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Natural Lotion Making Class (for up to 3 students)

This 2-hour, hands-on class is for those who want to learn how to make & customize their own lotion and stop buying commercial, store-bought lotions that are l...

Natural Lotion Making Class (for up to 3 students)
Long Beach, CA, United States
2 h
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This 2-hour, hands-on class is for those who want to learn how to make & customize their own lotion and stop buying commercial, store-bought lotions that are laden with chemicals, toxins and alcohol. Natural lotion is made with natural oils, butters & other skin-nourishing ingredients like aloe vera & floral waters; there are no chemicals and nothing that will dry out your skin, so you only need to use a small amount to fully moisturize. You will notice that your skin will become softer & more moisturized by switching to natural lotion. We'll cover the following: - The differences between commercial, store-bought lotions & natural, homemade ones, including why certain chemicals are added to the commercial products & how they are harmful, including oxybenzone, alcohol and glycols - The different types of natural lotions, their pros & cons, and how to customize them, including how to work with preservatives and make a safe sunscreen (with zinc oxide) or bug-repellent lotion - The materials needed & where to get them, as well as the lotion recipe and how to adjust it based on your personal preferences (the texture or consistency: e.g. how light or heavy the lotion feels) - How to safely work with essential oils & avoid phototoxicity, which occurs when UV rays interact with a substance you've applied on your skin, resulting in a bad sunburn, blistering, premature aging and can increase the risk of skin cancer - Making & customizing your lotion (what I call water-based lotion) with the ingredients that work best for your skin type (a variety of ingredients are provided like jojoba oil for sensitive skin, rose water for inflamed skin, shea butter for dry/damaged skin, coconut oil for eczema, etc.; add your own fragrance brought from home*) In this class, an informational, ingredient chart is provided so that you can choose the ingredients & customize your lotion based on your skin-care needs. You'll go home with 8 fl oz of lotion, the ingredient chart and a thorough, detailed instructional handout, including all of the information that we'll cover & a list of online suppliers. All handouts are emailed as PDFs after the class. * Important Note: Fragrances are no longer offered in classes because continual exposure causes the teacher allergies, but you are free to bring your own fragrances from home to class to add to your products. They will be discussed in class. This class is available for up to 3 people (contact Lindsay if there are more than 3 in your party) and lasts about 2 hours. Possible Add-ons: - Lip balm (+$25) - Body/face scrub (+$30) Each product adds about 45 minutes and can be customized with the ingredients of your choice, based on your skin-care needs. Other Available Classes: - Bar & liquid soap making (Cold & hot process and liquid soap) - Beeswax candle making Discounts are available for students that would like to make 3 or more products in 1 class or if there are 3 or more students. Contact Lindsay for more information. What makes Lindsay's DIY (Do-It-Yourself) classes unique? Much more goes into making natural, personal-care products than you might think. It's a science! So it is very important that you understand why you are doing something, not just how to do something. Each class begins with discussing the science behind making the product, why certain ingredients are needed & formulating recipes, which is often the hardest part. Then it's time to get hands-on, making the product with me as your guide. My goals are for you to have fun learning something new & making your product, and that you leave the class with a solid, educational foundation that you can build upon. Detailed, thorough handouts are provided in each class and are emailed as PDFs after the class. I am always available by phone or email after a class to answer any questions & give guidance; all of my students can feel free to contact me whenever they need something.

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Hi, my name is Lindsay. I am the former owner of Blue Dot Organics based out of San Francisco. I taught a variety of large-group classes in the making of soap, candles, lotion, lip balm and various other body & household, natural products. I closed this business in the fall of 2014 and traveled abroad with my husband. We returned to Pacifica, California in the fall of 2015 and I began teaching again, but on a smaller scale until May of 2016. My husband was offered a job in Long Beach; so since July of 2016, I have been offering private classes, as well as small-group classes on my online calendar, for 1-4 people per class in downtown Long Beach. You can enjoy an informative, fun class tailored to you in a relaxed atmosphere. My Soap Making & Teaching Background: I have been making & learning about natural, personal-care products since 2012, when I took my first soap-making class with my sister-in-law in Quincy, Massachusetts. I like to joke that it spiraled out of control as we discovered that nearly everything in your home can be made at home using natural ingredients. So we took a few more classes, learning how to make lotion, candles & more! When my husband & I moved to SF, I wanted to start something new, and since I had been a teacher long before learning how to make natural products, I decided to mesh my 2 specialty areas and open Blue Dot Organics. I have taught in various capacities ever since I graduated with a Bachelor's in Education in 2006, but I prefer the small-group setting for a more personal experience and so you can get the most out of the class! I hope to meet you soon!
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