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YBN News Flash!

11 Apr

information symbolDISCOUNTED MASSAGES

Here’s the scoop:

Don’t miss out on our aroma massage package series, this offer only comes around a couple of times in the year.  For a limited time you can purchase your massage series and keep up with those regular sessions.  Remember, massage is good for you!

Buy five or more (50 minute with aroma) $100 massages for $90 each.


Buy five or more (75 minute with aroma) $125 massages for $115 each.

When to purchase: 

Begins Wednesday April 10th – ends Thursday April 18th at 5 pm.

Ways to purchase:

1.  Come into the studio during office hours Monday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm.

2.  On line at

3.  Call (443-292-4395) during office hours to order over the phone.

1) Must be purchased during the offered dates.
2) No refunds or exchanges.
3) You will receive one card per package – not multiples


Aroma Yoga- Enhance Your Experience, our latest class, was introduced early this spring.  Each week features a different theme where the poses and essential oil blends work hand in hand with the other.  This yoga class truly does enhance your experience and is for all levels; come see for yourself.  Classes are held every Monday at 5:30 pm with talented yoga instructor Kim Murphy.

 Classes include:

“Breathe Deep”, “Happiness in a Pose”, “Still the Mind”, “Stretch, Flow, Focus”, “From Energy to Ahh…” and “Wring it Out”.

If you haven’t attended yet what are you waiting for?

Please call the office to register for Aroma Yoga at 443-292-4395  (space is limited).


Cost: $28 each OR $150 for a package of six classes

*Please bring your own yoga mat to class.


Aroma Yoga- Enhance Your Experience

12 Mar

Young Woman Exercising

Your Body Needs… is excited to announce our newest class, Aroma Yoga!  Aroma Yoga will be starting Monday March 18th at 5:30 and will be held every Monday thereafter.


Your yoga experience is about to get better.  We have crafted yoga practice to complement the therapeutic benefits of pure essential oils. If it is your first or 100th yoga class, the use of these precious oils will  enhance your experience.

Classes include: 

  • Breathe Deep– Focus on combining  breathing techniques and  yoga poses to open and expand all the muscles that help us to do what the body does naturally, breathe.
  • Happiness in A Pose– Yoga poses and postures to lift the spirits; you will leave feeling uplifted.
  • Still the Mind– Explore poses to change your focus and clear your mind.
  • Stretch, Flow, Focus– A great class designed to stretch out and move your body.
  • From Energy to Ahh…– Explore postures and challenge yourself.  This is a class where postures are held a bit longer taking you to your edge then followed by a well-earned release!
  • Wring it Out– Experience a series of twists to wring it all out!

Experience Aroma Yoga at Your Body Needs… with true aromatherapy, you won’t want to miss out on this fantastic class!


$28 for an individual class or $150 for a package of six classes.


To register call the office (443-292-4395) or come in to the studio during business hours (Monday-Saturday 10 AM-5 PM).  Please make sure to register, space is limited for each class.

Upcoming Workshops…Don’t Miss Out!

19 Feb

ImageHere’s a list of the workshops left for Winter.  Stay tuned, the Spring Workshop schedule will be out soon.  Register for workshops by calling the office (443-292-4395) or via email ( .  Spark your interests, learn something new, and while you are at it you are doing something good for you!!


Love the Skin You’re In: Tonight (2/19) 6:30 PM

Learn the benefits of taking care of your skin naturally using pure aromatherapy ingredients. You learn how to keep your skin healthy and make your own body moisturizer and exfoliating salt scrub! An excellent class combining fun and education!
Cost: $45    Instructor: Nikki VanZandt

Aromatherapy Blending One: Wednesday February 20th 6:30 PM

Learn to blend your own aromatherapy health and beauty products! Blending One helps you formulate and build a product from scratch using natural ingredients that will benefit your body. Learn the art of blending and about the carrier oils you would use. In this class, you create and take home a 2 oz blended product and a stress blend you create all on your own! This is a standalone class however it is recommended you take the “Introduction to Aromatherapy” beforehand.
Cost: $68    Instructor: Rose Chard


Flexibility-What You Need and How to Get it On Your Own: Thursday March 7th 7 PM

You don’t need to stretch everything!  And if your tissues are too tough, you can’t stretch anything.  Discover simple strategies you can do at home to soften your tighter areas, and then improve mobility around tight joints.  Experience less pain with movement by understanding how to help your body heal itself.  The best part: You can do many of these strategies at home while watching TV or reading so you don’t need to devote more time to a separate activity.

