Join us on Thursday, June 15th at 6:30 for Scents and Scensibility: Sniffing Through Our Stinky Past and Make/Take Herbal Reed Diffusers.
Today’s history comes deodorized. Join us for a whiff of the past with historical tidbits such as: King Henry VIII had a festering leg wound that could be smelled from three rooms away. By the 1890s, there were approximately 300,000 horses and 1,000 tons of poop a day in London streets. During the eighteenth century, women shaved off their eyebrows and replaced them with false ones made from mouse fur. Baldness was “cured” by combining chicken droppings with potassium salts, and spreading it on balding areas
Next, learn about the medicinal benefits of various herbs and essential oils - including:
Cinnamon can help regulate blood sugar for diabetics; the Doctrine of Signatures tells us that eucalyptus cleanses “swampy” areas of the body, just as it cleanses malarial swamps; Rosemary has been recognized as a memory tonic since the ancient Egyptians, and is currently being studied for use in Alzheimer’s
Finally, create your own 8-ounce Herbal Reed Diffuser based on your preference/needs. Choose one of four blends:
• Sleeping Beauty
• Dear John
• Doggone It!
• All in the Family
This 90-minute hands-on workshop includes all materials.
Registration is limited to 25 and begins June 1st. Click here to register.
Mask Update: Masks are required for all program attendees despite vaccination status.
Attendance at juvenile programs is limited to children of the age group for which the program is intended and their caregivers.