Natural Soap & Beauty
Classes & Workshops

*This information is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered as a recommendation or an endorsement of any particular medical treatment.


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Emotion Potions - The Power of Aromatherapy

(100-03-24-18)
Saturday, March 24
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator, Aromatherapist, Owner of Magpies Aromatherapy, Waconia

Are you looking for different ways to cope with fatigue, stress, and anger? Consider smelling your way to a happier or more contented mood! Kris will begin by discussing how fragrances have a measureable impact on our mood and how you can use aromatherapy in your day-to-day life to positively impact your emotions. You will experience a variety of aromatherapy blends and then work together in small groups to make your own essential oil creations in a fun, relaxed kitchen setting. Take home samples to share with family/friends, comprehensive handouts, and detailed recipes including folklore, historical information and health benefits of individual ingredients.
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center

$39 member/$52 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
register

Saturday in the Kitchen: The Art of Bathing

(801-04-21-18)
Saturday, April 21
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator

Need to destress? Calm down? Soothe sore muscles? There's a bath for that. Join Kris as she discusses how essential oil blends and other ingredients can transform your soak into a calming, destressing, or rejuvenating experience. You will try out (with just hands or feet of course!) a variety of recipes for decadent, soothing bath products and then work together in small groups to prepare the products in a fun, relaxing atmosphere. Recipes may include an immune boosting footbath, elegant scented milk bath, and herbal bath salts to soothe sore muscles. You will leave with samples to try at home, a comprehensive handout, and a new appreciation for tub time. 
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

IMPORTANT NOTE
This class takes place during All About Dogs Day. Expect longer-than-usual waits to enter the Arboretum. Please plan in advance and allow extra time for parking and navigation to the Learning Center.

$45 member/$60 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
register


 

Fresh Natural Spring Soap Making

(100-04-28-18)
Saturday, April 28
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Raulla Mitchell, Founder Red Note Botanica, LLC. Trained as a Holistic Healthcare Practitioner and a Certified Aromatherapist

Craft and create your own beautiful, moisturizing, sulfate-free soaps in a variety of fragrances and shapes. Join other Do-It-Yourselfers as you use nutrient-rich natural oils and pure essential oils to make your own springtime soaps. To customize your creations, Raulla will bring along a bouquet of fun floral molds and luscious, phthalate-free fragrances such as lemon, orange, mango, melon, coconut, jasmine, peony, sage, grapefruit, lavender, and more. Register together with a friend for a very special day - especially perfect for the gardeners in your life! You will leave with a collection of gently moisturizing and fragranced soaps for some everyday luxury at home, plus tips, source lists, and recipes to make more.
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

$60 member/$75 non-memberincludes Arboretum admission and all supplies
register

Saturday in the Kitchen: Beeswax Beauty

(801-07-21-18)
Saturday, July 21
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator

Beeswax has long been used in beauty products and is a natural, toxin-free way to add protective, emolliating, and softening elements to skincare. Come with your friends to try a variety of beeswax-based beauty treatments, and create your own spa products in a fun, relaxed kitchen setting! You won't have to book an appointment at a spa to enjoy luxurious products such as Sweet Orange and Honey Body Wash, Anti-Wrinkle Green Tea Eye Cream and Happy Heel Lemon Foot Salve. You will leave feeling refreshed, carrying samples to share at home as well as a comprehensive handout with recipes!
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

$45 member/$60 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
register

 

Herbal and Goat Milk Soap Making

(100-08-26-18)
Sunday, August 26
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Linda Conroy, Moonwise Herbs, educator for 20 years, speaker throughout the U.S.

Join acclaimed herbalist Linda Conroy for this fun full-day, hands-on soap-making workshop! Start out learning the basics of herbs and soapmaking, then dive into a hands-on experience, making two styles of traditional soap with herbs and fresh goat's milk. Linda will discuss other soap skills, such as felting soap and working with loofah (a natural gourd product). Take home an appreciation for the natural world, nine bars of soap made in class, plus instructions and recipes for making soap at home. NOTE: Lunch is not provided, please bring your own to class.
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

$95 member/$110 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies 
register


 

 

 


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