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Make & Take Classes

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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.

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Build Your Business with the Essential Oils Mini Reference Card

To be truly successful in the essential oil industry, you have to share your love of essential oils with everyone you meet. However, it’s hard for someone you talk with to internalize and remember everything you tell them about essential oils after just one meeting. You need to put something in their hands that they can take with them, refer back to, and use to learn more about the incredible benefits of pure essential oils. One great resource that we offer that is perfectly suited to this task is the “Reference Guide for Essential Oils Mini Reference Card.”


This beautiful card features an alphabetical listing of common health conditions and suggests essential oils that many individuals have used to help with each condition. The card also includes basic information about how to use essential oils aromatically, topically, and internally so that your clients can have a starting point when learning to use essential oils. And the back of the card also includes a space at the bottom where you can place an address label with your contact information (this is a great place to list your personal website or blog too!) so that people can contact you when they want to learn more about essential oils.

This card is the perfect size to keep in your car or your purse, to use as a bookmark, to include with your essential oils first aid kit, and to hand out with a sample of your favorite essential oil or blend!

If you are looking for a great resource (that is also very affordable!) to help you share essential oils with others, we highly recommend this “Reference Guide for Essential Oils Mini Reference Card”!


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Class Idea: Experience Essential Oils in Your Class and Cinnamon Fruit Dip

When hosting or teaching an essential oil class, one of the best ways to teach your students is by allowing them to experience essential oils first hand. Below, we will give a few examples of ways you can allow your students the chance to experience essential oils topically, aromatically, and/or internally.

Topical Experience:

  • Massage: Using essential oils with massage in your class is not only a great way to experience essential oils, but it can be quite relaxing and provide an enjoyable and memorable experience for the student. This can be as simple as massaging hands or as complex as teaching a specific essential oil massage technique.
  • Direct Application for Specific Needs: As you teach, you may find that most people suffer from an injury or painful condition of some kind, whether it be a simple cut or some kind of muscle or joint pain. Allowing your student the opportunity to directly apply essential oils specific to their condition can help open their eyes to what essential oils can really do for them.

Aromatic Experience:

  • AH_DiffuserDiffusion: Diffusing essential oils during a class can be a great way to share them. You can choose essential oils based on the season or even based on the mood you want experienced. Some oils are great at promoting a happy mood, some work well for maintaining alertness, and some enhance abilities to focus. If you are in need of a diffuser, there are many options available at Abundant Health.
  • Direct Inhalation: The wonderful thing about essential oils is that they are all unique and have a variety of smells. Another great way to experience these many scents is to pass around essential oils for class members to smell. If you are afraid to pass around full bottles of your expensive essential oils, you can place drops on these Aroma Testing Strips, write the oil name on each strip, and pass the strips around.
  • All-Day Aromatherapy: If you want your attendees to leave your class with a lingering scent of their favorite essential oil, encourage each student to find an oil they really like the smell of and apply a drop of it to their wrists and rub it on their neck as well.

Internal Experience:

  • Cooking with Essential Oils: The absolute best way to experience the essential oils internally is to include them in your refreshments for the event! There are a variety of recipes that use essential oils, and you can find some of them on our blog: http://blog.abundanthealth4u.com/category/essential-ideas/cooking-recipes/. While many of these ideas make great refreshments, we have included another recipe here for a cinnamon-flavored fruit or cracker dip that is really easy to make and share with any number of people.


Cinnamon Fruit Dip

  • Servings: Yield: 1 3/4 cups
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1–2 drops cinnamon bark essential oil


Mix the honey and peanut butter together. Add the yogurt and cinnamon oil. Serve with sweet crackers or fruit such as apples, pears, and bananas.

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Make-and-Take Class Idea: Therapeutic Hot/Cold Pack Sock

Are you looking for a fun idea for a make-and-take class? Try making therapeutic hot/cold pack socks! Have everyone bring a cute knee-high sock, and enjoy talking about essential oils and their uses while your attendees make these fun hot/cold packs. Offer several different oils for your attendees to choose from––citrus oils for an invigorating cold pack, an immune-strengthening blend for a cold and flu hot/cold pack, peppermint oil for a headache hot pack, etc.


These hot/cold packs are so nice to have around when you aren’t feeling well, and they are so easy to make!


1. Pour enough rice into the sock to fill the sock about 3/4 full.


2. Add 5–7 drops of essential oil directly on the rice.


3. Tie a knot in the top of the sock to close the hot/cold pack.


Therapeutic Hot/Cold Pack Sock

  • Servings: Makes 1 hot/cold pack
  • Difficulty: Easy
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What You Will Need:

  • 4 cups rice
  • 5–7 drops essential oil
  • Knee-high sock


  1. Pour enough rice into the sock to fill it about 3/4 full.
  2. Add 5–7 drops of essential oil directly on the rice.
  3. Tie a knot in the top of the sock to close the hot/cold pack.
  4. Shake the rice pack to distribute the essential oil.
  5. Before using, put the hot/cold pack in the microwave for 1–2 minutes (for a heat pack), or put it in the freezer for a couple hours (for a cold pack).
  6. Wrap the hot/cold pack around your neck, hold it against your temple (for a headache), or use it wherever you are feeling sore or achy.
  7. Refresh the pack with more essential oils as needed––simply untie the knot at the top of the sock, add more oil, and then tie it again! Note: If you don’t want to heat your oils, you can heat the pack in the microwave first, and then add the oils once the pack is hot.