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Make Your Own Natural Bodycare Products - Mint Workshop

Tutor: Leila Randall

Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton & Hove BN1 2LR
Next start date: Thursday 17 June, 11am-12.30pm

*This will be a small workshop for a maximum of 6 people*

MINT WORKSHOP - COFFEE SHOWER SCRUB, RELAXING BATH MELT & ANTI-BAC FOOT POWDER 

Learn how to make your own gorgeous Natural Ethical Bodycare products at home. You'll create vegan products using raw, natural and plant based ingredients that are food grade where possible and found in your kitchen. Leila's products are designed to nourish and enhance the skin's function as a barrier protecting us from climate, environment and chemical damage.

The recipes will be explained before you start, giving you details about the ingredients, their accepted properties, benefits and uses, including how to adapt and enhance them to suit different skin types and conditions. Then you'll be given a step by step demonstration guiding you through the method to prepare each product for maximum skin and health benefits. Information on using and storing the products will also be covered. By the end of the session you'll know how to make your own unique bodycare products tailored specifically to your own requirements.

After booking you will receive the complete recipe with the quantities of ingredients needed to follow during the workshop. Please have the ingredients measured out and equipment ready for before the workshop starts on your work surface. This means everyone can work at a similar pace and allow time for discussion and queries. Some of the workshops contain recipes where heating of ingredients is required. Making the products can get messy, so you may want to cover your work surface and wear an apron.

Who is the tutor?

Leila Randall

Leila is passionate about the quality of any products that are applied to the skin and most of the base ingredients she uses are of food grade. Many skincare products commercially available strip the skin of its natural properties, compromising it’s abilities to assist in expelling toxins from the body and to act as an adequate barrier to the elements. A belief that all ingredients should be chosen for their therapeutic benefits to enhance and nourish skin condition and function is fundamental to her ethos.  Leila has been developing these beautiful body care products for many years in her home kitchen. Initially she was prompted to make an affordable, vegan, natural and therapeutic cream as an alternative to those available to combat her 6 month old daughter’s eczema.  Since then she has created a variety of recipes to the benefit of her family and friends. Leila wants to share this passion with you so everyone can create their own beautiful body care essentials naturally & ethically at home. 

She has a long experience in working in a variety of different settings, with people of various ages and abilities. Her workshops aim to be accessible, fun and informative. “I want to empower people to make their own choices and unique creations.” 

More info: www.leiVa.co.uk

Testimonials

"Leila's workshop was great fun - like being back at school! So good to know what ingredients are actually needed for a beauty routine, rather than all the chemicals that go into shop-bought creams that cost a fortune. Weighing base ingredients like coconut oil, melting ingredients together in a bain-marie, mixing with dinky wooden stirrers. The hard bit was deciding which essential oils to put in. Thanks to the handy charts drawn up by Leila herself, it was easy to get a feel for which one would be beneficial and then test it to see if it smells nice. I went a bit overboard and mixed 3 at a time, but have learnt for the next workshop to use 1 or 2 max. Can't wait for the next one!"  Valerie

 

“I really enjoyed Leila’s bodycare workshop.   We made oat melts for the bath, a household spray, and body cream amongst others, under Leila’s tuition It is good to know that all the ingredients are natural.   We had fun grinding up herbs and flowers etc in a pestle and mortar and melting various oils etc and adding gorgeous essential oils.  We had our own recipe leaflets so we could make these again if we wished and Leila gave us lots of tips.  At the end we could wrap and decorate our homemade products in tissue paper to make beautiful and ethical presents (if we wished) and that are kind to the planet as well.   I would certainly recommend this workshop to everyone.”  Claire

“My daughter and I attended one of Leila’s body care workshops just before Christmas and left with some lovely stocking fillers that we had made and gift wrapped ourselves. There was a fabulous range of essential oils, rose petals etc to choose from to scent our concoctions, and the morning was fun, relaxed and informative. Leila is very knowledgeable and approachable so participants felt comfortable to ask questions as we mixed. The course helped us to start moving away from using expensive mass manufactured skincare products containing dozens of unknown chemicals, and may have been tested on animals, and to learn how to combine natural household ingredients to make our own. Really liked the room spray we made, and the bath melts.” Wendy 

 

 

Ingredients

 

Cornflour (corn starch)
Bicarb of Soda (baking soda)
Citric Acid - you can use cream of tartar instead
Sunflower Oil
Coffee grinds - the used grinds from a coffee machine or cafetiere
Coconut Oil
Sea Salt
Dried Peppermint (ground or teabags) and Green Tea (loose leaf or teabags)
Lavender & Thyme Essential oils (optional)

If you have an allergy, skin sensitivity or don't have an ingredient listed please contact me for an alternative that you can use.

 

 

Equipment

3 small mixing bowls
Fork
Teaspoon
Spoons for mixing
Kitchen scales or measuring cups & spoons
Kitchen (paper) towels
Small liquid measure or measuring spoons for 5ml, 10ml, 15ml
2 x 60g jars (aluminium or plastic not glass)
Greaseproof (parchment) paper
Labels, scissors, pen and paper to take notes

The containers to put your finished products in must be clean, dry and big enough to hold these amounts.