Local businesses throughout Northern Virginia have adapted to the coronavirus pandemic, doing everything from altering day-time hours to limiting the number of shoppers in store. But what about those that don’t have storefronts?
Elodie’s Naturals—a beauty brand focused on all-natural formulation through DIY classes that launched this past winter—is one of those locally owned businesses. With no brick-and-mortar location, founder Elodie Cally made an effort to create one-of-a-kind products ranging from serums to creams for her loyal clients who stayed at home over the past few months. Unfortunately, that meant no DIY classes hosted at Cally’s home, where they usually take place.
However, as restrictions in NoVA start to lessen, the beauty maven is adapting her DIY classes, turning her attention to make-up-obsessed teenagers for the summer season with a Clean Beauty Chemistry Camp hosted on the back porch of Cally’s home. In the three sessions, teens between the ages of 10 and 14 will learn how to safely make natural skin care products—think facial creams, lip gloss and coconut bar shampoo—with plant-based ingredients.
“Skin-care-making class are like a cooking class: If you cook with fresh and organic ingredients, your meal will be healthier and tastier,” explains Cally. “It is exactly the same for skin care.”
While the teen-focused camps benefit all participants, they also bring joy to Cally, who used to be a teacher when she lived in Paris, constantly empowering and sharing her personal experiences with younger generations.
Due to the ongoing threat of the pandemic, the number of spots per class is limited to five teens, classes will be hosted outside and each participant will have their own table to work at, using supplied materials from Cally. If this sounds like something your teen would want to take part in, pre-register for a class here. // $375 per class
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