Cost:$25    Instructor: Jonathan Ross

Guided Aromatherapy Meditation: Wednesday March 13th 6:30 PM

This workshop is being offered on a monthly basis, you will experience a different guided meditation each month. Also, incorporated into the meditation will be the use of essential oils. Meditation is beneficial to everyone as a way to reduce stress and bring awareness back into your mind and body. Chairs are provided, if you wish to sit on the floor bring a mat and or cushion. The meditation will be approximately 30 minutes in length.

Theme for March: “Welcome Spring”- A meditation for the season!  Focus on the renewal of life and beauty that spring brings.
Cost: $15 or $48 with the purchase of four sessions.    Instructor: Nikki VanZandt

Clean Your Home Naturally: Tuesday March 19th 6:30 PM

Learn how to clean your home using essential oils and some other products you have in your pantry!  You make an all-purpose surface cleaner, a carpet freshener, and a room spray.  Also included are recipes and tips to creating an aromatically clean environment.

Cost:  $48    Instructor: Nikki VanZandt

Awaken the Feet-Massage Techniques for Stress Relief: Wednesday March 27th 6:30 PM

There are approximately 7,800 nerve endings in one foot; that’s why massage to the feet feels so good!  Learn effective techniques to massage the feet for stress relief.  We will also discuss and explore what points on the feet correspond to parts of the body (reflexology).  Bring a partner, or just yourself either way be prepared to exchange foot massages!  Your feet do a lot for you, not only will they feel relief but so will you!

Cost:  $30    Instructor: Nikki VanZandt

Baby it’s Cold Outside- Winter Skin CareTips

21 Jan


Your skin, the largest organ of your body, protects you, absorbs nutrients, provides insulation and so much more.  With exposure to drier air and colder temperatures skin loses oil and water it needs to stay healthy and supple and becomes dry, irritated, cracked or itchy.  Here are some tips to help your skin as the journey through winter continues.

In the Bath:

  • Avoid long hot showers.  As tempting as it may be to take a hot shower or bath to warm up, use lukewarm water only.  Hot water strips your skin of its natural oils.  The hotter the water and the longer the shower the more oil your skin loses.
  • Dry skin brushing.  Do this once a week to help stimulate your skin’s natural oils.  Use small swift circular motions towards the heart.  Dry brush skin right before your shower or bath.
  • Use natural soaps that are gentle to your skin such as Your Body Needs… Goats Milk Soap, Lavender Soap and Peppermint Eucalyptus Soap.  Avoid commercial soaps, these tend to be drying to the skin, and are loaded with synthetic fillers and fragrances.  You can even make your own body washes using unscented castile soap, essential oils and sweet almond oil!
  • Exfoliate in the shower once a week.  Create your own sea salt and sugar scrubs using sweet almond oil and essential oils.  These scrubs rid the skin of dead cells and add lipids back into the epidermis.
  • Always, always, always apply body oil after a shower or bath.  You can create your own blends, or if that is a daunting task, use Your Body NeedsClassic Blend Body Oil.  Apply body oil when skin is still slightly damp, this way your skin will be both hydrated and moisturized.  

Give Your Hands a Hand:

Our hands are exposed to everything!  Give them the extra care they need.

  • Hand washing and detergents are drying to your skin.  This doesn’t mean you have to stop washing your hands!  Remember to apply moisturizer to them frequently such as Your Body Needs Hydrating Hand and Foot Cream.  This cream is truly a winter- time staple!  Never leave home without it!
  • Keep your hands protected from the elements by wearing gloves or mittens.
  •  Avoid hand sanitizing products that contain alcohol.  Alcohol is extremely drying to the skin.  Can’t live without your hand sanitizer?  Make your own using essential oils such as Tea Tree, Thyme and Lavender mixed with distilled water and aloe vera gel.  Place ingredients in a 2 ounce spritzer bottle and take it with you!
  • Wear gloves when washing dishes.  This will protect your hands from being over-exposed to hot water and detergents.

In the Laundry:

  • Check your detergent.  Do not use anything that contains synthetic fragrances.  Instead, use varieties that are free of perfumes and dyes.
  • Avoid scented dryer sheets. If you do use dryer sheets, again, make sure they are free from fragrances.
  • If you miss that fresh laundry scent add a damp cloth with a few drops of Tea Tree or Lavender essential oil and pop it in the dryer along with your clothes!

