Skin Care~Soul Care: a hands-on workshop. June 9th from 9am to 5:30 pm
From the time we are babies and grow to adulthood, we rub an estimated 2,000 of chemical-based lotions, shampoos, cosmetics and body products into our skin more than 470,000 times.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) shows us that “Most people use these products without a second thought, and believe that the government must certainly be policing the safety of the mixtures in these myriad containers.But they are wrong about this. The government does not require health studies or pre-market testing for these products before they are sold even though most of these products can trigger not only multiple allergic reactions but have also been linked to reproductive disorders in both men and women”. From the time we are babies and grow to adulthood, we rub an estimated 2,000 of chemical-based lotions, shampoos, cosmetics and body products into our skin more than 470,000 times.
These chemicals, whether they seep through the skin, rinse down the drain, or flush down the toilet in human excretions, are causing concerns for human health, and for the impacts they may have to wildlife, rivers and streams
From ancient times, we women have been interested not only in our health but the health of our families and community. Throughout history, we have found creative ways to partner up with Mother Earth so as to create fragrant, exquisite and healthy “potions” that not only can nourish and beautify our bodies but Nature’s body as well.
This workshop is a reminder of our ancient wisdom and of the herbs that we can gather from our backyard to make our own lotions, lip balms, salves, ointments and tinctures at almost no cost to our pockets and most importantly, respecting our health and the health of our planet.
Some of the topics that will explore during the workshop are:
♣ Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western perspectives on the skin
♣ Inside out commercial skin care products. How to use the “cosmetic data base”
♣ Natural and home-made skin care products
♣ Dietary adjustments for a healthier skin
♣ Aromatherapy: essential oils, carrier oils. Best choices for different skin types.
♣ Beautifying facial massage; a Chi Kung practice
♥ Body Lotions: we will make our own during this workshop.
♥ Facial creams
♥ Lip balm
♥ Cold sores
♥ Acne, blemishes
Looking forward to a day of fun, joy and pleasantly messy body-lotion making!
Date: June 9th 2012 from 9am to 5ish pm.
Registration: Please fill out the form below or contact me at 310-280-0438
Location: Healing Cycles Studio
Cost: Early registration $150 (until May 20th). Late registration: $175