DIY - Men's Bodycare Giftbox

Learn how to make your own handmade Men’s bath & body products at home with DIY Giftbox Workshop.

What you will make:

In this hands-on Men’s bodycare giftbox workshop you will be making 4 different body products:

  • Handcrafted goats milk soap
  • Moisturising beard or facial oil
  • Nourishing beard or body balm
  • Refreshing foot & body scrub

You will be creating with different carrier oils, waxes, sugars, butters and botanicals, together with a variety of natural essential oils, and skin-safe cosmetic grade fragrant oils and colours. Learn how and why to use each ingredient, and the benefits they bring to the product. Discover how to adapt the recipes provided to suit your own preference, plus how to create these recipes for yourself at home, using natural or cosmetic-grade ingredients. You will make and package 2 of each product, taking home a completely gift-boxed and wrapped set for gifting, and a set for your own personal use. No prior experience is needed. This workshop is suitable for total beginners, or for students who have an interest in creating their own personal recipes for bath and body products.

All ingredients, gift box, packaging and safety equipment will be provided, together with a handbook including the recipes to make at home.

Course Outline:

We will make 2 each of 4 different bodycare products

  • Handcrafted goats milk soap
  • Moisturising beard or facial oil
  • Nourishing beard or body balm
  • Refreshing foot & body scrub

You’ll get to take home a completely gift-boxed & cello wrapped set of products ready for gifting, together with a 2nd set of the packaged items for personal use.

We will also cover:

  • Different ingredients, how & why they are used & their benefits
  • Natural vs Cosmetic fragrances
  • Safe techniques
  • Carrier oils – what they bring to your recipe and the benefits for your skin
  • Essential or fragrance oil use – and working with the dermal limits for leave-on or wash-off products
  • Natural additives & their benefits – clays, minerals & botanicals
  • Adjusting the recipes for your own personal preference
  • Packaging & labelling for safe gifting
  • Where to buy ingredients to recreate the recipes at home

Learning Outcomes:

  • A basic knowledge of the different types of ingredients used in each product
  • Knowledge about the ingredients used and their benefits
  • Make and take home a cello wrapped giftbox with 4 handmade bath and body products
  • Make and take home an additional 4 products for your own use
  • Knowledge on labelling requirements for safe gifting & how to package your items
  • Knowledge on how to formulate and make additional products at home in the future
  • Information on where to easily buy the ingredients

What to bring:

  • bring a pen with you to take notes

What You Will Get:

  • All tools and equipment to use in class
  • Safety equipment to use in class
  • All ingredients for 8 bath & body products
  • All packaging & labels for these products
  • A giftbox, cello wrapping, decorative shreds & ribbon
  • A workbook with information on the different ingredients you can use, all instructions and recipes
  • Ideas on how to safely re-formulate the recipes to your own preference

Allergy Disclaimer:

The tutor provides all products supplied for use in this course. Ingredients mild to one person can cause a reaction in another. If you have any sensitivities to an ingredient provided you should not use that product. As with any bath & body product, if a rash or any irritation should occur, please discontinue use & check with your Doctor.

About the Tutor:

'From a very early age I have been involved with handmade skincare products. One of my earliest childhood memories is helping my grandmother make her handmade face & body moisturiser. Since then I’ve continued crafting handmade items of all different kinds – including soaps, lotions, scrubs, and other bodycare items. Mostly these have been for gifts or personal/family use, until a few years ago I created a business entity for retail & wholesale distribution of my items. I am a NICNAS registered soapmaker, and have taught soapmaking and other crafts to small groups and individuals, commencing with SGSCC in 2017 as a soapmaking and bodycare products tutor.' Shirlee

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.