The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

September 28, 2013

NRCTC offering Essential Oils class

— Natural aromas are everywhere with us, influencing our moods and health. Can you smell your way to good health? Find out in the New River Community and Technical College community education class Essential Oils for Everyday Health.

This Oct. 26 new class will explore how essential oils can be an alternative option for common aches, pains and illnesses. The class will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the WorkForce West Virginia Building, 830 Northside Drive, Summersville.

Instructor Sarah DeGroff is a certified childbirth educator and a certified lactation counselor. After learning that essential oils had helpful applications for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and newborns, she took courses and conducted research.

After learning that pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils have many uses for first aid and enhancing wellness, and that when used properly, essential oils are safe and effective for kids and adults, DeGroff began teaching others.

Some of the more popular treatments that will be discussed in the class are known to relieve headaches, reduce stress, lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety, lessen the negative effect of seasonal allergies such as ragweed and pollen, and add balance to your life.

Participants will learn how to discern the quality and therapeutic effectiveness of the oils and the healing properties of the most widely used oils including lavender, lemon, tea tree, peppermint and many more.

Tuition is $10. Call the NRCTC’s Workforce Education at 304-883-2446 to register or for more information.