Make your own Botanical Cosmetics 01/09/18
Participants will learn how to use botanicals and other natural ingredients to make a range of toiletries and cosmetics. This is a hands-on session: participants will be making their own products – enough to take some home and share with friends. In this workshop, we’ll be making a lip balm, a moisturising cream, and a refreshing face toner.
Making cosmetics is more akin to cookery than chemistry, and the course safely guides the participants through the basic steps and principles of working with herbs, oils, and waxes, while at the same time signposting possible directions for discovery and further experimentation. There will be a print-out of the teaching materials with additional recipes, and all the principles that will allow you to develop your own unique products.
Making your own skincare and beauty products is great fun, and can also be very empowering since you can choose what to put in and which ingredients to avoid. Learning how to make use of the medicinal properties of the most common wild and garden plants also opens the path to a very inexpensive way of looking after your own beauty and health.
Partner Course Provider
Nenya Milne, NonStuff Industries
Gillian Rodger, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please bring a pot, a couple of bowls. If you have the following, please bring: measuring spoon and jug, whisk, spoon, apron. Optional: any special ingredients you might want to learn how to use (oils, essential oils, herbs etc.).
About the teacher
Nenya Milne is an experienced gardener, amateur botanist and mycologist, and a permaculture designer and teacher. As well as teaching permaculture and forest gardening, she leads plant identification and foraging walks, botanical excursions and field trips, and runs workshops on homemade cosmetics and preparations from medicinal herbs. Nenya loves propagating plants and has a particular interest in perennial vegetables and unusual edibles.
A lip balm, moisturising cream, and refreshing face toner to take home
Classroom or Croft
£15 per person – To receive a concessionary rate please use cosmconc upon checkout.
A concessionary rate is available for the following:
- LCCiP Croft members
- Full time students
- Anyone in receipt of the following
- disability allowance
- Carer’s allowance
- Job seekers allowance.
To qualify for a concessionary fee you must be eligible at the time of the course and will be required to provide satisfactory evidence of such.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 5 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 1
- Assessments Yes