Live Seminars & Other Events

Robert Tisserand at podiumRobert 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


2014

Essential Oils in SkinCare
April 5/6 – Santa Barbara, CA, USA

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Mark your calendars for April 5-6! If you blend or use essential oils for perfume, soap, bath and body products, this seminar located in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA 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 seminar is being offered for the first time in Southern California. Read below for rave reviews from our NYC workshop. (Can’t make it to California? Check out Robert’s second New York City seminar in August 2014!) Please note that there are a limited number of seats available for this event and it will sell out.

Sign up today and save $85! The two-day seminar is only $440 when you grab Early Bird pricing through February 28. On March 1, this seminar will return to it’s regular price of $525. Want a little help with payments? We also offer a payment plan option to make it easier for you to attend.

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
• Acne & dryness
• Redness, itching and other sensitivity issues
• Allergy & photosensitization – how to avoid them!
• Safe dilutions for specific oils

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 four essential oil blending projects. Students will take home samples from each blending project.

Dates: 2-Day Seminar, April 5 & 6, 2014

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (we will break for lunch)

Class Location: The beautiful Fess Parker Doubletree Hilton Hotel, 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Phone: (805) 564-4333

Questions: Contact Marla Bosworth at 781.934.8100 or email info@backporchsoap.com

Materials Fee: $35 payable in cash on first day of class to cover workshop blending and take-home products.

Clinical Safety: The Way Forward
April 26/27 – Prague, Czech Republic

WELLNESS HOTEL STEP, Malletova 1141, Prague
Safety is paramount for every therapist but is sometimes controversial in aromatherapy…
During this seminar, Robert Tisserand will debunk discrepancies based on evidence-based information along with common sense guidelines for safe practice. Research published in the last ten years, supplemented by many other important findings regarding the effects of essential oils. Some information will be completely new to aromatherapy.

Price: 2900 CZK / 112 €

More information here.

Clinical Safety: The Way Forward
July 26/27 – Beijing, China

Clinical Safety: The Way Forward
August 2/3 – Shanghai, China

Essential Oils in Skincare
August 23/24 – New York City, NY, USA

Register Now buttonMark your calendars for August 23-24! If you blend or use essential oils for perfume, soap, bath and body products, this seminar located in New York City 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 seminar is being offered for the second time in in the Big Apple. Read below for rave reviews from last year’s workshop. (Can’t make it to New York? Check out Robert’s first seminar in Southern California in April 2014!)

Please note that there are a limited number of seats available for this event and it will sell out. Sign up today and save $85! The two-day seminar is only $490 when you grab Early Bird pricing through April 30. On May 1, this seminar will return to it’s regular price of $575. Want a little help with payments? We also offer a payment plan option to make it easier for you to attend.

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
• Acne & dryness
• Redness, itching and other sensitivity issues
• Allergy & photosensitization – how to avoid them!
• Safe dilutions for specific oils

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.

Dates: 2-Day Seminar, August 23 & 24, 2014

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (we will break for lunch)

Class Location: The Strand Hotel, 33 W 37th St. New York, NY 10018
For hotels we recommend The Strand Hotel, Park Central, or try http://www.airbnb.com for great rates on two or three night apartment stays. For workshop questions, please contact Marla Bosworth of Back Porch Soap Co. at 781.934.8100.

Price: Save $85 on the early bird discount of $490 until April 30. On May 1, regular price of $575. Or click here for a payment plan option on the full price seminar.

Materials Fee: $35 payable in cash on first day of class to cover workshop blending and take-home products.

Upcoming Events

2014

April 26/27
Prague, Czech Republic
Clinical Safety: The Way Forward

July 26/27
Beijing, China
Clinical Safety: The Way Forward

August 2/3
Shanghai, China
Clinical Safety: The Way Forward

August 23/24
New York City, USA
Essential Oils in Skincare

Essential Oil Safety