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Liquid Gold: Carrier Oils and their Secret Virtues

~with Alice Duvernell~

(click for quotes from Alice's students)


**Check out our 4-Day Herbal Facial Product Making BOOT CAMP
which includes THIS CLASS and 8 OTHERS -- all in 4 DAYS!

Upcoming Classes
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November 23, 2013
10 am - 12:30 pm (2.5 hours)
$55 (plus $5 materials fee)
before signing up, please visit the Policies & Info Page

Most skin care products are oil-based (ex. lotions, creams, body butters, salves, balms, serums, make-up removers, soaps, shampoos, conditioners, massage products, etc.). Do you make your own cosmetics, bath, body or facial products? If so, how much do you know about the specific oils that you are currently using? Or, if you are still in the process of testing or creating recipes, how do you know which oil(s) to use? The choice of your carrier oils, when formulating, is a critical step in product customization.

Since the beginning of time, and before the cosmetic industry appeared with all its chemicals & additives, OILS were the main cosmetic used to beautify hair, skin, nails & face. When cold pressed & organic, these oils are essential foods to our bodies and our skin, helping prevent cell degeneration & premature skin aging. They are considered "liquid gold" to our health, beauty & wellness.

In this seminar, Alice Duvernell will introduce you to useful, practical & in-depth information about the health & cosmetic qualities of common & more unique precious carrier oils. You'll learn about potential allergens, how to choose the best oils for each skin type, including how to differentiate between nourishing oils /semi-dry oils / dry oils, & also which oils to choose to treat various skin conditions.

Alice will delve into phyto chemistry, explaining what are trans, saturated & unsaturated fats, fatty acids and most importantly what vitamins & essential omegas cold pressed oils contain. Carrier oils are truly magical and their virtues bring beauty both outside & in (to your cosmetic formulations and also your personal diet).

In the last half-hour of this seminar, Alice will share her "Top 10 Amazing Oils" and students will formulate their own 4-ounce custom-made cold pressed organic massage oil. In addition, students will take home handouts that include reference tables & helpful info for formulating.


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Alice Duvernell is an artist & gilder who recently moved to the Bay Area after living in the south of France for the past 8 years. There she started researching problematic & sensitive skin types & developed an interest in the amazing virtues of essential oils & hydrosols. Her interest in culture & her studies in anthropology led her to travel in South America where she expanded her passion & awareness in native medicinal plants. During her last journey to Brazil, she set up a laboratory where she shared with the locals her techniques for making hydrosols & other cosmetics, using native plants. See our teacher page to view Alice's current classes.

Refer to the table above for price, date, time and registration options. Contact us at 510-234-5700 with any questions. Please read the Class Policies & Info Page before signing up.

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