DIY - Body Lotions & Creams St George & Sutherland Community College

DIY - Body Lotions & Creams

You will be creating with a variety of different carrier oils, shea butter, and emulsifying wax, together with natural essential oils and cosmetic-grade fragrances. Learn how and why to use each ingredient, which oils are best for each skin type, and the benefits they bring to the product. Discover how to easily make a luscious lotion or cream at home, and ditch the artificial commercial products.
Learn how to adapt the recipes provided to suit your preference, plus how to create these recipes for yourself at home, using natural and cosmetic-grade ingredients. This workshop is suitable for total beginners – no prior experience is needed.

Course Content:

  • Different ingredients, how and why they are used, and 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
  • Adjusting the recipes for your personal preference
  • Packaging and labelling for safe gifting

Learning Outcomes:

  • A basic knowledge of the different types of ingredients used and why
  • Knowledge about the ingredients used and their benefits
  • Make and take home a light lotion and a rich and creamy body butter
  • Knowledge on how to formulate and make additional products at home in the future
  • Information on where to easily buy the ingredients

What You Will Get:

  • All tools and equipment to use in class
  • Safety equipment to use in class
  • All ingredients for light lotion and a rich, creamy body butter
  • All packaging and labels for these products
  • 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 preference

What to bring:

  • Please bring a pen with you to take notes

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 body care 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 body care products tutor.'

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 before the commencement and you will be informed.

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