Nurture your skin, protect the environment
Saturday, April 25 2015 • 1:30 —3 pm
Make your own natural moisturizer and body scrub, and find out how to select toxin-free skin care products in this illuminating, hands-on class for Baltimore Green Week.
First, learn about some of the dangerous ingredients lurking even in so-called natural products, and discover resources to help you make safe product choices for yourself and your family.
Then, we’ll roll up our sleeves and create moisturizer and exfoliating scrub from simple ingredients. You’ll go home with generous samples as well as instructions for making more. Plus, you’ll have an opportunity to meet local makers of safe, all-natural skin care products.
Admission is free, but enrollment is limited to 50 participants.
Alica Diehl is the community programs coordinator at the Institute for Integrative Health. For the past five years, she has been presenting healthy lifestyle workshops in in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, the American Diabetes Association, Mehmet Oz’s national HealthCorps program, and the Institute for Integrative Health.
Louise Mitchell has been educating audiences about product safety and environmental issues for more than a decade. She is currently the sustainable foods program manager at Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment, an initiative of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Michelle Barrow is co-owner of Make/Do, a company committed to creating quality products out of safe, natural materials that are simple, effective, and meant to last.
Hannah Velie is owner of You're In Luck, a Charm City based company focusing on natural, unisex, personal care items with a heart for the homeless. Every purchase is matched by a hygiene kit donation to someone in need in Baltimore.
Erica Wolfe is owner of Becca & Mars, an all-natural bath and body company specializing in bath products, skin care and aromatherapy.