Anyone interested in learning about the broad uses of essential oils and how to best make use of them safely is invited to the Village Market's essential oil education event Thursday, March 16.
From 6:30-8 p.m., the market will host demonstrations to show shoppers how to make their own toothpaste, deodorant, house cleaners and more with the plant-based aromatic oils, as well as provide a wide range of recipes.
Chiropractors will be on hand to help educate, and "scent sniffings," coupons and door prizes will also be available.
The project is a personal one for vitamin department employee and event planner Valerie Mirande, who said although she has worked in the department for several years, she only recently discovered the multitude of benefits of essential oils for herself.
"At first I knew nothing, but as people told me what [the oils] were [doing] for [them] and what they were making with [the oils], I got into it," she said. "I like natural options, so I'm taking classes online."
In addition to the many potential uses, the event will also address which oils are safe for pets and children, Mirande said, adding that she and her son have begun using them to help ease migraine pain and symptoms, among other uses.
"If [anyone is] curious about essential oils, they should come," she said.
For more information, contact Village Market at 236-2300.