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Essential Oil Introductory Classes and workshops.

These Introductory classes are free and last for one hour. Hosted by a group of women who all have their own amazing skills and a expanse of knowledge in all things healthy to share.

Following each Introductory class there will be a “hands on” 1hr  workshop focusing on one subject. There will be a charge of £10 for these workshops and if you want to make, and take home a product there will be an extra charge for ingredients and container this will be costed at wholesale price.

A small sample of the classes we can offer:-

Living with MS

Moods & Emotions

Stress & Sleep

Weight Loss

Pain & Inflammation

Healthy Hormones

Cooking with Essential Oils

Juicing with Essential Oils

Green Cleaning

Non-toxic Body Care

General Health

Child Health

Pet Health

If you are looking to reduce the amount of chemicals you and your family are subject to on a daily basis, these workshops are for you. You will learn how easy it is to reduce the amount of toxins you ingest, put on your bodies and use when cleaning your home. You will get the opportunity to make, unique to you, completely toxic free perfumes, deodorants, moisturising cream, house cleaners, foam soaps, roller balls and so much more!
Thursday 30th November  10am Intro Class & “Green Cleaning” workshop
Venue: Newington:

Saturday 9th December 10am Intro Class & “Body Products” workshop Venue: Woodnesborough:

Friday 15th December 10am Intro Class & “Last minute Christmas Gift”  workshop
Venue: Woodnesborough

Saturday 6th January 2018 10am Intro Class & “Detox & Weight Loss”  workshop
Venue: Woodnesborough

Tuesday 9th January   10am Intro Class & “Cooking with Essential Oils” workshop
Venue: Newington

Tuesday 11th January 11:30am Intro Class & “Stress & Healthy Hormones ” workshop
Venue: Canterbury

Tuesday 16th January 10am Intro Class & “Mood and Emotions” workshop
Venue: Newington

 

CHERRIES

Kent, famously known as the Garden of England has a long history of growing delicious fruits and vegetables.

At the moment, following the stunningly beautiful spring cherry blossom we have local cherries galore, whether you buy them from vendors in lay-by’s, farmers markets, local greengrocers or from the many, pick your own sites, our local Kent cherries are a real treat!

History tells us the Romans introduced sweet cherries to Britain which continued to be cultivated long after the Romans left our shores.

It was during the reign of Henry VIII that a fruit nursery was first established at Teynham, this including the growing of cherries. Kent was, and still remains. the centre of UK’s cherry growing. Unfortunately, we have lost more than 4,000ha of cherry orchards since the start of the 20th century. Now down to only 600ha it is more important than ever to support our local farmers who are growing cherries.

We are coming up to National Cherry Day 16th July which was started in 2008 as part of Cherry Aid, a campaign to save the British Cherry. If you have a garden why not plant your own cherry tree, they will reward you with the most amazing blossom in spring followed by delicious cherries in Summer. Pop along to Brogdale Farm which is home to over 300 different varieties of cherry, there may be one which suits you perfectly.

Apart from the most delicious taste why should we be eating more local grown cherries?

On the health front cherries are high in Vitamin A, and betacarotene they also contains B1 thiamin, B2 riboflavin, B3 niacin, B5 pantothenic acid, B6 pyridoxine, B9 folate, the B vitamins are known to protect the brain from shrinkage which is a thought to be a risk of Alzheimers. C, E, K,

Cherries are high in the electrolyte Potassium with traces of sodium. The high levels of potassium contained in cherries can help prevent osteoporosis, potassium also works with magnesium to play an essential role in heart function. A diet rich in potassium can help with lowering blood pressure.

Cherries contain powerful antioxidants like anthocyanins and cyanidin so help the body neutralise free radicals which may slow down the aging process, and are thought to help prevent cancer, reduce inflammation, and post exercise muscle pain, support healthy sleep, lower risk of stroke and reduce arthritic pain.

Cherries also have a good source of the minerals calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc and the phytonutrient Lutein-zeaxanthin.

Studies have suggested that cherry intake is associated with a lower risk of gout attacks. US researchers have found that drinking tart cherry juice twice a day for two weeks helped increase sleep time by nearly 90 minutes among older adults with insomnia. Scientists have discovered that a group of naturally occurring chemicals found in cherries could help lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.