Come learn how to make natural perfume & cologne, using organic essential oils, with Lindsay at Blue Dot Organics in San Francisco!
Go natural! Don’t buy synthetic fragrances!
Natural perfume is made with vodka, essential oils and/or jojoba oil, and without the hormone-disrupting synthetic chemicals of commercial perfumes**. We will discuss the differences between the types of natural fragrances (eau de cologne, eau de parfum & perfume) and you will be able to experiment with various essential oil combinations (distinguishing between base, middle & top notes) in order to customize & make your own natural liquid perfume or cologne and/or perfume balm (4 fl oz total).
** Alcohol allows the fragrance to emanate, so that those around you can actually smell it. 100 proof vodka is best to fully dissolve the essential oils and doesn’t have a strong smell that overpowers the essential oils; it can actually enhance or soften the fragrance of the perfume. If stored in a cool, dark place, then most alcohol-based blends will have an indefinite shelf life.
** “Top-selling fragrance products used by both women and men contain at least a dozen "secret" chemicals not listed on labels, finds a new analysis by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a national coalition of health and environmental groups....Tests commissioned for the report, "Not So Sexy - The Health Risks of Secret Chemicals in Fragrance," found chemicals that can trigger allergic reactions or disrupt hormones. Hormone-disrupting chemicals are linked to a range of health effects including sperm damage, thyroid disruption and cancer.” http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/may2010/2010-05-13-01.html
Check out class reviews and the class calendar at http://www.bluedotorganics.com/
If you don't find a date & time that work for you, just call or email Lindsay at 617-272-5842 & firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your class at no extra cost!
Why take a class at BDO:
*small class sizes (4 person max)
*you'll go home with full size products - not sample sizes!
*the benefits of the various ingredients (e.g. oils, butters, essential oils, herbs, clays, salts) are discussed
*the products are customizable based on your needs & preferences
*all ingredients are either certified organic, untreated or ethically, wild-harvested
*offered every day of the week
*affordable prices, $25-140/person depending on the class
BDO offers a variety of classes:
*1-hr Lunch Break Classes - lunch is provided while you make 1 product ($35/person)
* 2-hr Prix Fixe Classes - make 2 products yourself ($65/person) & have a slot in a class
* 3-hr Prix Fixe Classes - make 3 products yourself ($90/person) & have a slot in a class
* Build-Your-Own Classes - make 1-5 products of your choice yourself ($30-140/person) & choose when you have the class
* Customizable Events - at Blue Dot Organics or at your office or home (starting at $25/person)
Health. Community. Earth.
By taking this class, you are supporting:
-your Health by using a toxin-free product, made with organic ingredients and using safe preparation materials
-the Community because 10% of profits go to charity
-the Earth because Blue Dot Organics has a zero-landfill policy, uses as little plastic as possible, and most suppliers are on the west-coast
-a small business that puts ethics above profits