Natural Soapmaking and Body Butter Basics
It’s a breeze to make effective skin care to bring out the beauty in you!
Date: Saturday, November 14th
Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm
Instructor: Heather Bruno
Botanical Skin Care, Naturally! Ditch the chemicals and harmful environmental ingredients in commercial “soap” and learn to make handcrafted artisan soap using all natural and nourishing ingredients!
Our skin reflects our overall health and plays a critical role in the proper function of our endocrine and immune systems, so it’s important that we keep it healthy and nourished. We will explore ways to preserve the integrity and vitality of our skin through the ingredients we choose to put on it and what ultimately ends up in our blood stream. Redefine beauty – healthy skin is in!
Heather will cover the basic chemistry of soapmaking, the ingredients in commercially made soap that are harmful to humans and the environment, and delve into the benefits of making natural soaps that work best for your unique skin! She takes the intimidation factor out of soap making as she walks through the basics, step-by-step, with demonstration and opportunity for hands-on participation. Savvy skin care makers know the ingredients in the products they create, even the natural ones! Each ingredient brings a special something-something; by knowing what the ingredients bring to a formula, choices can be made to tailor them to the desired end result.
Included in the lesson is sourcing high quality ingredients, the types of oils to use and the distinct qualities they produce in soaps. Heather is a whiz at sharing her knowledge of infusing oils with beneficial herbs and other natural additives, as well as simple decorative techniques to craft a perfect custom soap – don’t miss out! Seriously, if you can stir soup, then you can make soap! Come see how easy and fun it is… good clean fun, of course!
Slathering body butter all over your body and you can almost hear your skin say, “Aaaahhhhh!” Such sweet relief from dry, chapped skin! Heather will demonstrate how to make a preservative-free lotion or body butter to keep skin moisturized and protected!
Students will go home with 2 lovely bars of freshly made soap and an all-natural lotion or whipped body butter sample, handouts, recipes, resources, detailed instructions, and best of all: confidence to whip up your own batch of soap just in time for holiday gift giving. Hooray! Handcrafted soaps and body butters give an “I really care about you!” vibe that a store-bought just can’t project.
Phinney Neighborhood Center. Details will be in the registration confirmation.
What to Bring:
- Your sweet selves
Heather learned to make soap from Suzanne years ago and has happily been making AH-mazing soap ever since! Here at the Cedar Mountain Herb School, we are proud to have Heather teach this and many more workshops this year!