Butters, Creams & Lotions 101



Learn to make your own Body Butters, Lotions and Creams! This workshop will teach you how to make and create your own butters, lotions and creams. The best products are the ones you've made yourself!

Topics covered:
· Learn the difference between butters, creams and lotions. Which to use when?
· Understand emulsification and why it's important
· Preservatives vs Antioxidants
· Customize for your skin type
You will create 3 products in this workshop.. Rich & Creamy Body Bar, Gentle Kiss Face Cream, and Luscious Body Butter.

**Workshop Instructor: Gayle Russell CAHP

As a Natural Health Care Practitioner and Clinical Aromatherapist for the last 18 years, Gayle has been instrumental in changing the face of Aromatherapy in Canada; through her service to the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists, as President, Board member and Curriculum Development team member, in working to bring the science of Aromatherapy to recognized international standards. 
Gayle's work has encompassed clinical settings in Pregnancy, Geriatric, Cancer and Palliative care. Product development and Workshop facilitation for both the professional and the lay person, have been a passion for the last decade. It is a joy for Gayle to be able to share her knowledge with others. 

Class Policies:

· Attendees must be 16 years or older to participate.
· Please do not bring along children (babies count as children :) or pets or partners or friends to class. We agree that coming with a friend can be lots of fun! So we encourage you to sign them up too and take the class together. Each class registration fee is for one participant only. You may transfer your spot to someone else at any time prior to class. Please notify us of the change at mail@candorasoap.ca
· Class must be paid in full at time of registration. Spaces cannot be held without a processed payment.
· We will provide you with all necessary products and equipment.
- Please note: There will be times when class may run over schedule due to various unavoidable reasons. This can be as much as 1/2 hour. Please accomodate accordingly.
Cancellation Policy: You can cancel your registration up until one week prior to class and receive a full refund. Within a week of class (7 days) you will receive 50% of your registration fee. There are no refunds for no shows. To cancel your registered class participation, please submit notification by email to mail@candorasoap.ca. The date of this notification will determine notice given. NOTE: This class has a 4 participant minimum requirement. We reserve the right to cancel the class should we have less than four registered participants. Should we need to cancel for this reason, you will be notified at least 48 hours prior to class start time. In this case, you will be entitled to a full refund.


would love to take this class, but I work during the week! Hopefully there will be another class on the weekends/after 5!

Organicbodyshop's picture


Does she have a compounding or chemistry degree. Is she using a PH meter and does she stabilze batches for long term shelf life and climate controlled storage?





Candora Soap's picture

Thank you for your inquiry! Gayle is a certified Aromatherapy Health Practitioner. Within the context of that training, she has taken botanical chemistry and product making. A compounding degree would be pharmaceutical, which is not the field she is in. The conditions under which you are inquiring would be more relatable to a major manufacturer producing product, rather than the lay person learning how to create their own products at home, which is what this workshop is all about.

Naomi Armstrong's picture

Do you think this class would be offered in the Spring or Fall I don't think I can make that date

Hi there my friend and I would like to join how do we register? 


Hi. Can you tell me the location of the class please.

Hi there :)  How often is this class offered? I'm definitely interested but I work Thursday evenings in Brantford. I can make the time if I know of the date in advance. If this is offered in the spring or even next month, I'm definitely in :D

i am very interested but need to know the location

Do you kow when  this will be held?  I am vry interested and would like to attend.


Kimberly Poole