Today I am going to share about an amazing and informative event that I was invited to! It was organised by the brand Wikka by Rupal Tyagi and the workshop was around the magic of aromatherapy and essential oils. The event was on December 4th, 2015. Yes I am a little late in sharing it, but I really wanted to!
There were two workshops, the first one was to make a customized Bespoke body oil for ourselves using oils that will be beneficial for skin and health problems. Since, aromatherapy promotes holistic healing and is a recognized form of alternative medicine that can aid in pain relief, mood enhancement and healing of several serious ailments, Rupal explained a lot about the benefits of various essential oils and their use. She also explained us on how to mix them and what quantities should be mixed depending upon what ailment you want to treat.
The base or carrier oils is used to dilute essential oils and absolutes before they are applied to the skin in massage and aromatherapy. Carrier oils do not contain a concentrated aroma, unlike essential oils. Some of the carrier oils are – Almond oil, Grape Seed Oil, Avocado Oil and Olive Oil.
Now coming to essential oils, they are concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. An oil is “essential” in the sense that it contains the “essence of” the plant’s fragrance—the characteristic fragrance of the plant from which it is derived. Some of the essential oils are – Lavender, Geranium, Chamomile, Jasmine, Lemon (Citrus Lemon), Lime, Basil, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Patchouli, Calendula, Cintronella and Bergamot. Only a few drops of these essential oils are required which are then mixed in the base oils and then can be used on body or/and face.
With the help of Rupal Tyagi, I made my customized Bespoke Body oil by mixing these –
Base oils – Grapeseed and Avocado Oil
Essential oils – Basil, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Lavender and Geranium
Next workshop was making an aromatic Potpourri! In this Rupal Tyagi explained us about the use of aromatic oils and how they are different from essential oils. She guided us to make our own potpourri step-by-step and helped us selecting the top notes, middle notes and the bottom notes for the scent.
My Potourri scent included the following –
Top Note – Bergamot
Middle Notes – Lotus P. and Chocolate
Bottom Note – Sandalwood
We mixed a few drops of these scents in separate bags with some herbs and then after some time mixed them up all together and Voila! My personalized Potpourri was ready!! 😀
I learnt so much in this workshop and all thanks goes to Rupal Tyagi, including everything would make this post super long! 😀
Very soon I will be reviewing the Bespoke body oil that I made and Blemished Skin Exfoliate which Rupal was kind enough to give to me to be used in combination with the oil.
Hope this post gives you an insight about some aspects of aromatherapy. I will be back with those reviews and more! Have a lovely day!!