Mornings are rushed for most of us, but learning how to take your time getting ready and being present in the moment can make things feel a little more luxurious. Taking that a step even further, you can make your own body products – soap, shampoo, whatevs you rely on. Not only do handmade products give you more ownership over your body, but they also make great gifts!
Learn how to whip up your own DIY products at these spots in the city:
Annares Natural Health (749 Dovercourt Rd.)
This holistic health practice and apothecary hosts a DIY workshop the second Tuesday of each month at Karma Food Cooperative (739 Palmerston Blvd.). Coming up on January 10th, you can make your own essential oil-infused lotions for a suggested donation of $10.
For the Love of Body (263 Adelaide St. West)
Holistic nutritionist and yogi Kathrin Brunner hosts workshops geared to health and self-sufficiency – from kombucha-brewing to making skincare products. She’s offering a traditional cold process soap-making workshop (February 12, 1 – 4 PM, $55) and a DIY natural bodycare workshop (February 26, 1 – 4 PM, $60).
Let’s Make It (10217 Yonge St., Richmond Hill)
Check out this company’s calendar, which is full of different workshops that run from Tuesday to Sunday each week. Workshops include the Art and Science of Soap Making, Scrubs and Masks, Lotion Making, lip gloss, and a lot more. Valentine’s Day DIY gift workshops run through January. The cost ranges from $25 to $75.