In all, there were twenty participants who, led by the therapist Cristina Isabel Rigaud de Abreu, made the following products: a roll-on, healing oil, and respiratory balm. Among their components, besides the foundation cream and vegetable oils, essential oils were also used.
The workshop, which took place in the Casa de São José, in Fatima – Portugal, has the objective of finding alternative methods in caring for one’s health, also focusing on sustainability and preservation of the environment.
It is along those same lines, on the importance of making and using more natural and alternative products, that the therapist works and explains: “It’s not only because we treat ourselves better, because we too are part of nature, but mainly, because we are showing greater respect for the environment.”
Concerning respect for the environment, the therapist goes further, considering that a posture of continuous attention is necessary, because as the products are extracted from nature, there is a need for caution and austerity so as to not over-extract natural resources, in that sense, “less is more, (…) be it aromatherapy, homeopathy, flower essences or natural supplements; collaborating in not destroying the ecosystems involves a responsible use, with respect and balance,” concludes Cristina.