Natural Perfume & Cologne Class Using Organic Essential Oils

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Event Overview

Come learn how to make natural perfume & cologne, using organic essential oils, with Lindsay at Blue Dot Organics in San Francisco!

Go natural! Don’t buy synthetic fragrances!
Natural perfume is made with vodka, essential oils and/or jojoba oil, and without the hormone-disrupting synthetic chemicals of commercial perfumes. We will discuss the differences between the types of natural fragrances (eau de cologne, eau de parfum & perfume) and you will be able to experiment with various essential oil combinations (distinguishing between base, middle & top notes) in order to customize & make your own natural liquid perfume or cologne and/or perfume balm (4 fl oz total).

Alcohol allows the fragrance to emanate, so that those around you can actually smell it. 100 proof vodka is best to fully dissolve the essential oils and doesn’t have a strong smell that overpowers the essential oils; it can actually enhance or soften the fragrance of the perfume. If stored in a cool, dark place, then most alcohol-based blends will have an indefinite shelf life.

Why take a class at BDO:
*100% hands-on
*small class sizes (4 person max)
*you'll go home with full size products - not sample sizes!
*the benefits of the various ingredients (e.g. oils, butters, essential oils, herbs, clays, salts) are discussed
*the products are customizable based on your needs & preferences
*all ingredients are either certified organic, untreated or ethically, wild-harvested
*affordable, $25-90/person

Minimum age

All ages welcome

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Lindsay Roulusonis is the owner of Blue Dot Organics, a small business located in San Francisco. She grew up in Augusta, Georgia, which is where she began learning about natural products and their benefits. Since then, she has gradually made them more and more a part of her life for her family’s health.

The more she learns about what goes into our food and products, global warming, and corporate irresponsibility, the more she turns to organic choices that are sustainable, environmentally-friendly, and socially-responsible. Changing your lifestyle takes effort though; this desire pushed her into learning about organic products, the benefits of herbs, oils, butters, etc., and DIY recipes.

She took her first DIY class in Boston, Massachusetts with her sister-in-law, and of course loved it! Why not share the knowledge? So, as you can see, she has started this business to offer organic products and DIY classes. She loves the small group setting; Lindsay has a Bachelor's in Education and has been tutoring one-on-one and small groups in various subjects for 10 years.

Outside of the business, Lindsay loves reading, bicycling, yoga, red wine, traveling, the beach and now riding up and down the west coast on her motorcycle! Her husband, Robert, and she travel as much as they can, and before moving to San Francisco, they lived in Pamplona, Spain and Boston, Massachusetts. They are very happy to be in San Francisco, though; the quality of life is sky-high, the people are friendly and helpful, the landscape is gorgeous and the views are spectacular!

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