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Lotions and Creams Class
April 11, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm$30.00
We’ll discuss all necessary ingredients like emulsifiers, humectants, emollients, as well as the inexpensive equipment and supplies needed to get started. You’ll learn about the properties and shelf-life of vegetable/nut carrier oils and butters (like shea butter), and how and when to use antioxidants and preservatives; a necessary part of making lotions and creams as they always contain water-based ingredients. NOTE: Since there are no proven truly “all-natural” preservatives on the market, we do use a synthetic preservative.
The batches we make in class will be unscented and uncolored and you’ll get to add your choice of essential oils, and color (optional). Popular scent combinations include calm & relaxed blend, stress relief, lavender with rosemary, and rosemary mint.
You will leave with a 4 oz. bottle of body lotion, a 2 oz. jar of shea hand & foot cream, and handouts complete with both of these tested recipes, detailed instructions, information on each of the ingredients. Due to the necessity of making emulsion products in batches, this class is primarily demonstration / lecture style, with hands-on elements.
Class is limited to 10 participants. To give a credit card over the phone to reserve your space, give us a call at 615.884-9021. Since classes are limited to 10 participants, you must prepay in order to reserve your space.