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Sun, 30 May


Hatchobori Salud Building, studio - 301

Tokyo 2021 Session 05 - Summertime Bug Repellent with Pure Essential Oils!

Summer is on the way, along with all those pesky bugs! Perfect timing for a more natural bug repellent craft. We will focus on Citronella and peppermint, as they are commonly used in many natural bug repellent products. Other Pure Essential Oils will also be available for you to use at the event!

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Time & Location

30 May 2021, 11:00 – 12:00

Hatchobori Salud Building, studio - 301, 1-10-2 Minato, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0043, Japan


About the Event

In the 5th craft event of 2021, we will be making a bug repellent spray, using carefully selected essential oils that are widely used and accepted in the aromatherapy communities as insect repellents.

It's perfect timing to keep those pesky summer bugs away!

There's also the informed presentation that we always provide at craft events. 

Explore the history of common practices and age old usage of Essential Oils.

People have used these essential oils for centuries, and there's a wealth of practical knowledge handed down from generation to generation. 

The main focus of the event presentation will be Citronella and Peppermint.

After the event, you will recieve an email with resources of information about Citronella to read at your own leisure. 

For the craft, a number of pure essential oils will be available for you to use, including favorites like Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary and Geranium! 

Everything to make the craft will be available at the event, including bottles and all ingredients.

You can take the craft you make at this event home with you and start using it strait away!

The participation fee is 2500 Yen.

The event will take place in English only.

Why make your own bug spray?

“N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET) is the usual go-to for commercial bug spray. It’s incredibly controversial, and for good reason. Dr. Abou Donia, a Duke University pharmacologist, found that “rats treated with an average human dose of DEET (40 mg/kg body weight) performed far worse than control rats when challenged with physical tasks requiring muscle control, strength and coordination.”

In the same study, Dr. Abou Donia found that DEET caused “neurons to die in regions of the brain that control muscle movement, learning, memory and concentration.” The pharmacologist says that children are at a higher risk for brain changes after DEET exposure because their skin absorbs it more readily.

It’s also interesting to note that as of 2018 the EPA has yet to complete an endocrine disruptor screening on DEET, so that data is still unknown.

The location for this event is very close to Hachobori station.

1-10-Minato, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0043 2 Hatchobori Salou Building, studio - 301   

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# There will be COVID-19 precautions in place, including hand sanitiser.

Please wear a mask at the event and those with a persistent cough or fever please refrain from attending the event.

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