Essential Oils: from Antiquity to Today

Sunday, May 21, 2:00-3:30 PM

Instructors: Dr. Jennifer Frees See, D.C. and Mooydeen Frees, R.N.

Essential Oils often evoke images of  scented candles and spas.  The many advantages of Essential Oils - beyond relaxation - are not so well known in our contemporary society.  In recent years,  their therapeutic benefits have attracted significant interest and use in the medical community in Europe. Essential Oils are now finding a growing number of enthusiasts among the public and the medical communities in the United States. New research is adding to our knowledge of Essential Oils and supports their  physical, emotional and spiritual benefits. Some of the most exciting research results are showing that essential oils can have a role in combating one of our most critical modern-day medical dilemmas: the ballooning antibiotic-resistance crisis.

 

While they were not called Essential Oils until recent history, man’s knowledge and relationship with the beneficial qualities of certain plants began centuries ago. References to the use of Essential Oils can be found in manuscripts from Mesopotamia, China, Egypt India, Rome and Persia; going as far back as 4500 B.C. The Old and New Testaments of the Christian bible contain many references to the use and benefits of Essential Oils.

St. Timothy’s will be offering an education and information session on the historical and current uses of Essential Oils on Sunday, May 21 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm in the Parish Hall.  No oils will be sold at this event.

If you are interested in learning how Essential Oils have been used historically and can benefit your life today, please join us.  There will be opportunity to apply and experience some of the oils.

The number of participants is limited to 20.  You may reserve your space by signing up on the sheet in the gathering space or by contacting Mooydeen Frees.  There is no charge.