[Summersville, W. Va.] Natural aromas are everywhere with us, influencing our moods and health. Can you smell your way to good health? Find out in the New River Community and Technical College community education class Essential Oils for Everyday Health. This new class will explore how essential oils can be an alternative option for common aches, pains and illnesses. It will take place on Saturday, Oct.26, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Workforce WV Building, 830 Northside Drive in Summersville, W. Va.

Instructor Sarah DeGroff is a certified childbirth educator and a certified lactation counselor. After learning that essential oils had helpful applications for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and newborns, Sarah took courses and conducted research. After learning that pure, therapeutic grade essential oils have many uses for first aid and enhancing wellness, and that when used properly, essential oils are safe and effective for kids and adults, Sarah began teaching others

Some of the more popular treatments that will be discussed in the class are known to relieve headaches, reduce stress, lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety, lessen the negative effect of seasonal allergies such as ragweed and pollen, and add balance to your life. Participants will learn how to discern the quality and therapeutic effectiveness of the oils and the healing properties of the most widely used oils including lavender, lemon, tea tree, peppermint, and many more.

Tuition is $10. Please call the New River Community and Technical College Office of Workforce Education at (304) 883-2446 to register or for further information.



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A 50/50 payment plan for the first summer term is available for self-paying students- 50% of your balance will be due by May 11, 2017 and the remaining 50% will be due on June 2, 2017 for the five-week term and June 23, 2017 for the ten-week term.