October 16, 2015 | 6–8 p.m.
Essential oils are becoming increasingly popular, as the age-old practice of utilizing aromatics and essential oils enjoys a renaissance in the perfumery, culinary, and complementary and alternative medicine fields. But vague language in the FDA regulations of essential oils leaves many practitioners and enthusiasts uncertain how to use these medicines safely. Join the Traditional Roots Institute and chemist and Registered Aromatherapist Amanda Lattin for an overview of essential-oil safety including adverse reactions, safety guidelines, and a review of oils with narrower and wider therapeutic margins. Amanda also will discuss essential-oil uses including baths, diffusers, inhalation and topical applications.
About the speaker:
Amanda Lattin is a trained chemist, teacher, herbalist and practicing aromatherapist. Lattin earned both an undergraduate degree and a Master of Arts in Teaching in chemistry before moving into herbalism and aromatherapy as a career focus. She is a professional member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy, Alliance of International Aromatherapists, is an internationally certified aromatherapist through Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy and a registered aromatherapist.
She has developed and taught curricula on chemistry, biochemistry and essential oils at College of Botanical Healing Arts in Santa Cruz, Calif. and American College of Healthcare Sciences in Portland, Ore. She also owns and runs Terracina Aromatics and Herbals in Portland, named for the small county in southwestern Italy where her family worked the land for generations.
SEB: Super-early-bird pricing through Sept. 9, EB: early-bird pricing through Oct. 4.
Professional/Public: $30 super early bird; $45 early bird; $60 general
Full-time students (with ID): $10 super early bird/early bird; $15 general