Springtime Organic Body Care

with Gaea Lady

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Fitness & Wellness

Event Overview

What you put in your body directly affects your health. What you put ON your body does the same, too! 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.

For this reason, it's very important to know what the effects of your personal care products are! Many mainstream personal care product ingredients are unregulated and created from petrochemicals and harsh materials. Many products need counter-products (shampoo/conditioner, soap/lotion), and marketing helps to create an image of need around certain products (deodorant, perfume, cosmetics).

Use healthy, whole foods on and in your body to bring you to better health, and be aware of how they are affecting your body and health. Ingredients such as olive oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, baking soda, aloe juice, apple cider vinegar, peppermint, lavender, beeswax, and honey can be blended together to create effective products and tasty, nourishing foods.

Join Andrea at the Eco Collective to learn the basics of creating natural skincare remedies for the coming spring season.

@ The Eco Collective 2042 W 21st Street, Chicago

What to Bring

Small recycled plastic jars & bottles to put samples in (I'll have some if you don't!)

Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

All materials to craft toner, masque, deodorant, and herbal vinegar

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Gaea Lady

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Andrea Mattson likes to know everything she can about the food on her plate. With her finger on the pulse of Chicago’s locavore movement, Mattson cultivates relationships with new and existing local farmers, which bolsters her role as the manager of Edible Alchemy Foods Co-operative. She is also a member of the Eco Collective in Pilsen, where she hosts workshops and community events that share her passion for gardening, cooking, and medicinal herbs.

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