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Natural Skincare Workshop with a Grazing Feast & Wine

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I am a director, playwright, and theatre critic with a Masters in Writing for Performance. You can check out my my portfolio and musings at www.samsaradunston.blogspot.com.au
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Make your own from your home
You may have read my last article about an Ethical Pop Art Jewellery Workshop delivered by the amazing sustainable skills development company called Put Your Heart Into It. Well, I just had to share about another great workshop they run focussing on creating Natural Skincare products with stuff found in your very own kitchen!

Natural Skincare, Put Your Heart Into It, Anna D'Amelia, Skin Food, essential oils
Making great natural skin care is as easy as looking in your kitchen cupboard


Put Your Heart Into It host a variety of event experiences for all types of celebrations, corporate and community events. They are passionate about creating spectacular ethical events through workshops and also offer grazing tables (eco catering), sustainable event styling, event management, botanical installations, hen's parties, plant and prop hire as well as being some of the most fabulous party hosts you will find. 

I mentioned in my previous article the company was founded by Laura Issell, but what I didn't mention is she didn't do it on her own. In the beginning Anna D'Amelio was by her side. In time D'Amelio went on to explore her passion for natural skincare products on her own, but the connection has never been broken and she still delivers 'Natural Skincare Workshops' for Put Your Heart Into It.

Natural Skincare, Put Your Heart Into It, Anna D'Amelia, Skin Food, essential oils
Lotions and potions made with simple essential oils


The earring workshop I previously told you about was very hands-on, making, making, making which was great fun. The 'Natural Skincare Workshop' is fun too, and we got to make a gentle moisturising oil and face and body scrubs, but this workshop also had a focus on learning.

The group shared a lot of knowledge and experiences about skin care routines and D'Amelio explained about what skin needs and doesn't need to be fresh and healthy. Along with information about essential oils, we learnt a lot about skin health, how to support not only the look and feel of the skin on our face, but also the skin over the rest of our body and - quite unexpectedly - about how our sweat glands work under our arms!

Natural Skincare, Put Your Heart Into It, Anna D'Amelia, Skin Food, essential oils
Make your own and take it home


Of course, it wouldn't be a Put Your Heart Into It workshop if we didn't get to make something for ourselves to take home. On this fun and fabulous day, we made a delightful Jojoba/Macadamia Oil moisturising lotion with a drop of Geranium and Palmerosa oils to make the room waft with glorious floral scents. I have used mine and my face feels gloriously soft after applying it. Oh, and it makes an excellent cuticle oil as well... Finally, we had the choice of creating a dry facial scrub or a body scrub. I opted for a dry scrub of oatmeal, lavender and apricot kernels. The body scrub had slightly harsher products including salt and/or sugar because the skin on the body is more robust than the delicate skin on the face. The exception is men of course. We learnt that men really do have thicker skin than women so men can use the grainier scrubs on their face.

Between these two workshops, I am totally set for Christmas. No horrible shopping chaos for me. A quick trip online and to the local supermarket and I am all set to craft my way through Christmas 2017. Take a Put Your Heart Into It workshop and get your own craft on. It is heaps of fun and you will save so much money!
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Why? Learn to look after your skin with things you have in your kitchen
When: Saturday October 28th, 1 - 4 pm
Where: Big Bang Studios, Unit 1/177 Beavers Rd, Northcote VIC 3070, Australia
Cost: All materials, grazing food, organic wine & fairtrade tea
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