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DIY Organic Body Care

Schedule and Location

Administration Building

Section A: Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Section B:  Saturday, May 11, 2019, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Fees and Registration

$39.00 member
$46.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Make a set of organic body-care items to take home or give as a gift! Join Andrea Mattson of Edible Alchemy and learn the basics of creating natural skincare remedies. Treat your mom, bring a friend, and spoil yourself.

Your skin, your largest organ, is the barrier for your body against pathogens, dirt, and foreign objects.  It is also incredibly absorbent, taking in what is put on it and bringing it into the body and bloodstream. So what you put ON your body is just as important as what you put in it! 

Identify where your own skin could use a boost, then indulge in a charcoal turmeric thyme face mask. Make all-natural items to take home or gift, including a lavender-citrus deodorant, a rosemary lemon vinegar hair rinse, anda  sage and mint leaf mouthwash.

Leave armed with nourishing, all-natural products and the know-how to mix up your own concoctions at home.

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Andrea Mattson, Edible Alchemy

Andrea Mattson manages Edible Alchemy Foods Co-operative, a locally & sustainably-focused produce & bulk co-operative. She also manages the Eco Rooftop garden, teaching workshops to students of all ages. Her passion for food began while studying art at the Art Institute of Chicago, and extended into creating a structure that allows people to learn skills like gardening, composting, cooking, preserving food & using medicinal herbs while developing community bonds with all who cross her path.

Course Details

  • Notes: Held indoors. Limit 25
  • Supplies: Bring along a washcloth and hand towel

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DIY Organic Body Care