Enrol in Herbal Soaps, Salts & Soothing Salves Workshop
Course Code: ARTS2277
With increasing concern for chemical build-up within our bodies, natural options gain appeal. Acquire numerous techniques, recipes, and details to make a variety of body care products that feature the virtues of nature, including herbs, essential oils, fruit oils, beeswax, and other pantry items that can produce gentle, effective, and pleasing alternatives to commercially prepared consumables. Learn cold-process soap-making from scratch and experiment with a simple meltable soap base to customize a personalized outcome. A discussion on essential oils, safety, and key characteristics of many oils will preface their use. Recipes for making petroleum-free lip balms and healing herbal salves for soothing skin complaints will provide insight into how infused vegetable/fruit and carrier oils can nourish and soothe skin, ease tense muscles, and aid symptoms of colds and flu. Additionally, you will gain an understanding of the benefits of various salts and how they can be used beneficially for bath and body applications. Although the cold-process soap making will be done in demonstration format, some pre-measured components will be provided to easily replicate the demo done in class. Hands-on projects include customized soap bars, lip balms, herbal infused salves, bath salts, bath bombs, foot nuggets, and exfoliating body scrubs.