Sat 25th May, 1.30 - 4.30pm

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  • 59 Gloucester Street
  • CBD
  • Christchurch
  • 2021
  • 8011
  • New Zealand
  • with Life Membership discount $27.00 incl. GST
  • With Membership discount $27.00 incl. GST
  • $29.00 incl. GST
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We will be preparing home grown Comfrey, Kawa Kawa and Calendula infusions, in oil phase and aqueous phase (water based).  This is to infuse reputed healing properties from the plant matter into our ingredients.  Then we'll emulsify both oil and aqueous phases into a cream.  Other NZ ingredients to feature in our cream include Beeswax, Olive oil and Lavender Essential oil (optional).  We will be using a plant derived commercial preservative, which will give you a minimum of 3 months to use up your 50g pot of cream. 

Everything is supplied in this class except for a 50g capacity pot.  Jo encourages you to reuse an old one if you can. If you cannot bring one along, she will have them available for $3 to purchase.

Kawa kawa has been utilised by Tangata Whenua in traditional medicine, Rongoā and a recent Auckland University Study has found it to be rich in compounds known for anti-inflammatory and pain-killing properties. Comfrey was used traditionally by Europeans as a topical wound healer, earning it the nick-name 'Bruisewort'. And Calendula is thought to assist with wound healing and soothe irritated and dry skin. We will combine all three to create a skin conditioning and healing powerhouse cream in this class. Please note that there will be some down time while we wait for our oils and waxes to melt, so Jo says she will bring along some published material on these herbs for an informal chat about them. Tea and coffee will be available.

Jo is a passionate plant based skincare maker, mum, and enthusiastic packaging waste reducer. She has been creating skincare for the last 11 years in Otautahi, and wants to share some simple personal care and cosmetic recipes with you.