Once everyone had settled in with a morning beverage and snack it wasn't long before we were introduced to the featured speaker, "Lara Stewart-Panko, BA/BSW, CH, HBCE, Counseling & Hypnotherapy".
Lara had a break for a bit while Kelly of Chicory Common Natural Foods & Cafe in Durham, touched on a few benefits of natural remedies in the way of teas and aromatherapy.
Once Kelly had been so kind to help those of us with our inquires or needs, it was time for us to "break" for lunch.
Lunch was all homemade and had been so kindly provided by the ladies who volunteer for VON Hospice. I was really impressed with all the wonderful homemade food fare ... a curry dip, with a promise from the lady who had made it that its recipe will be sent to me via email. A Quinoa Salad which Lara, herself had made and brought along that was to "die for". This recipe I have in my "hot little hands" as I now type about it ... it will be posted once I get me some Quinoa !!! Thanks Lara !
Once our wonderful lunch had came to an end, it was on and forward with Lara leading us all into the art of making our own concoction of choice with Essential Oils.
Before going ahead with the "actual" making part, Lara first explained WHAT Essential Oil did for each Common Complaint, and then onto the Cautions and Contra-Indications of each. All of which she explained very thoroughly with answering questions along the way.