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Bookworm of Edwards hosts essential oils workshop Thursday, May 25

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The uses and benefits of essential oils is becoming a more common topic of conversation in mountain living. But what are essential oils? What is the hype all about? Do they really work?

Here to answer all questions about essential oils are Hallie Silberman and Miranda Zintgraff. They will be hosting a workshop at The Bookworm of Edwards on Thursday to teach beginners who are getting started and help expand the knowledge of those seeking more. Both Silberman and Zintgraff have seen immense benefits in their own lives and the lives of their families after incorporating essential oils into their daily routine.

Silberman has three kids; fitness and nutrition are big in her household. And in a search for a more holistic approach to health and wellness, she started researching essential oils to see if they were the missing piece.

"All my kids have eczema," Silberman said. "The ointment we used would burn them, especially my youngest and her tender skin. I thought there had to be a better way. I started researching. I literally just opened up a book and started figuring it all out. I did some research and found the highest quality product that held the highest standards. The results were life-changing."

In addition to finding a holistic and natural way to treat her childrens' eczema, Silberman also found essential oils that almost instantly took away another ailment.

"Now my children's skin looks and feels better than ever," Silberman said, "but my oldest son was suffering from persistent tummy aches. After finding the right essential oil, they are now a thing of the past."

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Zintgraff also has three children in the valley and worked in the health and wellness industry for about seven years. She too was looking for something more.

"Essential oils were connecting the missing links in our lives," Zintgraff said. "Energy levels can be hard sometimes to get. In addition to that, it can be challenging to get kids and adults to eat healthy or take vitamins. Essential oils can help with most of those daily problems. It is so much easier to place some drops of oils on the bottom of their feet that support a healthy immune system than try to convince them to take a huge pill every day."

There are several different ways to use essential oils, all of which will be discussed at the workshop. The main three ways to use them are topically — where you apply the oil directly to your skin; aromatically — where you diffuse the oil into the air; and for daily household cleaning.

The workshop will start from the beginning of how essential oils came to be so well known, what common uses you can use them for and they will address people's specific concerns. There will be some oils that will be brought as samples for people to try and a copy of the book "Essential Oil Natural Remedies" will be included in the ticket price of $40.

"Just come to us and get started," Zintgraff said. "The best way to learn is to have an experience with the oils. There are so many resources and we are excited to be one for everyone who attends the event."

If you go:

What: Essential oils workshop with Hallie Silberman and Miranda Zintgraff

When: Thursday, May 25, 6 p.m.

Where: The Bookworm of Edwards.

Cost: $40, includes appetizers and a copy of the book “Essential Oil Natural Remedies.”