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Essential Oils in SkinCare
Quantity, Quality, Safety & Cosmeceutical Effects

~ with Robert Tisserand ~

"I came because I wanted to upgrade our product with essential oils. My favorite parts were learning about how the essential oils worked with each other & the aromatherapy value of the oils. This course helped me in making decisions on the new product development and saved me many false starts and potential mistakes." - Sue Cotton (click for more comments on Robert's class)

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Upcoming Dates
Registration Options

Saturday & Sunday
November 2 & 3, 2013

$399 (no materials fee)
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
(6 hours/day = 12 class hours)

before signing up, please read the special workshop CANCELLATION POLICY at the bottom of this page

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.

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:


Essential Oil Basics:

  • essentail oilsWhat 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.
  • PomegranateProper 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


Adverse Reactions & Safety Issues:

  • Allergic Reaction 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:

  • AbsorptionHow 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

flying in for a class?COMING FROM OUT OF TOWN?

If you're flying in, you'll have two main airports to choose from. Oakland International (23 miles away) & San Francisco International (30 miles away). Click HERE for more information, including accommodations & restaurants.


Click HERE for our directions page, which contains driving directions and public transportation instructions, as well as additional information.

Robert TisserandABOUT THE TEACHER:
Robert Tisserand is an international speaker, educator, blogger and consultant. In 2010 he delivered presentations in the USA, Australia, Taiwan and Japan. Robert has 40 years of experience in essential oil blending and aromatherapy product development. He has produced more than 50 new functional fragrances by combining natural perfumery with the therapeutic, hygienic, and cosmeceutical properties of essential oils, and has an expert knowledge of essential oil safety. He has been instrumental in bringing widespread professional and public recognition to aromatherapy. During his 15 years as a massage therapist, he wrote one of the first books on aromatherapy in 1977. The Art of Aromatherapy is now published in twelve languages. In 1974 he established The Aromatic Oil Company (a predecessor of Tisserand Aromatherapy) and in 1988 he founded The Tisserand Institute, setting new standards for vocational aromatherapy education.

At Least 60 Days' Notice: If you cannot attend (for any reason) and you call us with at least 60 days' notice, you will be able to transfer 75% of your class fee to any future class.

At Least 30 Days' Notice: If you cannot attend (for any reason) and you call us with at least 30 days' notice (but less than 60 days before the class) you will be able to transfer 50% of your class fee to any future class.

At Least 7 Days' Notice: If you cannot attend (for any reason) and you call us with at least 7 days' notice (but less than 30 days before the class) you will be able to transfer 25% of your class fee to any future class.

Less than 7 Days' Notice: If you give us less than 7 days' notice that you cannot attend a class, you forfeit your class fee. We are happy to send the class handouts to you. Simply email us a request.

Refer to the table above for price, date, time and registration options. Contact us at 510-234-5700 with any questions. Please read the Class Policies & Info Page before signing up.

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