Havaroma is a company that conducts aromatherapy workshops and distributes essentials oils. Havaroma had a social media contest for those who joined the BlogMeetSg last February. We will take a picture of the Havaroma aromatic stick that is in our goody bag and the best picture win. And guess what?! I won!
So I got a free aromatherapy class of my choice! After checking my schedule, I was able to attend the Aromatherapy Workshop for Moms & Moms-To-Be.
I headed to Rochester Park to Body With Soul, the first multidisciplinary health and medical centre in Singapore. I never knew there was place like this in Singapore. They have a medical clinic, wellness & sports clinic, livewell clinic which teaches nutrition, a cafe, counselling centre and alternative clinic. I see a lot of expats there.
I met Kuan Nee, founder of Havaroma and a certified aromatherapist with the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy. She was also a radiant mom-to-be. She was the one facilitating the workshop for that day and I was excited!
I was instructed not to where perfume for the class because I will be smelling a lot of aroma during the class. I will have to hydrate myself through the class so I won’t feel heady with all the aroma I will inhale. The class was held in a lovely glass room.
I was given an introduction about Aromatherapy. I initially thought aromatherapy is just about creating wonderful scents. I love burning aroma sticks and oils. But I never realised that it is more than that. Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to promote or improve human health, hygiene and well-being. The key word here is essential oils, not jus any oils. Essential oils are volatile substances from aromatic plants. I was so surprised to see the amount of plants/flowers needed to create a small flask of essential oils. No wonder essential oils are not cheap. I enjoy listening to Kuan Nee talk about aromatherapy and essential oils. You can feel and see her passion in aromatherapy.
I got acquainted with several essential oils. I learned another thing that day. GC/MS – Quality and Gas Chromatographt/Mass Spectrometry. This is to ensure that you get a high quality essential oils. This is to test the oil that can achieve its therapeutic effect. It is the essential oil company’s responsibility to provide the consumer the GCMS report.
Essential oils can create room diffuser, body/massage oil, body butter, lip balm, scents, facial cleanser, inhaler, multipurpose cleaner, foot soak, candles, etc.
Because essential oils are very volatile, it must not be put directly to the skin or taken internally. It must be combined with “carriers” like creams or vegetable oils.
For the workshop, we made 3 things using essentials oils and I can take them home. Yey! First we made Multi-Purpose Cleaner.
We used water, white vinegar, Castile soap and drops of Lemon, Siberian Fir and laurel Leaf essential oils. I dropped the oils alternating each other and must drop sideways and wait for it to drop. So patience is a virtue here.
Here is the finish product:
Next, we made the Soothe Away Diffuser. I call it may Sleep Diffuser. It help induce good sleep perfect for pregnancy and caring for your child. I was given choices to what essential oils to use. I love citrus-y smell. I chose Sweet Orange, Cedarwood and Lavender.
Lastly, we made a Hand Sanitizer. I was also given liberty to choose my oils. I have to mix my oils in aloe vera gel.
Here is the finish product:
I was so happy to take these home. It was such a fun, educational and enlightening day. Thank you, Havaroma!