Make your own Botanical Cosmetics 08/12/18
Participants will learn how to use botanicals and other natural ingredients to make some shower/bath products – perfect as a handmade Christmas present for yourself or someone special!
This is a hands-on workshop where participants will be making their own beauty products with enough to take some home and share with friends! In this workshop we’ll be making bath bombs, sugar scrub, bath salts and more – lovely for personal use or for Christmas gifts.
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 couple of pots, a bowl, measuring spoons and jugs, whisks, spoons, aprons (we have a small number of the above, but bring what you can).
Optional: any special ingredients you might want to learn how to use (oils, essential oils, herbs etc.).
Basic refreshments will be provided but please bring your own lunch or be prepared to pick it up from a nearby cafe.
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.
The Croft Carbon College classroom
Annex 2, Davidson House, 57 Queen Charlotte St, Leith, EH6 7EY
£15 per person – To receive a concessionary rate please use 30conc 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 4 hours including 1/2 hour lunch break.
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes