I am so excited to announce our upcoming workshop- Make Your Own Natural Bodycare Products! Together we have over 20 years of experience making our own personal care products and are so pleased to offer some of our best recipes to you!
If you've followed this blog, you'll see that I've posted numerous recipes for how to make your own body care products and cosmetics. Why? There's a number of reasons.
First, it's healthier to make your own. From hormone-disrupters to carcinogens, the vast majority of body care products out there have toxic ingredients. Even the term, "natural" on a product doesn't mean it's safe because the use of the word isn't regulated. In fact, the current regulations don't seem designed to protect us because there are a number of loopholes that allow companies to hide their toxic ingredients under catch-all names, like "fragrance". By making your own products you'll know exactly what's in it and what's going on and in your body. Best of all, we'll show you how to use the best ingredients to promote health and explain the uses and benefits of each one.
Second, it's cheaper. I am lucky enough to live near one of the cheapest natural heath stores in town and I'm still astounded at the price of a tube of natural toothpaste or a stick of deodorant. By making your own natural products, you'll save money
Third, it's sustainable. Did you know that phthalates (hormone-disrupting chemicals) have found their way from our toxic products throughout our ecosystems? Scientists in France have discovered phthalates in ants across Europe. Click here for an article by Environmental Defence. Toxins from our products are poisoning us and the planet. By making your own not only can you avoid the use of toxic ingredients, but you can reuse containers and cut down on all that packaging.
Finally, it's FUN! Have you ever noticed how when you make something yourself, it's just plain better! And you'll be able to share your new skills and products with your friends and loved ones!
Come join us for our Bodycare Workshop. We'll provide all the materials and you'll take home full-sized samples of everything we make. We'll discuss the benefits of the various ingredients and how to tailor recipes to suit your needs. We'll also provide handouts with instructions and recipes for you to take home. Space is limited, so please book your spot early by emailing, firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 416.992.1934.