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The Art of Blending

  • Room 86 Gallery - San Mateo 86 17th Avenue San Mateo, CA 94402 USA (map)

Bring out your creative side and learn to blend with essential oils. This is the "art" in aromatherapy, where you get to use your imagination and express yourself through nature's aromas. Each person connects differently with scents and there is no right or wrong way to blend. That is the beauty and freedom. It's about an intimate, emotional connection between you and the soul of aromatic plants - the essence - namely essential oils.

The structure of the class is a combination of both teaching and hands-on activities. You will gain a general understanding of what is involved in essential oil blending, including learning about olfaction, the language of scent, how to structure a fragrance, blending guidelines and dilutions, as well as the classic "drop-by-drop" blending technique used in aromatherapy.

The objective is not to become a perfumer, although we admit it is fun to try. It is about letting yourself go, engaging with your sense of smell and connecting with nature. All in the name of emotional wellbeing and fun!

Workshop includes: handouts from the class, workshop supplies and a self-made scent made in the workshop to take home.

Space is limited for more personal attention.

Earlier Event: February 2
Introduction to Aromatherapy
Later Event: February 26
Perspectives Essential Oil Workshop