Chinese Herbal Medicine: Not Just Skin Deep

Date(s) - Sun 8 Apr
3:00 pm

Ever wonder what those long, unpronounceable ingredients in your body care products really are, where they came from, and what effect they have on your body? Our skin absorbs what we put on it, bringing those ingredients into our bloodstream. On the principle that if you wouldn’t eat it, you shouldn’t put it on your skin, we will get back to basics in this class, to make natural, nontoxic, and effective skin care products. We will use Chinese medicinal herbs to make a moisture lotion for dry skin, and to make a salve to relieve sore muscles. As we work, we will learn how to read and interpret body care product labels, to determine their safety, potency, and relevance to your individual needs. We will discuss the principles behind the actions of the ingredients we are using in our salve and lotion.

DATE/TIME: Sunday, April 8 • 3:00 p.m.

INSTRUCTOR: Naomi Brownson, MSOM, Licensed Acupuncturist: Acupuncture, Qigong, and Chinese Herbal Medicine

COST: IBG Member: $25 • Non-Member: $30

LOCATION: Classroom

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