Health, well-being and living a more considered and intentional life have been one of my top priorities this year. One area I’m super interested in is aromatherapy, so I was over the moon to be invited to an Introduction to Aromatherapy Workshop at The Divine Hag in Glasgow. I had the most wonderful time with the other girls at the workshop – thank you so much to Gemma from Bloggers Who Brunch Glasgow for organising and inviting me to such a lovely event!
We were warmly welcomed by Mags – the owner of The Divine Hag – who offered us some coffee and explained that workshop would teach us how to make our own aromatherapy rooms sprays and rollerballs.
We then took our seats around the table – all our workstations were ready and set up for us with everything we needed to create our own aromatherapy sprays and rollerballs. In the middle of the table, there were load of different essential oils which we passed round the table one by one as Mags explained their uses (energising vs sleepy) and the history behind them.
All the girls who I’ve met through Bloggers Who Brunch Glasgow are the loveliest people ever, so when we had a little nibble break, you bet the chat, giggles and bubbles were flowing! To accompany our glasses of fizz, we had some beautifully decorated strawberries from Strawberry Blonde – they were *almost* too good to eat.
Mags provided us all with a booklet which has information about the essential oils as well as a blank ‘recipe’ section. This blank space is for you to keep tally of how many drops of each essential oil you’ve added to your mix. I’m so glad I wrote down the exact volumes of each essential oil as I absolutely love mine and was definitely having far too much fun at the time to commit my recipe to memory! Now I can recreate my blends again at home, safe in the knowledge that they’ll turn out exactly the same as the first time.
We learned about the difference between essential oils and synthetic fragrance. Mags encouraged us to smell the difference between them and discuss what we felt when breathing them in. We all agreed that we *felt* something when smelling the essential oils – and from that point on, we were 100% on board with the power of aromatherapy.
Now equipped with some knowledge of essential oils and making note of our favourite scents, we started to create our own aromatherapy blend for a room spray. I choose to make a relaxing, sleep inducing scent so I could use the spray as a pillow mist.
For my rollerball, I wanted to create an invigorating and uplifting blend. The rollerball is perfect for on the go, as it’s the perfect size to just pop in my hand bag. When I’m feeling a bit fatigued, I just roll this behind my ears and on my wrists – a super quick and easy pick me up.
Mags very kindly created beautiful goody bags filled with her products for us to enjoy at home:
The Divine Hag,
THE WONDERFUL OWNER OF THE DIVINE HAg, glasgow
CREATOR OF BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED STRAWBERRIES
THE MASTERMIND BEHIND BLOGGERS WHO BRUNCH GLASGOW