In 2014, a number of concerned aromatherapy practitioners and enthusiasts came together to launch a campaign to reach out with essential oil safety information and education. Years of watching unsafe usage recommendations and over-the-top claims had become an avalanche of frustration. Understanding that social media and in particular Facebook can be an effective tool to spread information (and disinformation!), the Essential Oil Consumer Safety Advocates group was formed.
The initial concept advocated for safe aromatherapy practices by the home user and busted the growing line-up of myths pervasive in aromatherapy. Our group started small and was somewhat controversial. OK, it was very controversial. Sparks flew as facts met fiction, truth was spoken, lies were revealed and myths were exposed. Many were not open to hearing what they were doing was unsafe, what they thought they knew was not accurate or what they were teaching was just flat out wrong. So to say this little grass roots group was a hot bed of contention in those early days is an understatement.
But as boundaries were set and firm yet compassionate leadership stood up to set the tone, things settled down and a clear pathway for the group took shape. The “newer” group was birthed out of genuine care and concern and a willingness to stand in the line of fire if need be. World-renowned experts, vintage practitioners and pioneers, long time enthusiasts, and newbies only days/months into the aromatherapy world began to find us. People from all around the world joined the group that became to be known simply as EOCSA. The admin team has been purposeful and have welcomed everyone who wants to learn about and advocate for safe aromatherapy, regardless of what level of understanding they’re at or what company they favor or represent. Our goals were and still are to get the safety message out, bring a balanced approach to aromatherapy and to hold people accountable.
This week, we reached a significant milestone. EOCSA tipped the counter and logged 10,000 plus safety advocates! We’ve gone from a few hundred in that little beginning group to a unified community of 10,000+ who are learning, growing and taking it to the streets. Pretty amazing, don’t you think?
Because we think it’s amazing and to thank you, our fellow advocates, we wanted to make this milestone memorable. We reached out to “The Godfather of Aromatherapy”, Robert Tisserand himself, to help us do that, and he did not disappoint. Robert has graciously offered two gifts for us to raffle off. Yes, I heard that collective gasp of anticipation. So without further ado, let me get to those and how you can enter to win one of them.
First up, we have a phenomenal gift from Tisserand Institute. Robert has given us a custom 50% off coupon code that can be used toward the purchase of his popular Bundle 1 – Foundations & Complete Skin Care Series to raffle off. That means ONE lucky safety advocate will be able to get this special info packed bundle for half the regular price. This impressive bundle contains so much great stuff, I can’t list it all in the space and time we have. Just click the bold purple title above to read what you could learn at a drastically reduced rate, courtesy of the Tisserand Institute.
Our second gift comes directly from Robert, and we’re so excited about this one! Are you ready? You can enter to win a 20 minute safety consultation via Skype with Robert. Yes, you read that right. Robert is giving 20 minutes of Q & A time with him via virtual face to face communications to one of our members. Imagine having Robert Tisserand on the live screen to talk with you about anything regarding the safe use of essential oils. Topics such as dilutions, combinations, reactions, systemic toxicity, drug interactions, mechanisms of action, mode of application, or the theoretical aspects of aromatherapy discussed casually with the man who has spent 45 years studying it all. Now, please be aware that this would not be an aromatherapy consultation with recommendations for health needs. It’s a one-on-one safety class/discussion of sorts. And if the thought of talking with Robert like this is a bit intimidating…please know that Robert is very approachable and a fun and charming man to chat with.
HOW TO ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN ONE OF THESE GENEROUS GIFTS
Two winners will be randomly selected using Rafflecoptor. Starting now, February 24 until March 2 (12am eastern), you can enter for the chance to win ONE of our two giveaway gifts. As an added bonus, you have the option to get one additional entry chance by signing up for the Tisserand Institute newsletter. You only need to enter once for both giveaways. Do that via the raffle below. Winners will be announced on Friday, March 3, 2017.
Please note: You must be 18+ years old and be a member of the Essential Oil Consumer Safety Advocates group on Facebook to enter and be eligible to win. All requirements must be met for your entry to count.
ATTENTION…RAFFLE UPDATE: DUE TO SOME CONFUSION AND MISUNDERSTANDING ABOUT CERTAIN ASPECTS OF THE TWO RAFFLES BEING HELD, WE HAVE DECIDED TO EXTEND THE END DATE THROUGH MARCH 5TH. HERE’S THE UPDATED RAFFLE BOX. PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE INSTRUCTIONS AND COMPLETE THE TASKS FOR EACH ENTRY IN FULL OR THE ENTRY WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE DRAWING.