Lip and Body Balm St George & Sutherland Community College

Lip and Body Balm

Learn how to make your handmade balms & salves with this hands-on Lip & Body Balm workshop. See how easy it is to make your skincare and beauty products based on natural ingredients.

In this hands-on Lip & Body Balm workshop you will be making:

  • A nourishing, glossy lip balm – using beeswax or vegan option
  • A traditional soothing body balm for minor bumps & scrapes

You will be creating your products, such as organic lip balm, with different waxes and carrier oils, together with a variety of natural essential oils and lip-safe cosmetic grade flavours. Learn how and why to use each ingredient, and the benefits they bring to the product and the way your skin will feel. Discover how to easily make a traditional herbal infusion at home, and how to use these in your handmade balms & salves. Learn how to adapt the recipes provided to suit your preference, plus how to create these recipes for yourself at home, using natural or cosmetic-grade ingredients. No prior experience is needed. This workshop is suitable for total beginners, or for students who have used a lip balm kit and are looking to learn how to formulate their recipes.

Course Outline:

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 infusions & their benefits
  • Adjusting the recipes for your personal preference
  • Packaging & 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 natural lip balm and infused body balm, made using a variety of waxes, carrier oils & essential or flavour oils
  • 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 a nourishing, natural lip balm & a soothing body balm
  • 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:

Shirlee has been involved with handmade skincare products from a very early age. For example, she has been helping her grandmother making her handmade face & body moisturiser. Since then she’s continued crafting handmade items of all different kinds – including soaps, lotions, scrubs, and other body care items. In the beginning, these have been for gifts or personal/family use, until she created a few years ago business entity for retail & wholesale distribution of her items. Shirlee is a NICNAS registered soap maker and has 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.