- Spray Your Garden The Natural Way
- Roses for Sub-Tropical Areas – Part 1
- Organic Workshop
- Natural Dyeing
- Native Plants for Home Gardens on Alstonville Plateau
- Native Animals
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
- Growing vegetables
- Feature Foliage
- Big Scrub Rainforest Plants for Home Gardens
Denise Stobart and Aromatherapy … and essential oils
Denise is a member of the garden club and a practising aromatherapist.
To enhance her informative talk Denise brought along 8 separate essential oils for us to smell their fragrances. Only one of them, lavender, can be used in its concentrated form; all others must be added to carrier oils. As a rule of thumb, if you don't like the smell then don't use it was Denise's advice.
Her strong advice was buy only essential oils that are packaged with the plant's latin name
Denise outlined the history of essential oils, their use and the different processes used to capture essential oils from source plants
The 8 essential oils were lavender, geranium, orange, peppermint, frankincense, rosemary, roman camomile & ginger.
Denise donated several mixes of essential oils to the Trading table.
Denise Stobart and Hazel Sowerby gave a combined presentation on Aromatherapy, repeating many of the messages that Denise had previously talked about.