Balms & butters: making all-natural moisturizers

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Scheduled Classes


Class Fee: $85.00 + tax (due at time of registration)


Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Class Description: This course will introduce you to the methods of making balms and body butters from scratch, provide you with an overview of the various ingredients used to create them, and cover FDA rules for those who plan to sell their products. You’ll learn how to make a basic body butter, a whipped shea butter, lip balm and a basic body balm.


Topics Include:

  • Basics of balms and butters

  • Cosmetic labeling requirements

  • Description of various oils and their benefits

  • Scenting products with natural essential oils

  • Equipment and supplies needed

  • Step-by-step demonstration on how to make each product


You'll leave the class with a tutorial with thorough information to make each item on your own at home, and you will also take home one 1 oz jar of body butter, one 1 ounce jar of whipped shea butter, one 1/4 ounce lip balm pot, and one 1 oz tin of body balm—each of which will be made in class.


Class Length: 3 hours



3818 S Edmunds St #103 Seattle, WA 98118  See map
(The Handmade Academy is located in the back of the Delores Apartment building through the alley entrance. You can enter the alley either on the west side from Rainier Ave South, or the east from 39th Ave S.  Access from the front of the building is closed off, so be sure to use the alley to get to the studio entrance.)

Class registration will be completed on our Square Marketplace

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The Handmade academy • 206-747-9503

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