Other Ways to Help Your Skin:

  • Don’t forget your feet; they get dry too!  Be sure to use a pumice stone on callused areas and apply Hydrating Hand and Foot Cream to them before going to bed.  You will have smooth feet in the morning!
  • Using heat in the home is unavoidable however that adds to the drying of your skin.  Use a humidifier to replace lost moisture in the air.  Not only will your skin benefit, your sinuses will too!
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.  Water helps all systems of your body, skin included!

Protect and take care of your skin.  Nourish it by using natural products; your skin absorbs everything you put on it into your body.  Your skin is the only organ of the body that is directly exposed to it all! Nourish it, protect it and it will protect you!  Stay warm and mosturized everyone!

Want to learn more about taking care of your skin?  Attend our workshop, “Love the Skin You’re In” on Tuesday February 19th at 6:30 PM. You will learn how to use essential oils in skin care and create a body oil and an exfoliating salt scrub.  Call the office or stop by the studio to register.

The Holidays are Here Again; YBN Has the Essentials!

20 Nov

It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year once again; time does move quickly!  There has been a lot of excitement in the studio!  We have been busy creating packages for the holiday season, holding  Gift Making for the Holidays workshops and we are having an Open House next week.

Enjoy a stress free holiday shopping experience at Your Body Needs… and know that at the same time you are supporting a local business!  Give gifts with confidence; Your Body Needs… only uses pure essential oils and quality ingredients, you won’t find synthetics here.  Be sure to visit us during this season, don’t miss out and we always love to see our wonderful customers.

Open House: 

Join us on Wednesday November 28th from 6:30-8:30 PM for our open house. This will be a fun evening with food, discounts and prizes!

Gift Making for the Holidays Workshop

Our Gift Making workshop has been a big hit!  You get to have fun putting together gift packages and create products using pure essential oils.  Enjoy an evening of fun and knock out your gift list at the same time without all the stress!

November Dates: Tuesday 27th 6:30 PM & Thursday 29th 6:30 PM

December Dates: Tuesday 11th 6:30 PM & Tuesday 18th 6:30 PM

Gift Packages

We have put together an assortment of gift packages that are ready for you to come in and scoop up!

This years packages…

A Rosy Holiday: Includes YBN’s Classic Blend Body Oil, Facial Brush, heart shaped bath fizzie (made at YBN using Rose, Ginger and Mandarin essential oils), and beautiful dried rose buds.

Body Beautiful:Includes YBN’s Classic Blend Body Oil, YBN’s Hydrating Hand and Foot Cream, bath fizzie (made at YBN using Rose, Ginger and Mandarin essential oils) and aromatic loose chamomile buds.


 Visions of Sugar Plums: Includes an electric nebulizer, lavender herbal eye pillow, YBN’s essential oils of Lavender, Mandarin and Roman Chamomile, and loose chamomile buds.

 Home for the Holidays: Includes a tealight diffuser, YBN’s essential oils of Cinnamon, Ginger and Orange and cinnamon sticks.

Bath Fizzies: We have an assortment of bath fizzies available this year too.  These have been hand made right here in our studio!  They come in a variety of holiday shapes, make great stocking stuffers and not only are they fun to use but they make your skin feel great!  And well, there is nothing quite like taking an aromatic bath!

 And other essentials….

Going clockwise from top left: Blending Kit, Little Something (packaged with lavender soap, facial brush, waffle weave face cloth and soap dish), Fizzie Bath Salts, and assorted aromatherapy items (bamboo essential oil storage box, bamboo essnetail oil travel box, car diffuser, Breathe Deep Essential Oils for Yoga kit and candles.  Lots of goodies!

At Your Body Needs… we are truly thankful to have all of our wonderful customers.    We tend to become a bit busier this time of year, however, remember to schedule a massage, and maybe even attend a Meditation and Aromatherapy Workshop.  Remember to take care of yourself during this holiday season.  Stay healthy and happy everyone! As always, if you have any questions feel free to call us at 443-292-4395 or email us at

We wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season.

Fall Back Into Workshops at Your Body Needs!

3 Oct

Do you want to learn more about blending with essential oils? How about taking care of your skin with all natural ingredients? Do you want to learn how to make your own protein power balls? Would you enjoy welcoming the season with a guided aromatherapy meditation to welcome the fall? You are in luck!  You can do all of this at Your Body Needs!

Workshop Schedule for October:

Love the Skin You’re In: This workshop is fun and informative.  Come and learn what to use on your skin to really take care of it and what not to use on it; you may be surprised!  There is a hands on portion where you get to make a body oil and an exfoliating salt scrub.

When: Tuesday October 9 6:30 PM

Cost: $45

Blending One:  Come and learn more beyond the basics and begin your journey with art of blending with essential oils!  Learn how to make your own aromatherapy products from scratch by learning how to create and work with formulas.  This is a standalone class however it is recommended you take “Introduction to Aromatherapy” first.

