Diffuser workshop at the Trumbull Library
The Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St., will host Scents and Sensibility, on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 6:30 p.m.
The program will feature a historical look at scents, as well as an herbal reed diffuser make and take. Participants will learn historical tidbits related to scents such as:
- King Henry VIII had a festering leg wound that could be smelled from three rooms away.
- By the 1890s, there were approximately 300,000 horses and 1,000 tons of poop a day in London streets.
- During the eighteenth century, women shaved off their eyebrows and replaced them with false ones made from mouse fur
- Baldness was “cured” by combining chicken droppings with potassium salts, and spreading it on balding areas
- Cinnamon can help regulate blood sugar for diabetics
- The Doctrine of Signatures tells us that eucalyptus cleanses “swampy” areas of the body, just as it cleanses malarial swamps
- Rosemary has been recognized as a memory tonic since the ancient Egyptians, and is currently being studied for use in Alzheimer’s
The program will include the opportunity to create an 8-ounce herbal reed diffuser based on the participants preference/needs.
This 90-minute hands-on workshop, presented by herbalist Ehris Urban and historian Velya Jancz-Urban, includes all materials.
The program is free and open to the public. Registration is required through the library website: trumbullct-library.org or by calling 203-452- 5197.