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Crafting Your Own Herbal Body Care Products: Lotions & Creams
When?Start time: Saturday 10:00am (18 November)
End time: Saturday 6:00pm (18 November)
Crafting your own Herbal Beauty Products is fun and easy. Join herbalist Donna Cirell and gain hands on experience making your own healthy, inexpensive, and effective personal hygiene products!
The majority of personal care products commercially available today, even among those claiming to be “all-natural”, or “green”, contain synthetic chemicals, carcinogenic chemicals, detergents, fragrances, petrochemicals & known allergens & irritants. Scientists are increasingly finding evidence that dozens of everyday chemicals from household products like sunscreen, shampoo, body wash, cosmetics and anti-bacterial agents found in hand soaps, as well as prescription medications pass right through the treatment plants and into the earth & waterways across the country.
We will discuss the physical imbalances and dis-ease the use of these chemicals causes in humans and the damage they cause to the environment, soil, wildlife, our waterways and marine life.
The herbal beauty products you craft will employ natural &/or organic ingredients, provide you with alternatives to the toxic products commercially available today, protect & improve your skin, your overall health and the health of your family. You will be making your home and the planet a safer place to live and you will be better equipped to be a more responsible steward of the earth & its resources.
There are 5 workshops in this series; you may enroll in one workshop or enroll in all five workshops & be eligible to receive a discount. Each workshop stands on its own and is not a prerequisite for any other workshop.
This registration is for Workshop 3 of the Five-Part Series. See links below to register for other individual workshops in this series.
Workshop 3 “Nurturing Your Skin – Lotions & Creams”
Saturday November 18th 10AM – 6PM
This workshop will cover the chemicals used in the beauty care industry & their dangerous effects on the human endocrine & reproductive systems, our earth & our oceans. We will also discuss the multi-functional role our skin plays in absorbing, protecting & detoxifying our bodies. We will discuss the basics of nurturing your skin, herbal skin cleansing, the role diet & nutrition & your liver have on obtaining healthy beautiful skin. You will learn about the herbs and the properties of the herbs that you will be using to craft your beauty products.
You will craft an 8 oz. organic body lotion, 2 oz. of organic face moisturizer, 1 oz. of night time anti-wrinkle serum and 1 oz. of serum to reduce the appearance of dark circles & puffiness under the eyes. Retail value exceeds $80.00. You will also receive a booklet containing some favorite recipes. Tuition $115.00 – Early Bird Rate $105.00 by October 14th
To register for other individual workshops in the series below:
Organic herbal ingredients
Workshop 1: “The Dirt on Getting Clean” [Click here]
Saturday September 9th 10AM -6PM
Gain hands on experience & have fun making your own healthy, inexpensive, and effective herbal beauty care products, using the finest all natural & organic (when available) ingredients.
The majority of personal care products commercially available today, even among those claiming to be “all-natural”, or “green”, contain synthetic chemicals, carcinogens, detergents, fragrances, petrochemicals & known allergens & irritants.
This workshop will cover the chemicals used in the beauty care industry & their dangerous effects on the human body, specifically to our endocrine & reproductive systems, our earth & our oceans. We will also discuss the multi-functional role our skin plays in absorbing, protecting & detoxifying our bodies as well as the basics of herbal skin care. You will learn about the herbs and the properties of the herbs that you will be using to craft safer beauty products.
You will craft an 8 oz. organic herbal body wash, an 8 oz. organic foaming hand soap, 8 oz. of Rosemary Gladstar’s Famous Moist Exfoliating Miracle Face Grains & 8 oz. of Dry Exfoliating Miracle Face Grains, enabling you to continue creating more Moist Miracle Grains long after this class ends & an organic probiotic deodorant. Retail value of these products can easily exceed $80.00. You will also receive a booklet containing some of my favorite recipes. Tuition $115.00 – Early Bird Rate $105.00 by August 12th
Creating our own salves
Workshop 2: “Lip Balms & Salves” [Click Here]
Saturday October 14th 10 AM – 6 PM
This workshop will cover what constitutes a salve, when and how to use salves, and basic salve and lip balm crafting techniques. We will explore in depth, the properties of many different carrier oils and the best applications for each of the carrier oils. You will also learn the different techniques of infusing herbs into oils and crafting herbal infused oil.
