I Taught My Very First DIY Class

I have been teaching since I was 22-years-old. (Hint: I'll be 34 this year.) I have a Bachelors in English and a Masters in Urban Education. Blogging and making Youtube videos are an extension of what I already do professionally. Teaching a class that related to the content I share online was a natural next step for my blog.

My DIY class was hosted in a beautiful kitchen studio in the Red Hook Section of Brooklyn. The studio had 14-foot ceilings a had cool industrial/rustic vibe.

The class taught women about the dangers that lurk in the beauty and cosmetics aisles. We talked about the toxic and carcinogenic ingredients that are found in items we use everyday-like shampoo, hair gel, eye-cream, lotion, etc. I shared resources and wanted my students to walk away feeling more empowered to shop consciously in the hair and beauty aisles.

We spent the bulk of our time sharing hair and beauty stories while making our own DIY products. Some of the women were amazed at how easy and inexpensive it was to create theses products themselves. It felt great to be able to share these alternatives.

During the class, I taught the women how to make rose water, flaxseed gel and an exfoliator. I made recipe cards for the women to take home and we even had a few giveaways. My students had tons of fun and I can't wait to hear about how they use their DIY products.

If you missed this class, don't worry, there's more to come.

Here are links to some of the resources I shared in class:

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

Think Dirty (App that helps you shop clean)

Personal Care Products: Science and Summary

FDA: Prohibited and Restricted Ingredients



#DIY #inspiration #hair #health #beauty

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