Essential Oils in Skincare Seminar with Robert Tisserand


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Mark 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. 
Please note that there are a limited number of seats available for this event and it will sell out. Need 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. (Lunch is on your own or in groups. We will distribute list with local restaurants prior to class.)

Class Location: The Strand Hotel, 33 W 37th St. New York, NY 10018
For hotels we recommend The Strand Hotel, Park Central, or try 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: $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.

Robert Tisserand is an aromatherapy author, educator, consultant and thought leader. In 2010-2012 he inspired live audiences in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan. He has 40 years of industry experience developing aromatherapy products, including many that have won awards ( Robert has written three books, tracks all the published research on essential oils, and collaborates with doctors, herbalists, pharmacologists and cosmetologists. Follow his blog at

Testimonials from August 2013 New York City seminar attendees:
To watch Robert teach is a joy, and his commitment to Aromatherapy education and research is beyond reproach. I am honored to have attended this workshop, and pleased to know I may now “officially” add Robert to my list of amazing mentors! -Gina Flores

I thoroughly enjoyed Robert’s class. He taught me more about essential oils than I would have learned on my own in years. -Maureen H.

The breadth of Robert’s knowledge in the field of essential oils is remarkable. He is a gift to those of us working with these gems of nature. But for me, even more importantly, he is an outstanding teacher; having knowledge is one thing, but being able to clearly and articulately impart it is another. He has both, and this indeed is what contributes to genius. -Maren Good

For me, Robert Tisserand is the final word on essential oils, as well as the myth buster and the advocate. He’s also the most gentle and kind presenter I have come across.
-Sherrin Bernstein

(Please Note: Due to rental space contracts and travel obligations for the workshop staff, we cannot offer any refunds or credits if you need to cancel your attendance. If for some reason you cannot attend, you have the option of sending someone in your place. Please advise us of any changes within 24 hours prior to start of workshop.)

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