Elodie’s Naturals, an Arlington-based skin care and beauty company that believes in the power of using natural ingredients in its products, will host plant-based skin care chemistry classes for the American Horticultural Society beginning in August, with classes continuing through September.
One of the nation’s most longstanding gardening organizations, the American Horticultural society will hold the series of classes with Elodie’s Naturals at its River Farm in Alexandria to educate attendees on all-natural, plant-based skin care formulations.
The first class will be held on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 10 a.m. and at 1 p.m., and will be hosted outdoors for extra safety due to COVID-19.
“Making skin care is like cooking,” Elodie Cally, founder of Elodie’s Naturals, said in a recent press release. “If you have healthy and fresh, organic ingredients, you will get the most active nutrients for your skin. [It’s] food for skin, with an ethical approach.”
The Aug. 29 morning class will focus on creating an energizing lemon scrub for the skin, and Cally will teach participants about selecting ingredients based on skin types as they customize their own dry oil body spray.
The afternoon class attendees will create a customized bi-phase facial serum using aloe vera powder and their choice of plant-based oil to complement their skin type. They will also get to try out a natural clay face mask.
The American Horticultural Society’s mission is to blend education, social responsibility and environmental stewardship with the art and practice of horticulture. Cally, who called the partnership an ideal match for her vision, said in the press release, “You don’t need 100 ingredients to make exceptionally good, effective skin care.”
For more information, or to register for the August class, click here. // 7931 E. Blvd. Drive, Alexandria; $85 per session
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