September 18-20, 2014- The Salt Palace, and Energy Solutions Arena (home of the Utah Jazz, are imposing, spacious edifices. We were able to switch from one venue to the other, on alternating days, this year. Next year, both structures will be used simultaneously, for each day of the Convention.
I started off the day with a lovely breakfast of Swedish pancakes, stuffed with lingonberries, and sausage patties. Coffee was bracing and delicious. Though Utah is not known as a haven for coffee drinkers, or alcoholic beverage drinkers, for that matter, I had no trouble getting a satisfying cup of joe, nor did anyone desiring a nip or three seem to have to go without. Coachmans Diner and Pancake House is a large, clean establishment, with hearty meals throughout the day and evening.
The sessions on Days 1 &2 stressed the importance this company attaches to our voluntary adherence to safe preparation and use of essential oils. What makes these products Certified Therapeutic Grade is the total lack of additives in all our offerings. Here are some caveats: Parents using the oils on their children need to exercise common sense. Oils like oregano and peppermint, being harsh, need to be cut with coconut oil, before being given to people, such as children and seniors, with sensitive constitutions. Check the label, and if the oil is supposed to be used TOPICALLY, do NOT take it ORALLY. More is not better; too much of an oil will counteract the desired effect.
The free market is a good thing, for essential oils, as well as most other products. No matter what brand you use, do exercise due diligence in your purchase. I, for one, will always vet my product, to make sure it’s worthwhile for the customer. Our mantra is: The long-term goal of essential oils use is WELLNESS. Essential oils are not snake oils.
Coming back from lunch on Thursday, I spotted a robotic plane (not a drone), controlled by a hand-held remote, coming in for a landing outside Salt Palace. No innocent bystanders were either scared or hurt in the lunch-time festivities. Nearby, there is also the pleasant-looking Maurice Abravenel Music Hall.
Salt Lake City spares no expense in providing cultural enrichment to the citizenry. In 1857, Devereaux House was built, as a literary salon and public meeting place. It remains an historic site, open to reserved, guided tours.
Day 3 was another series of product demonstrations and celebrations of individual and collective personal achievements. This is as good a place as any to hone one’s self-sufficiency and health & wellness skills.
Here are a supply of prizes, a parade of hard working oils consultants, and a Youth Choir providing the closing songs. It was a solid three days of instruction for those like me, who are not always brimming with good business sense.
Next, I will close with scenes from visits to Temple Square and Utah’s own Capitol Hill.