You will create a lip balm, an antifungal salve, a sore muscle salve & a dark spot reducing salve. Retail Value of these products can exceed $60.00. You will also receive a booklet containing some favorite recipes. Tuition $115.00 – Early Bird Rate $105.00 by September 9th
Having fun hands-on
Workshop 4 “Herbal Cosmetics Workshop” [Click here] Saturday December 16th 10AM-6PM
In this workshop you will learn how to create safe non-toxic cosmetics using organic herbal powders & cosmetic clays.
In this workshop you will craft 45 ml. of organic herbal face powder, 20 ml. of organic herbal blush, one tube of natural mascara, .25 oz. of eye liner & .25 oz. of eye shadow. Retail Value $80.00. You will also receive a booklet containing some favorite recipes. Tuition $115.00 – Early Bird Rate $105.00 by November 4th
Workshop 5 “Herbal Hair Care” [Click here] Saturday January 13th 10AM-6PM
In this workshop you will learn how to create safe non-toxic shampoo, conditioner & hair styling products. This workshop will cover the chemicals used in the hair care products & their dangerous effects on the human endocrine & reproductive systems, our earth & our oceans. We will discuss the basics of nurturing your hair & the damage done by commercially available hair care products. You will learn about the herbs and essential oils and the properties of the herbs & essential oils that you will be using to craft your hair care products.
In this workshop you will craft 8 oz. Organic Shampoo, 4 oz. Herbal Infused Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse, and 4 oz. Herbal Detangling Spray. Tuition $115.00 – Early Bird Rate $105.00 by December16th
Enroll in any single class = $115.00
Enroll during the early bird special offer window and receive a $10.00 discount, pay only $105.00 for a single class.
Enroll in the full series by August 12th to receive a discount and pay only $500.00.
This registration is for Workshop 3 of the Five-Part Series. See links above to register for the full Five-Part series or other individual workshops.
Participants of the five part series are also eligible for 35 CEUs as Florida Massage Therapists (15 General & 20 Relevant), Dietitians, Nurses and Midwives for an additional $15 processing fee.
Participants of individual workshops are eligible for 7 CEUs per workshop.
Please review this link for our school’s tuition and cancellation policies.
About the Instructor:
Donna Cirell has been an avid gardener, a lover of nature and interested in respecting, protecting & caring for Mother Earth all her life. In the 1970’s she began learning about herbs, she became involved with food co-operatives, actively protested the building of nuclear power plants and has been involved with many different organizations and programs over the years dedicated to protecting Mother Earth. These interests made Donna acutely aware of the chemicals contained in the products we use in our daily lives and the dangers they pose to people, animals, our water & the earth. Wanting to protect herself, her family & the earth, Donna began making her own organic personal care products & medicines. It was this involvement and concern that prompted Donna to begin formal herbal studies; her evolution into a Community Herbalist was a natural progression.
She’s honored to have trained with several of the most revered herbalists, spiritual teachers & healers of our time, including a proud alumnus of Emily Ruff’s Community Herbalist program at the Florida School of Holistic Living. She continues to further her education having studied Aromatherapy, Herbal First Aid with 7Song, Facial Diagnostics with Margi Flint & Integrative Naturopathic Oncology with Dr. Jody Noe. She completed herbal teacher training with Rosemary Gladstar, the “Godmother of Modern Herbalism.”
Residing in central Florida, Donna remains an avid gardener & continues her work as a steward of Mother Earth. As a Community Herbalist, Flower Essence Practitioner & Reiki Master with her own herbal practice, Lady of the Lakes Herbal Wellness & Educational Center, Donna aids people in achieving natural health & wellness through education, nutrition and plant & spirit medicine.