When: Wednesday October 10 6:30 PM

Cost: $68

Make Your Own Protein Power Balls:  This is a hands on experience that will leave you with some take home strategies to make your own healthy on-the-go food options.  You get to see them made, sample them and take some home, plus you even get the recipe!

When: Thursday October 25 7 PM

Cost: $50

Meditation and Aromatherapy:  Meditation is offered monthly, regular practice of meditation is beneficial and healthy for your body and mind.  This month the guided meditation is “Autumn”.  You will be guided on a journey in the mountains to experience the beauty and change this time of year has to offer.

When: Wednesday October 17 6:30 PM

Cost: $15 or $48 with the purchase of four sessions


If you are interested in signing up for any of the workshops call (443-292-4395) or stop by the studio to register.  You can email us anytime at

Keep your eyes out for next months workshops too…we are excited to say that “Gift Making for the Holidays” is back!  The first workshop will be on Friday November 2nd.  To see the entire workshop schedule for Fall 2012 visit our website.  If you have any questions, please call us or email us, don’t hesitate to ask…that’s why we are here!  We can’t wait to see you at the workshops!

Dog Days Got You Down? Be Cool Attend A Workshop!

2 Aug

The dog days of summer are upon us. If you feel like you are melting and you can fry an egg on the sidewalk you need something cool to do! At Your Body Needs we can keep you cool with our workshops! If you haven’t had a chance to attend a workshop this summer be sure to sign up this month.  Some workshops are new, some are on the way out and some are our signature classes which are here to stay.

Call today or stop by the studio to reserve your space for any of the workshops.  Space is limited so early registration is recommended.  We can’t wait to see you there!

  • Don’t miss out!  

August is the last run for Neat Summer Hands and Feetone of our summer specialty classes.  If you have not had the opportunity yet to come to this class you have to sign up now!  Don’t miss the feeling of having your feet and hands exfoliated with a strawberry scrub!  We also make a cuticle cream using food and a demonstration is done on how to make a body butter.  Everyone gets to take a sample of the body butter home plus the recipes!  This workshop is just fun, fun, fun and is being held Monday August 6th at 6:30pm.

  • New class this month!

Flexibility-What You Need & How to Get It on Your Own.  This class is being taught by a very talented fitness expert, Jonathan Ross.  In this class you will learn how to obtain better mobility on your own with strategies that do not require extra time. These strategies can be done while watching TV or reading!  This class is offered on Thursday August 16 7pm.

  • Your Body Needs Signature Workshops

Love the Skin You’re In–  We have had a great response from this class.  People have really enjoyed learning the benefits of using essential oils and natural products on their skin.  Plus you get to make products and take them home to use!  You make a premium body oil and a decadent salt scrub!  This class is offered on Thursday August 9th at 6:30pm.

Aromatherapy Blending One– This is for those of you who just want more!  You have taken our Introduction to Aromatherapy workshop and perhaps some of our other hands on classes and you just want to learn more about the art of blending essential oils.  You get to create products that you blend all on your own!  Join us for the fun on Wednesday August 29th at 6:30pm.

Meditation and Aromatherapy– Perhaps you need time to wind down after all that summer fun.  Why not come to our Meditation and Aromatherapy class Wednesday the 15th at 6:30pm.  Our guided meditation classes have been very popular.  We all need to take time for ourselves and let the mind settle.

As always, if you have any questions feel free to contact us (443-292-4395).  You can also come into the studio anytime Monday through Saturday from 10am-5pm.  Till next time, take care everyone!

Don’t Miss Out: Summer Specialty Classes!

25 Jun

Summer is here and we have fun workshops in store for the season!  Be sure to register soon; these workshops are being offered just a couple of times this summer and you don’t want to miss out on the fun.

The specialty workshops at Your Body Needs:

  • Food On Your Face!- In this fun class you will make a facial cleanser and face mask using food!  Once you make it you get to apply to your face.  There will be hot compresses to put on your face after each treatment.  These recipes and treatments leave your skin feeling like you just had a facial.  There will be a demonstration of a face toner that you will get to use and then take a sample home.  Refreshments and a fruit and cheese platter will be provided.  Round up your friends for an evening of fun!  Make your reservations for this class today!

