Dynamic duo offering essential oils


Offering the Young Living essential oil collection, local residents Patti Hacker and Kelly Alphenaar are hosting classes to teach people how to use the oils.

“It’s not just about smelling good,” said Hacker, owner of the Pedal Pushers bike rental and retail store on Gulf Road where the oils and diffusers are for sale. In use since biblical times, she said, people have used essential oils for everything from relieving bug bites to pain relief.

Young Living is a market leader in essential oils, Hacker said, with over 20 years’ in the business, and the oils are produced from material grown on their own farms. According to Hacker, the oils are very pure and super-concentrated. “A little goes a long way,” she said.

The next Introduction to Essential Oils class will be held June 11 at 5 p.m. upstairs at Brewsters.

“We will go over what essential oils are, where Young Living’s oils come from and how they’re made, and some of the multitude of uses for ten of the most commonly known and very versatile essential oils, how to get started with them and why you might want to,” Hacker said.

Alphenaar is selling the oils at the Saturday Morning Market, and comes equipped with reference material on their use. The information is also available at Pedal Pushers, which is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Monday.

To sign up for the class or to inquire about the products, Alphenaar can be reached at 945-8197 or kell0416@hotmail.com, and Hacker can be reached at 945-2854 or pedalpushersbikes@yahoo.com.

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