Our Winter 2017-18 Organic Beauty Workshops will teach attendees how to produce basic Shea butter products in accordance with FDA standards and guidelines using centuries-old African women’s aesthetics and traditions remedies.

African women have used many natural botanical ingredients for centuries that are widely used today in skin care products. They used natural oils such as sweet almond, baobab, argan & moringa, they used botanical ingredients such as aloe, frankincense, myrrh… etc. They were endowed with natural emollients like Shea, mango and cocoa butter and honey and they used these ingredients extensively in their beauty regimens.
Despite their impressive health and beauty benefits, most of Africa’s natural ingredients remain unknown to the rest of the world. We traveled throughout Africa and work with rural women to identify Africa’s most exceptional, natural ingredients and transform them into amazing skin and hair care remedies

In our two hour workshops, you will learn about African natural botanical ingredients for your body + hair, and create all natural skin and hair products. Each product will contain gentle, active, all-natural and nourishing ingredients, that are carefully chosen for their qualities, recognized natural benefits. The workshops designed to be fun and informative while also allowing you to create a perfectly blended, Shea-based body lotion, cream and balm using nutrient-rich shea butter as the base ingredient.

After the workshop, you will be able to determine the chemical function of your product’s formula; how to properly support your product’s claims; understand the relationship of selected formulation ingredients; be able to prepare a variety of personal care products while avoiding harmful chemicals during product development.

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Providence College/Smith Hill Annex

231 Douglas Avenue

Providence, RI 02908

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Yellow vs. White Shea Butter

Ah the age old question.”What is the difference and which one is better?” Truth is, both will work just as well on the skin when it comes to healing and moisturizing. Some just have a preference over the other.  We came across a really interesting article on SheaButterLicious discussing the difference of yellow and white Shea Butter. […]

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