December 2, 2019 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm

PRESENTED BY | Roni Slavit, CH . . .
Medicine making is one of the most exhilarating parts of herbalism. Lotion making feels like we are defying science, blending oil, water and wax to create a product that is light and absorbable, but also firm and concentrated. The individual ingredients you use, as well as in what proportion you use them, give you a great deal of control over the consistency and medicinal properties of your lotion.

I like to use coconut oil for its naturally anti-bacterial qualities, long shelf life and skin softening abilities. I also use a touch of almond oil because it is loaded with vitamin E and absorbs quickly on the skin. Hydrosols can be fun to add as your water part to add a soothing smell and I use emulsified wax as a thickening agent to ensure it gives the lotion a sweet buttery feel. Citric acid and rosemary antioxidant can also be used to ensure the lotion stays blemish free for up to year or so, and a tiny amount of essential oils leave the lotion smelling divine.

I find that creating your own lotion or herbal products is an amazing way to connect with intention and in general with your body and what it is craving. It is so empowering to use your creation and see the many effects it can have on a day-to-day basis. It can also be reassuring to know that you yourself can create all the beauty products sold at the store and that these creations are more unique and geared to what you as an individual need.

Another aspect to begin formulating into topical products like lotions is flower essences, a liquid, vibrational medicine geared toward mental and emotional health. Addressing emotional imbalances that tend to get juggled throughout our chaotic lives, flower essences can leave you feeling whole, connected and divine once more. The basic concept is that these essences bring a positive vibrational shift, that helps the body and spirit to operate within a new energy pattern.

From traumatic experiences to adjusting attitudes towards self-image, immense growth and healing can be found by working with these essences, especially when adding it to skin products. They can support the expression and confidence that sometimes gets buried in the emotional dust bunnies of day to day life. A lovely way to nourish your body topically!

If you’re interested in learning more, come check out the full 2-hour class on lotion making with flower essences. We’ll discuss the specific indications of flower essences as well as step by step lotion making. Each participant will get the opportunity to pick one essence to add to their own batch of lotion to take home!

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REGISTRATION | To sign up please email or via this link
DATE & TIME | Monday, December 2, 2019 • 5:30-7:30 pm
CSCH, 424 E. Simpson Street, Lafayette, CO
$15 for CSCH students and $20 for the general public.
The cost includes a 2 oz jar of lotion as well as class notes to take home.

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