Dates: Thursday July 12 6:30 PM & Tuesday September 25 6:30 PM

Cost: $70

  • Essential Oils for Outdoor Days– In this workshop you will find out the essentials for summer!  You will have fun creating an after sun nourishing spray, an outdoor cooling mist and a bug repellent.  Come and find out which essential oils are essential for summer!  You will also receive a recipe for beach look “hair spray”, find out how to keep that beach look after your vacation is over!  Don’t miss out!  This fun workshop is a must for the outdoor days of summer!

Dates: Wednesday June 27 6:30 PM & Thursday July 19 6:30 PM

Cost: $70

  • Neat Summer Hand & Feet– Have fun using food on your skin in order to nourish it!  We will make a wonderful scrub for both hands and feet.  Following the scrub will be hot compress to feet for a real treat!  We will also make cuticle cream using food!  Everything you make you will use that night (don’t worry, you can take any leftovers home)!  There will be a demonstration of how to make a body butter which you get to use and take a sample home.  Don’t miss out on an evening of fun!  There will be refreshments and a fruit and cheese platter provided.

Dates: Monday July 2 6:30PM & Monday August 6 6:30 PM

Cost: $70

Call the office (443-292-4395) to register for any of the workshops today!  Your space in the workshop is reserved only once you register and pay for the class.  Don’t miss out on the summer fun!

Spring Into Action, Come to Our Classes!

19 Apr

Have you found yourself wondering what essential oils are and how you can incorporate them in your lifestyle?  If you have then Your Body Needs… is the answer for you.  We not only provide excellent massage therapy services but are also an aromatherapy studio and have a variety of aromatherapy and wellness workshops.  Our workshops are perfect for anyone, and they are a lot of fun.  If you haven’t attended a workshop you really should as the world of aromatherapy has something to offer everyone.  Truly, the uses of essential oils never ceases to amaze!  We offer a variety of workshops from Introduction to Aromatherapy (a great starting point), to Love the Skin You’re In (learn how essential oils can be a part of your skin care regimen) and Aromatherapy Blending One (a more advanced workshop for those who have taken some of our other workshops).  We also offer workshops that focus on aromatherapy in specific situations such as our Essential Oils for Yoga, Aromatherapy for Men and Guided Meditation with Aromatherapy.  Check out our website for the complete list and times at

Your Body Needs… expanded in November 2011 to have an entire space dedicated to our aromatherapy and wellness workshops.  That is how important spreading the news about the benefits of essential oils and aromatherapy is!  Whether you are a novice to aromatherapy or more experienced we have a workshop to fit your needs.

Our environments are filled with synthetics and toxins and while we can’t escape them all we can take control over our own environments and the use of essential oils allows us to do just that.  Explore the world of aromatherapy, register for a workshop and have some hands on fun with essential oils and learning ways to incorporate them into your lifestyle!  We look forward to seeing you there!

Our next workshop, Love the Skin You’re In, is Tuesday April 24 at 6:30 PM!  Call the office to register 443-292-4395.

February’s Essential Oil of the Month: Jasmine

31 Jan

Botanical Name: Jasminum grandiflorum

Source: Flowers


February is a great month to introduce Jasmine essential oil into your life.  Jasmine is a very aromatic and exotic essential oil; the scent will leave you feeling relaxed and uplifted.  And just possibly the aroma will take you away to a beautiful warm exotic place in your mind which is a nice “getaway”  in the middle of winter!  The aroma of Jasmine is rather strong but it is sweet and comforting.  Jasmine essential oil is very calming to the nervous system, is an antidepressant and is also great for use on dry or irritated skin.

Jasmine essential oil tends to be a pricier essential oil however that is due to how it has to be harvested. Jasmine essential oil at Your Body Needs… is in jojoba to help minimize the cost of this beautiful oil.  The harvesting of Jasmine is a very fragile process; the blossoms have to be handpicked as they are too delicate to be picked by machine.  And to add to the complexity of the harvesting they have to be picked at just the right time of day (around early morning) once the buds have opened so they have as much fragrance as possible.  The flowers are ready for harvesting only during two months out of the year.  It takes approximately 8,000 handpicked blossoms to produce one gram (about one ml) of jasmine essential oil! Enjoy Jasmine this month and be sure to try out the Bath Tub Soaking recipe below; it will leave you feeling calm and relaxed and the combination of the essential oils will make you feel special and loved.

Uses & Facts:


Bath Tub Soaking Blend

*Add the essential oils just before you get into the bath water.

2 drops Jasmine essential oil

3 drops Rose essential oil

5 drops Neroli essential oil

Come on in and shop our studio or on-line!  For the month of February receive 10% off your Jasmine Pure Essential Oil purchase!

As always, check out our website at for more information and recipes