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* Soapmaking IntensiveSoapmaking Intensive

Time: 10:00 am

In this workshop with La Shonda Tyree, who turned her hobby and passion for making her own soaps and lotions into a highly successful business, we will learn how to make a range of exquisite self-care products. We will begin by discovering the history and chemistry of soapmaking, and the safety practices required to manufacture soap. We will then get hands-on instruction in soapmaking using sodium hydroxide with the cold process method. We will explore how to unleash our creativity by customizing our soaps with colors, fragrances and/or essential oils; learn how to create luxurious soaps using alternative liquids such as Goat’s Milk; and make fabulous swirl patterns and embedding designs utilizing a couple of different methods that will make your soaps rival mass market soaps. Other topics will include: resources for supplies and industry websites; proper product labeling and preservation; and tips on how to start a business.

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* Essential Oil BlendingEssential Oil Blending

Time: 10:00 am

Learn how to incorporate essential oils in your daily life or for use in your skin care products. Feel confident when blending due to knowing about safety and proper dilution guidelines. This class will explain how essential oils are derived and the methods of application. Learn how to make educated purchases of aromatherapy products.

* Green Cleaning Using EO'sGreen Cleaning Using EO's

Time: 2:00 pm

Learn how to maintain health with a clean environment without the use of harsh chemicals. This Green cleaning class will enable you to gain a deeper understanding of formulating cleaning products using essential oils. Essential oils offers anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties. After this class you will be skillful in the use of 10 essential oils. This class will also provide an overview of some of the chemical components that essential oils consist of that makes them safe alternatives for cleaning. You will make three green cleaning blends in class. To help strengthen your knowledge you will create your own essential oil blends instead of just following recipes. You will also be provided with a detailed manual to keep which consist of essential oils safety, resources and properties of carriers used. Session Objectives: Learn how to comfortably create essential oil blends. Learn essential oil safety, resources and the various benefits of carriers such as vinegar and baking soda. Learn how to incorporate herbs in natural cleaning products. Discuss studies that have been conducted show casing the therapeutic properties of essential oils. Instructor Biography: Yolanda is the owner and founder of Londa's Body Care, LLC and Aromatherapy Oasis. She had a desire to learn more about formulating using natural ingredients and was introduced to using essential oils for skin care. Experiencing the many benefits of aromatherapy she wanted to formally learn more about the art. As a result, Yolanda completed the 400 hour scholar’s program at Aromahead Institute which is approved by the Alliance of International Aromatherapist. Currently Yolanda is recognized as a clinical aromatherapist due to fulfilling the yearly continuing education requirements. Yolanda has published an essential oil recipe ebook entitled Essential Oil Recipes For Peaceful Sleep and is scheduled to release another ebook in the near future. Currently Yolanda offers aromatherapy consultations, custom blends and provides various essential oil workshops. Yolanda loves the science and energetic aspect that aromatherapy offers. She loves to share her knowledge and interact with students. Facebook.com/aromatherapyoasis Twitter.com/aromatherapyoas

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* MD Soapmaking IntensiveMD Soapmaking Intensive

Time: 10:00 am

Class Location: Ridgely Retreat, Annapolis, MD

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* Body Butters, Lip Balm & WhipsBody Butters, Lip Balm & Whips

Time: 10:00 am

Class Location: Ridgely Retreat, Annapolis, MD

* Lotion and CreamsLotion and Creams

Time: 1:00 pm

Learn how to make body butters, whips, lotions and creams. Class Location: Ridgely Retreat, Annapolis, MD

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