damage, and how to make up simple preparations with safe yet effective ingredients.
Attendees will have the rare opportunity to blend several products in this class alongside Mr. Tisserand. This is being offered for the first time in this seminar.
Please note that there are a limited number of seats available for this event and it will sell out. Take advantage of the early-bird rate and save $100 only through May 15! Sign up today!
Attendees will learn the importance of essential oils’ affect on our mind and body. As well as contributing fragrance and feel-good, essential oils can have wonderful effects such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibiofilm and anti-aging. In this seminar, we will learn how, and to what extent, essential oils are absorbed by the skin; how to effectively use them to address skin problems including acne, fungal infections, psoriasis, rosacea and sun damage, and how to make up simple preparations with safe yet effective ingredients.
Avoiding adverse effects is of course important, and is covered in detail. In addition to many essential oils, we will examine the benefits of certain absolutes, CO2 extracts and aromatic fatty oils, such as argan, calendula, pomegranate and tamanu.
We will smell some of the less common oils, absolutes and CO2 extracts discussed, and some of Robert’s recommended finished blends.
Subject areas covered include:
• How and why plants make essential oils
• Understanding essential oil chemistry
• Essential oil chemistry in relation to soap
• Doses, mixing and measuring
• Essential oil quality & integrity
• Microbial balance & protection
• Sun damage & photoageing
• Redness, itching and other sensitivity issues
• Oilyness & dryness
• Allergy & photosensitization – how to avoid them!
• Safe dilutions for specific oils
• Wound healing
This seminar is a lecture/slide presentation with discussion. The emphasis is on what the research shows, especially clinical data, often with photographic evidence. Extensive handouts are provided.
Also included in the seminar are several blending projects in which students will get the chance to create their own custom blended products.