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Make Your Own Natural Bodycare Products

Tutor: Leila Randall
Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton & Hove BN1 2LR
Next start dates: Tuesday 25 September 2018

Make and take home your own range of natural and ethical bodycare products. Only raw, natural, plant based ingredients are used, ensuring the products don’t contain any chemicals or artificial additives. The ingredients are sourced ethically, being organic and fair trade where possible. Essential oils are used to scent the products for their gorgeous aroma as well as the therapeutic benefits.

The course is fun and informative, allowing you to make nourishing products tailored to your own individual requirements. A recipe booklet, equipment and all materials are provided for your amazing creations that are kind to the skin, animals and the planet.

What does the course cover?

Over the 4 weeks you will be given details about the various different ingredients, their properties, benefits and uses. Guidance will be given on different methods involved in making bodycare products, ensuring that their full qualities are retained. Information on the ingredients suitable for different skin, hair types and a variety of conditions will be covered.

You will make and take home at least 4 of your own unique creations each week - all materials and ingredients are provided.

Week 1 – Flower waters / Herbal Infusions

Recipes include: Facial Cleansers, Toners, Hand Sanitizer, Deodorant, Body Spray.

Week 2 – Carrier oils

Recipes include: Bath & Massage Oils, Body Moisturisers, Body Treatments, Scented Coconut Oil, Liquid Soap.

Week 3 – Face, Hands and Feet

Recipes include: Facial Scrub, Face Masks, Face Cream, Hand Scrub, Foot Powder

Week 4 – Bath & Shower

Recipes include: Shower Scrubs, Body Wash, Bath Melt, Bath Salts.

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