All Buttered Up:
In this class, you'll learn how to make three completely different types of wonderful body butters using all-natural ingredients like Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Cocoa Butter, Virgin Coconut Oil, Beeswax, and proven antioxidants. We'll use pure essential oils for their amazing scent, aromatherapy value, and to keep our products 100% natural, as well as discuss options for obtaining colors in your butters naturally. In class, together we'll make 3 different recipes that are made to smooth and soften rough, dry skin:
Traditional Body Butters: A high percentage of pure vegetable/nut butters are blended to create a super rich, dense body balm great for commonly dry areas like elbows, knees, cuticles and feet. These are typically packaged in a small jar (because only a small amount is needed) and often sell for up to $10 an ounce.
Solid Butter Bars: These are made using small molds and are held free-form like a bar of soap (a.k.a. "massage bars") or in a push-up stick container for easy application on the go (a.k.a. "lotion bars"). These are applied directly to dry skin (not while in the shower), similar to how/when you would use a body oil.
Exfoliating Butter Scrubs: These fun new products are a wonderful whipped combination of butters, oils, soap & salts that are used in the shower or bath to exfoliate, leaving your skin very soft and moisturized.
In addition to taking home tested recipes and detailed instructions, you'll leave with a 1 oz. jar of traditional body butter (custom scented by you), a solid massage bar, and a 2 oz. jar of exfoliating butter scrub - all packaged by you and ready to use. Due to the necessity of making these products in batches, this class is primarily demonstration / lecture style, with hands-on elements.
ABOUT THE TEACHER:
Lori Nova Endres, owner of The Nova Studio, began making natural bath & body products in her kitchen in 2000 as a way to make family & friends homemade, practical gifts. Shortly thereafter, she began sharing her passion by teaching classes. Lori opened The Nova Studio in Point Richmond, CA, in 2003. Lori has taught classes for The University of Hawaii Manoa, The Handcrafted Soap Makers Guild, Foothill De Anza Community College in Cupertino, The Learning Annex of San Francisco, Juniper Tree Soap & Candle Supply in Berkeley, The Native American Cultural Center & The Berkeley Ecology Center.
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