Join Mauricio Garcia, natural perfumer and aromatherapist, and Laura Ash, clinical herbalist, in a day to explore the use of essential oils for the entire family.
We will go over the most commonly used essential oils, their medicinal properties, and how to use them everyday. We will talk about specific dosing for children, adults, and pets! In this class we will get a chance to make a natural cleaning spray, and an essential oil perfume roller and room spray.
This is a great class for beginning and intermediate students.
About the teachers:
Mauricio Garcia is a natural perfumer and certified aromatherapist based in San Francisco, California. His fascination with the botanical world began in his abuela’s small, yet flourishing garden in foggy South San Francisco: the fruit trees and the roses, the yerba buena and other herbs that grew in clay pots, the wall of fragrant jasminum polyanthum that seemed to always be blooming.
After devouring every book he could on herbalism, folklore, the occult and witchcraft at local libraries and bookstores, he began an apprenticeship with a local herbalist in 2005.
In 2011, he graduated from San Jose State University with degrees in Journalism and Graphic Design, with a minor in Complementary and Alternative Health Practices research. He was quickly drawn into the natural beauty industry, where he grew his career and specialization until he was called to transition into the world of fine fragrance.
Herbcraft Perfumery was originally Herbcraft Skincare, an herbal skincare line that focused on nourishing, plant-based formulas. After long consideration, and a particularly vivid dream, Herbcraft Perfumery was conceived. Each Herbcraft fragrance captures the essence of a particular spirit of situation or space using botanical and natural materials of the highest quality, along with traditional and inventive perfume (as well as more esoteric) techniques.
Through Herbcraft Perfumery, Mauricio teaches classes on natural perfumery and aromatherapy, as well as formulates bespoke fragrances for individuals and indie product lines.
Laura Ash is a clinical herbalist, mother of two, a queer woman, dancer, storyteller, and social entrepreneur. In 2006, Laura graduated from The California School of Herbal Studies in Clinical Herbal Medicine while running a chai tea company, and in 2008, Laura co-founded Avra Organic Spa in San Francisco.
Laura has studied in clinic and privately with many teachers; David Hoffmann, Matthew Wood, Dr. Vasant Lad, to name a few. She has also been a guest lecturer teaching western herbalism at UW Madison. After living overseas in the UK and East Africa, Laura has felt a sacred obligation to support Indigenous People in their health sovereignty, and in 2011 she started a nonprofit called Herbal Anthropology Project which has protected Maasai Traditional Medicine in Tanzania through the framework of the Traditional Knowledge Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Laura currently lives in San Francisco, California with her two children and her partner, and is the owner of The Scarlet Sage Herb Co.
Events cancellation policy:
Out of respect for our teachers, we kindly ask you to cancel at least 24 hours in advance, as the seating for our classes is very limited.
If you should have to cancel your registration, notification in writing should be sent by email. Please make sure you state your name and the name of the class in your email.
- An event credit in the amount of the original purchase price will be issued for cancellations received 24 hours prior to the start of the event. Please contact us by email to register for another class of your choice. Event credit is available for a period of six months - according to availability.
- No event credit will be issued for cancellations received within 24 hours of the event, nor failure to attend.
Our Wellness Space and School of Traditional Healing Arts is located below Scarlet Sage, and is not ADA compliant; you will need to walk down 15 stairs to access the classroom and the Wellness Space. Please let us know if you need help walking into the space. We apologize for the inconvenience.