Saturday lecture to teach natural health benefits of essential oils

Published 8:00 am Friday, October 12, 2018

Guests may join Conserving Carolina for a free lecture on “Essential Oils: Daily Wellness Habits,” presented by Stephanie Junge at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve.

Junge will share a guide to habits people may incorporate into their daily routine that will help support their health by using essential oils.

Essential oils are used for everything from green cleaning supplies to remedies for common ailments, and are derived from trees, bark, leaves and flowers.

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

A few of the oils that Junge will discuss are Frankincense, “The King of Oils,” which is great for immune and cellular support; and Melaleuca, more commonly known as Tea Tree, and best known for its purifying qualities that make it useful for cleansing the skin and home surfaces, purifying the air and promoting healthy immune function.

After the program, those interested are invited to join Junge for a workshop where guests will make their own essential oils (including four filled roll-on bottles) to take home. While the preregistration deadline for the workshop has passed, non-registered individuals may call Pam Torlina at the number below to see if accommodations can be made.

The lecture is part of Conserving Carolina’s monthly Speaker Series at Walnut Creek Preserve. Those interested in learning more may call Torlina at 828-697-5777, ext. 300, email or visit

The next program at Walnut Creek Preserve will be held on Nov. 3, when Paul Bartles will present “The Microscopic World of Water Bears: Hidden Treasures.” The program will take place at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at 10:30 a.m.

Walnut Creek Preserve is private property, and guests are only allowed on the property by invitation only, such as for scheduled events.

– Submitted by Pam Torlina