Herbal Workshop on Developing Biocosmetics

Date: 06.06.2024
The Herbal Workshop On Developing Biocosmetics was a resounding success, offering participants hands-on experience in creating their own natural beauty products. The event was organised on 06 June 2024 at the Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation – State Research Institute (Puławy, Poland) in cooperation with experienced pharmacist and herbalist. The workshops began with the short presentation about bioeconomy and how to apply its assumptions in real life. Moving on, the participants listened to a lecture on the use of plants in natural cosmetics. Thanks to the sunny weather it was possible to take a walk in the park and discuss the health properties of plants that are already growing there.

Participants were delved into crafting Queens of Hungary Water out of chosen herbs, flowers and apple cider vinegar. To make a body scrub they were mixing fine-grained salt with plant oils. The addition of essential oils created a fragrant and effective exfoliant – Flower Salt Scrub. The attendees layered coarse salt and dried flowers in jars, adding essential oils for a luxurious bathing experience with Flower Bath Salt. The highlight of the workshop was the face cream-making segment. Participants combined various oils, emulsifier, and hydrosol in a precise process to achieve a light, moisturizing cream.

Throughout the workshop, the atmosphere was filled with enthusiasm and creativity. Each participant had the opportunity to personalize their products with different herbs and essential oils, making the experience truly unique. The educational material provided insights into the benefits of using natural ingredients and the science behind emulsification and preservation.

By the end of the day, everyone left with a collection of handmade biocosmetics and a wealth of knowledge about natural beauty care. The workshop not only taught practical skills but also emphasized the importance of sustainable and eco-friendly practices in personal care. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with participants expressing eagerness to attend future sessions and continue exploring the world of biocosmetics.

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