Hosting make-and-take classes is a great way to teach about essential oils and how they can be used. It is also a great way to get the guests involved while creating something to take home with them that will serve as a reminder of what they learned. Make-and-take classes may seem like an ordeal, but they can be fun! This post offers tips on how you can have a successful make-and-take class.
When planning for a class, you will need to do the following:
- Plan a convenient date, place, and time for those you want to attend.
- Invite people, and send them a reminder a few days before the class.
- Order your materials. Abundant Health has a lot of ingredients and containers that are great for essential oil DIY projects.
- Gather your materials. Print any instructions, handouts, and labels as needed for your make-and-take project.
After you’ve gathered your supplies for the make-and-take portion of the class, prepare a short lesson. Keep your lesson to less than 30 minutes; you should leave enough time for questions and your make-and-take project. Here are a few ideas for lesson topics:
- the basics of essential oils
- how essential oils support a specific body system
- the most common essential oils and how to use them
- essential oils for specific purposes
Use the Reference Guide for Essential Oils for ideas and information to share with your class.
These are a few other things you will need to consider when preparing for your class:
- Decide if you want to keep the lesson education-based or open up the discussion for business opportunities. If you want to market a specific essential oil company, be careful not to make any health claims about the essential oils, but speak in general about possible health benefits.
- Decide if and how you want to charge for the make-and-take project. Some charge a flat fee for their classes; others give their attendees 1 free item and charge for extras; and some provide (or charge for) materials but not the essential oils.
- You may want to prepare a sample ahead of time so you can show the finished product.
- Figure out how to set up your make-and-take stations. Make sure to have at least 1 station and arrange it so the attendees can either all make the project at the same time or walk down a line to put together their item depending on the kind of project you have chosen.
- Other optional suggestions include holding a drawing to get contact information, offering refreshments, and providing additional handouts or prizes.
Check out some of these Abundant Health Essential Ideas for topics and class ideas.